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. Betsy Lewis

    Brenda, great use of your embroidery machine.i love cream cheese pumpkin muffins, yum yum

  2. Elizabeth Coughlin

    Gorgeous projects! And thanks so much for the yummy recipes!

  3. Anita L Jackson

    thank you for the recipes, I’ve got to try those muffins for a breakfast!

  4. Nancy

    I have a great pumpkin bar cake recipes that has cream cheese icing. It uses oil, so it is very moist and last quite awhile….if it isn’t eaten first!!

  5. LJ

    I can see that you’re a great digitizer. Wonderful designs. Thank you for the recipes, too. The Pumpkin Cheesecake pie sounds delicious. My husband’s favorite pie is pumpkin and I tried many, many pies as a young wife trying to find just the right one. Finally, I found one in a newspaper or a magazine and that’s the one I make now. Getting the spices to your liking (or your husband’s liking) is key.

  6. Diane H

    My favorite pumpkin recipe is pumpkin muffins with cinnamon chips! Your recipes sound like something I need to try!

  7. Janice Snell

    I love to make pumpkin biscotti. It is moister than most biscotti and I only make it in the fall. Many friends look forward to the annual treat!love your clever use of embroidery.

  8. Denise :)

    I simply *adore* the candle wrap — I’ve never seen anything like that before! That’s pretty cool that you can make those and what a happy to do it pumpkin style!!! 🙂

  9. carol

    Love your embroidery projects.

  10. selina

    I don’t do machine embroidery but I do admire it greatly. Your towels are great and the candle warmer is stellar.

  11. Moira McSpadden

    Great ideas for fall projects! Thanks for sharing.

  12. Audrey

    Excellent use of your embroidery machine. I am always looking for new recipes using pumpkin. I am going to enjoy trying these ones. My favourite pumpkin recipe is a pumpkin muffin with no spices and peanut butter chips. Remember to use muffin tin liners for these ones.

  13. Amber

    I and my family really like pumpkin bars with cream cheese frosting.

  14. Janet T

    Pumpkin pie can’t be beat! Love your towels, especially the pumpkin spice one.

  15. Christi

    I usually make pumpkin bars but cheesecake sounds wonderful. The towels are wonderful.

  16. Susan

    Love that candle wrap – so elegant!

  17. Carol Kussart

    My favorite pumpkin recipe is a pumpkin dump cake that my daughter made some years ago, and I have made several times since. Your pumpkin bars recipe reminded me of it. I really like the embroidered towels–so pretty–and the candle wrap is stunning! Is that done with your embroidery machine? Awesome!

  18. Rosemary Barron

    I have a pumpkin-Cream Cheese bread that is a winner. I also have one with chocolate chips that comes in a close second. My favorite is just plain old Pumpkin Pie …

    Love the towels and this site.

  19. ShirleyC

    My favorite pumpkin recipe is NONE! LOL I just don’t care for pumpkin. I do love sweet potatoes, and they are the same color!
    I love, love your embroidered items! I just love machine embroidery – period!

  20. Pat

    Beautiful pumpkin projects! Makes me wish I had an embroidery machine. Thanks for the recipes. I love everything pumpkin. Old fashioned pumpkin pie is my favorite, but cream filled pumpkin whoppie pies are a close second. Thank you also for the chance to win and for sharing in the blog hop … 🙂 Pat

  21. Vivian B

    That’s an easy one — Pumpkin Bread Pudding! I found the recipe a few years ago and it has been on the Thanksgiving menu ever since. Ok got to go check out your candle wraps — I have a set of candles I keep on display and would just love to make (or win!) some for them.

  22. Nancy A

    I love pumpkin pie and pumpkin bread

  23. Brenda Estes

    My favorite pumpkin recipe is Pumpkin Cheesecake.

  24. Charlene McCain

    Love your embroidered towels! I have never seen an embroidered candle wrap before. Yours is beautiful! I plan on doing some embroidery work for the holidays. Thanks for the inspiration!

  25. Chrisknits

    Absolutely Pumpkin Pie!!! I would probably eat it year round if I thought to make it more often!

  26. Jocelyn

    I just love Pumpkin pie. It’s the one thing I look forward to during this time of year.

  27. Vicki in MN

    OMG your projects are so cute, especially love the candle wrap! I love pumpkin choc chip bread!

