Wednesday, March 27, 2024

Chicks and Bunnies Easter Hutch Tour

 Good afternoon, Honey Bunnies!  Four more days until Easter! My this month is flying by. Slow down is what I say. How about you?  

Bunnies and Chicks have took up house on my hutch for the Spring season.  You guessed it! It is another Country Clutter post. I am no minimalist which I am sure you can already tell. Any whoo, I would love for you to join me as I share how I decorated the hutch for the season. 

I started out with the Dollar Tree yellow plates and some thrifted white plates . I used these as backdrops . 

I then gathered as many bunnies, chicks and all things yellow as I could find. I wanted a "Sunny Spring" display to brighten up the days. 

I rarely change out the top of the hutch, It usually holds my Campbell's soup tin and Coca Cola crates, but this month I did add the adorable Farm Bureau CO-OP chick sign. 

The top shelf is filled to the brim with bunny and chick  cuteness- Well at least in my eyes. Hee! Hee! ๐Ÿ‡๐Ÿฐ๐Ÿค๐Ÿฅ๐Ÿฃ

 Spring was a stitch that I  shared a couple of years ago. It is finished on a thrifted metal tray.  Nestled in the vintage Pyrex bowl is my large thrifted white bunny and big ceramic chick. All of these came from the Goodwill over the years. 

In the corner, is The Trilogy's piece  called " Happy Bunny Bunny Day"; it is still one of my Easter favorites. 

Let's hop down to the bottom shelf. Shall we? 

Normally, With Thy Needle and Thread's "Bunny & Co." hangs on a wreath in the  hall but this year I placed it on the hutch. 

 It is finished in a Walmart tobacco basket purchased a few years ago. Below Bunny & Co. is my  1869 Bunny Hop freebie. It was a super quick stitch and is finished as a pin pillow.  My dear sister gifted me the wooden spoon which has an egg in it and the glass salt and pepper shakers. 

Let's Bunny Hop to the 3rd shelf! Hippety! Hop! Hop! ๐Ÿฐ๐Ÿ‡๐Ÿฐ

White platters were used as a backdrop on this shelf The vintage juicer and scales always stay on the hutch.

I placed a vintage Pyrex bowl on the juicer and added a small chick appliqued pillow and the darling knitted dishcloth that dear Patricia sent me. I just love it.  Hi, Patricia!  In the Hull, pitcher is a thrifted chick and behind it is a darling freebie called  Peter's Day Out  from Lindy's Stitches, that I finished into a little pin pillow .

Little thrifted chicks surround  1869 Spring Chick Crock which was a freebie I shared a couple of years ago. I do have more crock stitches in mind.  I finished 1869 Spring Chick Crock  in a square candle holder that I turned on it's side. 

Beatrice Bunny's Carrot Haul Stamp  is nestled on top of a yellow berry basket. 

I shared Beatrice last year . She has a sister piece called Beatrice Bunny 


Beatrice Bunny  


A darling vintage chicken handkerchief and doily drape along the bottom edge of the hutch.  My sweet friend , Kate, knows my love for chickens and sent me the handkerchief. ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿฅ๐Ÿ” Hi, Kate! ๐Ÿ˜˜

This year I pulled out some of my small old taper candleholders and balanced wooden eggs on them. One such candleholder landed on the hutch. Cute- don't you think? 

The old postal scale holds two small bowls that my sis gifted me. Nestled in the bowls  are more cross stitch pieces, an egg and some old pip berries from a floral arrangement.   Isn't that little vintage plastic bunny the cutest? I bought it a few years ago in East TN at a thrift store. I think is was a bubble blower but I am  not for sure. Do you know?  He sure grabbed this gal's heart though. 

The cross stitch pieces are The Tulip House  and "Spring" which is a freebie from Cosmic Handmade .

Oh my ! Are your eyes crossed from seeing all of that clutter? I sure hope not. 


My newest find is this Cadberry tin. I tried my darndest to squeeze it in but have yet to find a spot for it. Oh, well maybe next year. Hee! Hee! 


If you are interested in previous Easter hutch tour, I invite you to check out the links below. You will see a lot of the same items , but displayed a little different. 


2022 Carrot Pickin Easter Hutch Tour

2021 Sunny Yellow Easter Hutch Tour 

I have to admit that 2022's Carrot Pickin' Hutch is still my favorite hutch for Easter time to this day . 



Mr. Pinker and I are moving campsites tomorrow. Right now Mr. Pinker said I am able to use my phone hot spot to connect to my computer. Wheew! I didn't know I could do that.- I learn something new every day.  This is giving me a little time to blog, but I am not able to comment back yet. I am still worried about data charges. ( I am not very tech savvy either ๐Ÿ™„, but I am learning. ๐Ÿ˜€)Thank you , Sweet friends for all of the kind comments and always for the sweet visits 


Well I am off to enjoy the evening by the lake. Have a "Hip Hoppity" Day and ...

