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.
Giveaway has now ended.
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 in my 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.
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Here are a few of the lovely ladies who I am sharing my day with –
Whims And Fancies – That’s me!
Janie G. – Hosted at Just Let Me Quilt
Have fun blog hopping!
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Cheryl Brickey November 6, 2019 at 17:50
Beautiful paper pieced design,. I love the gear wheel embellishments.
Leah October 27, 2019 at 17:17
This is beautiful! I love the embellishments you added. They are the perfect addition!
Joy McDonald October 20, 2019 at 10:55
What a delightful story and an amazing project!! Thanks so much for sharing! xx
Sheryl October 16, 2019 at 22:03
Hi Soma great story oh i love this time of the year,your tree is beautiful as is your art,hope your day is a good one my friend xx
Tammie October 15, 2019 at 20:29
I truly enjoyed your story and it reminds me of my woods. I might look at them a bit differently next time and think of you.
Each of your pieces are fun and full of Halloween spirit. Yay to the lucky winners!
Margy October 13, 2019 at 20:23
Halloween is a fun holiday. When I taught school it was the favourite with the kids too. – Margy
Susan October 13, 2019 at 18:51
I always like your stories. They evoke wonderful thoughts, and since I focus on children’s literature, I could imagine turning this into a great picture book adventure! A lovely stitching piece, too.
Jennifer Jilks October 13, 2019 at 11:18
This is delightful! I love living in a forest.
Our granddaughter went with her troup for a night walk. They really had fun, but it was cold.
riitta k October 11, 2019 at 22:20
What a charming story of these little and friendly witches <3 Your art work is gorgeous as always. The ancient Finns believed in elves and gnomes, I'm not certain about the witches :) Thank you for linking Soma, wishing you a lovely weekend.
Dixie October 11, 2019 at 16:58
A sweet story, Soma. I love your new good Witch Tree pattern.
Marian October 11, 2019 at 13:04
Soma, it’s so awesome to see you and with such a wonderful project. I love that wacky whimsical tree and think I may have to hop on over to etsy and pick up that pattern for myself. Thanks for participating, I have missed seeing you.
Alyciaquilts October 11, 2019 at 12:29
Oh great design! you are so creative!
Christine October 11, 2019 at 11:52
sirkkis October 11, 2019 at 10:06
Yes,woods and trees are wonderful and can tell super story’s!
Your art is lovely telling own stories.
Happy PPF and autum ☺
Thunder October 11, 2019 at 07:55
I love your tree, great story. I follow you on IG.
Jean Marmo October 11, 2019 at 07:19
This is so creative! Love the beautiful tree and pumpkins!
Linda Kunsman October 11, 2019 at 06:47
delightful tree collage! Love your witches cauldron page too. Fun storytelling around your projects. Happy PPF!
Sue October 10, 2019 at 23:57
Popping in from Paint Party Friday Soma… I love how you’ve constructed your witch tree, and the little whimsical story to accompany it. Delightful fun :D) Cheers!
Linda Calverley October 10, 2019 at 12:01
I love trees too so your story and art were a hit with me.
Jayne October 10, 2019 at 06:11
What a fun story and a beautiful tree! Your artistry shines through in so many ways!
Sherry October 10, 2019 at 05:38
Great project. The pumpkins are fantastic
Lady Fi October 9, 2019 at 21:56
You are so clever! Love the tree and those pumpkins!
Angie October 9, 2019 at 13:32
Soma – a delightful story and the quilt to go with it. I have a love affair with trees, so I can relate to the story and these special witches. Enjoy the rest of October – a glorious month, to be sure.
Danette Stankovich October 9, 2019 at 07:56
Love your paper-pieced designs! I have a few of them “hearted” on Etsy. And I am following on bloglovin. Thank you,
Brenda @ Songbird Designs October 9, 2019 at 06:39
Soma, your story and project is absolutely wonderful! I love trees and the little pumpkins with the steampunk designs are awesome. I just found your blog and started following you. Thanks for the opportunity to win!