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Friday’s Favorites: Thanksgiving Decorations

Fridays Favorites is all about the Thanksgiving Decorations. I decorate for fall at the end of September and leave the decorations up until the end of November. Here in California, we really do not see the colors of turning leaves, and experience only the occasional crisp cold weather mornings. That said, I still appreciate the change of the season.

Here is a collection of my pumpkins, and other fall ephemera.

I love these wine cork pumpkins, what better way to use up all of those wine corks! I also love these wooden spools, so cool! The aluminum tins on top hold wax candle pumpkins.

Here are a few more vignettes, the first showing a collection of bird nests and paper wasp hives, along with Indian corn and mini pumpkins. The second shows Oliver and Aubriana, two art dolls that I have made. The third, a host of pumpkins, flowers and other fall ephemera.

And more owls, candles, gourds, and a turkey or two!

These images and poem encompass this time of year for me:

Dirt roads lined with
brown dusted bushes
and autumn colored trees
Leaves falling with even prettier colors
than last year.
Crackle air smells
of snow and cooked
turkeys and pumpkin pie.
Family days spent with
distant relatives, loved ones
and Thanksgiving.

Christen, 10-15-79

All Friday’s Favorites posts.

Well I hope that this inspires you to be creative with your decorations, and that you are enjoying this time of year.

Happy Stitching! ~ Christen

Friday’s Favorites: Harvest Time

Fridays Favorites is all about the Harvest Time. I love the rich autumn colors, browns from chestnut to sienna; golden umber and warm maple; fiery crimson and cinnamon; and the warm rich colors of pumpkin and carnelian.


Here is a group of pumpkins that were created from my PDF class Gathering Autumn’s Harvest. I used batik and cotton fabrics for the base of the pumpkin, and added in vintage and new buttons, leaves, and paper wrapped wire for the stems.

Here are a few more images of my pumpkins, leaves, acorns and additional fall ephemera.

And who doesn’t love owls? Here is Oliver the Owl who is also a PDF class. Mushroom garden is featured in my book Hand Embroidery Dictionary, all of the mushroom tops are made from felt, and embroidered with perle cotton. A few of the bases are made from felt and wire, the smaller ones are wooden golf tees. Cogs and Gears is an adaptation of one of the projects in my book Beaded Embroidery Stitching.

All Friday’s Favorites posts.

Well I hope that this inspires you to be creative, and that you are enjoying this time of year!

Happy Stitching! ~ Christen