  28. Kathie L

    I make a good pumpkin mushroom soup.

  29. Wendy

    Very nice! I am not a fan of pumpkin either but I do like some pumpkin breads. Thanks for sharing!

  30. Colette

    Pumpkin pie, after I have roasted my own pumpkin. Followed closely by my pumpkin cream cheese ribbon bread. Great projects. Like your candle wrap.

  31. Quilting Tangent

    Nice projects.

  32. Jayne P

    I did make pumpkin soup once. Perhaps it’s time to try it again. the tea towels are a great idea

  33. Super Mom - No Cape!

    Those kitchen towels are a great gift idea! And I love the candle wrap too.

  34. Rosalind Gutierrez

    Your towels are perfect for the holiday which is coming soon. The recipes sound yummy.

  35. Carol S.

    Your towels are so pretty and the candle wrap is totally gorgeous! Yummy recipes, too…thanks!

  36. Sylvia Anderson

    I can’t wait to try the yummy sounding recipes you shared with us, and that candle wrap is amazing. I’ve never seen anything like it.

  37. Kathy S.

    I love simple pumpkin pie without the crust. I just follow the recipe on the Libby’s can and don’t use the crust. Yum!

  38. Laura M

    I like pumpkin muffins or a good old pumpkin loaf. I love your embroidery. Thanks for sharing.

  39. KJ

    What fabulous projects, and what a treat to maybe win them. Thank you.
    I do not like pumpkin but love the seeds toasted in the oven. I just finished my final batch from this year yesterday. So yummy.

  40. quiltyladyrr

    Thank you for sharing beautiful machine embroidery. My favorite pumpkin recipe is deep dish pumpkin pie with carmelized pecan topping. quiltyladyrr-at-gmail-dot-com

  41. Susan N.

    Thanks for sharing your talents and your wonderful pumpkiny goodies. Those recipes sound terrific! My favorite pumpkin thing, before I try these two, is pumpkin pie. Boring and traditional, but so delicious! I don’t have the embroidery machine, or I’d definitely be trying that pumpkin wrap idea!

  42. Mary

    Your towels are beautiful and I love you candle wrap. The pumpkin cheescake sounds delicious. A favorite recipe here is for a pumpkin roll.

  43. Melody Lutz

    Pumpkin pie with whipped cream as high as the pie!

  44. Susan the Farm Quilter

    I used to make pumpkin pies from the pumpkins I grew in my garden! They were so good, I spoiled all other pumpkin pies for my step-son! I do, however, have a recipe for sweet potato souffle that I make all the time for my dad (I make 3 casseroles at a time and put 2 in the freezer).

  45. Verna A.

    Beautiful embroidery! I like chocolate chip pumpkin bread and pumpkin bars with cream cheese frosting. I think I need to try those pumpkin cheesecake bars!

  46. Sharon Aurora

    Pumpkin pie is my favorite. That candle wrap is so pretty. I love the towels too.

  47. Carla

    Oh, Brenda, your towels are so gorgeous and that candle wrap is so creative. What great ideas. My grandma made pumpkin rolls every year at Thanksgiving and I sure do miss them. Thank you for joining the Pick a Pumpkin blog hop!

  48. Nicole Sender

    My favorite pumpkin recipe is pumpkin pie with whipped cream on top!

  49. Sandi

    I love everything pumpkin! Your towel is adorable and also the candle holder. Thanks for a chance to win.

  50. Donna Hanneman

    I love good ole basic pumpkin pie. I love the candle wrap,so unique.

  51. Anna brown

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

  52. bn100

    pumpkin pie

  53. 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!

  54. 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.

  55. 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!

  56. Teri

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

  57. 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.

  58. Cecilia

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

  59. 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!

  60. 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.

  61. 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.

  62. 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.

  63. 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!

  64. Dione Gardner-Stephen

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

  65. Julie Waldron

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

  66. 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!!

  67. Molly

    I love to Make chocolate chip pumpkin bread.

  68. Andrea

    My favorite pumpkin recipe is pumpkin pie!

  69. Leigh Nichols

    pumpkin chocolate chip muffins

  70. Kimberly Gifford

    My favorite would be the pumpkin muffins

  71. Debbie Penney

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

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