Friday, March 31, 2023

A Quilt and a Tale!

Hello, Sunshine!!! 

        🌷🌷Tip toe through the window,

          By the window that is where I'll be

      Come tip toe through the tulips with me  🌷🌷

            - Tiny Tim 

Today I am tiptoeing through the tulips and doing a happy dance !   🌷🌷🌷🌷💃💃


Eeeh my Summer Days quilt top is finished!!!!



I added the borders the other day using a lovely floral print from the Pioneer Woman collection.    As soon as I completed it , I squealed with delight and ran outside with my quilt in arm looking for a place to hang it.  Mr. Pinker was down at the garage working on the lawn mower. 
"Hmmm Where can I hang this quilt ?" I said to noone in particular , but hoping my voice would carry all the way down to the garage.  Only the birds chirped. 

I  looked over my shoulder to see if Mr. Pinker saw me but with all indications he just kept working at his task without nairy catching me in his sights.  Oh, well. 


"We have a million and one trees here in the holler, surely I can find one willing to cradle my quilt, "  I said. 
   
Mr. Squirrel nibbling away at  a nearby birdfeeder nodded in agreement. 

"Yoo. Hoo does any tree want to hold  my quilt?" I  chimed. 
 I  then spotted the spindly redbud tree in bloom with the purtiest lavender pink flowers. 

So I tiptoed through the English Ivy , daffodils and  big yellow tulips.

  With a jump and sling of my arm I threw the quilt over the limb of the redbud and 2 seconds later a gust of wind, blew it right back off.
 "Oh bother , what a blustery day". I turned to look down the hill at Mr. Pinker, but he kept tinkering away.  "Why hasn't he noticed me? " I wondered out loud ; normally if he spots me doing something with difficulty , he comes to my aid.   I know  I know the logical thing to do was to ask him for help, but ..... oh well. Any whoo!

Not to be deterred, I  jumped like a mad  rabbit and slung the quilt again and little Miss Redbud and Ole' Mr. Wind worked in tandem to shake my Summer Days quilt and sail it through the air and down to the ground.  

Underneath my breath, I grumbled "Why do we  not have a clothesline anymore? I  just adore clotheslines!!"  😀

Soon  an idea came to mind and I tip toed out of the tulips and pulled a patio chair over to the redbud . With a clip of a few  clothespins , my quilt was secured to Miss Redbud .

 "Wahlah!!!! I screamed ,"Take that Mr. Wind!!!"   With gusto, Mr. Wind howled and  roared back at me with hopes of blowing me off the rickety chair. 
  Spryly, I jumped back and off the chair , grabbed my camera and with a snippity snap, I was snapping photos as the wind huffed and puffed trying to blow my quilt away.  
 After my photo shoot, I turned around and looked back down the hill. Mr. Pinker was not giving me any indication that he saw me jumping and climbing nor that there was a quilt fluttering in the yard. Why hadn't he seen all of this ruckus?  Oh, well, I thought.  
I took down my quilt and  did a little shimmy happy dance , stuck out my tongue to Mr. Wind and then hip hopped out of the flower bed.  Merrily, I went on my way back into the house. 
 Later that night, Mr. Pinker sat down in the living room and said "Soooo what quilt was you hanging?"  🙄😳  
Lol  I just shook my head and smiled. 

 The quilt will be going into  a hoop this weekend . It will be such a  delight to quilt on this during the Spring and summer months as I reminisce sharing the blocks last year. 



I truly appreciate the sweet Friday visit and  for you taking the time to listen to my little tale. 

Have a beautiful day and if I  you have the chance to tip toe through the tulips and do a little happy dance! 😀🌷🌷🌷🌷💃💃

PS. With all his tinkering, Mr. Pinker fixed the lawn mower and was merrily mowing in no time. Little did I know  that earlier he was looking over his shoulders at the house wondering why I wasn't coming to help him fix the lawn mower. Hee! Hee!   😄😆😜Lol now that is a tall tale!!!

As always,

Happy Stitching and Quilting, ya'll

Melisa

We can not direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails. 

Hugs and Stitches!!! 🤗🧵

Dedicated to my dear sister, Amy . I love and miss you. 


