Sunday, September 22, 2013

WOOL LOVER BLOG HOP and CELEBRATING 7 YEARS OF BLOGGING WITH A GIVEAWAY Plus Stash-Buster Challenge Projects



The WOOL LOVERS  BLOG HOP
starts today...Monday..


Monday Sept.23rd is the first day of the Wool Lovers Blog Hop hosted by Denise at her lovely blog "Pieces Brain"...
 Please visit Denise's Blog to find all the wonderful blogs participating this whole week..

Thanks Denise for Hosting this Lovely Blog Hop...

Here is the schedule for today Monday September 23rd  Wool Lovers Blog Hop.

Monday, September 23
The Raspberry Rabbits


Stitching is My Passion...Sitting in My Comfy chair and stitching Brightens My Day and Soothes My Spirit..

I have loved working with wool for many many years.  For this event I only had time to put together 2 small projects..  Along the right side of My sidebar you will find some other wool projects I have created in the past...


I have been wanting to created a Autumn Door Hanger for years..I pieced this pumpkin together many years ago and then I store it away. I cannot even find the pattern anymore.  I recently found it and knew it was time to finish it.

Several days later and hours of stitching I have the Happy Autumn "Crazy Patchwork Pumpkin" door hanger.. I used 100% hand-dyed wools along with hand-dyed spun fibers..I added lots of bead to give it sparkle.

What do you all think??


Some of the stitches I used in the Crazy Patchwork Pumpkin are:
(1) Drizzle Stitch
(2) Blanket Stitch
    (3) Palestrina Stitch
(4) Running Stitch
(5) French Knot Beaded Stitch
(6) Chain Stitch 
(7) Feather Stitch 


I also made a "Heart Pincushion" with a Folk Art Autumn look.. I placed Autumn motifs on it to include a Pumpkin, Acorn, Leaves, Star, and A Handmade with Love symbol. I created this pattern myself. 


HAPPY AUTUMN
I also created a small Autumn Bay Window display of some neat looking gourds and a pumpkin. A few days ago I crocheted 2 wee Pumpkin some Autumn Leaves and a Acorn. I also added a Wet Felted Pumpkin I made a few years back.

What do you think?? 

CELEBRATING 7 YEARS OF BLOGGING.
This Month I am "Celebrate 7 Years of Blogging by having a wee "Give Away" .....


This past Summer while I was caring for My Mom I spent the evening crocheting.  I fell in love with the "Granny Square Pincushion Pattern" by Emma. Emma's blog is called "LuLuLoves"  I made them in lots of sizes and colors. I simple could not stop making them.  LOL

I used the Granny Rose Pattern from Astri's blog called
 "Apple Blossom Dreams" ..
It is such a wonderful crochet Rose, I love it.


I made this pretty"Granny Square Heart" for the give away too. The pattern I found at Ulta's blog called, 
"Paper  Wool and Yarn"..   I made 2 hearts and stitched them together and then added a pretty flower..


I made up this wee star fish for a gift in this give away too. 

I found the "Simple Star" pattern at Rachel's blog called " Cornflower Blue Studio".

 I took 2 of the crocheted Stars and crocheted them together and before I completed  this I stuff the middle to give it a 3D look and then added some beads....I really like this sweet little star turned into a "Star Fish"!!


I also love to do wet wool felting.  I used scented bar soap and wrapped in lovely wool roving and wet felted it. So very easy to make. This felted soap is also in the give away.



So I have 3 gifts to give away to "Celebrate My 7 Years of Blogging.  
 My Sweetie will draw 3 names and the gifts will be given in the order below. 

(1st Prize)  Large Crochet Pincushion...

(2nd Prize)  Small Crochet Pincushion and Felted Scented Soap...

(3rd Prize) The Crochet Star Fish and Crochet Heart...


Here are the Details for My Give Away.

(1) Leave a comment on this posting.
(2) Bonus: Leave me another comment and tell me you are a Follower for an extra entry.
(3) The Give Away will close on September 29th @ 5PM
(4) Randomly chosen Winners will be announced on September 30th. 
(5)  I will ship Internationally.. 

I value all My Blogging Friends and with these Wee Gifts "Handmade With Love"I hope they will show My Appreciation to you all.


So I am using up my Yarn Stash bit by bit.  Here is just some of the Encore Yarn I used this Summer.



Here are some of the other Granny Square Pincushion I also made for Christmas Pressies this year.


Click Here to read about the "Stash-Buster Challenge" and the September  Link Party..

