Sunday, October 2, 2011

October Pumpkins

yesterday I planned on making

some stuffed pumpkins

cotton velvet ~ wool ~ homespun?


once I started looking through

the wool stash

I know it was futile...


I had to hook

nothing would do but hooking


cut some strips

drew a few pumpkins on linen

then got to work

I couldn't put the hook down

it's only about 15 x 15

so finishing it in a day

was a breeze...

all that's left is to sign it in stitches



I think Melrose loves it

as much as I do!


the colors in this photo are

closest to the real thing


and Melrose does not have a cloudy eye

just shows up that way in photos sometimes

13 comments:

HomeSpunPrims said...

Oh Kelley, I do so love your pumpkins! What a great little rug. And Melrose has good taste! What a handsome boy he is.

The Evening Stitcher said...

Love the rug, Kelley!! I started to make some pumpkins too...but then I got busy binding one of my rugs. Melrose is like our kitties..they just love those warm rugs!

patijane's primitives said...

What a great fall pumpkin rug, Kelley! You have inspired me to make some wool pumpkins! Melrose looks content too.

Jacque. said...

Not a pumpkin fan, but I sure do always love your pumpkins!

Orange Sink said...

Kelley,
You make the best pumpkins! That is such a sweet rug and 15 by 15 is a nice size! Your one fast hooker!!
Melrose is adorable and is probably impressed with how fast you hooked it too!!
Hugs!
Cathy G

Dorothy said...

Beautiful!

Rugs and Pugs said...

Kelley ~
To me, finishing a 15 x 15 hooked mat in a day is beyond belief!!! That is impressive. Sure wish I could hook half that fast:) Love your colors.
Pug hugs :)
Lauren

moosecraft said...

Gorgeous! Love it! Do you still have my address?!?!?!?! lol! ;-) Happy October!!!

Kathy (woolfind) said...

I'm just wondering what speed you have your arm on? Did you see smoke before you were finished ;)?
GREAT piece! Melrose looks so soft..

Cat Haven Crafts said...

Great hooked rug! i don't know how you stitch so fast! I think Melrose is waiting to lay on it as soon as you aren't looking! :)

Ter'e said...

Melly is so beautiful. I love black cats so much. I sure miss my pair!
I love the little mat too.........the colors are just gorgeous!

Mary said...

Start to finish in a single day? Fabulous!!!! Still haven't started my first. :o( Now trying to figure out what sort of frame/ hoop to use.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Your pumpkins are really beautiful! You are so creative! ♥