Friday, September 7, 2012

Four Down, One to Go ~

I've finished, I mean really finished, four of my five pumpkins hooked with hand torn strips.  I've finished them all "Betsy style", as in Heavens to Betsy.  A friend is vending at an antique show this weekend in Avon, Ohio, and I'm taking them to see if any will sell.  I've never tried selling any hooked pieces before so wish me luck!

Here's the fifth pumpkin that doesn't yet have the patchwork back sewn on.  It looks much better in person ~ not as "washed out".

I bought my first mum a couple weeks ago at the grocery store.  It is really quite large and was only $3.99.  I think it adds a little cheer to the front porch.  I will need to get more soon, but I don't want to rush the fall season.  I am NOT one of those wishing that fall get here soon :)

Happy Friday to you :)  
Thanks for stopping by!
Pug hugs :)


acorn hollow said...

love your pumpkins good luck with the sale.
I am not one of those people either. I know what comes after fall booooo

Tiff said...

I bet you sell those in a heart beat!! They are so stinkin cute. I love the backs as well, what a neat idea.
I haven't bought any mums yet as my red geraniums are still gorgeous and blooming on my front porch. No fall decor out either, but your pumpkins give me a yearning to some out.

WoolenSails said...

Your pumpkins are wonderful and I love how you did the backs. Good idea to fill up some spots on my walls.


Kim said...

The mums look great in the old pail. I'm sure you will come home pumpkin-less and make 5 people happy. Have fun.

Trace4J said...

Love those pumpkins. I think they will sell super fast.
Lovce those pretty mums too.
I bought some also but I am wishing for FALL real soon. I am a Fall/Winter girl.
Have a good sale tomorrow.

Julia said...

Your pumpkins are lovely and I like the texture, the colors and the patch work backing. I'm sure that they will go like hot cakes. Good Luck but I don't think that you'll need to worry.

I'm not in a rush for Fall either and want to savour the little that is left of Summer one day at a time, like sandals, shorts and sleeveless , more daylight just to name a few. Every day brings it's own delight if we take time to just savour it.

Have a great weekend selling.
Hugs, JB

Cherry's Prairie Primitives said...

Love those rugs!! They will definitely sell!!

HomeSpunPrims said...

I know it feels good to get the pumpkins done Lauren. Best wishes for good sales. I love the colors and how you did the patchwork backs. I'd love to see them in person. Very cool finishing. I haven't gotten any mums yet. Yours look great. Hugs, Lori

denise said...

i love your pumpkins and the mum is just beautiful!!!!!! denise

Mugwump Woolies said...

Great looking pumpkins! Good luck with the antique show...I'm sure you will sell out!
Have a great weekend,

marly said...

They are so cool! I'm not giving in to mums just yet! In fact, my cheap self may just stick her yellow marigolds in pots and pass them off.

Anonymous said...

Love the pumpkins and the mum! Gorgeous!


Farm Girl said...

I love, love your pumpkins!! They are awesome. I hope they sell like hotcakes. I love your mums!! It is still to hot for them to be out here. I think yours looks great. Have fun this weekend!

Pendleton Primitives said...

Your pumpkins are fabulous and should do great! Good luck!

Tammy Burks said...

Good luck on selling your pumpkins...they are adorable!

Saundra said...

Beautiful bouquet on your front porch. Love all of your pumpkins!


The Wool Cupboard said...

Your pumpkins are great, Lauren! No problem selling them, I'm sure. I want to try tearing wool, too.

I just bought mums this week, also...I'm happy to see Fall coming because it means cool weather, but I confess that I am dreading winter.

Karen said...

Hi Lauren,
I don't know anyone who would pass up one of your Pumpkins...they are beautiful.
Thanks for the tip on strips of wool!

The Barn Door said...

LOVE the pumpkins girl!! I just started hooking again and hope to post a picture soon.
Karen & the Hounds

A Magical Whimsy said...

I admire anyone who does rug hooking. It is such a beautiful art. And you should do very well selling your pumpkins...they will probably go like...well...pumpkins!
I love all things primitive.
Nice to meet you as this is my first time here.
Teresa in California

jody said...

i love your pumkins and i cant emagine them not selling... i also love the mums in the pail. just may have to do that! enjoy your day!

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

I would think your pumpkins would sell in no time. They are great! Best wishes, Tammy

marly said...

What a deal on that mum! Galvanized tubs are my favorite ways to display flowers.

TheCrankyCrow said...

You did an amazing job on those backs, Girlfriend....Do you handsew the pieces together or use a machine??? (Yeah - Like I'm going to get around to something like that anytime soon!!) Love the mums - wow - what a steal....They have mums out here too, but if you find one for half that size at 3x the price, you consider yourself lucky. I picked one up a few weeks ago and am sorry I did - with the heat, it's already spent. Boo hoo. Robin