Thanks to Linda and Ana for this wonderful Idea..


 I Greatly Appreciate you all stopping by to visit My Blog and I always enjoy reading your kind comments. 
Now that I am home once again I have started visiting my blogging friend which I have really enjoyed doing... I wish Everyone A Wonderful Happy Autumn...

Hugs Judy 


 Gorgeous Moon Flowers Blooming In My Garden along with Sweet Autumn Clematis.

87 comments:

by Teresa said...

Hi there! What a generous giveaway!! I am happy to join in.. I love all your crafty works of art! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

by Teresa said...

I am also a follower! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Grayseasailor said...

Welcome home, Judy :) I have been galavanting around the country this summer and am busy now trying to get into fall activities. I have not participated in a blog hop before, but will follow your directions to see if I can do so! I am a follower of your blog and have your blog on my blog roll. I love seeing your summer wool and stitching projects. Thanks for posting, and I hope you have a happy autumn as well!
Gracie :)

Friendship Crossing said...

I just wanted to say 'Hi' to a fellow wooly lover and say that I absolutely love your pumpkin!! It's really cute!!

Tanya

Anonymous said...

Hello Judy as always your blog is a delight to wander through, I have never seen the wet felted soap before how very lovely, I love autumn colours and your door hanger is very beautiful in it's autumn splendor.
So much to relook at also, I love to let my eyes wander down the right hand side too, the pomegranite table runner is stunning as is the country bucket.
You are very creative and each item on your blog shows how very much you enjoy your craft.
Thank you for sharing...Lyn in Melbourne, AUST

Jane Galley said...

You have been busy, love the heart pin cushion

Joy said...

What lovely makes Judy - how nice to be greeted at your front door by that beautiful pumpkin piece of art! And your folk art heart pincushion is rather incredible too, as well as all your lovely giveaways. You've been a very busy lady!
Blessings and hugs,
Joy xo

Joy said...

And of course I am a follower - I love seeing all your lovely makes and hearing your stories!
Joy xx

Val Spiers said...

I love your wooly creations. The beads on the pumpkin look great. Your work is lovely and I would love to go in your give away draw if you intend to post international. Thank you for showing off your projects and congratulations on 7 years of blogging.
valspierssews@gmail.com

Mara said...

LOVE your pumpkin and the extra beads, so fallish and beautiful, a wonderful array of giveaways, I am so interested in hearing more about your felted scented soap.

Martina said...

Oh what lovely projects. The pumkin looks so great and the heart is such a sweet thing. Lovely together with your fall decoration. Have to start mine too. Thanks for sharing and also the lovely give away!

Martina said...

I am a new follower now. Glad you also joined the blog hop. it is always fun to get to know ohter bloggers.
Happy stitching

Brenda said...

I stopped by from the wool hop that I stumbled on. You do lovely work. I was scrolling through through some of your older posts and it looks like you are a fellow Michigander although I have not determined from what part yet. But I expect you are getting up to a chilly Monday morning just as I have.

Elizabeth Coughlin said...

Your Autumn Door Hanger is wonderful; I love the mix of hand dyed wool pieces and fibers! And the rest of your collection of projects are all charming.

desertskyquilts said...

Wow, your post packed a lot of punch today! Love the pumpkin wall hanging. I never thought of doing some of those stitches in that larger thread size - really interesting look, and definitely fall! The wool pincushion is also fabulous, and the crocheted ones so cute. I can see why you made lots of them. Congratulations on blogging 7 years. Where does the time go? =)

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

You've been really busy! I like everything you have shown, but especially the patched heart and bay window display. I love mini's. I never work with wool, put you never know what the future holds. I do love wool coats though ~lol~
Have a great week.
xx, Carol

Lyndsey said...

What a lot of lovely items you have shared with us and I love them all. You have also given me so many ideas for future projects

patchouli moon studio said...

Everything you made is lovely.

Karen said...

Beautiful projects Judy! Just love the stitching details. Thanks so much for sharing!

legato1958 said...

Thank you for sharing all of your beautiful projects! My favorite is the Autumn Door Hanger!

Susie
legato1958@aol.com

SIMPLESEW said...

I am also a follower!

SIMPLESEW said...

love your wonderful ideas and the use of the wool is fabulous.

Denise Russell said...

I love your wooly creations! Your lovely stitches on the pumpkin door hanging, the heart pincushion, and all the crochet pincushions... Wonderful ideas!

Denise Russell said...

