Tuesday, February 14, 2023

Dropping Love Notes Jar. - A Mason Jar Freebie


Can I send you a big Hug? You know that I find all of you quite special!   Happy Valentine's Day , Sweetie Pies.  Welcome.

 

Graphic from the Graphic Fairy

It is another beautiful glorious day. The sun is shining and the birds are singing. What is not to love?


 Do you have anything special planned today? Later in the day, Mr. Pinker and I will go out to the most glorious , most spectacular romantic place- the place where I like to take long strolls. I bet you can't guess where. Well let me take that back- those who have been visiting me for awhile  know exactly where-  Eeeeh the thrift store!!!!!๐Ÿ˜€❤ Ya'll I am a junkaholic so a thrift store , a yard sale and yep even the dump where I can find rusty treasures is all good to me even on Valentine's Day. (
Yes I have found treasures at the dump. ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜… but I will tell you about those some other time. ) We will go out to eat later. 

 Last year , Mr. Pinker bought me a fabulous bow tie quilt on our romantic Valentine thrift store date for just a song and a dance. ๐Ÿ’ƒ

Who knows maybe we will find another. 


Any whooo! I have been on pins and needles to drop you a Love Note- this one is in the form of a mason jar stitch . It is called DROPPING LOVE NOTES JAR. 



Two little birdies- one dropping love notes or hearts to the other.






This little jar was inspired by my ceramic birds that you have seen time and time again;
 in fact they have inspired other stitches as well like  Love Basket   and Spring Stamp

 
 
"Dropping Love Notes Jar" is the same size as the other mason jars with a stitch size of 48 x 67.

I stitched mine on 14 count tea/coffee dyed aida . 12 DMC floss colors were used in this stitch including 223, 932, 931, 930, 815, 3345, 3347, 780, 782, 783, 3371, and 413. 



NOTE:  I did not chart this but it is written in the instructions:  I used 1 strand of 783 to create long stitches for the straw in the nest and 1 strand of 931 to create long stitches in the wings. 

 
The trim is 2 strands of chenille white yarn that I bought at Walmart . One strand I tea dyed. I cut off a portion of the yarn and microwaved a Great Value Black tea bag in a coffee cup of water. I then let the yarn sit for about 30 minutes. I wish you could see the difference between the two in person- so lovely.
I then simply twisted a white chenille and a tea dyed chenille strand together and whip stitched them along the seam. 




If you are interested in stitching Dropping Love Notes Jar  ,grab the images below. Many of ya'll know but I always encourage you to read my little disclaimer and note about getting my charts. 

NOTE: Normally I have been able to create links to the charts and instructions which were in JPG form. For some reason, recent updates on Google Docs. has prevented me from doing that and I am not able to create a pdf without having to deal with storage issues.  Many dear stitchers say they right click, save the image and then print.  I think some have copied and pasted it to a Word document that they can print off as well. I hope you are able to find a way to enjoy this chart. You will have to click each page to save. Thank you so much for your patience and understanding and for all of the helpful tips and ideas. 

I stitch my little designs for fun and to decorate my home. I feel very blessed by this community and love sharing my little charts, but I am not a professional designer. And I do not have professional software. Thank you for understanding . I am always grateful for your kind encouragement , your visits, and for stitching my little designs.

          

     

    

Here's a quick  sweet Valentine's Recipe to bring a smile to your day. ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ’—


VALENTINE'S RECIPE 
INGREDIENTS: 

4 small kisses
6 giant hugs
1 cup of kindness
3 cups of love
5 tsp of happiness
2 + caring hearts
DIRECTIONS: 
Mix together and spread the love.
- From Artsy Momma


Before you leave, I have to show you what I am working on. Can you guess what I am stitching?  There is the beginnings of a hen and some wee boots. I am going to give you a clue; she is a hard working gal .


Whether you celebrate the day alone or with someone special I wish you the most blessed and joyous day.  Love ya'!!!!
As always...

Happy quilting and stitching, ya'll

Melisa

PIGLET  "How do you spell Love?" 

 POOH - "You don't spell it, you feel it" 

Hugs and Stitches !!!๐Ÿค—❤๐Ÿงต

If you missed any of the previous jars, just click on the names below, and you will magically be transported back to a previous post. 

