Welcome to the Witchy Stichy blog hop hosted by Carol. We have very recently moved to a house which has some very old and very beautiful trees. I think trees are quite magical. Over the past couple of weeks, as I have been unpacking, I have been listening to them rustling in the wind and wondering what they are saying to each other, or perhaps whispering an idea of a story to me.
There is a forest where little witches live. They are not the usual naughty witches you read about who stir up acrid potions in their cauldrons and harm others. These witches take care of the forest and tend to the trees during the day. While they do use their little cauldrons to make potions from the berries and herbs they collect, these are generally fortifying or healing potions.
That is why when you go to the forest during the daylight hours, you don’t see anything out of the ordinary. However, if you were to venture deep inside the forest during the night, you would see the trees lit up by little pumpkins, inside which the witches live.
The witches have painted vines and leaves all over the inside walls. Once they return home and lights are on, the semi-transparent walls look magical from outside.
The vines that grow around the trees shine silver when moonlight falls on them.
The witches have also added enchantments to the trunk of the tree so the tree is not burdened by them. The tree lives a carefree life, hugging and protecting the witches and singing rustling songs to them, and the witches care for the trees and guard them with their magic and potions.
So begins my little story of the Witch Tree.
Time For A Little Giveaway
Halloween is my favourite holiday and as a paper piecing designers, I am excited about giving away these two patterns to 4 people. My giveaways are for my followers only. If you spread the word on social media, you get extra entries per mention. Please make sure you follow me and leave a comment for each social media mention. Last date to enter the giveaway is October 11th, 2019.
Stay tuned for at least one more giveaway this month!
As for the this piece, I paper pieced the tree. Once I set the block on a canvas and added the pumpkins, I started doodling with my silver and gold pens, thinking of the little witches and their forest full of trees.
The Witch Tree is now available on my Etsy shop if you wish to make one for yourself. You can replace the pumpkins with flowers, leaves, fruits or any other embelishment your heart desires.
Carol from Just Let Me Quilt hosts some of the best blog hops. Thanks, Carol!!
It not only gave me a much-needed break from the mayhem of moving, now I also have a Halloween wall art for our new home. I am glad to have this as my very first project made in this home. Off to a good creative start, I think.
Here are a few of the lovely ladies who I am sharing my day with –
Whims And Fancies – That’s me!
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