October

October

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Odds and Ends

It was down to 60 this morning. The doors and windows are already opened. The breeze and the sound of the meadowlarks fill me with such joy. The light in the garden draws me and I just love walking out and listening to the chatter in the cottonwoods. Cottonwoods are very chatty trees.

I have been scattered brained this week, but did manage to get some things made. Last February I found and bought that fabric with crows and french writing on it. Then all I could think of was making pumpkins out of it. So yesterday I did.


 I always save my stems from my old pumpkins and with the wedding, I remember, just gathering them up and throwing them away. This was the only one that made it through the cleaning rampage. Now I will have to cut limbs off of trees for stems. I could just kick myself.



This is the rug I am working on, I did this rug when I first started hooking and I decided to do it again. I just love the pumpkins in this design. Not to mention it is a excuse to dye more wool.



I am going to need Khaki for the back ground of my pumpkins. I thought it turned out just fine with the little bit of mottled in it. I love dying wool so much. It is almost like magic to get all of those different colors out of the dye pot.


 I am so thankful for the cooler weather. I walked by the woodpile yesterday and there are some wonderful bits of wood waiting to be projects. I even felt a bit creative. It has been so long.
I hope you have a wonderful Thursday.
~Kim~

19 comments:

  1. Good morning! Cooled off here wonderfully yesterday too, and last night it was down in the low 60's! yay!! I am done with heat, haha. Love seeing what you are working on. The pumpkin is darling. I always do things like that...throw something out, kick myself later, haha Enjoy your day!

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  2. That was our morning temperature here, too, Kim! I LOVE it! I enjoy seeing what projects you have underway. Cute little pumpkin!

    xo Nellie

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  3. I'm so glad you guys are getting a reprieve! It'll even cool off a bit out here, and it's been windy every day as the weather fronts do battle.

    I have an ultrasound set for Tuesday! I'm so excited!

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  4. oh, lucky duck! 60s! can't wait!!!

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  5. It is always a treat to see your rug hooking. The pattern is fun too! The fabric with crows on looks great as pumpkins.
    Enjoy the cooler temps!

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  6. That is one nice thing about this season...after a hot summer, the cool weather does encourage creativity! LOVE the pumpkins!

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  7. I love your pumpkin and your rug and love hearing about your projects....I've got several I need to hop on....I have been so lazy lately....

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  8. Oh yay I just love the pumpkin rug! I think it is the cutest so far, I can't wait to see how this one turns out. Maybe it is just the weather changing that makes us crafty. I feel like I have spring fever and I am getting together ideas for ripping apart the kitchen and redoing it... Dad is coming tomorrow to give me a bid. I might have a new kitchen for Christmas. ;)

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  9. That French crow pumpkin is so classy!

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  10. I like that pumpkin rug and the b+w pumpkin above it. The cool weather makes me happy.

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  11. Love the pumpkins!!!! I love cloth pumpkins with real stems. I never thought to save them, but to purchase them- they are expensive! Lovely goodies! Weather is cooler here too! Yea!!!!

    Blessings and hugs!
    Heather

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  12. Great job on the black and white pumpkins and I like that you used the real stems. I bet that you'll be planting some pumpkins next year.
    You Halloween rug is coming along nicely. I agree with you about the magic of dyeing wool. It feels like Christmas and opening presents. You never know exactly what you get till you open it up.

    Have a nice cool weekend.
    Hugs,
    JB

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  13. Fun projects! We are having a cool down here too. Only 54 for a high today. A little chilly with wind howling.

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  14. Hi Kim, loved reading your odds and ends, I am so thankful you have finally gotten some cooler temps, especially after the hot summer you have had. Cooler temps. this time of year really gets me in the fall mood. ~smile~Your pumpkin is so lovely, as is your rug.
    Enjoy your weekend.
    Hugs,
    Sue

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  15. you are always creative!! it has been cooler here, 80's today so i had to turn the air back on!!

    pretty projects!!

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  16. i love the green/khaki shade you dyed! it will
    be a beautiful background for your pumpkins.

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  17. The weather in my city has turned cooler too....and some leaves have started turning yellow..sure sign of autumn.

    Love the rug idea!!

    http://www.myunfinishedlife.com

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  18. I am in love with the fabric you used to make your beautiful pumpkins !
    Each year I have good intentions to remove and store old pumpkin stems and each year I don't ;(
    Your rug hooking looks fabulous !
    Rose

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  19. HI Kim! Oh, the rug is adorable! I saw that Halloween magazine you told me about! I leafed through it at the grocery store!
    I am so happy it's the weekend! I hope the promised cool weather came your way. It's going to be 80 here today. That's not TOO bad, right?
    More later! Sending love!

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