When I first learned of this special event, the brainchild of Sharon/DaffyCat, I immediately starting working on pumpkin stitchy projects. Some are still in the works, but here are the finishes. Hope they bring a little surprise cheer.
We start with a cute little girl coming out of a pumpkin to yell, "Surprise"! This is a quilty mat/coaster from a design by GreenBeanBaby .
Next is a cell phone case to be given in honor of Cathey to WOCS for distribution to a woman in a domestic violence shelter. The design is the Autumn Mini-Sampler by Waxing Moon. The x-stitch fabric is a scrap from an 18-count evenweave fabric in my stash that I really can't identify. Plenty of pumpkin love on this one.
A slice of the October Doorways design by Vermillion Stitchery made a perfect bookmark to welcome Halloween and show off some cute pumpkins. This is on 36 ct Edinburgh linen with a black gros-grain ribbon fused to the back.
And finally, a finish for a design I stitched last year. This piece is "Autumn Buddies" by Oakhaven Designs stitched on 36 ct HDF linen. Perfect size for an Altoid top and perfect expression of pumpkin love for my "Autumn Buddy" Cathy.
Cathey, hope your day is filled with wonderful surprises! You have tons of friends pulling for you.