Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Peter and Peter the Pumpkin Eaters

Well, it's finally finished and hanging in my dining room! Woo Hoo!

Peter and Peter are Pumkin Eaters is my new Folk Art Fusion piece for Fall. It will be part of my trunk show that I take to teach workshops and give lectures on Folk Art Fusion. I knew I wanted to add the colorful border, but what I decided to do at the last minute was to hand stich the border with my Valdani Floss. I used the same colors for the hand stitching on the wool applique. The shelf was handmade in the USA by some sweet folks. I knew the minute I saw it that it was going to go in my dining room.


I really like how it flows with the Fall decorations in my living room. (ya know the decorator in me has to have things flow! hee,hee, hee).

David carved those pumpkins on the mantel. They are called "funkins" as they are made from foam and won't ever rot! Yippee!! I'll take photos of them lit up later on and post them so you can see how cool they are.

Well, now it's time to start designing my Winter piece. Hmmmm....bunnies and winter..bunnies and winter....I got it! :)

Hugs to you!
Shell

32 comments:

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Looks just lovely - and great fall decor thru the room. Never heard of funkin - bunnies and winter? Have fun.

Kris said...

Shell - This piece is exquisite!!! And it looks so great in your wonderful home!! When are you coming out to St. George to teach your Folk Art Fusion?? Kris

Jeanette said...

Love the hanging Shell. It's fantastic. Your decor is great. Hugs,

CHRIS said...

love your flow xxx

Allie said...

There aren't enough superlatives to tell you how much I love this, Shell....it's another winner! It looks great hanging there and yes, it does flow brilliantly!

Jade said...

Ooh, pretty-pretty-pretty, and perfect for fall!

I need to get some Halloween decor up here soon, it just doesn't feel right without it.

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Shell.

Your new Peter's and the pumpkin eaters is wonderful and looks so neat in your room.
Love it, as your new header and look forward to seeing the pumpkins lit up.

Hope that you are having a lovely week
Hugs
Carolyn

Miss Petula Pie said...

Great! Wonderful decor!!!
Bear Hugs
Miss Petula Pie

Mrs. Sew and Sew - Karen said...

Gorgeous! I gotta have one! It looks wonderful in your dining room. Of course everything looks wonderful in your home.

Crafty Green Poet said...

it's a beautiful piece, the colours are gorgeous!

Barb said...

Your wall hanging is just awesome and looks great in your dinning room.

Love the fumpkins (too funny)

Shirley said...

Hi Shell, I like the new Header. I enjoyed reading your blog and catching up with some of you since we came home from our mini vacation. I always like looking at what you have been doing. Can't wait to see your funkins up close and lit. Take care Your Missouri Friend.

Christina said...

Everything looks just wonderful Shell

Linda said...

I really love the wall hanging! It turned out perfectly!

Anneke Potgieter said...

Hi Shell, it's a beautiful piece, the colours are gorgeous can't wait to see what you're doing for winter. Sunshine wishes from South Africa

Wendy @ Ravenwood Whimzies said...

It's beautiful Shell! Love Peter & Paul!

JCnNC said...

This most lovely wall hanging sure made a beautiful seasonal banner for the blog. Love it. I am almost through with my beautiful pumpkin stitchery. Judy C

The Fab Furs said...

Looks great! How do Lady Hannah and Sir Harrington feel about pumpkins?

Sherri said...

Shell, the punkin eater wall hanging turned out just beautiful!!

Becky~ said...

Oh its so pretty.Loving the decor with the wall hanging as well.

Mrs.Pickles said...

Your wall hanging looks great!

gail said...

Hi Shell, I love your Peter and Peter Pumpkin Eaters:) I love the colors. Anything fall is my favorite. I think your trunk show and lectures sound so fun. I am going to start teaching at Joanns and hope to expand from there. Hope it builds into something great. I hope your classes are a huge success. (()) Have a great week and give the furry kids bunny hugs from me! :)
Gail

StitchinByTheLake said...

Shell I love this new piece! And the pumpkins too. :) blessings, marlene

Karen M said...

This looks amazing, both on the wall, and on the blog header. I think the choice to handstitich the border was a great one. Can't wait to see the winter piece.

Clovie Boy said...

Your wall hanging is wonderful! Great colors!

Jo in TAS said...

Your peters look fabulous Shell! I love your decorating style!!
Hugs
Jo

Carrie P. said...

OH, Michelle, it is simply lovely. Well done. Your house is lovely too.

Hillbilly Tonya said...

Your house is so pretty. Everybunny who walks through the door must feel at home.

Fleurette said...

I love your fall wallhanging - beautiful!!

Lisa said...

I love the fall colors!

Madame Samm said...

I am just in awe..everything is beautiful..love your stitching..the banner..well everything sweetie...
don't you love fall...well that is evident...my fav time of year...missing you sew much 3 more days lol

Mandy Saile of Bijou's Whimsy said...

It's so so lovely Shell...and looks great in your dining room:D