It was my unbirthday recently. Out of nowhere this beautiful, quilted and cross stitched bag arrived at my home by post.
Claire93, author of Claire93’s Blog, remembered my plan to make Halloween-themed things for my living room and very thoughtfully put this together for me, wishing me a very happy unbirthday. It is absolutely beautiful and truly shows off her skills. I’m always very much in awe of quilters. I suppose if I actually attempted quilting I might learn how. But, it’s one of those things that still looks like magic to me. A little bit of magic isn’t bad, though, is it? This piece is so detailed, right down to the little brass Jack O’Lantern sewn on. The choice of colors is truly festive and the quilting detail is really appropriate for the piece. If you check out her blog you will find all kinds of inspiration. Claire makes beautiful quilts, cross stitches really amazing pictures and adornments, and crochets very cute amigurumis. She even knits sweaters! A true crafter with so much awesomeness to share on her blog. I also love her hen house updates and the wonderful names she’s given to them.
Claire also must have read my mind, because I am feverishly stitching away at my last pumpkin for my decoration goals. I’ve been working on it all week. The four pumpkins will hang on the china cabinet doors, surrounding Claire’s beautiful bag. Here’s my progress on this fourth vegetable:
I’m determined to have it done tomorrow and then get all four sewn to fabric and hanging by Sunday. Let’s see if I can do this! The cool thing about these is that they’re good for all of Autumn, not just Halloween, so I’ll be able to enjoy them for a while after October 31.