Daffy's Stitchy Friends

Friday, September 27, 2013

Pumpkins for Cathey

Happy Pumpkin Day!

Decoupage Pumpkins
Pumpkin Day? What is that you ask? It's Cathey's, AKA Pumpkin Patch & Co's blogoversary. 

Mini Crochet Pumpkins

Happy blogoversary, Cathey! Surprise!

Paper Pumpkins

Why am I celebrating Cathey's blogoversary in such a public way? And why on Earth are all these "Pumpkins for Cathey" posts appearing all over needlework blogland? It's my fault! You see, Cathey has cancer and sometimes she gets really upset because she has so much to live for and this cancer just keeps coming up with something else and something else again.

Fall Fabric Pumpkins

I wanted Cathey to know we are rooting for her. I wanted her to know we love her and how much we care. So I sat down one day and emailed everyone I knew and even people I didn't know, "Let's surprise Cathey on her blogoversary!"

Popcorn Ball Pumpkins

And here we are.

Duct Tape Pumpkins

Cathey, this is for you! I had so many of our fellow bloggers respond to my, "Let's surprise Cathey!" plea with an, "OMG, yes, let's do it!" I was totally flabbergasted how many responded. Most of the people commenting here will be leaving a link to their own "Pumpkins for Cathey" post.

Cathey, I hope you know how very much you are cherished.


If you posted a "Pumpkins for Cathey" picture on your blog please leave a link to that post in the comments.

If you never received the email about this event and would like to show your support for Cathey in her fight against cancer, you can post a pumpkin photo on your blog and title the post "Pumpkins for Cathey." Linking to this post and to Cathey's blog would be nice as well. Be sure to come back here and leave a comment so Cathey can find your post when she feels up to it.

The captions under each photo here are links to tutorials to make each pumpkin shown. Have fun!

The following blogs have posted Pumpkins for Cathey:

2. Harmien - no blog, she emailed
39. Blissfully Stitching
40. Seasons of My Mind
41. Porcupine Needle
42. BusyHandsCraft
43. A Stitcher's Story
44. Tangled Threads
45. Aimetu's Stitching
46. Stitching Devotee
47. My Stitching Basket
48. Lesleyanne's Life of Stitches
49. Sharon's Cross Stitch Obsession
50. Bonnie's World
51. Riverside Stitching
52. Kearnel's Korner
53. Bramblewood Stitches
54. Petite Armoire
55. Scattered Threads
56. Country Stitcher
57. Dragon Stitches and Stuff
58. Threadwork Primitives
59. Dixie Samplar
60. Taking One Stitch At A Time
61. Whilst Iris Naps
62. Stitch by Stitch
63. Kathy's Sit and Stitch
65. The Inspired Stitcher
66. A Stitch in Time with Jules
67. Being Grammy
68. Something for Me
69. Sew be it!
70. Bits of My Own
71. Momuboocrea Island
72. XXXStitching
73. Willow Tree Stitcher
74. Raised by Poodles
75. Seasonal Stitches
76. Samplers and Santas
77. Stitching in Crosses
78. All XX's
79. Hanging On By A Thread
80. The Craft Room
81. Words and Blooms
82. Stitching Lotus
83. Lizy Lovely Stitches
84. Stitchin with my Furbabies 
85. Linhas Matizadas
86. Moonraker Lampwerks
87. My So-Called Crazy Life
88. Chronicles of a cross stitching hockey fanatic
89. Doll's Musings
90. Larkspur Lane
91. Carolyn's Stitching Chatter
92. Adventure into Lego
93. More than just Cross Stitchin'
94. Chiloe's Corner
95. Shebafudge
96. Sweet Pea Stitches
97. A Cozy Little Place for Stitching
98. Just Another Stitching Blog
99. Crazy Purple Mom
100. The Stitchin' Chicken
101. Hooked on Stitches
102. Julie's Stitchyknitter Journal
103. Tales Of A Stitching Mouse
104. My Frozen Sunshine
105. Casas e Bordados
106. The Snowflower Diaries
107. Stitchy Mc Floss
108. Julianne's Stitching Corner
109. maude and mozart
110. Clydesdale Stitching
111. Stitch n Chat
112. Caring Stitcher
113. Cross Stitch and Other Musings
114. Random Thoughts from Abroad
115. Nutmegger's Stitching Works
116. Karen's Handiwork
117. Keebles World
118. Stitch Bitch
119. Joanie's World
120. An Arizona Stitcher
121. Notes from under the Mountain
122. Garden Grumbles and Cross Stitch Fumbles
123. Needles and Words
124. A Joyful Stitcher
125. Eye of the Needle
126. this and that
127. Debbie's Cross Stitch
128. Stitching Daze
129. Robin Pichelmyer
130. 1897 School House
131. Crafting with the Stitch Witch
132. I Want To Do One More Stitch
133. And This Little Pig
134. Needle In Hand
135. Sweet Sentiments and Stitches
136. Family Business
137. Gert, Tom & Rusty too...
138. Today I found
139. A Little Bit of Stitching 
140. Crossstitch Cottage
141. Stitchabilities
142. The Teakettle Corner
143. My Stitchin-n-Stuff
144. Colorado Stitcher
145. the grey tail
146. Michelle's StitchCraft Place 

