Thursday, February 2, 2023

Pink is my new Obsession!

 A very Happy Groundhog's Day to you!
Did you know that it is Hedgehog Day too!!! 

Our nearest prognosticator was Chuck the Groundhog, but after his untimely death  in 2019 , Luna the Hedgehog took over. I am waiting on pins and needles to see what she predicts. I do believe our family of groundhogs at the strawberry field  will not see their shadow for it is a rainy day-- so should I predict an early spring? 😁

I wanted to thank everyone for the kind words on my February stitch that I posted on IG yesterday. It was a freebie from Rainbow Gallery in the 2004 series. I used my own floss colors to stitch it. If you click the colored text it will take you to the Rainbow Gallery freebie section.

🎵♬Pink is my  new obsession

Pink is not even the question...

Pink its the color of passion

Cause today it goes with the fashion... - Aerosmith.  🎵♬

Ooooh! I love pink !!! I really do! Well to be honest there is not a color that I do not like but pink ranks at the very top of my favorites. In fact, I have 2 bedrooms painted in shades of pink and loads of pink in my living room. So when Angela said pink was the color of the month for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge, I broke out in song to the tune of Aerosmith's "Pink" as I rummaged through my scrap bins for pinks.

 

Thankfully I already had a few pinks pulled out for my Wild Wild Rose Quilt. 

 I finished piecing 20 blocks earlier this week. I didn't have room to lay them all out here, but you get the idea of where they are going.  I was inspired by Beth at Love Laugh Quilt blog and from  her Youtube My Sewing Room where she shared a tutorial on how to create these blocks. Soon I will have these pieced into a top. 






I then moved on to creating  Shoo Fly blocks and 54-40 or Fight Blocks. 

The Missouri Star Quilt Company shared how to create the 54-40 or Fight Freestyle Quilt on their Youtube channel. It is a lot of fun since the points do not have to be "real " precise. 

Do any of you recognize the white fabric? A 2000 print though the selvage has it dated at 1997. It was time to put this fabric to use! 😀🗓

Speaking of pink . Lookie at my new "ball bag" my daughter bought me!!!👀❤ I will be taking this bag to the baseball and football games later this year, and it will be loaded down with snacks , projects, and toys for the kiddos as we watch the ball games.  But for right now it holds stitching and quilting and is nestled right by my stitchy chair. 






Well today is embroidery Thursday, and I am behind on Joy's stitching along at Days Filled With Joy. She is hosting another fun filled embroidery stitch along . This one being Winter Themed. Oooh!  A perfect way to spend the winter evening for Joy creates the cutest designs.   On Friday, she will be releasing Week 3 on the stitch along. So if you have a chance hop over and grab the sweet design . 

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. 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!!!🤗 


I am off to stitch the evening away. Keep those fingers nimble and create something beautiful. Have a perfectly pink day!!!💘💗💝Hey! And don't forget - You are awesome!!!!!

As Always...

Happy quilting and stitching, ya'll

Melisa

No matter how long the winter is, spring is sure to follow.  

          

Hugs and Stitches and Warm Winter Wishes !!!🤗❤🧵

Dedicated to my dear sister, Amy   . Love and miss you., Amo ❤❤ And dedicated to my dear Granny whose birthday is today. 

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 needleworkers to meet. 

Jennifer at Inquiring Quilter for Wednesday  Wait Loss- Wednesday

Denise at For the Love of Geese for Put Your Foot Down- Thursday

Kelly at My Quilt Infatuation for Needle and Thread Thursday- Thursday

TGIFF at Melva Loves Scraps for Thank Goodness Its Finished Friday- Friday

Nina at Creations, Quilts, Art , Whatever by Nina for Off the Wall Friday

Alycia's of Alycia's Quilts for Finished of Not Friday

Michelle  at From Bolt to Beauty for Beauty Pageant - Friday

Wendy at Wendy's Quilts for Peacock Party - Friday

Sarah at  Confessions of a Fabric Addict  for Whoop! Whoop! - Friday

Frederique at   Quilting Patchwork Applique for Patchwork & Quilts - Saturday

47 comments:

  1. I love your blog, and am now on my second stitch of your freebies. Can't tell you enough how much I appreciate all of your sharing.

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    1. Aaaah you are the sweetest . Thank you from the bottom of my heart. I cannot tell you how much your kindness means to me and I am so touched that you are stitching my humble designs. Hugs.

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  2. Your wild rose quilt is so pretty--I made one a while ago and am tempted to make another--it is such a fun pattern to work on...no stress...Happy Hedgehog Day to you hugs, Julierose

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    1. Oh thank you so much, Julierose. I agree it is a no stress quilt and a lot of fun. I bet yours is magnificent. Happy February.

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  3. I hope the rain ends and you have springtime sunshine soon! Your wild roses are gorgeous!

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    1. Oh thank you so much, Andi. I am certainly looking forward to warmer weather. I have enjoyed the wild rose quilt so much, I hope to finish it soon. Happy quilting.

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  4. Your groundhog piece is darling, Melisa! Such pretty quiltings!

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    1. Oh thank you so much, Robin. It is the only groundhog that I have , and it makes me smile every time I look at it. Lol. Happy February.

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  5. Love the groundhog piece. Every day is a pink day for me!! :)

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    1. Oh I am a pink girl too!!! It makes my heart sing. Have a very happy and blessed February and thank you for the sweet visit.

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  6. I always enjoy visiting your site. You make me smile. And you always have so many wonderful stitchings going. I love your posies and will have to check out the video to try it.

