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HAPPY HALLOWEEN…

Days are cooler, definitely shorter and most definitely wetter. But I do love the smell of wet leaves layered on the ground! And one of my favourite days (nights!) is HERE. HALLOWEEN! As a child I loved going out for Halloween – usually dressed in an old white sheet with holes cut for eyes and carrying an old pillow case for my treats. The popcorn balls that were not wrapped in plastic wrap (because I am OLD and it didn’t exist back then) would inevitably get stuck to the bottom of the pillowcase and be coated with peanuts shells or pennies or the wrappers of the Kisses. I spent my early years in a northern Ontario mining town where there was not a lot of extra money to spend on nonessentials but we had imagination and Halloween costumes got reused, repurposed and passed down. And! we had fun fun fun.

And we can do the same in our hooking and crafting! This is the time to let the imagination run wild – use those purples and lime greens and oranges together! And play…

I love hooking punkins! Here are a few I have hooked – hope you have fun hooking a few for yourself – or witches or ghosts or black cats and bats!

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Halloween Stroll is a wonderful pattern from Star Rug Company…HPIM3645

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So who said stockings were just for Christmas?…HPIM3770Cannot remember the designer of this pattern but I loved it!…
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HAPPY HALLOWEEN AND I HOPE THE WEATHER IS WONDERFUL FOR ALL THE KIDS (BIG AND SMALL) WHO ARE OFF TO TRICK OR TREAT TONIGHT!

And a picture of Christine’s wonderful, colourful chair pad (being upholstered over a wooden insert)…


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7 responses »

  1. Love all of your pumpkins, they truly are inspiring, makes me want to start one especially today! love the colours and movement in all the pieces. Just might have to start one!

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  2. Loved hearing your story, makes me think back to my childhood. The rugs were great, gave me an idea for one for me. thanks

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  3. jagmunro@gmail.com

    Oh Loretta your wonderful childhood memory sparked my memory as well.I laughed outloud about the popcorn balls.I used to go through the same thing but you were able to describe it so well.Thanks

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  4. elaine allerton

    Enjoyed your blog,,,, great pics of pumpkins, etc,,,, great inspiration, ,,, thanks ,, happy Halloween, ,,,,

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  5. Great memories and great punkins…hope your weekend is going well!

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  6. I love all your pumpkin rugs ~ but especially the third one! And of course I adore Maria’s patterns. She’s one of my favorite designers ~ and one of the nicest hookers you could ever meet.
    Happy day after Halloween!

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  7. These are all so wonderful. Thank you so much for sharing them with us. A real delight.

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