Thursday, October 31, 2013

a halloween clown, treasures, and a little break

A Happy Halloween and day to you! 
Isn't this Halloween Clown so cute! It is from the October 1954 Workbasket magazine. It would be fun to embroider this on a tea towel or pot holder! ;) 
Thank you all so much for your sweet comments on my last post on my kitchen shelf and quilt block! And, I apologize that I have been so quiet in visiting with you this week. Life has been busy and I have been working hard on my Christmas items for the shoppe. :)
Well, I did take some time to make block 3 for Donna's Quilt Sampler! I really love the spool and it was super easy to make and so pretty!
 A couple weeks ago I found some vintage Christmas treasures at the thrift store. 
 Cute Santa mugs, a Season's Greetings crepe paper roll, and...
 all these fun goodies! I am looking forward to using them in crafts and decorating this year. 
 My sweet friend Sherri sent me these neat Workbasket magazines!! Thank you so much Sherri! I love them both! 
And, this is a sneak peak at my prototype for one of my Christmas embroidered tea towels that will be in my shoppe very soon! 
I am going to take a little blogging break to focus on getting all my Christmas items finished and put in the shoppe hopefully by the end of the second week of November. I am looking forward to you seeing it all! I will be peaking in and visiting with you as much as I can! ;)

Wishing you all a beautiful and crafty start to November! I will be back soon! xo


  1. enjoy your crafting time!!!!
    see you soon, xxxx Ale

  2. wonderful, you inspire me, my shop still sits empty! x

  3. happy Halloween and see you in november! love the christmas deer pattern! so cute!

  4. Such lovely vintage Christmas treasures. Good for you! I'm sure you will amaze and inspire us once again. Can't wait to see you again in a couple of weeks! Halloween hugs! Happy almost November!

  5. Can't wait to see your Christmas things Heather! The little embroidered deer looks so sweet!! :) xo

  6. Have fun getting your Christmas shop ready for the holidays!! The towel is darling love the fabric!! I'm hoping to work on my block for Donna's follow along tonight!

  7. I can't wait to see the crafty Christmas goodies you come up with! That's quite a thrifty haul, too--I especially like the snowmen. Happy Halloween! :) --Fran

  8. Yummmmmm - crafty Christmas goodies! It's like waiting for Christmas just to see what you create!
    Happy Halloween to you, too....xxoo

  9. Happy Halloween Heather!! Such a cute clown picture!! He would be cute embroidered!! Love all your Christmas goodies!! I've been thinking Christmas a lot lately :) :) Have a lovely break!! xo Holly

  10. Your block looks great. I am so loving those fabrics. What great Christmas treasures and beautiful embroidery. Hope you have a wonderful break I look forward to seeing all the cuteness you are making.

  11. So many great things here today Heather! I love the Halloween Clown! Yes, he would be wonderful embroidered onto something! Have fun getting ready for the Christmas season. I'm sure your creations will be wonderful!
    Happy Halloween!
    Erica :)

  12. Hi Heather,
    I can't wait to see what you are making for your shop. I am enjoyed getting caught up on all the beautiful things you have been doing.

  13. Lovely things here today, the Halloween clown is a great design, and I love your block fabrics and sweet Christmas things. Wishing you a happy little break, and looking forward to seeing your lovely Christmas makes!
    Helen x

  14. Those little Santas are just adorable! Good luck with that elusive "caught up" that always seems to be just beyond my grasp.

  15. Cute little Halloween Clown:) Beautiful creations, every one! Have a blessed week and enjoy your break!!!

  16. Oh my goodness, I love that little peak at your Christmas deer!!

  17. Happy Halloween to you to sweetie and it is also lovely to see some pretty Christmas decorations out already, aren't they sweet. Your quilt work looks really lovely and interesting to the eye. I can't wait to see your Christmas tea towels, the small glimpse has made my eyes light up, so pretty and such neat embroidery too. I hope you manage to get all your work ready in time for Christmas, so good luck with it all. Much love xoxo

  18. Such wonderful Christmas goodies. You are starting to get me in the mood. I love the tea towel-little deer are so precious. Enjoy your break!

  19. Good luck on getting everything ready! I can't wait to see your new stuff!

  20. Hi Heather, with all that you are making and creating all the time, I would imagine you do need a break every now and then. Good luck getting everything done. Always such lovely work! Best wishes, Tammy

  21. I don't know where you find the time to do all you do!
    Your Fawn T Towel stitchery is so sweet!...a wonderful cushion maybe!
    Love the spool block!

  22. As always, your handiwork is beautiful.
    I just recently saw the spool pattern quilt blocks, and I love them!
    You did a beautiful job on yours.

    Happy crafting, and I hope you have a productive week.

  23. Sweet, sweet spool block! Loving the fawn tea towel for Christmas too!

  24. I've missed coming over here!! and now you are taking a break LOL, I'll see you soon!! Cute stuff as always xoxo

  25. Oh, you have so many pretty things to look at, Heather! I love that little deer.
    Enjoy your crafting!

  26. Bless you Heather! Love your new tea towel!! Can't wait to see what you are doing, love all your goodies you found! Maybe I should go out to the thrift shoppe soon! Have a nice break.

  27. i am going to have to get that little deer tea towel...i love it! best wishes to you on getting everything ready for your will all get done ;) looking forward to seeing all your goodies!
    you got some great christmas items at the thrift store...yay!!!


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