As always...

 Happy stitching and decorating, ya'll

Melisa

Believe there is a great power silently working all things for good. Behave yourself and never mind the rest. - Peter Rabbit. 

Hugs and Stitches!!!

Dedicated to my sweet baby sister, Amy. I love and miss you so much! ❤๐Ÿฆ‹❤


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๐ŸŒžBuzzin Bee Parade 2023-  An early 2023 bee freebie parade. 

๐ŸŒžMessin and Gommin in the Kitchen -  2022 post on how I tea/ Coffee Dye my fabric. 

Tuesday, March 26, 2024

Lazy Day at Camp

Hello there Sunshine!  How are you , sweet friends? I certainly have missed you. 

Mr. Pinker and I are still traveling the bayous and backroads. 


We have had little to no service  as we have been boondocking the whole trip. But today I was lucky enough to get a little service for a pop in visit. 

For the last couple of days, we have been enjoying some lazy days on the river. 

Today after lunch we took a hike in and out of the campground and to the boat dock. 







I finished the quilting on the small quilt that I pieced last fall from the scraps left over from Darlene's quilt. 

 The excess batting and backing will be cut off once I get home, and then I will be able to bind it.


This evening I will be working on "Warm Spring" by Puntinipuntini. This chart was a gift from dear PJ. Thank you , sweet friend.  I will be adding the flower boxes and flowers this evening. 

Sorry for the poor photo. The trees are casting shadows at camp. 

Well, Sweeties, I will keep it short and sweet. I hope to pop in for a visit soon with some tales .  Have an awesome week. Love ya' !

As Always... 

Happy quilting and stitching, ya'll

Melisa

"Campfires and marshmallows" the simple pleasure that make camping unforgettable. "

Hugs and Stitches!!! ๐Ÿค—❤๐Ÿงต


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

Saturday, March 16, 2024

Hitching Up the Wagons and Heading South...

 Yee Haw! Mr. Pinker and I are hitching up the old wagon and hitting the road again. This time we are heading south  . Where will we land? Where ever suits our fancy; we rarely have plans set in stone! We fly by the seat of our pants  which always makes for a great adventure. We will eventually  make our way to the great state of Texas however.  

I will keep it short and sweet! As of right now, I have no prescheduled posts.   If I have the opportunity, I may pop in to say howdy, but normally we are in very desolate areas where there is little to no service .  I hope that the rest of your  March is a productive . Keep your needle and thread in hand and love in your heart!  I will talk with you later, Sweeties. 

As Always....

Happy stitching, Y'all

Melisa

"The world is filled with adventure- all you have to do is find it. "

Hugs and Stitches!!!!


Thursday, March 14, 2024

Seize the Day


Chores, chores, chores

Oh, those pesky chores

Cleaning, sweeping, what should I do?

I would rather be in my quilting room! 

A very lovely day  to you , Sweetie Pies. Would you rather be in your sewing room today? I sure would, but alas, I do have a few odds and ends that I need to work on before I can enjoy my time with  needle and thread. 

I do have clothes to wash and hang on the line.

No ironing for me today . That's one chore I can X off the list.  The clothes will be packed into my suitcase for our upcoming camping trip. 

 Oh , let me show you a quilt that I made a couple of years ago .

I created this quilt from the vintage Vogart  105 Little Susan Days of the Week . The designs were intended for tea towels . There are 7 designs but I used 4 of them.  

 I color tinted Little Susan and her furry friend using crayons and then embroidered each design. Afterwards, I heat set the crayons using my iron. 

1 " strips frame the blocks. 

 These designs are still available as freebies on Martha's blog called Q is for Quilter. Martha has a number of darling vintage embroidery designs available that she has redrawn. 

 If you would like to embroider Little Susan , just hop over Martha's for a visit. I am sure you will find yourself falling down a rabbit hole . 

The border was made of 2" squares. 


 Eeeh! Let's Seize the Day!!!!    I better get on the stick if I am going to enjoy playtime in the quilt room.   Have an awesome day!

As Always...


Happy  Stitching and Quilting, y'all

Melisa 

"Housework can't kill you but why take the chance. "  Phyllis Diller

Hugs and Stitches!!!!๐Ÿค—๐Ÿงต❤

Dedicated to my dear sister, Amy who always seized the day. I love and miss you so much.. Love you , Amo. 

❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤ 

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 needle workers to meet. 

 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. 

Susan at Quilt Fabrication for  Midweek Makers Wednesday

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

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



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