When I made my first pin loom pumpkin three years ago I wasn’t totally enamored with it. First of all, I’d just made my scarecrow and, back then, I wasn’t comfortable with constructing 3D objects with pin loom squares. I was also learning about how color behaved in weaving—I really didn’t like how my stem turned out. Since then, I’ve learned a bit about pin loom construction. I removed the old stem and replaced it with a new one.

Old pumpkin, new stem

Deborah Bagley, of Yarnovations, is an absolute WHIZ at pin loom project construction. She has graciously granted permission for me to write this tutorial, using her original idea of the pumpkin. Please have a look at her other spooky designs in the Pin Loom Halloween Set. (She also sells a Christmas Pin Loom Pattern Set and the ebook Zoo Crew.) Read More →

It was my original intention to write at least once a month on this blog, but my last post was in August. (Actually I think I’ve missed a month or two before this.)

My husband traveled a lot this summer/fall (about three weeks total), so I was home “alone” with Polly and Casey (my two Labs). We had good long walks just about every morning. That went out the window after my husband came back. (Why is that? Sometimes I think I could have good habits if I were on my own, but I’d rather trade up for the company.)

Pin Loom Pumpkins—tutorial coming soon!

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One thing I do every day is listen to the Book of Mormon for 1/2 hour. When I’m feeling distressed, it calms me.

If I’m feeling calm it can have different effects. Sometimes I stay feeling calm. Sometimes I get new insights. Tonight I got discomfited.

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