Tuesday, October 20, 2009

An early morning post, a giveaway, a pumpkin spectacular and Christmas tablerunners!

I am starting early today with a post about a great book in a giveaway!  Go to Spark Bark for a chance to win this adorable book:

As I was looking around, I came across the most wonderful post about a fantastic pumpkin festival on Miss Punkie Pie's blog (be sure to scroll down on her postings because she took pictures that you just have to see!) called the Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular at the Roger Williams Zoo in Rhode Island; you just have to check it out if you like to see carved pumpkins.  We love to carve pumpkins at our house, and I think we do pretty good, but nothing like what I saw at the Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular!  I will show you a couple of ours from other years.  I can't wait to see what we will be carving this weekend!

I am now going to leap from Halloween to Christmas--are you with me..I have started to make tablerunners for gifts again this year; last year I made fourteen of the same pattern because I loved it so much!  It was a quilt as you go pattern called Madison Square Runner by G.E. Designs, and it went together so easy!  Yes, there are a few people who did not get them last year, and I am using the new blue's of the holiday this year.  I did take pictures of a few before they went out the door:

Whew, there was a lot of ground covered in this post--but do go see that pumpkin spectacular!  I will leave you thinking about what pumpkins you will carve this year, a chance to try a super great tablerunner pattern and another giveaway to enter; so until tomorrow, Happy Quilting! 


  1. Thx for the shout-out! Great site. I read your About Me - I really only like applique quilts, too, there's just something about them!!! Good luck! Lizabeth www.sparkbark.com

  2. Thanks for the links!!

    I love making and giving table runners, always a good gift to give & receive!

  3. Love the table runners i seem to be in to them at present, well doing some for gifts once i done them i want to try more harder ones i like the ones you are showing
    Hugs Janice

  4. Tablerunners are always nice to give as gifts ...and to receive them! I will go and look at the pumpkins.