I am making slow but sure progress on my “Pumpkin Patch” mentioned in my previous post and I must emphasize the word SLOW!! I just thought I could put these guys together before you could say “Jack Robinson,” but it is actually taking a bit more time….. more like quoting a chapter from a book!! Gosh!! I always put so much pressure on myself to produce more quickly, but I get so lost in the process…..between the stuffing (needing just a bit more) to the hand stitching (wanting it to be “just so”) to the staining and distressing (it doesn’t look “old” enough) to hand lettering all the tags (do I REALLY want to hand letter all of these?)…..PHEW!! No wonder it takes me so long!!!!
But the JOY of the creative process is what drives me….the act of taking a piece of fabric and watching it “BECOME” never ceases to give me PLEASURE, and I love it from start to finish!! It just seems like sometimes the FINISH is a bit longer in coming!!! I guess we all have a certain SPEED and RHYTHYM that we march to, and so I will just enjoy the journey, even if it takes a bit longer to get there!!
So far I have completed (except for tags) 2 large and 2 small pumpkins and hope to keep SLOWLY adding more. Perhaps I will even surprise myself and get some down to New England Saltbox and listed on my picture trail soon!! I am hoping to eventually fill this big tool carrier with a nice grouping!
Thanks for all your sweet comments about them and I know many who have checked out the pattern as well!! I hope you are all having as much fun creating them as I have and I would love to hear about your progress!!
I also wanted to remind you again about my Giveaway, which is about a week away now!! Be sure to leave a comment on the ORIGINAL POST in order to be entered!! I want to welcome all of you new followers/friends who have recently joined and just ask you to be sure to leave me a comment as well as an email to reach you!! I understand that several of you had a hard time signing in, and if you were unable to do that, please send me an email so I can enter you!!
Let me leave you with this beautiful quote I read recently:
WE ALL HAVE OUR OWN LIFE TO PURSURE,
OUR OWN KIND OF DREAM TO BE WEAVING.
AND WE ALL HAVE SOME POWER TO MAKE WISHES COME TRUE,
AS LONG AS WE KEEP BELIEVING. ~~ LOUISA MAY ALCOTT
With that said, I am going back to my Pumpkin Patch!!
Wishing you a full harvest of ……..whatever you are wishing for~~