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Sunday, February 5, 2023

Down the Rabbit Hole

Good morning, dear friends.  Grab you a cup of tea or coffee and a plate of freshly baked raspberry coffee cake. I would like to say that the cake is  homemade, but alas it is not. But I promise  you, it is still downright yummy. πŸ˜‹πŸ΅

Well it certainly is a beautiful day and I have some hexies to work on.

 I never intended to work on a hexie quilt until I finished my yo yo quilt, but I came down right smitten when I saw Diann's quilt at  Little Penguin's Quilts.   I just could not get it out of my noggin'  . So down the rabbit hole I went with hexies dancing in my head. πŸ°πŸ‡πŸ•³

 If you click the link, you can see Diann's quilt which is as cute a button, but beware for you may find yourself falling down the same rabbit hole. Thank you Diann for the sweet inspiration and enablement. πŸ˜€❤

Graphic from the Graphic Fairy
Joy at Days Filled With Joy is hosting another wonderful free stitch along. This one is  a Winter stitch. Each week on Friday she releases  a small segment of the stitchery. I will be working on catching up on mine today.  I have completed the stitching in 2 of her SAL's. 

I completed my 2nd ornament for the #12in23stitchalong hosted by Carol at Stitching Dreams. It is one of Prairie Schooler "A Merry Mini Surprise Santa". 

I would like to say that I am doing the happy dance, but alas, I am not  . Why ? you ask. Well,  I do not like my finish. So I have learned a lesson  : NEVER FULLY FINISH A STITCH WHEN I AM TIRED. Lol. Yep! I was plumb tuckered when I finished this one and it shows. πŸ˜„πŸ₯΄  I didn't stretch the fabric good enough  and.... Oh well, I could go on and on, but I won't.  But on the bright side-  with all of the boo boos it I still think this wee Santa is going to look pretty stinking cute on my tree come December.   

Speaking of Christmas - Christmas Alert !!! 323 Days until Christmas .  "Booo!!!" some of you may be saying ." Don't speak of Christmas this early! " πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜‚  Mark my word it will be here in no time. 

Kathleen Tracy of the Sentimental Quilter is hosting another sweet free Valentine QAL like she did last year.  This was last year's quilt that I completed. 

Well I gathered in my fabrics earlier this week. Reds ,  pinks, and neutrals !

Step 1 is completed. Lots of cute HST. I will finish Step 2 today for tomorrow she will give the next step. I love how she gives small doable steps that do not take long at all. 


It's To Do List Time!! 
(I'm linking up with Carol at Quilt Schmilt  for To Do List Tuesday . Carol for some reason I can not leave a  comment on your blog. , but I want you to know how much I appreciate and enjoy your blog. ) 

LAST WEEK' S GOALS.

1. Quilt more blocks on Grandma's Love. 

2.Continue piecing shoo fly blocks

3. Piece more Rose blocks. 

WHAT'S ON THE AGENDA THIS WEEK?

1. Quilt 3 more blocks on Grandma's Love quilt

2. Piece Shoo Fly blocks

3. Start a new spring stitch

4. Joy's Winter SAL

5. Kathleen's Valentine's QAL


The wee tobacco basket is filled with wool hearts and a few stitches including-  "The Greatest Give is Love" is from Lizzie Kate and was in the Just Cross Stitch 2001 Christmas edition,  Hugs and Kisses by Charland Designs which is a freebie and can be found at the Silver Needle's website , and  my freebie "And Love Grows

Alrighty, Sweeties. That's it for me today. I have a full list of things on the agenda for the week  so I better get at.  If you have the chance , pop back in after 1:00 p.m. CST for a 2nd post- a Valentine's Parade of Stitches. I meant to post it yesterday, but I was exploring another rabbit hole. πŸ°πŸ‡ Ya'll have a wonderful and blessed day and ...

As always...

Happy quilting and stitching, ya'll

Melisa

The little girl could not sleep because her thoughts were way too deep, her mind had gone out for a stroll and fallen down the rabbit hole. - Alice in Wonderland

Hugs and Stitches !!!πŸ€—❤🧡

A quilt heart from dear Patricia and Heart & Keys

Dedicated to my dear sister, Amy   . Love and miss you., Amo ❤❤ 

Ya'll come back now, ya hear ! 

I am joining these lovely ladies' link parties. I hope you check them out; they always have so many wonderful projects going on and provide the opportunity for other needle workers to meet.

