Pick a Pumpkin!

by | Nov 6, 2018 | 71 comments

Today is my day to participate in the Pick a Pumpkin Blog Hop hosted by Carla of Creatin’ in the Sticks! Thank you, Carla, for pulling all the bloggers together and allowing us to show our punkin’ colors!!

I chose to incorporate my love for embroidery into this hop and digitized a couple of designs to use. I will also share a couple of recipes with you as well.

For my pumpkin picking, I decided to embroider a kitchen towel. The inspiration for this design was in a bundle of fall art work I purchased. I decided to make the pumpkin and leaf applique instead of a fill.  I also stitched a “recipe card” to another towel. I was going to write a recipe on this, but decided to let the winner (oh – did I mention there is a giveaway?!! ?) write a recipe of their liking – just in case they wanted to gift it to someone.

I purchased these towels last year for a craft show and stitched a LOT of Christmas towels and these recipe towels. The Pumpkin Spice design can be purchased in my shop here.













Then I decided I “needed” a new fall candle wrap. I digitized this for flameless candles. I have a lot of candle wraps on my website. This one is a little different from the others and I’m really liking it!! It is available for purchase in my shop here.


Here is it is in action!!


And here are two recipes I found for those pumpkin lovers amongst us. In all honesty, I’m not a huge pumpkin fan, but these recipes sound so good I may just give them a try. Or I may try them with my favorite fall (and really anytime!) vegetable – sweet potatoes!!


Recipe from Tasty.co. Click recipe to visit their site!


Recipe from Will Cook for Smiles. Click recipe to visit their site!


And now for the giveaway!

If you would like a chance to win the two kitchen towels and the candle wrap (due to shipping costs, not the candle!), complete the rafflecopter form below! This is open to everyone! Even international visitors! Good luck to you all!! At midnight on 11/11/18 this contest will turn into – well –  how about a pumpkin! The winner will be chosen at random by rafflecopter.


a Rafflecopter giveaway


Be sure to visit all the other bloggers and see what pumpkin delights they have to share with you! Here is the schedule:

Oh by the way, Craftsy is having a flash sale for three days – with up to 60% off quilting supplies. My favorite Aurifil thread is on sale!! Whoopee! I’m going spend some money!
Thanks for stopping by and visiting my little pumpkin patch! I’ll be sharing with some of my favorite linkies as they open up this week! Until next time…
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  1. Debbie Penney

    We love pumpkin pie, but we just make it from the can recipe.

  2. Kimberly Gifford

    My favorite would be the pumpkin muffins

  3. Leigh Nichols

    pumpkin chocolate chip muffins

  4. Andrea

    My favorite pumpkin recipe is pumpkin pie!

  5. Molly

    I love to Make chocolate chip pumpkin bread.

  6. Samantha

    My mom has a recipe for pumpkin roll that just brings out the best flavor ever! She has been a professional cook for like 20 years + raising 4 kids cooking every meal better than the last. But I asked and that recipe has been passed down since her grandmother! I will get it soon!!

  7. Julie Waldron

    My favorite pumpkin recipe is a pumpkin “pie” that I make in a 9×13 pan. I love pumpkin pie!

  8. Dione Gardner-Stephen

    Oh wow – that candle wrap is fantastic Brenda! You are so clever with your digitising.

  9. Kathy E.

    One of my favorite projects to make with my embroidery machine is to decorate kitchen towels. Your designs are fabulous! I love just about anything pumpkin and a great pumpkin bar is hard to pass by!

  10. Tu-Na Quilts

    I love a homemade pumpkin pie but my brother recently raised the bar when he brought his pumpkin pie with some homemade whipped bourbon cream!! The towels are so cute.

  11. Susan Shaw

    The candle wrap is gorgeous. THe towel is a great idea. THanks for a great giveaway. I’m delighted to follow your blog.

  12. Joanna

    Pumpkin pie is my favorite. I love pumpkin spice coffee from Dunkin Donuts, but I’m not sure that counts. Lovely stitching. Thank you.

  13. Jennifer @ Inquiring Quilter

    Those towels are so cute! I’d never heard of a candle wrap but it sure is pretty. Thanks for sharing your creations on Wednesday Wait Loss!

  14. Cecilia

    I don’t have a pumpkin pie recipe. My family doesn’t like pumpkin pie.

  15. Janet Mikes

    Brenda, the towels are fabulous as is the candle wrap. I would make pumpkin bread when I lived with my parents. My husband doesn’t like it so I don’t make it often.

  16. Teri

    My favorite pumpkin recipe is traditional pumpkin pie. Always love to have it.

  17. Joan

    I love those towels. The one with the recipe card would be so much fun for the holidays! That candle wrap is beautiful too. Looks like I’ve got to try out those recipes too. They sound delicious. What a great addition to the hop! Thanks!

  18. Maryellen McAuliffe

    Really cute projects. I just got an embroidery machine. My favorite pumpkin recipe is chocolate pumpkin cupcakes with pumpkin creamcheese icing from Panera.

  19. Gail Beam

    Hi Brenda, Your towels are fabulous and your candle holder is Awesome! The design really lets the light of the candle show through the design while highlighting the design at the same time. My family loves pumpkin pie and other desserts made with pumpkin, and your recipes all sound yummy!

  20. bn100

    pumpkin pie

  21. Anna brown

    No favorite just a simple pumpkin pie please. ..My daughter on the other hand loves every thing pumpkin. …coffee creamer…lol…


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