Monday, October 08, 2012

Monday Morning...

The pups have been heaved into bed with Don..... The three of them are all sacked out.  I've got a big mug of coffee and a few minutes to chat.....
The Great Pumpkin is almost complete.  I have 50 orange berries to stitch around. The original in the 2012 Fall issue of Primitive Quilts and Projects had more of a solid homespun  background - but I used what I had -- I like the plaid.....

Leaf raking is on the docket for this week after work.  Dividing the yard into sections, I'll have it complete by the weekend-- as long as I have good weather. 

I'm going to work with a good attitude today( who am I trying to convince-- you or me????)
 with an hour of Star piecing tonight.

Gratitudes: 
Eric, Chels & Don all traveled this weekend.  Everyone is safe now in their own homes.
Cheetos & Diet Coke
Ripley sleeping through the night...


12 comments:

Carol said...

Your pumpkin is fantastic...love the plaid background! YIPPEE! Ripley is sleeping through the night! Life is good!

Karen said...

I thought one of your gratitudes was cheerios and diet coke. Now that is a fun combination. Then I read them again and realized it was cheetos and diet coke. Still a fun combo.

When we lived in South Carolina, we had bunches of big trees. No fun raking them.

I probably would have used a plaid background too. Good choice. I read that the next issue of the magazine will be out soon.

Linda said...

Your version of the Great Pumpkin is awesome!!!!! I love it with the plaid background!!!

Sue said...

Love your pumpkin, Melanie. I think it has turned out just great.

Gypsy Quilter said...

Love the plaid background . . . perfect!

Darlene said...

Love, love it, Melanie! The plaid background is awesome.

Cheetos and diet coke - YUM!

Nicole said...

I almost used that crow pattern for one of my appliqued pumpkins! It was just a bit too big though. Love your project. Were the berries a pain to do?

Carrie P. said...

very pretty.

Angie said...

Oh this is just gorgeous---any time plaid is used I'm all over it. My all time favorite fabrics --- plaids. Great piece. :)

Primitive Stars said...

Hi, found your wonderful blog and enjoyed so much. Love your quilt, great job, I do love quilts, collect vintage quilts but really love them all, a work of art. Your fur babies are so sweet, Blessings Francine.

The Calico Cat said...

My son chose a white pumpkin at the patch on Saturday.

Karen said...

So nice to catch up with your blog...i love this fall project- nice job!! The plaid is perfect my vote is a plaid- any and all plaids- anytime!!
:-)