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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

 

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.

    Regards,
    Marysia.

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  2. Hi there Mary

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

    Thanks for showing us, brilliant as always.

    Marysia.

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  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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