Autumn Jar Pinkeep , Winter  Jar , Sheep Jar , Bunny Jar  ,  Strawberry Jam Jar ( not pictured)  , Patriotic Jar ,Honey Jar  , and   Sunflower Jar . 


Dedicated to my dear loving sister Amy who loved to collect mason jars . I love and miss you. 









 

34 comments:

  1. This new mason jar is so sweet! You are very creative in your finishes with this chenille yarn:)

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    1. Aaah thank you so much, Vicki. It was a fun piece to work on and I am so excited to add it to my collection. Happy Valentine's Day.

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  2. Such a lovely new jar - Happy Valentine's Day to you, Melisa! ๐Ÿฅฐ I tried to find the Sheep Jar, but the link leads to the Bunny Jar...

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    1. Happy Valentine's , dear. Thank you for the sweet message and for letting me know about the link. I just corrected it. Have a wonderful day and happy stitching.

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  3. Oh I love the new mason jar! I need to hurry with my stitching, I'm so behind and I want to do so many things of your patterns! I really like your recipe too, have a Happy Valentine;s day Melisa!
    Hugs

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    1. Aaah thank you Diana and Happy Valentine's. Lol you sound like me- there are so many pretty things to stitch and I want to stitch them all. I do believe we need more hours in the day. Don't you? Have a wonderful day. Hugs.

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  4. Those bluebirds are so cute! I used to see them in early spring at the farm, hope some show up here at the new place. Happy stitching!

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    1. Aaah thank you Gretchen. It is always a treat to see a bluebird around here. We have had a bluejay visit us here recently and lots of cardinals. I am still waiting to see the robins and then I know spring is on its way. Happy Valentine's Day

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  5. I love these mason jars, Melisa!! Thank you for the pattern...and the recipe! This is a sweet birthday present for me! Happy Valentine's Day, dear friend!

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    1. Happy Happy Birthday, Brenda. I hope your day is a joyous one. Happy Valentine's Day as well. Thank you for the sweet compliment . Hugs.

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  6. Love your Love Birds in a Jar, Melisa! Hope you have a good outing to the thrift store later. We are lunching out; just need to decide where. Happy Valentine's Day to you!

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    1. Happy Valentine's Robin. I hope you have a wonderful day and you eat something very yummy!. I am not sure where we will go out to eat , but I am looking forward to getting out and about. Hugs.

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  7. So I am already trying to keep up with your saltbox houses (12 stitched so far) and now these amazing mason jars?? You are truly talented! Thank you for sharing that with us! :)

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    1. Oh , Amy. I am so honored that you have stitched so many of my saltboxes. You will have them stitched in no time. The saltboxes are some of my favorites with the mason jars becoming a very close 2nd . Lol. I hope you enjoy. Happy Valentine's Day.

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  8. I had to laugh when you mentioned your thrift store date, Melisa, as that would suit me perfectly, too! (My husband not so much--ha ha!). I hope you find something great like the quilt you got last year. That is a darling new series you've started--thank you again so very much. And have a wonderful Valentine's Day ♥

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    1. Happy Valentine'sDay, Carol. Lol You never know what you will find at the thrift store. Fortunately hubby likes to look too . Every now and then he will find a fishing rod or something manly. Lol When he tires he goes to the truck to sit and then the real shopping begins for me. ( hee hee! ) I hope you have a wonderful day, Carol. Hugs.

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  9. Happy Valentine's Day to you and Mr Pinker, have the most glorious day together. I can't wait to see what you find on your special Valentine trip. I loved your Valentine Hutch tour, I always have to take a slow journey and enlarge each and every picture. I find things that I used to have or want to look for!! Your new mason jar is the sweetest , thank you, I love your sweet lil blue birds. It is a little overcast here this morning and only 48*, brrrr for Arizona. Sending you many warm hugs and much love to you and your family.from Arizona.

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    1. Mary, I hope that you h ad a wonderful Valentine's Day as well. Mr. Pinker and I went thrifting and out to eat. No major treasures were found but it was a nice outing. Thank you so much about my little Valentine tours. I enjoy decorating the hutch and buffet and love to change it out . Brr. I hope it has warmed up , Mary. I am so ready for Spring aren't you? Hugs.