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    1. Aaah you are so kind. Thank you so much for the heart warming compliment and bringing a smile to my day. I hope you do give this quilt a try it is so much fun. Happy February

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  7. Those blocks are just beautiful, Melisa! Thanks for the link to learn how to create them! Have a great weekend, friend!

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    1. Oh thank you so much, Brenda. They are so much fun to work on . I hope your weekend was a fabulous one as well.

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  8. So much to look at today! Love your February cross stitches, and that groundhogs day embroidery made me smile. Best of all for me though are those Wild Rose blocks! So bright and cheery during these winter months. Thanks for sharing on my weekly linkup, Wednesday Wait Loss.

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    1. Oh thank you so much, Jennifer. I needed some bright cheery flowers to brighten up these gloomy winter months that is for sure. I am so anxious for springtime. Have a great week.

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  9. Happy Groundhog Day!
    It is an animal that I always liked.
    Your pink details are beautiful.
    Kisses

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    1. Aaah thank you so much, Isabel. I hope your February is a blessed and joyous one.

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    1. Lol that is so cute, Jenny. I am going to have to remember that.

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  11. I'm ready for spring to come, no matter what the groundhogs say! I love your Wild Rose blocks, Melisa - paired with those greens they are so pretty. What a great quilt they'll make!

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    1. I am ready for spring too. I do believe we are supposed to have an early spring here, but we shall see. I hope it warms up for you soon, Diann. Thank you for the sweet visit.

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  12. Thanks Melisa for the AWESOME post. Today , my groom and I are celebrating 29 years of marriage. I need to stitch him something.

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    1. Oh wow, Kim. Happy Anniversary. That is a great milestone. I hope you find something delightful to stitch him. Hugs

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  13. Love seeing all this and your new roses. Funny, I'm posting about my start on Frosty McChill right after your link on this post. =)

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    1. Oh thank you so much, Susan. Your Frosty is looking quite dapper in blue and I am so honored that you are stitching him. I look forward to seeing your progress. Hugs.

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  14. I love your crazy quilt blocks, the green adds a nice accent. In April the IBA's will be making crazy quilts and my mind has been all over the place with it. Thank you for linking up to PYFD.

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    1. Oh thank you so much, dear. I have been enjoying every minute of working on the wild roses. They are so fun and relaxing. I hope to make more progress this week. Happy quilting.

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  15. OMGosh! I needed a reminder of Aerosmith's Pink song, so I looked up the video...LOL whoah! Thanks for the link to the Wild rose video. I am going to pull it out, for sure! You were so generous with several links and sources to some fun stitching. Hope your weekend is a good one, Melisa.

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    1. Aaah thank you so much, Ginny. I have not heard that song in awhile, but when I started working on this Pink began ringing in my head. Lol. Have a wonderful week. Hugs.

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  16. Tus labores son maravillosas y entiendo tu pasión por el rosa, es un color muy alegre y dulce. BESICOS.

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    1. Aaah you are so very kind, Thank you so much. I do love the color pink . It makes me happy. Have a great week.

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  17. What a cute groundhog piece Melisa, I also loved your new pink bag. And that rose quilt is looking almost ready, can't wait to see it finished, is beautiful!
    Hugs

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    1. Oh thank you so much, Diana. I enjoyed working on the little guy. and the pink bag holds so much. It may just end up staying a stitching bag. Lol. Happy stitching.

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  18. Love all your pink things! My uncle Kenneth was born on Groundhog Day. He was 80 years young this year! I just finished stitching Aunt Dot’s house. It looks so pretty with my Valentines display! Debbie B.

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    1. Aah happy birthday to your dear Uncle Kenneth. I hope he had a great birthday. Oh, Debbie I am so honored that you stitched Aunt Dot's house and I know she would be too. That means the world to me. Hugs.

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  19. LOTS of fun PINK bits for the RSC, Melisa!!

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    1. Oh thank you so much, Joy. Pink makes my heart sing !!! Happy quilting.

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  20. I haven't seen that wild rose blocks in years. It has always been a favorite. You do it proud.

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    1. Oh thank you so much, dear. Seeing Beth's video was the 1st time I had seen it and I was hooked from the beginning. I am so excited to be making progress on it. Thank you for the sweet visit.

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  21. Lovely pink blocks! Your roses are beautiful, the Fight Blocks too. The pink bag is fun and cute!
    Thank you for sharing, and linking up!

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    1. I so appreciate your sweet visit and thank you so much for the kind words. I hope to work more on the 54-40 or Fight blocks this week. Happy quilting.

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  22. Beautiful pink roses. Love the 54-40 quilt, now I'm tempted, again! lol (I've saved the tutorial). Fun pink bag and love the February stitchery.

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    1. Oh thank you so much, Astrid. Those were some fun blocks to make. I hope you give them a try. Happy quilting.

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  23. I am loving your pink roses. I am working on a daily embroidery project for the whole year. One small block a day. I did blues and grays for January and now for Feb., of course pinks and reds!

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    1. Oh how fun!! Especially that you are also focusing on certain colors. I bet this will look amazing and bring back so many fond memories once you have completed it. Thank you so much for the kind words on my roses and for the sweet visit

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  24. Aah thank you so much, Donna. Lol with 5 granddaughers I guess you have to say you love pink. Lol. I have 2 grandsons. So I have to say I love camo. Hee Hee! Rainbow Gallery is a great site. I want to stitch so many of the fabulous designs and have stitched a lot of them already. Thank you for letting me know that I am not the only one about emails. Happy February.

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