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Thursday, September 21, 2023

Pumpkin Stew- A Halloween Freebie

  A very lovely day to you , Punkins! Please join me for  a cup of tea. And how about a Peanut Butter Cornflake  Bar?  Oh, they are so yummy and a family favorite here in the holler.  

While we are munching, I would love to share with you my latest addition to my Halloween decor. 

                       

 Winifred the Witch has pulled out her black cauldron and has a magical stew boiling.

 Mmm. Can you smell it ? It is Pumpkin Stew.  Dare you taste her autumn brew?  Go ahead she does not mind.  All is well  because Winifred is a good witch so no evils spells or hexes will come our way. 

This toothy jack is my inspiration for my Jacks. I just adore him. 

Winifred certainly has a green thumb - not only can she grow large plump Jacks, but she has a candy corn plant as well.  

I stitched Pumpkin Stew on 14 count tea dyed aida. The design size is 83 x 80 and on 14 count that would measure about 5 7/8" x 5 3/4".  I used 12 DMC floss colors which include 3799, 648, 407, 301, blanc, 640, 356, 610, 730, 317, 680 and 830. 

I  wanted to finish mine on a big ole' pumpkin, but I have yet to find one so I went to the storage shed and found this little white plaque to pop it on. When I find the right finishing piece, I will refinish it. 

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Many of ya'll know but I always encourage you to read my little disclaimer and note about getting my charts. 

DISCLAIMER: 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.

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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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Well , I just thought I would pop in for a quick visit . Have a fantabulous day , Sweetie Pies and as always...

Happy stitching, ya'll

Melisa

"You've always had the power, my dear. You just had to learn it for yourself." Glenda the Good Witch

Hugs and Stitches!!!

Dedicated to my dear sister, who loved Halloween and always had the best costumes . I love and miss you so much.❤❤πŸ‘Ό  



Here are some more links that you may be interested in. 
πŸ‚ Messin' and Gommin  in the Kitchen- How I tea dye my fabric. 
πŸ‚Spooky Freebie Parade- A parade of previous Halloween freebies. 
πŸ‚Turkey Strut Thanksgiving Parade and  Turkey Holler Saltbox -A Thanksgiving Freebie- A parade of previous Thanksgiving stitches. 
πŸ‚Time for a Parade !   A Fall Freebie Parade- A parade of previous fall stitches. 
πŸ‚Halloween Parade - 2022's Witch stitch






49 comments:

  1. Oh, Melisa, she's fabulous! Very cute!

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    1. Oh thank you so much, Darlene. I am excited to share this little gal. She was a joy to work on. Have a wonderful weekend. Hugs.

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  2. Dear Melisa, you are always so generous sharing your designs!!!
    In this case, I especially thank you because Halloween designs are not usually found in Spain.
    A hug

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    1. Aaah I am so touched that you like this little piece, Isabel. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. Have a blessed day, dear. Hugs.

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  3. Dear Melisa, I love everything about her! Winifred looks a super witch, such gorgeous the colours too! Your tea dyeing looks great too. I think I need more floss, you’ve made me use so much already πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ˜‚ Thank you for the beautiful pattern. Xxx Barbara @ Flashinscissors

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    1. Good morning, sweet Barbara. I hope your day is off to a great start. Aah thank you so much for the kind words on Winifred. I had to have a good witch . Lol. Enjoying your stitching time. Hugs.

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  4. So cute! Do you mind if I share your post on FB with my sewing friends?

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    1. Aaw thank you so much, dear. I had a wonderful time stitching this little gal. I would be honored if you shared my post . Thank you so much for your kind support and for spreading the joy of needlework. Have a wonderful  day. 

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  5. HaHa, I actually thought you had given us a receipe this time, also. Winifred is a wonderfully cute witch and so talented, Candy Corn Plant, I need one of those, lol. Thank you for the new chart, have a great and wonderful day. Hugs from sunny and a little cooler Arizona.

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    1. Lol I almost shared a recipe to go along with this one, but found myself being a lazy bones. Hee! Hee! I think I need a Candy Corn Plant too. I would be raiding it all the time. Thank you so much for the sweet visit, Mary. Oh, I am so glad it is beginning to cool off a bit in your neck of the woods. It has been so pleasant here. Hugs and blessings.

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  6. Thank you for sharing your design! I’m going to do Thanksgiving Manor!
    Sheepunderfeet

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    1. Aaah I am so touched that you are working on Thanksgiving Manor. I hope you are enjoying each and every stitch. Thank you so much for adding it to your stitching list. Have a blessed day and enjoy your stitch. Hugs.

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  7. I just adore her! So cute. Thank you sweet friend for always sharing your adorable designs. Blessings always. ((hugs)).

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    1. Aaah thank you so much sweet friend. She was a joy to work on. I hope you are doing well and are enjoying a bit of cooler weather. Hugs and Blessings.

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  9. Oh My Goodness!! I will have to squeeze her in before October. THANK U THANK U!!

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    1. Aaw I am so thrilled that you will be adding her to your fall stitching. I hope you enjoy working on this little gal. Have a blessed day.

