Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Pumpkin palooza....

Sooooo.... it has been two weeks since I darkened this doorstep and you would think that I would  be back with lots of stuff to show that I made during that time.... but you would be wrong... sorry!  The days just fly by and while I have been crafty some of the stuff I made I can't show...shhh... Christmas gift... and other stuff I did I forgot to take a picture before I gave it away.... hang head in shame. I made 16 wonderful (at least I think they were wonderful)  Halloween cards...each one different...and I made colorful envelopes for each one. As I was making them I kept thinking I should take a picture when they were all done... and I remembered that I wanted to do that as I was sealing the last card....arghhh!!!!   Take my word on it... they were cute!!

Now my place is still packed with pumpkins... I LOVE FALL!!!  The trees are turning colors but the temperatures are still like summer... unseasonably warm here...80 degrees today and if it gets to 81 it will break a record high for this day in Cincinnati. I'm not complaining... I have the windows open and there is a lovely breeze. I'm just a bit of a cynic and I figure we will pay for this nice weather in January.

To start my parade of pumpkins... my pumpkin palooza... here is one thing I made that I have to show for all my time ....


one pumpkin block using the pattern Pumpkin Seeds from The Pattern Basket...you can see it here!  This block makes a great quilt but all I had time for was one pumpkin. The fabrics are all from Sandy Gervais' Fall collections and that deep purple was in my stash. I LOVE the white pumpkins, don't you?

And for more pumpkin-y goodness here is the display I put on my dining room table...

I made that table runner a while ago and put together the display in the center with stuff I had around the house... the crow was a gift from a friend. If you make the pic bigger you can see the little flashcard ... it says "spooky"... I had that in my paper stash. I wanted a tray for the center and remembered this Fiesta ware platter... it matches the binding on this runner nicely.

I also went hog wild decorating the doors on my house...


This toothy guy is on the door to my garage...



And I picked up this wreath at Target... more white pumpkins!!!!

I also did a little display in the back stairs hallway...what else????


more pumpkins!!! A plethora of pumpkins... oh I love alliteration...LOL!

I tell myself that I am selective in the pumpkins I bring into the house, but that's really just a story... I lie to myself where some things are concerned.  My son was counting the other day and had a tally of about 40 pumpkins in the house.... what can I say ... I LOVE PUMPKINS!!!

Did you have a nice Halloween?  We had a horde of kids... I estimate 175 to 200 or so... gave out almost 400 pieces of candy... but a good time was had by all. Now to move onto Thanksgiving preparations and Christmas gift making... I know the time will fly by again.

Hope you are having a good week!

happy stitching-
carol fun

12 comments:

  1. I'm feeling your pumpkin love, Girl! We had 0 TorTers. Not surprising considering the scary hill we live on. But I put together a few bags of goodies every year to reward anybody who makes the climb. Then I eat the candy myself ...

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  2. Oh my. I LOVE that white pumpkin. I need to make one right this minute! My DH has a think for REAL pumpkins. He's been known to have at least 20 on our front porch. Getting rid of them is the hard part, and he didn't get any this year. I think one or 6 would be nice. 20 is a bit much. Unlimited pumpkins indoors are quite alright, though! Pumpkin on!!

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  3. Missed you, Carol! Your comments always bring a smile to my face! Love seeing your beautiful projects and decorating ideas.

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  4. Missed you, Carol! Your comments always bring a smile to my face! Love seeing your beautiful projects and decorating ideas.

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  5. I love pumpkins as well but only put the bulk of them out if I'm having people over during the fall season (like for bunco or something). Otherwise, then I have to get them all put away!! You have some great displays and love your door decs!!

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  6. Missed you, Carol! Your comments always bring a smile to my face! Love seeing your beautiful projects and decorating ideas.

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  7. Missed you, Carol! Your comments always bring a smile to my face! Love seeing your beautiful projects and decorating ideas.

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  8. Your mini pumpkin quilt is super cute, and the binding is so neatly done, I aspire to be able to put a neat binding on by machine, I'll have to practice practice practice! I'm often sewing as fast as I can before the kids get too wild! (They are 1,3 and 5).

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  9. I always love to see your posts! The pumpkins are all wonderful. If they don't look like Jack-o-lanterns, I leave them up until Thanksgiving. In fact I have two pottery ones that I just turn the face to the wall and presto, a Thanksgiving pumpkin! I can attest to the beauty of your cards. Since I broke my back, I have been the very lucky recipient of several!!

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  10. My sister is a big fan of pumpkins too.

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  11. My only complaint is you should post more often.

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  12. I love your little white pumpkin wall hanging. I have lots of pumpkins in my house too, but not as many as you!

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