Thank you for visiting my blog today!


Sally said...

Thank you for organising such a fantastic thing for Cathey Sharon. Happy to be part of it. My post http://stitchingplace.blogspot.co.uk/2013/09/pumpkins-for-cathey.html

Harmien said...

Three cheers for Cathey!!! Thank you for organizing this, Sharon. I just sent my "Pumpkins for Cathey" e-mail to her!

Annette-California said...

Happy Blog Anniversary Cathey! I'm thinking of you and celebrating YOU!
Lot's of love and hugs being sent your way. love Annette

Annette said...

Thank you so much for organizing..
I just finished my post

Valma said...

One more link in this fantastic chain in France =)



Brigitte said...

Thank you so much, Sharon, for organizing Pumpkins for Cathey. I'm so happy to be able to participate. My blog post for Cathey is up.

Marie said...

I just posted.... :-)


schloung said...

Another pumpkin from France
Hand in hand with Valma =)


Rowyn said...

Thanks for organising this Sharon. I hope Cathey enjoys all the posts around blogland! :-)


Veronica said...

Thank you so much for organizing this event. Happy Blogaversary to Cathey all the way from Malaysia!



Mii Stitch said...

And an other little link from Mii...

Lesley said...

Blogversary wishes here from the UK.Thank you for organising this Daffycat,and Happy Blogversary again,Cathey x


Bekca said...

This was such a lovely and heart warming idea. I've posted my pumpkin :)

Best wishes.

WendyCarole said...

What a great idea You can find mine at


Lainey said...

So happy to be part of such a wonderful idea for dear Cathey, thanks Sharon.


Cath said...

Thanks for organising this , and rounding everyone up. My post is here: stitchinchicken.blogspot.co.uk/2013/09/pumpkins-for-cathey.html

Stitching Noni said...

Thank you for organising such a great event for Cathey
My post is now up:
Pumpkins for Cathey
Can't wait to see all these wonderful pumpkins :)
Hugs xx

♥ Nia said...

A wonderful idea to show our support to our friend :) Thank you Sharon!!

I'm glad to be a part of this event, here is my post with my Pumpkins for Cathey :D

stitcheranon said...

Thanks for organising this: I had my post ready to go the day you emailed. Who wouldnt want to show their support of such an amazing lady?

Nina said...

Happy blogoversary Cathey!
Greetings from Hugary!

My post:

Chris said...

More pumpkins!

gracie said...

It is a privilege to honor Cathey.... My pumpkin awaits her at my place.
This is a wonderful way to show support.

Casa Pearl said...

Some pumpkin love from Maine can be found at


Happy Blog-o-versary Cathey! Patti

Nancy said...

And more pumpkins!

Thank you for organizing this!

