Wisdom House Block 8
quilt design by Jan Patek
I've been out in the yard planting mums and getting the lawn ready for winter. I enjoy this time of year more than any other time of year. It seems the colors are so vibrant... grasses are a deep green and the leaves start changing to their fancy flashes of gold, orange and red... Of course, can't help but think about some Halloween goodies too!
The pinkeep on the left is an older Stacy Nash design called "Skeleton Key Pinkeep". This pattern was gifted to me by my Snow Days buddy Jacque! I think it took me a year to finally get to stitching it... but, I finally did it! And, it happens to be one of my favorite Halloween-ish designs! The pinkeep on the right is simply called "Primitive Halloween Pinkeep" and is a Country Rustic Primitives design. Both are stitched on 32ct Lambswool Linen with the charted DMC threads.... backed with wool and stuffed with wool snippets... and then I had some fun with the walnut stain... can't be Halloween without some grunge, right? lol!
The scissors are my newest find... I like the look of the copper handles... and the "S" on the blades (same as my first initial). They are made by Sullivans and have a good weight to them... blades are super sharp too. Anyways, they help make stitching time "fancy schmancy"... lol!
And so, since you're still reading along on this post... I thought I'd do another giveaway! How about the pattern for the "Skeleton Key Pinkeep" and a copy of the Autumn 2013 Mercantile Gatherings magazine? Sound good to you? Well, if you are interested in winning these, please indicate as such in your comment. Open to USA and Canada resident only please. This will probably be one of my last giveaways for the year.
I'll be back in a couple of days to announce the winner... so check back often!
Until next time... stay healthy and keep on smiling!