Friday, September 7, 2012

PUMPKINS AND WOOL ~ ~ ~

Last night, I burned the midnight oil hooking this humongous pumpkin!  Drew the pattern right on the foundation cloth and tore 1" strips to hook with! It took me 3-4 hours ~ that's a lot of hooking, friends!!  But I love it ~ going to bind it with wool and hopefully have it to sell tomorrow!!  It is 14" x 16" ~ kind of a statement pumpkin!! I saw these on friend Lauren's blog ~ she inspired me to do this!! My plan is to draw some patterns and make up a couple of kits!!  Sounds like a good idea, doesn't it?




Yesterday, these came out of the dye pot ~ just gorgeous colors ~ love them all!










If you love pastels, these are for you ~ luscious looking lovelies, I say!!!


It's black as can be here and thundering at 4 in the afternoon!  We're supposed to get a doozy of a storm and I hope it gets it out of it's system before tomorrow!!  One year after Hurricane Fran, the tents blew away the night before our show at Quailcrest!!  They moved us into the greenhouse the day of the show and then ~ the sun came out!!!  Gave new meaning to the words "hot house".  I thought I would melt into a puddle of fat!!!!!  So, as much as I love to do this show, I'm looking forward to it with trepidation ~ it's always an adventure if you're anywhere near me!!  I haven't packed my wool yet ~ guess I better go do that and things to finish of course!!  Wish us luck!!!!!

Alice

7 comments:

Rugs and Pugs said...

Great looking pumpkin, Alice!
Hopefully the weather will co-operate and I'll see you tomorrow.
Hugs :)
Lauren

acorn hollow said...

great pumpkins you and lauren are in a groove. good luck with the weather tomorrow.
Cathy

Kim said...

Good luck and many sales are wished for you :)

Jacque. said...

ohhhhh...love the pumpkin! Best wishes for you tomorrow...and have fun!

Karen said...

What a glorious Pumpkin...the colors are just so nice and Fall and Prim.
Great colors on the dye pot wool too.
Karen

The Barn Door said...

Hi Alice....LOVE the colors!!! Oh and I just started hooking again and I'm using the small frame I got from you and LOVE it too!!
Karen & the Hounds

jody said...

i love your pumpkin. was thinking it looked simular to laurens. also love how your wool came out! enjoy your day!