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Thursday, June 13, 2024

Year of Hearts Bonus Block Freebie - "Time For Gardening"


Howdy do, Sweet friends! 

I finally finished With Thy Needle and Thread's 2009 "May Day Sampler " freebie which Brenda Gervais posted on her blog in the April 26, 2009 post. I used mystery flosses- that is flosses that I lost the label. 

More Scrap Happy Flags will be in the works. My nephew gifted me a large bag of fabric last year; in that bag was this Christmas fabric. I am not sure who or what the characters are, but I will cut this into 1 1/2" strips. I have already pieced some of it in this flag block. 

Eeeeh! It is Embroidery Thursday ! 

Today I am sharing a Bonus Year of Hearts block called " Time for Gardening"

Lazy Daisy stitches were made for the leaves of the flowers!   If you have not tried this specialty stitch , it is real easy. Kathy Schmitz has a wonderful tutorial on her Youtube-  Lazy Daisy Stitch


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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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                 My doodles are always hand drawn and are never perfect. 

If you have missed any of the other heart doodles, I do invite you to visit the previous posts by clicking the colored links. ❤

 Block 1 A Winter's NightBlock 2  Country Mail Delivery  , Block 3 A Country Spring DayBlock 4 Early BirdsBlock 5 Strawberry Patch ,   Block 6 A Buzzy Garden

I'm going to keep it short and sweet today.Have a beautiful day , sweet stitching friends and...

 As Always...

Happy quilting and stitching, y'all

Melisa

"To plan a garden is to dream of tomorrow. "

Hugs and Stitches!!! 🤗❤🧵

Dedicated to my sweet baby sister, Amy . I love and miss you so much, Amo! 💗💗💗

35 comments:

  1. Pop, Mini Patriotic Jar, Patriotic House and more are stitched but not fully finished. That's where I'm a complete failure LOL Sweet flags in the works. Darlene J

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    1. Lol. The fun is in stitching isn't it Darlene? Hee ! Hee! I have a pile of items all stitched just waiting to be finished. I am so touched that you stitched those patriotic stamps. Have an awesome day. Hugs.

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  2. Your heart embroidery is just darling! I have your flag block tutorial sitting on my sewing machine and 3 scrap bins waiting for me to rifle through them, so I think about you every time I walk into my sewing room. :)

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    1. Oh how fun, Linda. I hope you enjoy working on them . I do the same thing ; I have a pile of fabrics all gathered up for a new vintage quilt. Now to just take the time to cut the fabric ( that's the hardest part for me Lol) Happy quilting and thank you for the sweet Thursday visit. Hugs.

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  3. Your heart doodles are so sweet! I'm partial to this month's doodle. . .too stinking cute!--TerryK@OnGoingProjects

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    1. Aaah thank you so much, Terry. It worked up quickly too. I enjoyed making the Lazy Daisy leaves on the flower stems. Have a blessed day. Hugs .

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  4. What a sweet new heart doodle, Melisa! Love the 4 mini patriotic blocks in the last picture!

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    1. Aaw thank you so much, Robin. It was a relaxing block to work on. I embroidered July's block yesterday while riding down the road. I hope to make more patriotic stamps here soon. Hope you are having a fabulous day. Hugs.

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  5. Hi Melissa,
    The fabric is Veggie Tales Christmas Nativity Scene from the children’s show Veggie Tales.
    I really enjoy following your blog.
    Jennifer Hayward

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    1. Oh how fun, Jennifer ; thank you so much for letting me know. I was wondering if one of the characters was a pickle but I guess it is a cucumber. Lol. How cute! I bet my grandsons will recognize the characters. Have a blessed day. Hugs.

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  6. Love your garden heart embroidery project! Another to save! I haven't seen that Veggie Tale fabric in years! That must have been sitting in someone's stash for ages! Thanks for sharing your embroidery projects with us! Blessings!

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    1. Oh thank you so much, Donna. It was a fun embroidery to work on. I had no idea who the little characters in the fabric were. They are adorable ; I can not wait to piece them into my flags. Have an awesome day and safe travels.

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  7. I made another scrap happy flag yesterday, too - love those little blocks! And thank you for the bonus heart. It's a fun one! I'll definitely be stitching it!

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    1. They are fast to make too aren't they? I have no idea when I will decide to start setting mine in a quilt . I am having a ball just making the blocks. Lol. Have a great day in the quilt room, Diann and thank you for dropping by. Hugs.