Kathy at Kathy's Quilts for Slow Stitching Sunday

Kate at Life in Pieces for  Stitching Stuff ( Sunday) 

Cynthia at Quilting is More Fun Than Housework for Oh Scrap - Sunday 

Melva at Melva Loves Scraps for Sew & Tell- Sunday

Brenda at Songbird Designs for Monday Musings

Beth at Love Laugh Quilt  for Monday Making
Judy at Small Quilts Doll Quilts for Design Wall Monday
Joy at Days Filled with Joy for This and That

Carol at Quilt Schmilt  for To Do List Tuesday 


NOTE: I just wanted to tell ya'll that as of last week, I can not reply back to you through email if you comment on my blog unless you directly email me. I am not sure what has changed that made that happen , but I will respond back in the comments below. It might take me a day or so. I truly appreciate you all. Hugs and love!!!πŸ€—

42 comments:

  1. Hexies are always a joy to stitch. Yours, Melisa, are sweet. Oh, I think your Santa will look sweet on the Christmas tree.

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    1. Oh thank you so much, Kim. This is the 1st time I have created hexies . I am having a lot of fun. They are so relaxing to work on . Happy quilting.

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  2. Nothing wrong with a good rabbit hole! I like them myself. You just never know who you will meet down there. =) I've been down the hexagon rabbit hole many times in the last 45 years! Still have some projects unfinished. Might need a whole year of UFO days to finish all of them!

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    1. Lol thank you so much, Susan. I seem to find myself in rabbit holes all the time. I bet you have some of the most lovely projects to work on . Thank you for the sweet visit. Hugs.

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  3. The Santa stitchery looks fine to me. If someone looks closely at it and tells you it's not perfect, that person is really not your friend! Going to check out the hexies now which I probably shouldn't since I'm already working on a hexie project.

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    1. Aaah thank you so much, Gretchen. You are so very kind. I guess I am hard on myself sometimes. I struggle at fully finishing my cross stitch, but I am glad that this one is finished and will be on my tree. I am having a ball with the hexies. Happy quilting.

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  4. I love that you are working on a yo-yo quilt. I have one that I repaired - my great grandfather made a yo-yo...well...I'm not sure what to call it since it's yo-yos on the top and one piece of fabric on the bottom. I guess just a coverlet for the bed? It's in storage right now.
    Love rabbit holes - but when I look up to see the time, it's like wow! Oops! LOL!

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    1. Oh thank you, Donna. I have been working on the yo you quilt for some time. I have about 1/2 of the yo yos made. What a treasure to have your grandfather's yo yo quilt. I bet brings back fond memories . Have a great week. Hugs.

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  5. Beautiful projects Melisa! Your Santa is gorgeous! Adorable! Love the hexies and the Valentines QAL. πŸ‘πŸ‘ Well done!
    Hugs, Barbara xx (She of the Flashing Sissors) 😁❤️❤️❤️

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    1. Aaah thank you so much, Barbara. Santa was fun to work on , but I do struggle at finishing, but I am so glad he is completed. I am really enjoying working on the hexies. I see this being a new obsession. Lol. Happy stitching. Hugs

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  6. Your works are always lovely, Melisa!
    It shows so much that you enjoy what you do!!!
    Your little Santa has been ideal.
    Hugs from Spain

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    1. Aah thank you so much Isabel. You are so very kind. I do enjoy working on stitching and quilting ; it does soothe the soul. Have a wonderful and blessed week. Hugs.

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  7. You are so sweet to mention my quilt in your post and link to it, Melisa! I'm always inspired by your quilting and stitching projects, too. Your hexie flowers are going to be so pretty! Enjoy your stitching today!

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    1. Well, Diann, it is all true. I have been thinking about your quilt ever since you showed it and I finally just gave in to the desire to make one. I am loving every minute of working on it as well. Thank you again for being such an inspiration. Hugs.

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  8. You have got a lot of different sweet projects going. I'll be watching your Valentine SAL progress. The first 2 steps look fun. Step 3 comes tomorrow!

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    1. Thank you so much, Susie. I feel like I did not get a lot accomplished for the week, but I guess it added up . Lol. I can not wait to see what step 3 is in the SAL Happy stitching and quilting.

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  9. I look forward to watching these projects as they move along.

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    1. Oh thank you so much, Maggie. You are so very kind. I hope to make more progress on them this week. Happy quilting.

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  10. I do like that SAL, hopefully I will be able to find it and print it out when we return home from our holiday.

