Tuesday, October 1, 2013

October Redwork Snowman


October’s the month
When the smallest breeze
Gives us a shower
Of autumn leaves.
Bonfires and pumpkins,
Leaves sailing down –
October is red
And golden and brown.


 Autumn Pumpkin Dip
2 cups powdered sugar
1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese
15 ounce can pumpkin
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon ginger
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice

1.  Beat the powdered sugar and cream cheese until well blended.  Blend in remaining ingredients.  Store in an airtight container.
2.  For an “occasion” this may be served in a small, fresh, hollowed-out pumpkin placed on a platter decorated with autumn leaves and surrounded with gingersnaps, vanilla wafers, and/or apple slices.  It’s also good served from an ordinary dish.

Few pumpkin flowers actually do become pumpkins.  This is because the female blossom opens for pollination for only one day in its entire life. 
Do you enjoy redwork or other handwork?  Inquiring minds want to know!

You might also enjoy reading my previous blog post here.   


  1. I have yet to try redwork, but it is on my bucket list.

  2. Your puppy is so cute. Looks like a Cavalier. I've not done any redwork, but, I think it's pretty. I've just learned the back stitch for embroidery (YouTube is wonderful) so that I can add names to the books for my Harry Potter blocks.

  3. I have done red work but more enjoy using mixed colours. I am working on ( more of a UFO ) LEANNES HOUSE project.

  4. I will definitely make this block & recipe! Thanks for sharing both with us!

  5. I do handwork of some sort almost every evening that I am home. I watch old movies with my hubby. I love red work and applique.

  6. I love handwork! I always have some with me. I have all of these cute little snowman done and can't wait to finish October and November to have my wall hanging done and up for the holidays! Thank you so much for these little men!

  7. Yes, I enjoy rework and handwork, but time seems to usually dictate that I opt for machine projects instead. Maybe when life slows down for me....??? Your designs are always so very cute and I just love seeing what you are up to!

  8. Very spooky & sweet! I haven't done handwork in years, but you are inspiring me to start a project.......

  9. So cute with the spider web and pumpkins! I didn't know that about the female pumpkin blossoms. I don't do handwork, but it's very beautiful.

  10. I am working on a primitive hooked rug right now.


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