I am your newest follower, and congratulations on your 7th Anniversary!

Karen in Breezy Point said...

Your crazy patch pumpkin is adorable!

Nanbon44 said...

I wish I had taken the time to sit by my mothers side and learn more from her with knitting ang crocheting.. but I didn't so I just make the simple things.. I love your pincushions...one of my hobbies is collecting them

Karen said...

Your crochet is lovely and I like your other woolie creations.

Teresa in Music City said...

Your wool projects are so lovely! I especially love your folk-art heart pincushion!

Jusmom1 said...

Beautiful work! I would love to win your giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win your lovely handmade items!

{ HeatherK @ AReformedHeath'n } said...

What a cute project! I'm enjoying perusing your crochet projects. Thanks for sharing.

fryeber said...

I love the variety of wool projects you have shown! That folk art heart really caught my eye as a heart lover! Love the hand embroidery on it.

fryeber said...

I love the variety of wool projects you have created. The folk art heart pincushion really caught my eye! Love it's hand embroidered details.

Quayceetatter said...

Autumn Greetings to U!! Love the CQ pumpkin and pincushion! A great job stitching them. As I continued on my journey of your blog there were more lovely items to OOO about. Must look at the wool hop.

Quayceetatter said...

I am a follower for some time!!(:

Marsha Jean said...

Fall things are my favorite, especially the fall colors! So warm and rich. Your door hanging is cute!

Marsha Jean said...

Love, love, love all things fall! Cute stuff!

Marsha Jean said...

Fall things are my favorite, especially the fall colors! So warm and rich. Your door hanging is cute!

Rhondi said...

Hi Judy
I love the wonderful things you made with felt and th colors are so perfect for autumn. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. I love to have visitors,
Hugs, Rhondi

Kathy MacKie said...

You are sew creative, love your projects.

Kathy MacKie said...

I'm a new follower!

Purl Buttons said...

I have been on a "wool" journey in the past month. I have picked up my knitting and dropped everything else. I even taught myself a couple of crochet stitches. I enjoyed my little fisit with you today.

Debi said...

Beautiful! I think your Pumpkin is wonderful with all of the lovely stitches and colors. Wow, you have been making a lot of pin cushions and they are very sweet. Thank you for sharing everything!

Rachelle said...

That pumpkin is lovely, so are the pincushions. I really need to teach myself to crochet!

shawn said...

Love your pumpkin and pinnie, thanks for the giveaway.
smjohns63 at yahoo dot com

shawn said...

I am a follower
smjohnsw63 at yahoo dot com

Carrie P. said...

your pumpkin is so neat. love it. I am new to crochet and love your little pincushion.

Deonn @ Quiltscapes said...

What a lovely collection of pincushions - great idea for busting your scraps! Thanks for sharing.

Sheila said...

Great wool projects , love the heart pincushion ! Thanks for sharing and for the chance at your giveaway .

Karen said...

I am a follower!

Kathy H said...

All of your projects are great. I love the pumpkin in wool and using all of those fancier stitches. Beautiful.

Kathy H said...

I am a happy follower.

jan said...

Hi Judy,
It is very nice to meet you. I love all your wool projects. The Crazy Patchwork Pumpkin is adorable.
I love the crocheted pincushions. That is a great stashbuster. Happy stitching.
xo jan@sewandsowfarm

jan said...

I am a new follower through email. Thank you for sharing.
xo jan@sewandsowfarm

Rustic Vintage Country said...

Wow, what a busy girl you are! I love your creations. Suzy x

Createology said...

I adore blog hops as they introduce me to such talented creative people like you. Your CQ pumpkin and crochet pincushions are wonderful. The little wool heart is precious. I shall be following your blog. Thank you for sharing your beautiful work. Creative Bliss...

Createology said...

In following your directions here is my comment telling you I am now following your blog and very happy to do so. Creative Bliss...

java diva said...

Your handstitching is the most impressive I have ever seen! I am blown away by that folksy pincushion and the lovely pumpkin.
I have wanted to felt wrap a bar of soap but I was wondering after the soap is gone, what happens to the felt? Is it thrown away? :(

Mereknits said...

Hooray I am in!

Mereknits said...

And Hooray I am a follower, I am going to post about this on my blog today so other lovely readers have a chance to participate.
Hugs,
Meredith

hookedonquilting said...

