Mummified remains

As I look at the calendar I realize that fall is starting to stalk the summer season in Western New York.

The hay fields at the farm are turning golden and if I look out my bedroom window I can pick out the leaves that have started to fade from their deep emerald glory into something paler, less flexible, and more fragile.

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We’ve purchased my high school senior son’s last pair of soccer cleats <sob> and that means that September will fly by and in a flash it will be Halloween. (Have I justified my indulgence in Halloween mug rug designs enough yet???)

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I’ve been thinking about a mummified mug rug for a couple of Halloweens now. I wanted to add a little cutie to make Frank and Vlad into a trio, but for some reason, this simple idea stumped me — that is until I received a Bernina tutorial for zigzag stitching in my email inbox this week! It’s just what I needed to bring my mummy to life!

Love me some googly eyes!

Check back here for a pattern later this week — I’m scrambling to get ready for vacation/sewing/shopping in Ohio!

 

18 thoughts on “Mummified remains

  1. rl2b2017 says:

    OMG! I had NO idea where all this Fall talk was leading, but that is one darn cute mug rug. Holy moly – I just adore it. Too sweet, and I’m not even a fan of Halloween in spite of the fact that my birthday is the day before. I’m happy for your son’s last year in high school – seniors rule!! Happy Monday! ~smile~ Roseanne

  2. Jill Roland McCaughey says:

    I grew up in Friendshp,N.Y. Miss the wonderful Fall colours, and the rolling hillsides. Now I get to look at the Rockies, and Banff, from my deck an hour away. Always good to see postings from my old stomping grounds. Jill in Calgary/Phoenix

    • sandradny says:

      Jill — you grew up in Friendship??? That’s just down the road (in fact I drove by it today on the way to Olean)!!! Then you know the magical/mystical aspect to these hills. I’ve never been to Banff — definitely a bucket list destination. Thanks for reading!

  3. My Sewful Retirement says:

    I love the mug rug! I’m definitely feeling your “last” blues. My youngest has retired from the NFL and this is the first fall in 6 years that I’m not on the road traveling. I’m actually embracing it as “firsts”. Can’t wait for the mug rug pattern!

    • sandradny says:

      Thanks! Enjoy your new-found freedom from fall travel. What exciting stories you must — congrats to your son for living his dream!

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