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  8. So much eye candy Melisa....I have three big samplers I am working on but I need to stop and do a few smalls so I feel I have accomplished something!!

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    1. Happy Thursday, Arlene. The big samplers are a labor of love aren't they? I hope to work on my Jeannette Douglas Mini Bouquets this week. I have been keeping my eye out for a frame for it, but I still have a while . Oh yes, I do love the smalls especially when they are quick stitches. Have a wonderful day and I hope you get in a lot of stitching time. Thank you for dropping by for a visit. Hugs.

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  9. Hi Melisa!! Thanks for the new embroidery! I do believe those characters are from Veggie Tales! We LOVED Veggie Tales when my daughter was growing up - especially Larry the Cucumber! LOL Have a great day! Hugs!

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    1. Lol I can not believe that I was not familiar with Veggie Tales. I had to go and look them up. I was thinking the one looked like a pickle . Hee! Hee! Larry the Cucumber - how cute! I am glad to make use of this fabric. Have a fabulous day, Brenda and thank you for dropping by. Hugs.

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  10. I really am enjoying the Heart series. Thank you. Question - do you pre-color the entire image white before adding colors? I watched a YT video the other day and that was their recommended way to do it. I hadn't heard that before.

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    1. Oh yes that is what I do too. I watched Crabapple Hill do that and so I started doing the same. I enjoy the coloring process; it is so relaxing. I colored July's block the other night and was able to embroidery it while on the road yesterday. After I press it, I will go back with my colored pencils and darken it up again. I hope you are having a great day, Ginny. It is started to warm up here. It is supposed to be a scorcher this weekend. Stay cool. Hugs.

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    1. Aaaah thank you so much , dear Isabel. I wish you a lovely day of doing whatever makes your sweet heart sings. Hugs.

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  12. Melisa, you are such a sweet person! Every time I think that I can finally catch-up, you post something so sweet that I have to do this one, also. Thank you so much for contributing to my stitchy addiction!! I may have to live forever, while my kids try to figure out what to do with all of my STUFF!!! I am sure that some of projects will end up in Goodwill for others to enjoy and love as much as I do! LOL Warm hugs from sunny Arizona.

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    1. Happy , happy Thursday, dear Mary. You just brought the sweetest smile to my day and a giggle too. I think we both need to live to 202 just so we can enjoy stitching and quilting all the things. Don't you? Hee! Hee! I was looking at my quilts the other day wondering which of my kiddos would want them. Hopefully one of them will . Lol. I am about to sit down to the sewing machine here shortly and work on another project. I wish you a wonderful evening and I hope you get in some stitching time too. Hugs.

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  13. May Day Sampler is framed very nicely. Your embroidered hearts are so precious! And you know how I love your cross stitch projects.

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    1. Aaah thank you so much, Jeanna . I was so glad to finally frame the May Day Sampler. It has been waiting in the wings way too long. Lol. Have a wonderful day. Hugs.

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  14. I do love your heart designs, must print them out to use.

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    1. Aaah thank you so much, Jenny . They have been a fun project to create and share. I wish you a blessed day. Hugs.

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  15. these little heart designs are so darling!! Nice work on them hugs, Julierose

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    1. Aaaw thank you kindly, Julierose. I just finished the July block yesterday. I hope to draw out a new one soon. I appreciate the sweet Thursday visit. Hugs.

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  16. What a beautiful new addition to the heart blocks collection!
    Hugs

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    1. Aaah thank you so much, Diana. It was a delightful embroidery to work on. I hope to start a new one this weekend. Thank you for the sweet visit. Hugs. 

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  17. I am just now starting to stitch the Heart series! Can you tell me how big you cut your squares to start with and the actual size of the heart stitch from top to bottom? I am trying to follow the print it instructions and I'm not sure what size the embroidery should actually be!! I love everything you do!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    1. Oh I am so excited that you will be stitching along with me. I cut my block about 9" square , but after I embroidered it , I trimmed it to 8 1/2" ( unfinished size) . So the block will finish 8" when I set it in the quilt. From the top of the heart to the bottom measures a little less than 6 1/2". Thank you much for joining me and for the great question. I will add that info. to the next post. Have an wonderful weekend and Happy stitching. Hugs.

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    2. Yay!! That's what I finally have it enlarged to!

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