Tatkis said...

It was a wonderful idea, thanks!


Annie said...

Happy Pumpkin Day and Happy Blogoversary to Cathey!

My blog post is here:

Lisa V said...

Great to be involved, thanks for the organising, great job!

butterfly said...

You are a great stitching blogger sister you are .
What a thoughtful person you are thank you , here's to all the pumpkin sisters, big hugs.

Gabi said...

Big cheers for Cathey from Germany.
Happy Blogoversary.
What a wonderful idea to show our support. Thanks for organizing that!
Sorry, have no blog.

Myra said...

Joining hands across the world in support of Cathey!

Carol said...

This was such a special idea, Sharon--thanks so very much for coming up with it and "organizing the troops!"

Just got my post up, so the East Coast is waking up. It will be so much fun to see the posts go up across the U.S. and the rest of the world to honor our Cathey :)


Vonna Pfeiffer said...

Happy Day for Cathey!! We are all in your corner and rooting for you!

missy said...

Wow Sharon, you are so wonderful for organizing this. STITCHING SISTERS UNITE!!!

Tina said...

That was a great idea. Loved it :)!

Theresa said...

Happy Blogoversary to Cathey!!!!!
And thank you Sharon for organizing this event!!!!!

Hugs from Theresa


Julie said...

Hope you like your surprise Cathey.


Mary Ann said...

Thank you for organizing this show of love and support for Cathey, Sharon! Here is my post:http://just-stitching.blogspot.com/2013/09/pumpkins-for-cathey.html

cucki said...

aww so sweet.....
Thank you so much for organizing..
I just finished my post :)
thank you
love cucki x

BRD Girl said...

I am so proud to be a part of this marvelous idea!
Cathey - today I celebrate you - you are in my thoughts and in my heart!


Barbi said...

Pumpkins posted!! Love to Cathey! And to you to Sharon for organizing this wonderful Pumpkin day!



Parsley said...

PINK PUMPKINS posted! Hugs to Cathey!

P.J. said...

Happy Blogaversary Cathey and many, many well wishes abound!


Thank you Daffy for putting this marvelous event together. Love to all.

Ele said...

so glad to join you all in this event :)
happy blogoversary Cathey and thank you daffycat for organizing!!

Vickie said...

Oh Sharon, it is such a fabulous idea! I am so glad to be a part of it. http://astitchersstory.blogspot.com/

Rhona said...

Pumpkins have been posted! Thank you for organizing this day for Cathey.


Clare - Aimetu said...

Hugs for Cathey - my pumpkins are up http://aimetu-clare.blogspot.co.uk/

Maggee said...

Hi there! I posted to my blog:


Thanks for organizing this!

P.s. ignore that other comment--got lost!



Joanne said...

Thank you for creating this wonderful event!

I am thrilled to be a part of it and offer my support and best wishes to Cathey.

My blog is My Stitching Basket (www.mystitchingbasket.blogspot.com)


Lesleyanne said...

Thank you for organising this event Daffycat. I am so proud to be part of this.

Sharon said...

Truly a brilliant and heartfelt idea Sharon! Thanks for organizing it and I have loved participating! I can't wait to hear what Cathey thinks about it all.

Sharon said...

Oops, forgot to post my link!


Bonnie Brown said...

This was a great thing to plan
Mine is up

Denise said...

Thank you for thinking of a way to show Cathey how much we care!


Lynn said...

This is so fantastic and I'm so very happy to have been a part of it! It was a great idea to use pumpkins to express our love and support for Cathey.
I was a little late getting up this morning but my post is up now.


Thank you so much Daffycat for organizing this and including me.
Happy Blogoversary Cathey!!

Catherine said...

It amazes me how small this world can be....hopefully these wishes from all over the world will warm Cathey's heart and fill her heart with our love and prayers....

Thanks so much, Sharon, for this wonderful idea!

Bernadett Rauski said...

Happy Blog Anniversary to Cathey!



Scattered Threads said...