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  10. Hi, this is cindyls5462. Love the Pooh Bear quote. My favorite is "if there ever comes a day when we can't be together, keep me in your heart. I'll stay there forever." Your sister will always be with you because you truly have her in your heart.

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    1. Aaah thank you so much, Cindy. I love that quote too. It brings tears to my eyes. I do miss my sis so much. It is so strange to feel that she is still here ,but I can not see her. She is constantly on my mind that is for sure. I so appreciate the warm words, Cindy. Your kindness really means a lot to me. Hugs

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  11. So sweet can't wait to stitch it. Moved and the birds haven't really found us yet, even though we put the feeders out. We used to live in the country, there for over 20 years and had all sorts of critters come and visit. The strangest were the two young vultures that would visit our bird bath to get a drink. Thank you so much for all your free charts so kind of you. Hope you have great luck at the thrift store.

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    1. Aaah I hope you enjoy this little stitch. I do love birds as well. I hope the sweet birdies find your feeders very soon. How interesting that 2 vultures used to visit your bird bath. I bet they were a sight to see. It is always interesting to see what critters will come about the feeders isn't it? Sometimes I will have birds, squirrels and a lone chipmunk eating seeds all within inches of one another. Lol. Have a very lovely week and thank you for the sweet visit.

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  12. It's always such a joy to visit you and your blog!!! I love, love, love the red and white bow tie quilt. And, of course the jar x-stitch designs make me smile. Happy Valentine's Day...just a quiet day in my corner of the world

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    1. Aaah thank you so much, Darlene. Sometimes those nice quiet days are a blessing. It has been one here today for me as well. I was jumping with glee when we found the bow tie quilt. It is hand quilted too. Have a beautiful day, my friend.

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  13. I love your new mason jar project! So cute!
    And a Happy Valentine's Day to you, belated. Hubby worked so he brought home dinner from our favorite Chinese restaurant and a bouquet of tulips. Looking forward to seeing what treasures you found!
    Blessings

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    1. It sounds like you had a very lovely Valentine's Day, Donna. I bet the tulips are gorgeous.I do love flowers. And yum on the Chinese food. We ended up eating at a Mexican restaurant which was good as well. We did not find a lot of treasures but it was nice to get out and about. Have a very lovely week. Hugs.

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  14. Such a sweet new mason jar stitch. Love it! Thank you, Melisa. The little recipe at the end was adorable!

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    1. Aaah thank you so much, Ginny. I enjoyed working and sharing this little jar of sweetness. I hope your week is filled with love and blessings. Hugs.

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  15. How beautiful are your jars, Melisa!
    I loved all the models and I loved seeing them together.
    I hope you have a wonderful Valentine's Day and find treasures at the thrift store.
    Hugs

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    1. Oh thank you so much, Isabel. I am dreaming of filling a large dough bowl of mason jar stitches for every season and holiday. I hope you had a very lovely Valentine's last week. It is hard to believe the month is drawing to an end. Hugs.

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  16. That is my favorite of the mason jar xs so far. Love your little birds! I hope you had a wonderful thrifting time and dinner last night. Gotta love a man who knows what makes your heart happy, and sees that you have it, too.

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    1. Aah thank makes me smile, Susan. It is hard for me to choose a favorite jar . I guess I always say the current one I am working on is my favorite . Lol. Oh yes, hubby is a keeper. I am very fortunate that he does not mind my thrity adventures as well. Lol. Hugs.

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  17. I wonder what treasures you found on Valentine's Day?!! We would go to dumps all the time as in my childhood and find treasure. That was before trash pick up, so everything went in the dump hole. Once I found a china doll head and we had it reconstructed into a doll.

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    1. What a wonderful memory, Nancy. It would be so neat if you still had the doll. I bet you got many hours of enjoyment from the little doll as well. We live in the country so most of the family farms used to have old dump sites as well which were big holes. A lot of the items are recycled on the farm too. Now we take our trash to the dumpster, but the attendants place anything useful on top for people to take home. I found some milk glass tea cups at the dump one year.

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