Sunday, 18 October 2020

2 Pumpkins and an Owl

 Well it was really 4 pumpkins, just on 2 toppers.  Kathy brought in a pieced back with a wonderful owl to topstitch and to save a little, brought in 2 table toppers to do at the same time.

3 for the price of 1.

A pieced back for all.

The owl was terrific if not a little challenging to topstitch. The fusible web she used was having difficulties maintaining a grip but by the time the topstitching was finished with a wandering leaf pattern, nothing was coming off!

Look at those eyes!!

In the owl we decided to topstitch little scrolls.  It was a perfect way to ensure that all the small cutout flowers held their place.


Using a lilac thread for the owl and then a green/grey thread for the background made sure that the owl was the centre of attention in this wonderful wall hanging.  

Well worth the challenge of the webbing used.  I had never seen fusible web that gummed up a needle like this one did.

Bad needle!!

Using the green/grey thread for the background worked perfectly to continue right on into the 2 pumpkin toppers.  And how much fun is making spider webs freehand on these ready for halloween pumpkins?

I thought afterward that I should have placed a spider on each topper.  Now that would have been spooky!!


In the trees.

 We are loving our new spot in the trees at Rockwood Park.  Even the kitties have been enjoying it more. Climbing trees and chasing after th...