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I learned to embroider when I was a kid, when everyone was really into cross stitch (remember the '80s?). Eventually, I migrated to surface embroidery, teaching myself with whatever I could get my hands on...read more

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Boo! My Only Embroidered Pumpkins


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Happy Halloween, everyone. I’ve never really embroidered for Halloween before, but I do have two pumpkins I’ll (re)share with you – resurrecting an old project that I had a lot of fun stitching!

These are embroidered pillowcases, and the theme for them is “opposites” – so I embroidered one black and one white pillowcase with faces. On the white pillow case, they’re all awake and having a blast, and on the black pillowcase, they’re snoozing away comfortably.

Hand Embroidered Pillowcases

The pumpkin was easy enough to embroider while he was awake…

Hand Embroidered Pillowcases

… but sleeping pumpkins pose a slight problem, when it comes to closing their eyes. When I worked this project, I think I embroidered those eyes two or three times, trying to get a “sleepy” look.

Hand Embroidered Pillowcases

Yep, I can safely say this was one of my Just for Fun projects that was really fun!

I hope you have a fun day, that you get out and enjoy the autumn weather (if you’re in the same hemisphere – spring, for the rest of you!), and that you have a terrific weekend!


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  1. Hi there Mary,

    I for one would buy the pattern for your black and white pillowcases………..absolutely fantastic.


  2. Hi there Mary

    Love the pillowcases and would buy the pattern for the faces, for sure.

    Thanks for showing us, brilliant as always.


  3. Mary, these are so adorable, I giggled out loud when I saw them. What a fantastic idea to do the black and white with opposite faces. Thank you for sharing with us, as always.

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