This was very special Sharon. Thanks for organizing.
Enjoy this day Cathey.

Denise said...

Thank for setting this up and Organizing a day to honor Cathey!
I have post a blog in her honor!

Happy Stitching

Astrids dragon said...

Loving all the pumpkins, this is going to be quite the pumpkin patch for Cathey!

Here's mine - http://astridxstitching.blogspot.com/2013/09/pumpkins-for-cathey.html

Hugs to Cathey AND Sharon!

Nan ~ Threadwork Primitives said...

So happy to take part in sending Cathey pumpkin good wishes. It's sure to make her day!
Here' the link

dixiesamplar said...

I am so proud to be a part of this event...thanks for such a wonderful idea, Sharon! And much love and tons of thoughts and prayers to Cathey and her family...we love you!


Carolyn said...

Thank you Sharon for putting this together.


Christina said...

A fab idea - thank you for organising it!


Ranae said...

So glad to be a part of this event
Thanks Sharon for taking the time to put this all together
Happy blogoversary!! Cathey

Kathy A. said...

Posted this morning. www.kathyssitandstitch.blogspot.com

Go Cathey Go

The Inspired Stitcher said...

Thanks, Daffycat! I hope Cathey has a great pumpkin filled day when she reads this. Here's my contribution:


Hugs to you both!

Carolyn said...

Thank you Sharon for putting this together!



Jules said...

Here's my post for today:


Vicki said...

Thanks for this opportunity. You can find my post at http://becominggrammy.blogspot.com/2013/09/pumpkins-for-cathey.html

Cole said...

Thanks Sharon for organizing this - go Cathey!!


Loraine said...

Thank you for sharing Cathey's story with us, and for organizing this surprise for her. I hope it helps her to feel loved and know that people are praying for her.

Erica said...

So happy to be a part of this!
See my pumpkin!

Kate N said...

My pumpkin that never felt needed, has a purpose! :)Such a lovely idea. Here's mine from the UK: http://momuboocreaisland.blogspot.co.uk/2013/09/pumpkins-for-cathey.html
Kate x

XXXStitching (Emma) said...

Pumpkins uploaded hugs to Cathey
from xxxstitching.blogspot.com

Jeanne said...

Thank you for organizing this special way for us to support Cathey! My blog is participating:


zoomcity said...

Thanks for thinking to do this, Sharon. Happy Pumpkin Day to Cathey. :) Here is my pumpkin post for Cathey: http://zoomcity.wordpress.com/2013/09/27/pumpkins-for-cathey/

Jennifer said...

Happy Blogoversary Cathey . Thinking of you .
love Jennifer at Seasonal Stiltches.blogspot.com

Jennifer said...

Happy Blogoversary Cathey . love from Jennifer at Seasonalstitches.blogspot.com
thinking of you xo

marly said...

Thank you for organizing this show of support for Cathey!

Lija Broka said...

Hope this makes Cathey smile!


Minnie said...

Happy I could be a small part of this. Have a great day Cathey.

Patty C. said...

Happy Blogoversary Cathey!

Andrea said...

Great pumpkin post Sharon. Happy Pumpkin Day to Cathey and all.

I've just checked and mine came online as scheduled.


Melissa said...

Thanks for organizing this, Sharon! What a great way to show support and love.

I've just posted to my blog.

Have a great weekend!

Silverlotus said...

Happy blogoversary to Cathey. Here's my post: http://stitchinglotus.ca/2013/09/pumpkins-for-cathey/

Lizette Morales said...

Sharon thank you for been me part of this!!!! Happy blog anniversary and all my best wishes Cathey!!!! My blog is www.lizylovelystitches.blogspot.com

Linda said...

What an awesome thing to do for a fellow blogger. We love you Cathey.


CalamityJr said...

Your wonderful idea has had an amazing response and I must admit it has brought tears to my eyes more than once. I made my husband watch as I scrolled down to show him all the Pumpkins for Kathy blog posts and he completely agreed with my assessment that stitching bloggers are a beautiful family. Thank you, Sharon, for suggesting this beautiful show of love and support for one of "our" own (this is really making me want to go start my own blog so I can join in!).

simone arrais said...

