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Sunday, August 20, 2023

Summer Days and Fall Stitching - Mini Squirrel Sampler

Aaah ! Slow Stitching Sunday! The guilt free day of sitting back , relaxing and enjoying some good ole' fashioned stitching.  Welcome, ya'll! 
I will be spending this hot summer day on the porch with a big glass of iced tea and my Summer Days quilt. I have 3 blocks to quilt . My needle will be meandering along a A Basket of Blooms   

I am quilting 1/4" from the seams ,and I am quilting around the embroidery .

If I am fortunate, I may just find myself quilting  A Bowl of Tomatoes by the days end. 


 I shared the Summer Days embroidery last year over 12 weeks. 
If you are interested in stitching them, they are still on my blog. 
 
It's time to start another wee sampler- this one is in a fall theme. This is a Choose Your Own Color Chart.  
I have not decided the floss colors that I am going to use,  but when I do I will  certainly let you know. 
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If you are interested in stitching this piece,  just grab , the images. For printing tips, refer to the post Tips for Printing which has loads of tips from my sweet friends.

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UPDATE- Sept. 16, 2023. I finished the Mini Squirrel Sampler . If you are interested,I used DMC 975, 610, 869 & 435.
 

Hmmm. I think I kept my rambles short and sweet. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for taking time out of your day to spend it with me. I can not tell you how much that means to this ole' gal. 
Have a blessed day and...
As Always...

Happy quilting and stitching, y'all

Melisa
Hugs and Stitches!!! πŸ€—❤🧡

Peace begins with a smile. - Mother Teresa 

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

 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. 

Frederique at   Quilting Patchwork Applique for Patchwork & Quilts - Saturday

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



43 comments:

  1. Morning Melisa. Your mini Squirrel Sampler is stinkin cute. It’s going in my Pinker Pouch. Love your Summer Days Quilt, it’s so cute. All your pretty embroidery makes it super special. I do not see how you get so much done. You always impress me. Hope you have a beautiful day and get lots of stitching done. ❤️πŸ€—

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    1. Happy Sunday, dear Patti. Eeh! I am so excited to hear that you will be adding the Mini Sampler to the Pinker Pouch ( Lol I love that. πŸ˜„πŸ€—). I hope you enjoy this little stitch when you work on it. Thank you for the sweet visit. Hugs

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  2. He's darling - thank you for sharing - I even saved the picture of the squirrel from your site to help with colors. And your quilt will be so pretty - I admire that your are hand quilting it - not sure I have the patience!
    Have a great Sunday. Blessings!

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    1. Happy Sunday, Donna. Isn't that squirrel graphic just the cutest? Aah I hope you enjoy this little mini sampler. I have gone back and forth on what colors to use, but plan to work on this little guy later in the evening. Thank you so much on my quilt. It is so exciting to be nearing a finish. Have a wonderful week. Hugs.

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  3. What a darling squirrel mini sampler, Melisa! Hope you got in a lot of quilting yesterday!

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    1. Oh thank you so much, Robin. I am looking forward to working on this little guy. It should be a quick stitch. I hope you have a wonderful evening stitching. Hugs.

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  4. A beautiful Sunday morning to you, I am loving your mini squirrel sampler. I don't really have any squirrels here in Arizona, oh, a few ground squirrels, they look a little scruffy but cute anyway. Have a wonderful stitchy day. Hugs from sunny Arizona.

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    1. I have wondered if there were squirrels in Arizona, Mary. We usually visit AZ every couple of years and I have never seen one there. I live in the woods and they are all over the place here. They are little characters . Have a Blessed day. Hugs.

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  5. Thank you so much for the adorable sampler. I love squirrels and fall. Your quilting and embroidery are so pretty. Hope you have a relaxing Sunday.

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    1. Aaah you are so welcome , dear Mary and thank you for the sweet visit and kind words. I have an affection for squirrels too. I thought this would work up quickly and would be cute in a bowl for fall. Hope you have a wonderful evening. Hugs.

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  6. Seems like the perfect day for stitching on your summer days quilt, Melisa! I love your squirrel sampler, too- that one is very tempting for me since I just finished up the sunflower one. We are always so entertained by the squirrels around here! Happy Sunday stitching!

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    1. It is , Diann. I hope to have Summer Days completed by the end of the summer. I am getting very close. Don't you just love watching the frisky squirrels? I am looking forward to working on this little guy. Have a very lovely evening. Hugs.

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  7. I live very quiet and simple days so I can do whatever I want whenever I want. LOL That being said my favorite are the days spent either x-stitching or hand embroidering. It's very difficult to express how much bliss it bring to my day. Love your squirrel sampler - thank you so much, Melisa. Enjoy your Sunday!

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    1. It is so nice to be able to sit back and stitch when and what you want at that particular time. This week I have been wanting to spend most of my time working on quilting. I am hoping this little squirrel sampler will work up very quickly. I wish you a wonderful evening stitching and quilting the day away. Hugs.