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    1. Oh thank you so much, Jenny. I will try to leave a link the next time I post my progress as well. Safe travels.

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  11. I'm always amazed at all the things you do, your needle work and quilts are beautiful! I finally got to advanced much more on the Cold Winter's Day Saltbox, I hope I can finish before Valentine's!
    Hugs

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    1. Aah thank you so much, Diana. I feel as if I have a needle in hand at all times. It does soothe my soul. I am so excited to hear that you are making progress on Cold Winter's Day Saltbox. I hope you are enjoying it and thank you again for stitching it. I am so very honored. Hugs.

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  12. Beautiful and fun projects. Pretty fabric for the QAL. Santa looks fine to me.

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    1. Oh thank you so much, Astrid. I have been trying to use the fabrics that I have in my stash here lately, though I have been tempted to purchase more. Lol. Happy quilting.

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  13. The one downside of blogging is all the temptation to start all the cool projects you see on other blogs. Your Santa looks good, hopefully by the time Christmas is here, you've forgotten what irks you now about the finish. Happy stitching this week.

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    1. Lol I agree , Kate and I am a sucker for a new project. Fortunately I do not mind having lots of UFO's otherwise I would go mad. Lol. Thank you for the kind words on my Santa. Happy quilting.

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  14. Rabbit holes can certainly be fun can't they!

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    1. Oh I agree, Vicki. and I often find myself falling down many of them as well. Lol. Happy quilting.

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  15. That raspberry coffee cake looks yummy - I would have a big fat pat of butter melting on mine. Your hexies are pretty - and yes, Diann is quite the enabler! All your Valentine-y fabrics are so pretty. Sometimes I get really fed up with Blogger for all the issues it has created the last year or so. But I am not impressed with Wordpress, and I can't figure out how to host myself, so I stick with it!

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    1. Oh it was yummy, Linda. I wish I could send you a slice. I am having a lot of fun working on the hexies. They are quite relaxing to work on . I agree about blogger; I just wish I was more tech savvy. Thank you for the sweet visit.

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  16. Just checking in to see if the change to your settings did any good! Hope so.

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    1. Good morning, Bonnie and Eeeeh They did work. Thank you so much for walking me through it. I was excited to see my mailbox waiting for me today. Happy quilting.

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  17. Enjoyed seeing all of the red and white/cream goodies!

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    1. Oh thank you so much, Cheree. Reds and pinks are some of my favorite colors to work with. Have a very lovely rest of the week.

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  18. I love the colors you’ve chosen for your hexie quilt! I did see Diann’s quilt! Such cute hand stitching projects! Great progress on your To Do List! Happy Sewing!

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    1. Oh thank you so much, dear. These were fabrics that have lingered in the quilt room for close to a decade so I figured I needed to put them to use. They are happy colors. Have a great day.

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  19. Hi Melissa. This is another wonderful post filled with goodies to send any of us down rabbit holes, or in my case, have my inner squirrel, Samantha chattering st me. I too fell in love with EPP last year and have a fun hexie project that I work on in between other projects or when I just need to sit for a bit. Im so sorry you can't comment on my post. I have the same issue with some blogs and have found that if I change browsers (or even computers) it some times works/. Thank you for linking with To Do Tuesday and sharing all of the links to various rabbit holes. Have fun this week and good luck with your list.

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    1. Oh thank you so much, Carol. I often find myself falling down rabbit holes or chasing squirrels myself. Lol. This is the 1st time that I have worked on an EPP and I am loving every minute of it. I think I figured out how to comment on your blog so fingers crossed I will be able to do so on your next post. Thank you again for the sweet visit. Happy quilting.

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  20. bonjour, j'ai brodΓ© une de vos grilles. Je voudrais vous envoyer une photo mais je ne trouve pas votre adresse mail. j'ai publiΓ© sur mon blog. http://bosquetdesmarais.canalblog.com/archives/2023/02/08/39807239.html#utm_medium=email&utm_source=notification&utm_campaign=bosquetdesmarais

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    1. Oh thank you so much, dear. I am so glad you left me a link to your lovely blog. I am so touched and honored that you stitched Winter Basket . It is beautiful. I so hope that you enjoyed it.

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  21. I'm liking that hexie rabbit hole, Melisa!! Have fun with it. Thanks for linking up!

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    1. Oh thank you so much, Brenda. I am enjoying every minute of it. Lol. Happy quilting.

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