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Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Wisdom House Block 8 and Some Halloween

This block is my favorite so far! Love the fabrics that were chosen (by Quilted Crow in MA)... and love the cottage look of the house.

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!



  1. Great finishes Sharon! Cool copper scissors too! Have been thinking about mums lately, but not ready for Fall YET :(.

  2. WOW...you HAVE been busy! Working in the yard, too! Your applique work is looking so good, Sharon. And, of course, your counted cross stitch pieces are fabulous! Keep up the good work!

  3. Wonderful finishes. I have never seen that magazine. I love Stacy Nash.. Please include me in the drawing. Thanks

  4. Lovely finishes Sharon...the block is my favorite too...for now...working in the yard is no chore this time of year

  5. Great work and love those scissors. I have a thing for scissors! Thanks for the opportunity to win your generous giveaway!


  6. You are doing some fancy stitching and i love that Wisdom Block House 8. Lovely fabric and colors.

    Thanks for the chance at winning the give away but I will pass on this one as I know that I won't have time to do it and I'll give the chance to someone else. I have too many o waiting to be finished.


  7. Hi Sharon! Your wisdom block is too cute...love the little cottage too.

    This is my favorite time of the year also and would love to add to my fall / autumn decoration. Thanks for the chance to win your generous giveaway.

  8. this is my favorite season, even more than Christmas.
    I would like to win!

  9. Truly lovely little red house you have made there! And I love your stitched work finishes!

  10. Your new projects are lovely !
    I must remember to hold on to my "snippets" and save them for stuffing.
    Thank you for hosting a great Autumn giveaway !
    Time to get pumpkins and bittersweet. ;)

  11. Love your Halloween projects and I LOVE this scissors - super cute!!
    I would love to be included in your giveaway for the Stacy Nash pattern - she is one of my favorites!!
    Enjoy another great autumn day :-)!!


  12. I love your work. You do such pretty quilting and your counted cross stitch is very nice too. I am so glad you are having a nice fall and getting to be outside. Have a great week.

  13. Love those little scissors! Thanks for the chance to win such a pretty pattern!

  14. Love the quilted house - makes me think of the fabric my grandmother had in her stash. Would love to be entered in your drawing.

  15. Please include me in your give-away......such a charming pinkeep.

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