Monday, September 10, 2018

*NEW* You Had Me at Pumpkin Spice

Last September I was inspired to create this design as I sat in my house on a rainy day, sipping my own homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte. Which, for me, entails some very black coffee with a small splash of a Pumpkin Spice creamer. I don’t usually go for that one certain latte that has created all of the fanfare because it isn’t coffee enough for me. BUT… I do desperately and dearly love ALL THE PUMPKIN THINGS. Pie, bread, cake, lasagna, roasted, steamed, blended, reduced to a scent and put into candles… you name it, I’ve always loved it. Maybe because I was born in November. Maybe because I was genetically engineered with pumpkin-shaped receptors on my tongue. Whatever the reason… It’s about time I jumped on the bandwagon and made something stitchy for this season we now nearly ALL confess to love…

I put it into my design software last year, and this Summer, with the help of Christy Mock, a sweet soul, who gently reminded me to ask for help when I have too much on my plate (unless it’s pumpkin something, in which case don’t ask for help, just gobble it all right up), I got the drum whipped up, and then decided to add the pincushion. Because why not. Never too much pumpkin, am I right?

Pumpkin Spice Everything Drum
Stitch Count: 183 x 75
Model stitched with one thread over two on R&R Reproductions’ 36ct. Old Mill Java
With flosses from Weeks Dye Works:
Havana, Oscar, Peach, Pumpkin, Sweet Potato

You Had Me at Pumpkin Spice Pincushion
Stitch Count: 111 x 75
Model stitched with one thread over two on R&R Reproductions’ 36ct. Old Mill Java
With flosses from Classic Colorworks:
Autumn Spice, Pine Needles, Tea and Biscuits
And flosses from The Gentle Art:
Acorn, Sarsparilla

DMC conversion included with the pattern.

Additional Materials Recommended
Quilting fabric for back, top, and bottom of pin cushions
Favorite filling (I prefer wool roving or sawdust for drums)
Rick Rack from Lady Dot Creates in the color “Jack”

This design is now available in my etsy shop, and will soon be in the hands of my distributors and the shops on my auto ship list. If you prefer to bypass etsy and order directly through me, you can send me an email:


Robin in Virginia said...

Oh Beth, you had me at Pumpkin Spice! What a super design!

Prims By The Water said...

Great Autumn stitcheries! Janice