Friday, October 3, 2014

October Welcome

My favorite time of the year has arrived!
It seems like September disappeared in a blur and Autumn arrived in a hurry.
 So happy to see cooler temps, leaves turning color and pumpkins on the porch!
I am an October baby so this has always been my favorite month since I was a child.

Time has gotten away from me lately from working in the studio, taking a week to visit my daughter and taking a few day trips with Pog to celebrate our 10th anniversary.

My daughter and I did a “little” shopping during our week together. 
We visited The Rusty Bucket in Cary, Thistle Bee Quilt Shoppe in Goldsboro and 
one of our favorites Lone Star Mercantile in Fuquay-Varina.
What can I say? Seems like we can never have enough fabric. 

There are a couple of velvets there too and some chenille trim for snowmen.
 In the meantime I ordered wool from Heavens to Betsy
I am in love with the black/orange stripe so I may have to order more of that! 

The black/orange on the bottom is a reversible stripe.
  Also during our week, my daughter started making her first doll.
The easiest one to start with is Raggedy Ann and she did a great job! 

I like how she put her own twist on fabric colors.
We will finish up the clothes on our next visit.

I also stopped at one of my favorite antique shops on the way home
 and found a fifteen dollar firkin. 

 It is not particularly old and missing the lid but will be great with a little cleaning.
 It looked like someone had already tried to clean it and then make it look rustic
 so I don’t mind working on this one a little more. 
I may put a small tree in it this Christmas.

The table runners and dishtowels I was working on are finally finished 
and one of the looms now has a warp for more runners. 

For now though, I have Fall Fever and have started making a few pumpkins. 
These have a surprise and I will show you soon what that is,
 but for now here is a little peak of the pumpkin fun going on it the studio.

The white one is a snowball that decided to sneak in on the fun!

Welcome October!


  1. Oh so much lovely fabric and wool! The pumpkins are really great! And so is your daughters first doll!
    So creative, you two!

    1. Thanks Christine! We had great fun working on the doll. She did all the sewing and stitching herself!

  2. I love October too! Fall is such a great time of the year. Can't wait to see your pumpkin suprise.

  3. What a nice big bundle of fabric and all that yummy wool. I'm sure you will turn those into amazing treasures. Aww, those little pumpkins are priceless.
    I hope that you have a wonderful Birthday this month.

  4. It's fall in the Ozarks & it's my favorite season too. Today was cool enough for a light jacket. Love all the colors in your post. Your table runner and dish towels are quite lovely.

  5. Wow--you've been busy! And so productive! What pattern did you use for the runner--my husband is very into overshot and yours is gorgeous!

    1. I altered both threading and treadling using the Mary Ann Ostrander pattern from the Davidson book.

  6. Fun stuff! Love your purchases. Wool is always good :)
    A tree would look wonderful in the firkin!
    Hugs :)

  7. Yep, fall is my time of year too, and Happy Birthday month! Cute firkin, and they are always so useful to have around, lid or no lid! Love the fabrics and great job on the Raggedy Ann doll. Can't wait to see what wonders those little pumpkins contain.

  8. It is Autumn in New England, my favorite time of year too...we patiently wait for October to arrive and it seems Autumn is over in a blink of an eye...Your wool is beautiful, love orange and black, as are your wonderful pumpkin creations and runners...for Christmas I place a small fir tree with tiny rice lights in my firkin, just a sweet primitive touch...what a wonderful job your daughter did on her first doll...have a wonderful birthday month...greetings from Maine...