Whom have I in heaven but You?
And there is none upon earth that I desire besides You.
My flesh and my heart fail;

But God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever. Psalm 73:25-26

Friday, September 27, 2013

Pumpkins For Cathey

Good Morning my friends!  Good Morning Cathey! Happy 7th Blogoversary to you my friend! May God richly bless you for many, many more years to come. I continue to pray for you daily. We love and care for you soooooo much! =)

In case you do not know Cathey, check out her blog with the link above. Then check out Sharon's blog to see what in the world is going on with this pumpkin mania today!! ;) I screwed up! I should have scheduled this post, instead of saving it in draft. That is why you have two posts from me today! duh! Forgot today was Friday, thought we were still on Thursday. Oh well!

I stitched and made up this little pumpkin this week in honor of Cathey. I used Summer House Pincushion for the finishing directions and the alphabet. Summer House Pincushion can be found in the Honeysuckle Manor book by BBD.
The directions call for 30 ct linen. I used an orange 30ct linen I had in my stash, but I stitched it over one instead of over two. Love those small finishes. ;) This was stitched entirely in DMC 4145.
I used the free squirrel pattern found here. I did make up my own little acorn design for them to hold however. At the top of my Pumpkin Pincushion I stitched part of another free pattern by The Workbasket, you can find here. I think the collection comes together nicely. ;)
I had ideas for this spinning around in my head since last fall. That is how long I have had this small pumpkin stem sitting around waiting. I just used my hot glue gun to attach it.=) I just read the other day on Annette's blog that she used 3 strands of DMC in place of Pearle Cotton to make up her little pumpkins. Good idea Annette! I used DMC 301. A fabulous match.

I stitched this sweet little pattern two weeks ago. This can be found in the book called Cross Stitch Card Collection by Claire Crompton. I didn't write down the actual pattern name, sorry. It is a library book I checked  out, and have since returned.
I stitched this on 25ct cream linen, two over one. I went hunting through my stash and came up with these fabrics to make this little pin pillow. I adore this look.

I just smile every time I look at this little turkey. =)

I am praying for you every day Cathey. You are so very brave. My heart is so happy and thankful to call you friend.  We all love you and care for you SO much! ♥

Stitching and praying,
Vickie


29 comments:

Mii Stitch said...

Lovely little pumpkins Vickie :)

Carol said...

Oh, your pumpkin design is wonderful, Vickie--love how you combined all the little motifs. Did you glue on a real pumpkin stem?

And your little pillow is so sweet--all of these delightful pumpkin finishes will surely bring Cathey many smiles on her special day :)

Margaret said...

Wow, so beautiful! So sweet too! Love the pumpkin so much!

Annie said...

Just the perfect finishes for Cathey. You really came up with some great original ideas here!

Sharon said...

Such pretty pumpkins! This has been fun to do.


























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Theresa said...

This is such a beautiful pumpkin for Cathey!!

cucki said...

So sweet..I love it too x

Catherine said...

Sweet post for Cathey! Love your goodies!

Lesley said...

Such pretty pumpkins.Your pin cushion is delightful.

♥ Nia said...

Lovely post and lovely pumpkins!! :)

Michelle said...

Lovely - she is an inspiration to us all x

Melissa said...

I loved that pumpkin you made! So cute!

Melanie said...

Very very sweet! :)

butterfly said...

Lovely Pumpkins , love them, what a great day for Cathey , and her blogging sister's.

Cath said...

Lovely finishes xxx

AnaCristina said...

Very beautiful pumpkins!

:-)

Penny said...

Lovely pumpkins! I really like the stem on the first one. :)

Maggee said...

I LOVE your works! So beautiful! and they are around Mabel and Henry--your loves! Truly inspiring! Thanks for joining this celebration! BIG HUGS!

Lynn said...

Wow, it's beautiful Vickie!

Simply Victoria said...

Love your orange pumpkin! Is that a real stem? It turned out great.

Stitching Noni said...

Fantastic pumpkin finishes :)
Well done!
Love the cushion :)

Анна Гончарова said...

Очень красиво и оригинально!

Brigitte said...

Oh Vickie, this is really a beautiful pumpkin that you stitched and finished so creatively. Very lovely.

Anne said...

Wonderful pumpkin you made for Cathey Vickie! Love the little pillow you made as well and I too like that kind of finish! Hugs!

Tracey said...

Absolutely love your pumpkin finishes... so pretty!

Shebafudge said...

Beautiful pumpkin! I love the idea of a real pumpkin stalk, fantastic!

Mdm Samm said...

YOU really AWE me...your stitching is very lovely..

moreofhim said...

Your pumpkin and tribute to Cathey are beautiful! I popped over to her blog and will add her to my prayer list.

Many blessings - Julie

Bonnie said...

Love he pumpkin idea I also have a dozen plus stems here waiting for something love your
idea. THANKS Bonnie