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Grandma

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Carved pumpkin
« on: October 30, 2011, 17:17:31 »
I couldn't post a pic of my of my 79lb-er in the competition thread as my daughter had taken it away for carving for Hallowe'en. She sent me this pic today - I think he's going to look great all lit up!



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(She did say that it was a really tough old b*gger to carve and, even hollowed out, was heavy to move around and that if I grow a bigger one next year I can do it myself!!! She also mentioned that the seeds weren't very big - so it looks as if I'll be scrounging again next year, please Pete!)

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Re: Carved pumpkin
« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2011, 17:51:31 »
That's brilliant! First year here with nobody to carve a pumpkin for/with. :(

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Re: Carved pumpkin
« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2011, 18:01:07 »
Excellent,
my grandkids are scooping the insides out of their home grown ones at the moment, I'll take pictures when they've finished  ;D

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Re: Carved pumpkin
« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2011, 18:01:47 »
Great job by grower and carver ;D

Grandma

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Re: Carved pumpkin
« Reply #4 on: October 30, 2011, 18:21:17 »
Thanks all! :-*

I look forward to seeing all your photos - especially the ones done by youngsters. I think my daughter's two lads were responsible for the big fella's little friend!

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Re: Carved pumpkin
« Reply #5 on: October 30, 2011, 19:27:49 »

I remember (before the American pumpkin invasion)  carving out a swede for 'All Hallowes eve.  My Dad sharpened the edge of an old spoon, but the fingers and palms of the hands used to get so sore.  :'(  The kids today ! ! ! !

Mam used to say that that was the night the witches went to brush the cobwebs off the moon.   We believed every word !    :o    Cheers,     Tony.
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Re: Carved pumpkin
« Reply #6 on: October 30, 2011, 20:59:58 »
Wow that is fantastic!!!!!  Here's ours for this year


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100_0158 by lisaparkin36, on Flickr

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Re: Carved pumpkin
« Reply #7 on: October 30, 2011, 21:45:56 »
Mine looks a bit pathetic in comparison to above- bit like my pumpkin harvest but here goes:-
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Carved by Pumpkinlover aged 52 and a 1/2



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Re: Carved pumpkin
« Reply #8 on: October 31, 2011, 17:13:03 »
Great carvings everyone.

Grandma. You are welcome to some seeds. I will post something on here when they are dried and ready to be sent out. Should be early in the new year when Christmas is out of the way.

That last sentence makes me sound like a right miserable sod !
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Re: Carved pumpkin
« Reply #9 on: October 31, 2011, 19:59:13 »
Carved my 119lb'er today...here she is...here he is...no...here it is!!


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Grandma...that's simply stunning!!

Steve...:)
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Re: Carved pumpkin
« Reply #10 on: October 31, 2011, 20:05:58 »
All brilliant ;D

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Re: Carved pumpkin
« Reply #11 on: November 01, 2011, 00:18:28 »
What a super, scary selection!
 
That's a monster in every sense of the word, Steve! Should keep the trick or treaters away!

lisaparkin - a stunning display! I love your pumpkin and carrot baby! :-*

And pumpkinlover - I'm a cat person, too!

Here's my big fella all lit up tonight.
 


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Re: Carved pumpkin
« Reply #12 on: November 01, 2011, 19:47:00 »
The big ones are brilliant. It was lovely to come home from work and see them in peoples windows on the way.
We light one to encourage Trick or Treaters as the local children come round with their parents and are lucky that there is not any trouble. :D
Got down Mr PKL's kitkat supply ;D
Next year I'll be with the big boys ;D ;D ;D
 



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Re: Carved pumpkin
« Reply #13 on: November 03, 2011, 08:53:52 »
I had a really big atlantic giant growing and was planning to use it for Halloween. Two weeks ago we went over the lottie to pick it and bring it home and it had rotted on the underneath even tho we had put it on planks of wood, I was so peed off.  So peed off infact that I didn't buy one this year.  Suppose I was being a bit childish really, cos I regret it now seeing everyone else's.
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Re: Carved pumpkin
« Reply #14 on: November 03, 2011, 09:23:24 »
What a lovely display of talent
God made rainy days so gardeners could get the housework done

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Re: Carved pumpkin
« Reply #15 on: November 03, 2011, 19:08:56 »
My Pumpkin died in a macabre way...time lase video of it here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o-hqqZ5Ur_g (sorry, dont know how to post you tube vids here) Best viewed full screen as the lighting is not too good.

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Re: Carved pumpkin
« Reply #16 on: November 03, 2011, 19:40:55 »
Brilliant ;D ;D ;D but Sad :( :( :(



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Re: Carved pumpkin
« Reply #17 on: November 04, 2011, 17:53:35 »
First time attempt at 3D carving


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Re: Carved pumpkin
« Reply #18 on: November 05, 2011, 17:42:31 »
They're all brilliant, Uncle f, is this a self portrait  ;D

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Re: Carved pumpkin
« Reply #19 on: November 05, 2011, 19:45:39 »
Thats really good Uncle :D



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