Hi Sharon! I've just post Pumpkins for Cathey on my blog:

Congrats for organizing this, sweetie! Big hugs!

Melanie said...

Love you, Cathey! *mwah*


And thanks to Mz. Daffycat for organizing this. :)

Melissa said...

Hi Sharon!

I've also posted for Pumpkins for Cathey,



ArchangelDecker said...

Thank you, Daffy, for organizing this amazing show of support. I threw my own hat into the ring here: http://archangeldecker.blogspot.com/2013/09/pumpkins-for-cathey.html

Anne said...

A Big thanks to you for putting this together. She will be amazed to know we are all rooting and cheering her on in her battle with cancer. Here's my link:


Penny said...

Thank you so much for organizing this very special day, Sharon!

Sending lots of love and hugs your way, Cathey!


Carolyn NC said...

Happy Blogaversary, Cathey!!


Hairy Caveman said...

A wonderful idea and such a great response! Bloggers are the nicest people!! I've posted my own little Pumpkin for Cathey -


Tracey said...

What a wonderful idea!! I've posted over at our blog...

Chiloe said...

Done ♥

Shebafudge said...

Oh my word! It will take ages to work through all these! But I will!! Cathey, mine is here http://shebafudge.blogspot.co.uk/2013/09/pumpkins-for-cathey.html

TexWisGirl said...

that is really sweet of you. love all of these crafty creations - and wish your friend good health and strength to fight!

Jennifer said...

I am the worst blogger ever, but I had to participate for Cathey. Here's my post: http://sweetpeastitching.blogspot.com/2013/09/pumpkins-for-cathey.html

lynda said...

What a super idea! You are a great friend!


Michele said...

thanks Sharon for including me in this wonderful wonderful thing!


Kate said...

I hope Cathey has a great day. I am keeping her in my prayers. crazypurplemom.blogspot.com

Cath said...

Oh my goodness. I am overwhelmed by how many people have done this . when I get more time , I am going to go round all the blogs and comment on each and every one of them for their amazing commitment . I am so honoured to be a part of this .
Thank you .xxx

Angela P said...

Sharon this idea was absolutely amazing! You are so awesome for organizing this for Cathey :)

I have posted to but turned off the comments (they are not necessary for this post).


Julie said...


Such a wonderful idea, love makes the world go round!
Julie x

Mouse said...

brilliant idea for a lovey stitching friend :) love mouse xxxxxx


Lesleyanne Smith said...

More pumpkins posted :)


AnaCristina said...

Happy bloggiversary, Cathey! I hope my pumpkin will bring you a smile!


The Snowflower Diaries said...

Wonderful and loving idea!:-)

I had just posted a post on my blog with a pumpkin drawing I had created for Cathey.


Sending big hugs from Hungary,

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

Cathey, I hope you know just how many of us you have touched and how much you are loved.


Hope this brings a smile to your face. :)

Julianne said...

Hi Sharon,

I have not posted to my blog in a long time but when I saw your post and read your encouragement to other blogging stitcher's to do a post to honor and encourage Cathey, I just had to post

Stitcher's are great people!

Laura said...

Hi Sharon,
I posted some pumpkins for Cathey on my blog! What a great idea!

Cathey, when you get a chance to read all of these entries please feel the love everyone is sending to you!!!!!

Cheryl said...

Ive posted too

Rita said...


Thanks for organizing this! :-)

Lindsay said...

This is such a fantastic project and I hope that the few minutes everyone has spent posting their pumpkin brings Cathey many hours of joy

Mine's here http://purplepds.blogspot.co.uk/2013/09/pumpkins-for-cathey.html

Ewa said...


There's my post for Cathey!

Gillie said...

I posted a picture at www.britishladybythelake.blogspot.com

Thanks for doing this, Sharon!

Vicky L said...

Here is my link


Karen said...