 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

Angela of  So Scrappy  for Scrap Happy Saturday









40 comments:

  1. Hahaha Mr. Pinker doesn't seem very attentive but you didn't need him to do a wonderful photo shoot. !!
    This quilt really looks beautiful blowing the wind.
    Hugs

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    1. Lol I finally got the quilt up in the tree. It always seems easier to hang the quilts when the trees have their leaves for some reason. I guess Mr. Pinker was bound and determined to get the lawn mower fixed. Lol . Thank you so much for the sweet Friday visit, Isabel. Hugs.

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  2. What a beautiful quilt top Melisa !!! Great pictures !

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    1. Oh thank you so much, Annelies. I am so excited to have it finished. I have already pulled out the backing fabric. I hope to have it in the hoop by the weekend. Have a beautiful day and a blessed weekend. Hugs.

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  3. What a beautiful quilt. I love the red & blue churn dashes surrounding the sweet embroideries. Your yard is really looking like Spring has sprung. Very fresh ... glad you were smarter than Mr. Wind! *wink*

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    1. Oh thank you so much, Susie. It seems like everything greened up over night. I was over the moon to finish piecing the quilt and can not wait to get it into a hoop very soon. Hugs.

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  4. Oh Melisa, your quilt top is a beauty. Well done on the finish! Loved seeing it blowing in the breeze. Happy Friday!

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    1. Oh thank you so much, Robin. I can not tell you how excited I was to get it finished . Now onto the quilting. Lol. I have to admit that I like seeing the quilt blowing in the wind as well. I really do miss having a clothesline where I could air out my quilts.

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  5. LOL! Love your tale - so funny!
    Your quilt is amazing and I look forward to watching you finish it!
    Blessings

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    1. Aaaw thank you so much, Donna. It was certainly a blustery day to be taking photos of the quilt , but I succeeded. Lol. Hugs and blessings.

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  6. What a great tale, I enjoyed it very much. Your quilt is gorgeous. The floral border is perfect for it. It will be fun to watch you hand quilt it.

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    1. Oh thank you so much, Jeanna. I had the border fabric for some time but was hoping to use a different fabric in the cornerstone blocks. Well I couldn't find it so I went ahead and used another and I am quite happy with it. Thank you for the sweet visit.

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  7. What a pretty quilt and funny story, lol. My husband and I have had similar situations where we both wondered why the other wasn't helping :-) But you proved to each other how resourceful you are! I love the Pioneer Woman fabric, I bought a bunch for my stash and should get it out and start using it!

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    1. Aaah thank you so much, dear. It am over the moon in that it is finished. Now onto the quilting. I love the Pioneer Woman fabric too. Sometimes it comes on clearance at Walmart and I grab as much as I can , but I was drawn to the blues in this one. Thank you again for the sweet visit.

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  8. Hahaha!!! Love the story, Melisa!!! Make it into a children's book for all to enjoy! I can hear your quilt flapping in the breeze!!!

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    1. Lol thank you so much, Nancy. My hubby is always telling me that I should write children's books. I guess I do like to spin a tale. Lol. Don't you just love to see a quilt flapping in the breeze? Have a great week. Hugs.

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  9. Melisa, you are a great storyteller! Nancy (above) has a great idea. I can see you and Mr. Wind battling it out page after page as to which one of you will win the quilt....with Mr. Pinker in the background totally unaware of the drama playing out. The bright floral border is perfect for your quilt. Happy stitching and thanks for the giggles! Kris

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    1. Aaaah thank you so much, Kris. My dear hubby has often told me that I do need to write children's books. That just warms my heart that you and Nancy have such great confidence in me . I sure do appreciate the encouragement. I fell in love with the blue roses in the Pioneer Woman fabric . I thought it set the quilt off nicely. Have a wonderful week. I hope you are having some lovely spring weather.

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  10. You certainly had a battle with the wind, but you won in the end and took your photos! This is a lovely quilt top, I'm rather fond of stitchery blocks in quilts. I think I'll need to track them down in your blog, plus the snowmen too.

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    1. Aaaw I am so honored, Jenny. I really enjoyed sharing the embroidered blocks. Embroidery is very relaxing to work on indeed. Thank you so much for the sweet visit and hope you have a very lovely week. Hugs.

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  11. Lol, I loved your story, funny how Mr Wind kept trying to put down the quilt, luckily for us you succeeded and was able to take the pictures. It's a lovely quilt and I also recognize the print fabric from Pioneer Woman for the frame, it looks fabulous, I love those designs of Ree Drumond! I also have the red container with white polka dots for kitchen utensils that I have seen in your pictures. Have a great weekend!
    Hugs

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    1. Aaaw thank you so much, Diana for the kind words on my little tale and for my quilt. I was excited to use the blue floral Pioneer Woman fabric. Don't you just love her cheerful colors? I check weekly at our Walmart to see if she has anything on sale.I just love her plates and dishware. Have a great week. Hugs.

