Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Pumpkin Spice

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Fall seems to have finally arrived here and with it brought some restlessness. I've been floundering around trying to stitch, trying to read, trying to get some things done around the house and I can't seem to do any of it. I need to be working on stitching my Hare Pyns smalls, but I just can't seem to concentrate long enough to get any further on them. So, on October 1st I headed over to a friend's house for a stitching day. I thought it was a perfect day to pull out my Garden of Eerie WIP from last year to work on. I had an absolutely fabulous day and actually got a bit farther on GoE. I had a lot of fun stitching on this seasonal piece, so I hope to get some more done on it.

And this weekend we actually had some rain! I was so inspired by the cooler, rainy weather that I decided to do a little decorating.

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I'm wishing I had some of those Halloween Blackbird stockings stitched and finished. They'd look awfully cute in my house!

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At guild last week, the program was making a little wool pumpkin. I have to say, I'm pretty proud of mine. Thank goodness I had lots of helpers sitting with me, otherwise my pumpkin would have been more of something you see in the "after" portion of that show Punkin' Chunkin' (if you haven't seen this, you're missing out). But, I love my little pumpkin, so I had to set him out with my wool acorns I purchased from another guild member a few years ago.

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And I'm kicking myself for not having Jenny Bean framed yet. Drat. She would look so good hanging in here!

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Anyway, I think I'm ready for fall, I think I'm on the way to getting my groove back, and I'm hoping there's a Pumpkin Spice Latte in my future.

I am grateful for stitching days with friends.

27 comments:

Littlebit said...

Your wool pumpkin is perfect! I love Jenny Bean!! Is there anything better than fall?? Your GoE is coming along just beautifully, too. I will get mine framed for this time next year if you will..

valerie said...

Great progress on GoE. It's the perfect time to be stitching on it! I feel the urge to get my Halloween decorating out too and that felted pumpkin is so cute!!

Mindi said...

Oh please don't remind me of pumpkin spice lattes at Starbucks, if I start in on them, its an instant 5 pounds to my hips since I'll be drinking 1 a day until they stop. Better I just don't even start.

I love your little wool pumpkin, and it looks like you're pretty set for the autumn decorating.

Laurie in Iowa said...

Your GoE is looking fabulous Michelle. Glad you were able to have a stitching day with your friend.
Love the pumpkin. It looks wonderful with the acorns.
Love all the fall pieces decorating your home.

Theresa said...

Wow!! you have some gorgeous fall pieces there!!!!

Diane (di) said...

Wow Michelle, your needles are smokin'. Your pumpkin is so cute and you most definitely should get that SB latte. You've earned it!
(dang, now I want one) ;)

Giovanna said...

Oh well done, you've got all the pesky little apples (AND their leaves and stems!) done on the tree - that was the least fun part of the project for me, lol. It's coming along so well, great going. Love all the other Halloweeney pics too.

Sylvia said...

Oh, that little pumpkin is darling!! All your fall decorating is fun. Yes, I agree, JB would look great framed. We need to learn how to do it ourselves - it would save major $$$. Come on PIC - another project for the two of us. LOL

Mouse said...

aww that little pumpkin is soooo cute and looks lovely with the acorns ...lovely work you are stitching on too :) love mouse xxx

Siobhan said...

Ack! What an adorable little pumpkin!! I pinned a Martha Stewart tutorial for fabric tomatoes... I bet that could work for pumpkins, too. I need to do some of them because there's nary a gourd to be found in the shops here. Your decorating looks great! Love the progress on GoE. Funny enough, I have also stopped in my reading--just haven't bothered much with my book, and was floundering with stitching. GoE has at least kicked me out of the blahs somewhat, even if I'm off somewhere on one of the trees and can't figure out where. Typical! Love your Jenny Bean, too--such a fun sampler!

Margaret said...

Michelle, how wonderful! I love your fall/Halloween decorating! The pumpkin is soooo cute, I love it! Love your Garden of Eerie progress too. The pic hanging by the ribbon -- so perfect! And the Brightneedle piece -- I want it! lol! Beautiful! You need to get Jenny Bean framed now. Hope you get that pumpkin spice latte. :D

Vonna said...

Gosh, I've been holding out on a Pumpkin Spice Latte....but I may just have to splurge today :) HA HA...
Love your little displays all over your home...how darling!

That is one good lookin' punkin' too!

Katrina said...

Love the wool pumpkins and Jenny!!! What a fun post, lots of eye candy :-). Garden of Eerie is gorgeous too.

Tracey said...

Love your fall decor! And your pumpkin is precious!

Sherry said...

Love that wool pumpkin! Garden of Eerie is looking great. This will be a wonderful Fall addition. Hope you get Jenny framed soon.

BrendaS said...

Beautiful Fall Stitching pieces!

Jeanne said...

Love all your fall pieces and gorgeous Jenny Bean project! I too am a fan of all things "Jenny Bean" - I have this one kitted up to stitch next year.

Love pumpkin pie, pumpkin bread etc but I'm not a coffee drinker or I'd be drinking pumpkin latte too!

Catherine said...

Great decorations!! GOE looks is coming along!

Berit said...

JB is looking so gorgeous! Everything else is also wonderful! :D

Deb said...

Hi, Michelle! Been a while since I stopped by and I love your blog and stitching sooo much! It is such a treat to see all your Halloween stitching! I love seeing that little Booberry House. :] And your Jenny Bean finish is awesome. What darling wool pumpkins! So nice to visit with you. I'll be back much sooner. Trying to motivate myself... Hugs, Deb

Veronica said...

That's a mighty cute pumpkin. Love it! Garden of Eerie is coming along nicely. Look forward to seeing your Jenny Bean framed.

Natalia said...

So many cute things, Michelle !!! I love the acorn.....and the pumpkin, of course :-)

David said...

Your fall decorations are wonderful and I must admit that I immediately fell in love with both the wool pumpkin and wool acorns. They are awesome.

Anna van Schurman said...

Cute decorations!

Dona said...

Michelle, your Halloween/fall decorating is so cute! I love your little pumpkin; it's perfect with the acorns. Your GoE is looking great, too. JBean will look great with your grouping.

Joy said...

I love all your Halloween stitching and that little pumpkin would be going home with me if there were a way;) I have never had a SB pumpkin spice latte...hooked on cocoa capp.

Karoline said...

Your autumn decorations look lovely