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The Pink Pumpkin Rug

I am loving all the different shapes and colors of pumpkins that are in the markets and seed catalogs these days. Are you old enough to remember when pumpkins were just plain orange? Today markets and orchards are full of heirloom squash and pumpkins in all shapes and scrumptious earthy shades that are great inspiration for those of us who love a primitive color palette. I especially love the gray blue hue of the Jarrahdale variety and the dusty pink of the Fairytale variety.  Back in July, I created a pattern for rug punching using a blue pumpkin. This little rug punched pattern using yarn and an Oxford punch needle started as a fun way for me to work out my ideas for a larger hooked rug. Soon it took on a life of its own and I decided to offer it as a pattern.  The little Blue Pumpkin pattern led to The Pink Pumpkin, and both patterns are  listed in my Etsy shop.  If you don't mind reading a bit further, I'll share my pumpkin patch story. While the winter winds had barely d

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