WOW!!! Seven years! Congratulations! I bet you never thought you'd have that much to say or share when you got started, I know I didn't. Love, love, love the granny square pincushions! I love pincushions anyhow but had never even thought about making one out of a granny square. I think it's great how blog hopping can be so inspiring and thought provoking. If I don't win one of these I might have to dig out my hooks, find some yarn, and add a few of these to my collection. Until then though, I'm crossing my fingers and hoping I'm fortunate enough to win one already made because I don't know how to do those flowers.

Magnolia Tea said...

Hi Judy! It's so good to see a post here. I especially love your heart pincushion - the folk art look is just beautiful. How nice of you to have a giveaway. Good luck to all your readers.

Dianne said...

A warm and fuzzy post, Judy, just like all your beautiful wool and the amazing projects you make with it. The autumn colours are beautiful and you have done a great job of the pumpkin wall hanging. I admire how you decorate for the various seasons and rejoice in them. Wonderful!! xxx Di.

Carol said...

So many beautiful wool items...love that heart pincushion!

kathyinozarks said...

Beautiful blog-I am visiting from my friend Mereknits-I love wool too. You have made some wonderful things-love your pumpkin too. Happy blog anniversary! Kathy Oh and count me in on your lovely giveaway-stop by as I am having a giveaway too

Marion.einzig.art.ich said...

Sehr schöne Sachen hast du gezaubert. Toll !

Liebe Grüße aus Deutschland
Marion

Jennifer said...

I'd like to enter too, CJ. :)

Jennifer said...

I'm a follower on GFC. :)

sue said...

Love all your creative ideas! and thanks to the blog hop I have lots of new blogs to follow!

Kay said...

Congratulations on your blogaversary. It really is fun to meet new blogs through the wool hop. Learning to crochet is on my 'must do' list this year! Thank you for a lovely giveaway.
ks(dot)eyles(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)uk

Kathy B. said...

Really like the look of yarn/fibers for stitiching around the wool. Your pumpkin is so special. Thanks for being a part of this blog hop.

linda said...

You are doing great with your stash-busting Judy, congratulations on your 7 year blogaversary! :)

Tina said...

Love, love your crocheted pincushions. Sure would like to have one.
Tina@brainer.com

shirley said...

Hi Judy, I love your autumn post your have been very busy. The pumpkin crazy piece is great as is the pumpkin display in your window. Your house must look very bright and beautiful.
Wool is a wonderful medium to work in and your crochet pieces are beautifully done.
Thank you for sharing all this lovely work and pictures.

Carol said...

Beautiful projects! Your stitching is lovely and I enjoyed seeing all the crochet work too! Thanks for sharing.

MissEnota aka Kristin S. said...

Prolific! I've always admired crochet but I can't seem to make a second row (it's always too tight!) So I'm a knitter/sewer/embroiderer and a seeker-out of crochet talent. How I dream of a white-background granny square afghan! Sigh.

Judy said...

Love your blog and all of your projects! WOW!!!

Judy said...

I like your blog so much that I'm now a follower!!

Michelle May-The Raspberry Rabbits said...

Happy blogging anniversary! I'm a total fan/follower. Your creations are always divine my friend.
Hugs!

Angie said...

They are all DIVINE---- I would like one of each please :D

Angie said...

And I do follow you too :)

hennies.pennies said...

Love your pieces!.... there's something about Fall that just gets the creative juices flowing!! I'm all ready to dig in to some great projects!! Thanks for offering up some great giveaways!! Be blessed.

hennies.pennies said...

Love your pieces! This time of year just makes the creative juices flow...I'm ready to dig into a nice fall project. Thanks for offering up the wonderful giveaways! Be blessed.

Sandra said...

Hello Judy, Thank you for your visit to my place to see my autumn wreath and for your kind comment. I see that you have made good use of Astri's rose as well!

Mrs. Micawber said...

Happy Blogoversary, and love your pincushions and Pumpkin doorhanger. What a lot of gorgeous stitching.

Enjoy your Autumn. :)

Mrs. Micawber said...

P.S. I have been wondering why I hadn't seen any posts from you ... Blogger dropped you from my reading list (grrr). Have re-added you and hope that this time it will stick. :)

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Hi Judy, I saw your link over at Linda's place. Haven't had a lot of time for blogging myself lately. :( I love your pumpkin doorhanger. Good for your finally finishing up that project. Everything you've created is so very pretty and such a lovely giveaway. Have a wonderful day! Tammy

Ricki Treleaven said...

I love anything that looks like a crazy quilt. The pincushion and pumpkin are adorable!

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