Gift #112: Velvet Pumpkins

I’d rather sit alone on a pumpkin and have it all to myself than to be crowded on a velvet cushion.   — Henry David Thoreau

But, in the best of all possible scenarios, I’d like a velvet pumpkin, please.  In a fall issue of Better Homes and Gardens last year, velvet pumpkins were featured in an article and it was love at first sight.  Unfortunately, the ones featured in the magazine were limited in availability and rather expensive.  So I figured that velvet pumpkins would be unattainable until I managed to learn how to sew.  Imagine my jubilation then, to find lovely velvet pumpkins at Hobby Lobby last week!  They were breathtaking – in lovely hues of brown, green, and gold.  They were on sale this week, so this morning I set off to procure them.  They still had a good selection, and I finally decided on a subset that I thought would work well in my room.  I left in a state of near euphoria, carrying my velvet pumpkins out the door.  On a whim, I decided to visit another store nearby which opened recently. This was my first visit to the store, and in the seasonal section, there were a few more velvet pumpkins looking for a good home.  These were in subtle shades of orange and russet and were a little smaller than the ones from Hobby Lobby and I thought they complemented each other very well.  They are all a happy family at the foot of my bed now.  And as I stare at them in bliss, I can’t believe how fortunate I am to have found a velvet pumpkin patch of my own. 


Blessings to you,


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