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  12. Hi Melisa what a entertaining post ,I had to laugh with both you thinking the same why isn’t my partner coming to help lol. Now wow your quilt is gorgeous I sure do love those colours ,you did such a wonderful job and I love the little stitcheries in the Center of the blocks ,well done my friend,hope you have a wonderful weekend 🌹🤍🌹

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    1. Oh thank you so much, Sheryl. Mr. Wind gave me a challenge that was for sure, but I was so glad to get some photos in the end. Lol. I hope your week is filled with blessings and a whole lot of stitching. Hugs.

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  13. That is the perfect outer border for your Summer Days quilt and it was blowing so prettily. That Redbud blooming is just lovely! We don't see them around here much. So many Springy scenes in your area. Thank you for sharing with us. You and Mr. Pinker are funny! I think we've all been there with our partners, haven't we? LOL

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    1. Oh thank you so much, Ginny. I was over the moon when I found the Pioneer Woman fabric at Walmart. The blue florals just spoke to me. I think redbuds are my favorite trees. We have a lot in the holler , but if you go down the road a mile or so they are few and far between which is so interesting. Have a great week. Hugs.

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  14. I, too, miss having a clothesline! Big Sigh! That quilt is wonderful and cute. Sweet story about you and Mr Pinker. LOL

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    1. I agree, Darlene. We used to have a long one in the backyard and I used it too, but we were having some yardwork done and down it went. I sure do wish we had another one. Maybe some day . Thank you for the sweet visit. Hugs.

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  15. Sounds like quite a tale from both of you! I am so happy you worked things out, because I like the borders and can only imagine how beautiful it will be quilted. I laughed when you said leaping spryly, thinking about how I would look, carefully holding on to something, stepping down slowly, almost falling over ... but I'd still do it. You can't change a lifetime of that habit of standing on rickety chairs to successfully do what you want. We won't talk about stacking it on a table first. LOL

    Thanks for sharing, and the lovely flowers, too. I'm so happy with this spring! My son bought some (a LOT) of tulips that were not blooming, but had stems. He planted 12 pinky reds and 12 yellows in 3 places in the yard, and they bloomed in a week. How gorgeous it all looked for that week!

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    1. Lol thank you so much, Susan. Never underestimate a determined quilter with a rickety chair. Right? Lol. I think I have been known to do some dangerous stunts like that on the table as well. Ooooh I bet your flowers were so beautiful, Susan and how sweet of your dear son to gift and plant them for you. I would have loved to seen them especially the pinks. Hugs and blessings.

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  16. Entertaining tale, and it's funny (and a "cautionary tale") that both wondered why the other wasn"t being more attentive/helpful. We humans are funny creatures. :) The quilt is very cute and inspiring. Enjoy the quilting thereof.

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    1. Aaah thank you so much, Kim and yes that is true too. I know if I had went and asked Mr. Pinker for help he would have jumped right up to my aid, but I am glad he got the lawnmower fixed. Now the yard is all spiffy . I just need to get to work for a new quilt photo opp. Lol. Have a great week. Hugs.

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  17. Melisa, love your quilt top😍

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    1. Aah you are so very kind, Kim. Thank you very much. I am over the moon to have it all pieced. I have the backing ready. I just need to pull out some batting, put it in the hoop and then the fun will begin again. Have a very lovely week.

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  18. Very pretty quilt top, I love Patriotic colors. I love your winding stories through your blog also.

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    1. Aaah you are so very kind, Cindy. Thank you so much . I thought the patriotic colors would look perfect for a summer quilt. Have a blessed and beautiful week, my friend.

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  19. The quilt looks great! I love the Pioneer Woman print for the border! Redbuds are just too sweet this time of year. I check on mine every day,

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    1. Aaah thank you so much, Bree. I fell in love with the blue roses in the fabric. Oh I love redbuds too. They are my favorite tree. I hope yours is filled with lovely blooms. Thank you for the sweet visit.

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    1. Aaah you are so very kind, E. Thank you so much. I am so glad to have it finished and now on to the quilting. Lol.

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