Happy Fall Y’all ~ A Giveaway Winner and Sooo Much More!

Fall has always been my favorite season and last night in the USA Fall began!  Leaves are beginning to fall here in North Carolina too… it has been 6 years since I have enjoyed a true fall!!!

 The above wall hanging was inspired by Bonnie Hunter’s string pumkins she did last year 🙂 

I had sooo much fun taking scraps from previous quilt making and from my stash and sewing them together to make pumpkins….

 This year is hangs in our kitchen over our little kitchen table…. we have a HUGE countertop level bar in our kitchen that we use regularly but this is nice too and cozy ❤

 Our weather is cooling during the night and early mornings and a heavy dew is present until mid day usually now… but the afternoons still get quite warm!  Waiting for that evening cool down to start as the trees are starting to lose their leaves with the wind blowing occasionally too.  What is your weather like where you live?  Is it comfy to be outside?? 

I have been inside mainly… working toward a slow stitching finish at my frame!!!

Since this collage.. I rolled the frame for the last time for this quilt…

 When I finish this row I will be cutting the quilt off the frame!!!  SEW EXCITED TO GET TO THAT POINT Y ‘ALL!!!

To the left are my quilting tools… and to the right I am ready for action with my thumble and thimble and a bit of electrical tape wrapped around my pointer finger to increase my gripability! lol

Here is the corner where I started on this row…

 And now I have a lot of wavy lines and black line in the ditch stitching to do … as well as basting that top edge…

I have truly enjoyed every bit of the 4 months this quilt has been on the frame … every stitch was added with love and devotion to me and my honey and our relationship… this quilt will next be shown (hopefully) off the frame .. bound… washed and dried… and on our bed!!!  Yippee in advance 😀 

Linking all this fun slow stitching accomplishments (including that Fall quilt I opened my post with as it is slow stitched too!) to Kathy’s Slow Stitching Sunday link up… There my tribe is gathering today to share their slow stitching accomplishments… whether is it needle and thread like me or other slow hand accomplished work like crochet or cross stitch or embroidery or knitting!  Come see us all HERE!  Kathy even has a new blog header up with her latest finish on it… beautiful!

So everything else I have been up to has been LOTS and LOTS!

First I want to announce the

 Jill is the lucky lady I drew out of the coffee mug!  I have sent her an email… next week I will share what she chose as her prize if it is ok with her 😀  SEW EXCITED FOR HER!!!!

And here is a peek at what is new at MY ETSY SHOP!

Pencil cases for trendy students… mug rugs for any time but perfect for the season we are in and a table topper I hope will find a home soon when I get it quilted and listed as well!!!

And these sets of fabrics are for sale on facebook!

Wowee… I have been sooo busy this week 🙂

So what will I work on next you ask???

The rooster is an EPP project by Violet Craft… 
I have always wanted to try EPP but never found a project that I felt like inspired me.  So this darling rooster I will do in reds and blacks and greys with a tan background to coordinate with a wall hanging still left undone… hopefully I can show you all this stuff next week when I post a blog entry 😀
For now this is my wish for your all…. 

 Do you drink coffee???  Or do you prefer tea or water or something fun otherwise when you stitch???  I love sugar free sweet tea and coffee with a little bit of coconut creamer in it! lol  I would love to hear your favorite stitching beverage 🙂

Until next Sunday y’all…


8 thoughts on “Happy Fall Y’all ~ A Giveaway Winner and Sooo Much More!

  1. CathieJ

    WooHoo! I can't wait to see this gorgeous quilt finished. I have enjoyed following your progress. Our weather here on Long Island, NY is just starting to be fall like. Today will be our first day in the 60s. It hasn't really felt like fall until today. I love my tea when I craft….Earl Grey, Irish Breakfast or Orange Spice with milk and sugar. If I have a long crafting session then I fill my water bottle to keep by my side. Coffee with coconut creamer sounds delicious.


  2. Kim

    Such beautiful hand quilting on your quilt. How lovely that this year Fall is as it should be. There is nothing quite like the glorious hues of the leaves during these months. I am a cup of tea gal….in a pretty china tea cup of course.


  3. Little Penpen

    Wowsers on almost done with the quilt! What an accomplishment and it is so very pretty. Your pumpkin quilt is perfect for this time of year. I'll bet the nights are feeling good up in those mountains. It's still pretty warm here, but I can tell the evenings are starting to feel lighter and crisper. I love love love the hexagon rooster! That will be an awesome project to do. I am finishing up a baby quilt that I hand quilted using a quilt panel. It is so cute and I thoroughly enjoyed doing regular hand quilting again. I will try to do a blog post and link to Cathy's slow stitching today. My quilting beverage would have to be coffee, but I love a good cold diet pepsi, too! :-))


  4. Deb

    How wonderful to be coming to the end of the quilting I look forward to seeing the finished quilt. Love the String Pumpkins wall hanging. The weather here in Florida is low 90's with drier air which makes a difference, my favorite stitching beverage is black tea hot or iced depending on the time of day and the weather.


  5. Sarah

    That pumpkin wall hanging is so nice! I love autumn too, especially as I can buy pumpkins to eat soon! I'm a black coffee girl or failing that good old water, but there again I wouldn't say no to a glass of wine and I'm partial to a g and t while I stitch…. do you see a picture emerging here LOL!


  6. Gretchen Weaver

    If you're like me, you'll be sitting at that quilt until it's finished! I always get to excited when I can see the finish. We've had a cool down around here, temps are mid 60's and down into the 40's and 40's at night, lovely sleeping weather but we don't need the furnace on yet. Have fun with your EPP project, a small project is a good way to start.


  7. Kindred Quilts

    Lots of pretties to look at in this post and I'm enjoying every minute of it! Looking forward to seeing the quilt you are finishing… what an endeavor! I'm a coffee drinker, either straight up black or with a splash of Peppermint Mocha creamer… served up in a rather large mug!



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