27 July 2020

Fall Goodies

It's coming. I know it doesn't feel like it but the best season of the year is on the way. I went on a little craft crawl to a couple of my favorite local shops and picked up some Cosmo floss and a few fat quarters for fall finishing projects. 

It's been a long time since I got a new piece of pottery. We don't have as many local potters here as we did where we used to live, so our pottery collecting has slowed significantly. However! While looking for something else (isn't that always the way?) I stumbled across this gorgeous little bread baker from an Ohio potter. It makes a very small loaf, just right for two people. Since I'm always on the look-out for small bakeware to feed my tiny baking obsession, I snapped it up. I am absolutely delighted with it and can't wait to try it out when fall baking season rolls around. Happily, it comes with a dozen recipes! (If you're a pottery nut, click on the "pottery" label at the end of this post to see some of my collection.)

Tiger Lily did not miss out on goodies. She has a passion for tissue paper and whenever something arrives in the mail wrapped in it, the tissue paper goes to her.

Bonus mid-summer sunrise!

Happy Stitching, y'all!


  1. Lovely Autumn goodies , it's a good time to buy with Autumn around the corner .

  2. Great fabrics, gotta love that Pumpkin fabric!
    The Pottery is so cute,
    I hope Tiger Lily enjoyed her tissue paper.
    What a beautiful Sunrise.

  3. Oh those Autumn fabrics are just fabric, especially the pumpkin fabric. I love the pottery. I add a piece every once in a while as I also love blown glass pieces. How amusing that Tiger Lily gets a kick out of tissue paper. Sort of like people with bubble wrap.

  4. Beautiful autumn fabrics you picked up, Honeybee! Love your newest piece of pottery! I have been wondering what, if any, was available in your new area. Thank you for sharing the sunrise; what a gorgeous way to start the day! I thought of Miss Tiger Lily the other day as I was opening a purchase from Etsy. Have a good week!

  5. Lovely Autumn fabrics, they should be perfect for all your Halloween and Fall stitching. Beautiful piece of pottery, too. I always love a photo of Tiger Lily, she looks so cute on the tissue paper.

  6. Beautiful fabric, floss, and pottery! I have a question for you....do you remember the little counting pins you made with the heart button? You sent me one once and I used it all the time until I broke it the other day. Would you happen to have a tutorial on how you made them? Thanks in advance.

    1. Very simple! Just find a bead you like (I prefer flat ones) and put a little super glue on the eye of a good sized needle and stick it in the bead. The size and shape of the bead and the size of the needle is just personal preference. I think flat beads are easier to handle and they lie on the fabric better when used as counting pins. I also like larger needles (I may have used a 24). But you can use whatever you prefer. Couldn't be easier!

  7. I love pottery, too, and that bread baker is awesome! My son took ceramics last year and made some really pretty bowls on the wheel. I hope he can find a studio to work in after he graduates high school so he can continue to learn.

    Gorgeous sunset!

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