Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Pumpkins and Prizes!


I had another small piece that my friend Kelley sent me, and it reminded me of autumn. I hand stitch the top with lana wool thread, starting out with a design and then decided it was easier to do a basic stitch in the ditch with an X in the middle. I wanted to add applique, so it was silly to do anything that will be covered up by the appliques and since it is a table topper, it will have something on top.

I used appliques from two different books by Jan Patek. I liked the pumpkin in one and the crow in another. I kept it simple and like how it came out, something nice to use for fall.

The chalk marks still show, I need to rinse it off.


A nice surprise today was a package from Stacey of Buttermilk Basin. I was one of the lucky winners of one of her giveaways and today I received my wonderful goodies. I love what she sent and just in time for Easter. We have a storm heading our way tonight, so perfect timing. I can work on these two projects and have something new to decorate with. She even sent the wools and threads for the kit. The striped piece is a dish towel and I will be putting the bunny on the end, I just love that.

She even sent me a little Chocolate bunny, a really special treat for a dreary day.


13 comments:

The Evening Stitcher said...

Oh my gosh, Debbie! What beautiful little gifts you recieved! I love the little quilt..it will be perfect in your home in the fall!

annie said...

both beautiful!

cucki said...

very pretty x

Raymond Homestead said...

Pumpkins, crows and autumn colors, some of my favorite things. Great goodies from Buttermilk Basin!

Cindy said...

It's never a good thing to show me pumpkins, LOL, cause I just love pumpkins - all kinds, all patterns, fun ones, serious ones and even ones that are mean looking.

Your little quilt is so darn cute.

HomeSpunPrims said...

Debbie,
Great little quilt! The appliqu├ęs are the perfect touch.
Hugs, Lori

Wendy @ Ravenwood Whimzies said...

You can't go wrong with crows and pumpkins!

Carrie P. said...

what a sweet topper.
nice prize too. love that chick pattern. so cute.

moosecraft said...

Awesome! The pumpkins and crows are just the perfect added touch to that quilt! The Buttermilk Basin kit looks wonderful... can't wait to see it stitched up! And, I can't wait to get back home again so I can get back to stitching... lol!

Linda said...

LOVE your little quilt. You can never go wrong with crows and pumpkins! :-) nice goodies too.

Jacque. said...

I love how you added on to the little quilt...and it looks great! All those nice little gifts...how fun for you.

Libby said...

Love keeping those old J Patek books on hand for finding just the right shapes for applique!

Gail said...

I'm a compulsive dishtowel collector so I love the bunny! Are you going to make yours a chocolate bunny? Also really liked the fabric you used for the crows in the pumpkin table topper.