I posted my pic... so glad to participate in this wonder gesture.

Keebles said...

Thanks for letting me participate!


Anna van Schurman said...

For Cathey, here.

Joanie said...

I hope that I brought a smile to Cathey. My post is here:


God Bless you!
And thank you Daffycat,what a blessing you've been today to so many people!

Shelly said...

This is wonderful! Thanks Sharon!! Here's a link to my blog post

sunny said...

What an awesomely wonderful project! It's heartwarming to see how many bloggers have joined in. I'm sorry it's late and I don't have a pumpkin.

Lee said...

What an amazing response, I have borrowed a pumpkin from Google images as it is not Pumpkin time here down south Have posted it
Lee from

Beth said...

Count Me In!

DebbieSFL said...

Sharon, I just added my pumpkins post.



Lana said...

Just posted my pumpkins for this lovely lady! http://joyoustitcher.blogspot.com/2013/09/pumpkins-for-cathey.html

This was a great idea,Sharon!!!

Glenna said...

Sharon, my post is up as well. Thanks for planning this, and Cathey, we are thinking of you.

Dani - tkdchick said...

What a lovely thing to do

EvalinaMaria said...

Thank you Daffy for a lovely idea. There are some pumpkins at my blog also and a little surprise - Pumpkin traveling pattern :)
Evalina, This and that...

SoCal Debbie said...

Happy Pumpkin day to Cathey!


Tama said...

I did - bit late but it's there!

Simply Victoria said...

What a fabulous tribute of love and support! Prayers of healing and strength for you, Cathey.

Robin Pichelmayer said...

Thank you for reminding me Daffy! I have posted my pumpkins for Cathey!
here's the link:


Lianne said...

I too have posted a Punkin (Pumpkin) for Cathey on my blog,



Robin said...

Pumpkins for Cathy

Tammy B said...

Hope this cheers her up!


And This Little Pig said...

What a great idea Daf


Charlene ♥ SC said...

Thanks for the inspiration, Sharon. Sending hugs and positive pumpkins for Cathey!


JoJo said...

Happy Blogiversary Cathey! Hang in there and keep fighting!

Mary said...

What a wonderful and loving idea!
Sending tons of pumpkin love and prayers to Cathey


Melinda said...



Gert said...

My blessings to you http://gertom86.blogspot.com

cheryl said...

Happy Blogoversary Cathey! Sending prayers and positive thoughts your way.

Nancy said...

Hi Sharon, I was inspired by your post to come out of lurkdom and also contribute to the Pumpkin Fest for Cathey. My blog is at http://alilbitofstitching.blogspot.com/ I of course am a few days late but this was what I needed to get out of my shell again. Thank you for doing this for Cathey and in a sense for me also.

Theresa said...

Happy Blogoverary Cathey!

Thinking of you,
sending prayers,

and a post to support you:


Rachael G said...

I have posted, Late because I did schedule but it didn't work!!

Ma Teakettle said...

A Little Late but a Lotta Love...posted on my bloggie for our very dear Cathey, we are all so proud of you and stand with you in support. :)

Thanks Daff for allowing us all to join in the fun...you are such a dear friend to us all!


Boyett-Brinkley said...

Love all the pumpkins! I need to put some out!

Pam in IL said...

Cathey, thinking of you! Sending hugs and prayers too!


Thanks Daffy-Cat for organizing this!

Colorado Stitcher said...

My pumpkins for Cathey! http://acoloradostitcher.blogspot.com/2013/09/pumpkins-for-cathey.html

Jan Gartlan said...

Thinking of you Cathey x

thegreytail said...

I'm so glad you started this Daffy,
what a wonderful hoard of pumpkins for Cathey :)

lots of zucche and best wishes,

Michelle said...

My pumpkins for Cathey www.stitchcraftplace.blogspot.com

moreofhim said...

This is such a beautiful thing to do for Cathey! I started seeing the pumpkins as I visited some of my favorite blogs and was so touched. It was such a special thing for you to organize all this!

Blessings - Julie