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  8. Cute squirrel for fall stitching! Gail st the Cozy Quilter

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    1. Aaah thank you so much, Gail. I think this little fellow will work up quickly too. I am looking forward to fall stitching and quilting. Have a Blessed day. Hugs.

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  9. Your squirrel is adorable. I know some people call them "tree rats" but I love them! Thanks for this cute sampler.

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    1. Lol I love squirrels too ! They are all over the place since I live in a holler surrounded by trees. .They can be little characters to watch especially when they are going back and forth between the trees. Thank you so much, Susie. Hugs.

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  10. Love your quilt and cross stitch projects!!!! Can you share the computer program that you use when designing your cross stitch patterns? Thanks!

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  11. We keep an eye out for the squirrels in our neighborhood, especially when the local hickory tree starts to drop its nuts. Then it's run, run, run back and forth to the big maple tree where they have a home in a hollow. I keep looking at your little samplers, but have to finish a salt box house first...or maybe not! Thanks for sharing, Melisa. You are so generous with your talents. Kris

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  12. What a cutie that squirrel is! Enjoy your relaxing stitching today and have a wonderful week.

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    1. Good evening, Deb. Thank you so much for the kind words. on my little squirrel. I hope to have this little guy completed very soon. I enjoy the quick stitches. Have a wonderful week.

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  13. You are making progress. The little squirrel is cute. I look forward to seeing what you do with him.

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    1. Good evening, Bonnie. I have high hopes of finishing the quilt by the end of summer. I do believe that is doable. Aah thank you so much for the kind words on my little squirrel. I am working on this little guy tonight. Have a lovely week and thank you for the sweet visit. 

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  14. Your quilt is coming right along! While we have more than our fair share of squirrels, this one is sew cute!! Adorable! Love it. Thanks, Melisa!

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    1. I think I will have Summer Days completed by the end of the summer . Fingers crossed. It is hard for me to resist a stitched squirrel. Lol Thank you so much, Brenda. Have an awesome day. Hugs.

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  15. The progress you are making on your Summer Days quilt is terrific! I like your fall sampler. The squirrels here are busy stockpiling nuts for the winter!--TerryK@OnGoingProjects

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    1. It has been such a delight to work on the Summer Days quilt. I do believe it will be complete very soon. Thank you so much Terry for the kind words on my mini sampler. I have an affection for squirrels. They are busy little characters. Have a Blessed day.

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  16. What a cute squirrel sampler! Only 3 blocks left? You are making great progress on the Summer Days quilt. That is some tomato patch. Do you make fried green tomatoes? All those green ones have me thinking about them. Ha!

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    1. Oh thank you so much , Ginny. The little sampler is stitching up quickly and I am moving right along on the quilt. We had bookoos of tomatoes. Oh yes, fried green tomatoes are the best. Hmm I would like to have some this week. I may just fry some up. I hope you get you some green ones to fry up too. Hugs.

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  17. I love that vintage Coke ad!
    And the squirrel stitching... come on... it's just too darn cute! MUST stop everything and stitch it now!

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    1. Aah thank you so much, Kathy. Lol. I hope you enjoy this little squirrel. I bet you will have it stitched up in no time. I sure hope you enjoy it and thank you so much for adding to your stitch list. Hugs.

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  18. Your Summer Days quilt looks terrific, it's the perfect project to quilt while drinking cool beverage outside on the shade ;) This little squirrel is so cute!
    Thank you for sharing your patterns, and linking up!

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    1. I am enjoying every minute of working on the Summer Days quilt. As I work on it, I am already dreaming up my next project. Thank you so much , Frederique for the sweet visit. Hugs.

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    1. Aah thank you so much, Maggie . You are so very kind. I am enjoying every stitch on this quilt and hope to make good progress this week. Have a very lovely week.

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  20. I swear I commented on this twice before! Here, I'll try again. LOL I've copied the pattern, as it's simple enough I might be able to do it! Do we still start at the center, or can I start at the edges? I am not sure about that starting point. Thanks for the design! Love the Summer Days still.

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    1. Google can be finicky sometimes when commenting. Lol. Oh , I hope you enjoy this little design , Susan . It is quick and simple. I will start at one of the edges. This time I started with the little squirrel. Hope you enjoy and thank you. Hugs.

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  21. Hope you got in lots of slow stitching over the weekend. Your sampler is really cute. Looking forward to seeing what color palette you select.

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    1. Aah thank you so much, Kate. It was a lovely weekend and I was able to get in a fair amount of quilting and stitching. I hope you have a wonderful week.

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  22. What a beautiful padding and how ideal this sampler is!.
    You already know that I adore small embroideries and I've started the one with sunflowers... now I have to start this fall too.
    Hugs

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  23. Oh I just love your hand quilting. I'm hoping to begin learning how to do it soon. I have a list of videos I've been told were good to watch. Your little squirrel fall sampler is super cute.

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    1. I am so excited to hear that you are going to begin hand quilting soon .I hope you find it as relaxing and as enjoyable as I do. Thank you so much , Jeanna for the sweet visit and kind words. Happy Tuesday.

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