Pumpkins with Personality

I’ve met a few characters in my day, but none quite like this guy….He does look familiar doesn’t he?

Most of my carved pumpkins look more like this:

Though in my head, they begin like this:

Carved gourd

My knife skills aren’t all that good-perhaps I should stick to gourds that already seem to have a personality like this one:

Halloween gourd

I do love all the possibilities that these gourds inspire:

But, I really am a traditionalist, and I like the plain jack-o-lantern variety pumpkin…

This will do nicely:

Halloween Pumpkin

Can’t wait…just two more nights until Halloween (57 until Christmas…..)

Pulcinella Masks

Just four days until Halloween…What mask will you be wearing?  I usually man the door and pass out candy and will not be getting dressed, but I do love these masks….

Pulcinella is a classic character in Neapolitan puppetry.  Also known as Punch,  this character wears a mask and has a peculiar sharp voice.  He pretends to be too stupid to understand, but is really a clever manipulator…


Most importantly, it is the name of my favorite pizza restaurant in St. Paul

Punch Pizza


I would like to express a sincere “Thank You” to all of you who have become followers, left comments or just visited this month…

For those of you who are waiting for more quilt tutorials and photos, there will be more of that soon…(promise…)

Cupcake Voting:..So far…we have two votes for the “Death by Chocolate” cupcake and two votes for “Witches’ Brew” cupcake…

Book Recommendations from readers include:  Gone Girl,    Beloved,   and    Imagine:  How Creativity Works, by Jonah Lehrer– As the temperature drops, my reading and quilting tempos increase!

Happy Jaunting!