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Pumpkin Jack Welcomes You!

Pumpkin Jack is all about carving pumpkins. I have patterns, instructions, anecdotes, carving galleries and even Halloween stories. Come in and stay a while. Please return often.

The majority of the patterns on this site are quiet complex and require hours of time to complete. If you find them to be intimidating or, perhaps, you would like a little practice first before tackling them, you might wish to attempt some more traditional patterns here, some Halloween images here or my extensive collection of smiley face patterns here.

Number of patterns so far: 1457.5

What's The Latest?

Here are the patterns for Halloween 2016, Prime Ministers:

How's It Work?

To begin your Pumpkin Carving 101 course, begin at Pumpkin Carving.

Patterns of the Month - March

In like a lion and out like a lamb. This proverb, associated with March, relates to March beginning as a harsh winter month and ending as a mild spring month. While this is not always strictly true, it does give us a theme for our patterns of the month: the Lion and the Lamb.

First we have the Lion: Pierre Elliot Trudeau. This was not a man who tried to fit in, but was his own unique individual. Whether you consider his pirouettes behind Queen Elizabeth II or the fuddle-duddle scandal, he certainly walked his own path. And he never backed down from what he believed in including speaking against the separation of Quebec from Canada, enacting the War Measures Act and repatriating the Canadian Constitution.

Our Lamb is Lester B Pearson. Prior to his time as Prime Minister, Pearson was a diplomat working with the United Nations. His efforts resolve the 1957 Suez Crisis and established the United Nations Emergency Force creating the concept of peacekeeping. For his efforts he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. As Prime Minister, his government kept Canada out of the Vietnam War, introduced universal health care, the Order of Canada, the Canada Pension Plan and the maple leaf as Canada's flag.

Pierre Elliott Trudeau - 15th Prime Minister

Lester B Pearson - 14th Prime Minister

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