Saturday, October 5, 2019

Halloween Finishing Spree Day Six

Hi, stitching friends!

Welcome to Day Six of the Halloween finishing spree! Today's finish is "Pumpkins," a gorgeous pattern I first saw when Honeybee featured it on her beautiful blog, The Copper Fox. If you haven't already visited The Copper Fox blog, please do. She does such amazing stitching and she has some very good inspirational posts on finishing. I owe a lot to Honeybee for helping me to silence my inner critic! (I think we are all pretty hard on ourselves when it comes to being perfectionists.)

You can find the PDF pattern for Pumpkins on Etsy at LoLaLottaShop.

I stitched Pumpkins on 32-count Barnwood linen by Picture This Plus. The pattern uses DMC threads, but I swapped out some of the greens for Colour & Cotton threads I had on hand. I wanted brighter greens that would pop on the dark linen. I used petite seed beads from Mill Hill for the lacy pumpkin.

I finished the stitch as a flat fold (thanks for the tutorial, Vonna!) and trimmed it with some handmade cording made with DMC thread.

I used some lovely fabric I received from RJ and Mary at Stitching Friends Forever to complete the flat fold.

I love the finish and the Barnwood linen. It just pops! And I'm so thankful to Honeybee for inspiring me to start this project.

I hope to have Halloween at Hawk Run Hollow back from the framer soon. She called me yesterday to tell me there had been some sort of mix-up with the moulding I chose, and her supplier told her it wasn't going to be ready until mid November! And did I want to wait until November to pick it up? (Would you?!) I'm going in today to pick a different moulding, which is heartbreaking to me because the one I had originally chosen was just so perfect. Wish me luck, and I hope to have it back by the end of the week so I can show you.

Until next time, happy stitching!


  1. This is just the cutest. You will be all set for this year. Sorry about the framing thing. It is hard enough to make a decision let alone do it twice.

  2. Wow! This is so cool. I love the fabby you used for this. You totally have the finishing thing down perfectly. Wishing you a lovely day. ((hugs))

  3. Meg, well done on your flat fold finish! The design looks fabulous on the Barnwood colored fabric. I am sorry there was a snafu with your molding. Have a wonderful day!

  4. Beautiful finish--good job, you!

  5. Another very nice pattern, I like the different pumpkins. The orange drawstring fits perfectly with the dark fabric.
    A great job.

  6. Another wonderful finish for Halloween.
    Have a nice Sunday, Manuela

  7. Your finishing is just fabulous. With so many finished pieces your home will be very well decorated. x

  8. I'm thrilled, 5 more finishes to admire!!! I love this one, that linen color is perfect for the pattern. How neat that all pumpkins are different, I'm impressed with your beading too. I have yet to try that. The flat fold is great and the fabric worked out well too!!
    I'm really sorry that your first choice on the framing didn't work out. That's awful you have to pick another. I spend far too much time selecting frames and matting, when you spend that kind of money you want it perfect. When all is said and done I bet your going to be thrilled, the HRH is amazing and I'm looking forward to seeing it hanging on your wall!!

  9. This is so cute--a new to me pattern and designer! Love the way the colors look on the dark fabric, too. Sure hope your HRH frame turns out well--that must have been so frustrating to get the news about the moulding! Can't wait to see it in all its glory :)

  10. Another fantastic finish. Turned out perfect. Hopefully you will find an even better fit for your piece.

  11. Great flat fold finish! Great stitching too I just love this one.

  12. What a fantastic finish, I love it! The fabric and colours look great together.


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