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  10. Melisa, you have done it again. Winifred concocting her pumpkin Stew is stinkin adorable. I love it. Thank you so much for sharing your awesome talent with us. I am telling you my PinkerPouch has officially been transferred to a TOTE. I’m 73 and I don’t think I will be able to completely stitch all in the tote. I finish one and you have added two. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚. Oh well, I love stitching you pieces of art. Thank you my friend. You gave a great day. ❤️πŸ€—πŸ§‘

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    1. A Pinker Tote? Eeeh I love it! Lol. ❤️❤️πŸ€— Oh , Patti , you are the sweetest. I am so glad that you enjoy my humble little stitches. I hope they bring a smile to your day. I know you bring a smile to mine. Big hugs.

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  11. Muchas gracias, Melisa!! Es un diseΓ±o precioso!!
    Besos,
    PilarΓ­n

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    1. Aaah you are so very welcome, Pilarin and thank you for the sweet visit and kind compliment. Have a  blessed day. Hugs. 

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  12. Winifred is a witch in need of a hairstylist! LOL So cute! Thank you for sharing this new stitch with us! I have had pumpkin/squash soup many times. It is so good on a cool Fall/Winter supper. Not magic like Winifred's, though. I'm sure hers is amazing! I would love a world where candy corn grew on a vine! Wouldn't that be somethin'!

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    1. Lol Winifred has some wild hair doesn't she? πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ I guess she is just too busy brewing up a storm to worry about her looks. Lol. I have never had pumpkin soup; it sounds very yummy. I have a recipe with pumpkin , noodles and all sorts of things in it , but I haven't made it in years. My girls used to love it. I am going to have to look it back up. Oooh Candy Corn on a vine would be delightful ! Have a great weekend, Ginny and thank you sweet friend.

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  13. I love Winifred and her caldron of pumpkin stew. This would be a good project for me to stitch at the lake. We leave Sunday for 4 weeks camping at Pickwick Landing and I love stitching outside! Thanks for sharing. Cindyls5462

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    1. Oh , Cindy, I hope you have the most wonderful time camping and I wish you dear hubby lots of success on his fishing adventures. It will be a nice time to visit that area; I hope the trees put on a beautiful display of colorful leaves as fall arrives. I hope you enjoy your stitching time, Cindy. Safe travels and thank you so much. Hugs. P. S. let me know how your trip goes.

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  14. Oh, I love Winifred, Melisa! She's so fun. I might have to put her on my list! When I want to stitch one of your designs, I just take a screen shot of it and bring it up from my photos when I want to work on it. It's really easy that way!

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    1. Aah thank you so much, Diann. She was a fun little gal to work on and stitched up quickly. Oh thank you so much for the tip on how you work on your stitch. My 10 year old nephew showed me how to screen shot the other day. Lol. Now I know how to do it. Hee! Hee! Have an awesome weekend. Hugs.

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  15. merci pour cette jolie grille. Dany15

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    1. Aah you are so very welcome and thank you for stopping by for a visit and for the kind words. I hope your day is a lovely one. Hugs.

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  16. Always a pleasure to drop by to see what you are making and sharing.

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    1. Tammy, you are always so kind and I can not tell you how much I appreciate your sweet visits. Have a wonderful and blessed weekend. Hugs.

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  17. Hi Melisa , I'll try to speak english, so I'm sure you understand :-) Thank you to share your lovely designs with us, I love all of them !!! Kisses from France, Catherine

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    1. Aaaw you are so welcome and thank you Catherine for the sweet compliment. I hope you enjoy this little gal. Have a wonderful weekend. Hugs

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    1. I am getting excited about Halloween this year. I usually do not stitch as much Halloween as I do fall. However I do love making Halloween quilts. Thank you for the sweet visit, Kate . Have an awesome weekend. Hugs.

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  19. Cute new make, Melisa! I love the cauldron...or as we called them in the country, the cast iron wash pot!! Have a great weekend! Hugs!

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    1. Lol we country folks sure do love the cast iron wash pots don't we? Lol Thank you so much , Brenda. I had a ball working on this little stitch. Have a great weekend. Hugs.

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  20. Merci pour cette très jolie grille d'Halloween. J'aime les sorcières qui ne font pas peur.

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    1. Aaah thank you so much, dear. I agree I like happy good witches. I am not much into the scary Halloween. Have a beautiful day. Hugs.

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  21. A wonderful new stitching! Lots of things to think about in all your posts.

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    1. Aah thank you , sweet Susan. I had a great time working on this little stitch. I am getting excited to work on some Halloween decorating very soon. Hugs and Blessings. 

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  22. Such a beautiful design! It's a must!!! I love it!
    Hugs

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    1. Aaah thank you so much, Diana. It was a joy to work on this little gal. I am so honored that you will be adding it to your future stitching. Have a blessed weekend. Hugs.

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  23. Thanks for making my day, Melisa!!! I'm finishing the pumpkin house to invite Winifred. He has to come to Spain.πŸ˜‰

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    1. Aaah you just made my day too! I hope you enjoy Winifred and her Pumpkin Stew. Oh how fun that you are working on the pumpkin house. Enjoy your stitching time, dear friend and thank you, Hugs.

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  24. OMGoodness, this really is adorable! I'm going to print it now! Thank you so much for sharing it with us.

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    1. Aah thank you so much, Astrid, I hope you enjoy Pumpkin Stew as much as I did. Have a blessed day and happy stitching.

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  25. Absolutely adorable thanks so much

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  26. As always, Melisa! Thank you so much!

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