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Monday, October 31, 2016

Happy Halloween

It's the 11th hour, but I got the last bit of binding,
 stitched down, just in time!

This cutie is from Applique Garden's
block of the week patterns from Angie Padilla.
You can see more 

I've found this fun backing in my stash...
can't even remember where or when I bought it.
I really need to go thru this stash more often!

"Sew" enjoy Halloween your way!
Here's lookin' at you kid!

Keep on Stitchin'

Friday, October 28, 2016

Eerie Nights Comes to an End

It's always just a little bit sad for me, when a great
blog hop comes to an end.
This time was no exception, especially since
Halloween is my favorite time of the year.

I had to ease the pain by throwing a little 
Halloween Party for quilt club yesterday.

I must confess...
I've become a Pinterest junkie because of this!

We started out with a box of Krispy Kreme donuts...
adapted for the season of course!

There's just something about your food looking at you...

Moving on to lunch...
Served in a microwave bowl holder for the holidays of course.
Take a close look here. No, it's not your eyes or computer screen...
This spaghetti is purple.
All kinds of fun Halloween ideas for foodies!
With the addition of Eyeball Meatballs

No lunch would be complete without 
"Bloody Shirley Temples"
I couldn't find syringes anywhere, so the next best thing
at the $1 store... a turkey injector!
Better yet, as it holds way more blood...

Whats more fun than ice cubes with spiders in them?

Then were were treats...
with treats inside this edible treat!
(I opted to not put on cupcakes)

More treats...
Bat Bites 
(go for the dark chocolate Reese's Minis)

I put on my crafting hat for this Spell book!
A trip to the Goodwill found the perfect economics 
textbook for $2.50. I'm sure some college kid spent 
$200 on it for a class! If economics won't cast a spell on ya,
 I don't know what will.  LOL!!!

And an apothecary jar
I must confess, I could get really hooked on these crazy crafts again!

 I had an epic fail with this soap...
Halloween soap add-in's just didn't make the mark.
Maybe it was defective $1 store toys!
Oh well, it was fun playing with it.

For every fail, there is a great success.
These were the hit of the party.
"Keeper of the Cheerios" was my inspiration for these 
fun wine glass candle holders.
I made a few changes to the witch.

I wanted more hair and a real witch hat

I made my bangs longer and wider...

The hair (considerably longer and wider also) was 
gathered at the top.

Wow, this is a horrible photo, but you can see that you stitch the
 2 ends together.

Put your beauty parlor skills to work and trim up 
some additional bangs!

Hobby Lobby had the perfect hats.
They have seams in them.

You can turn them inside out and pull out a few stitches,
(in the point only, not the brim)
allowing them to go over the wine glass stem.

Once you turn back and slide over stem, hand stitch back together.
Oh it's quite a change, from stitching binding on a quilt for sure!

Just push the point of the hat up, to your liking and decorate.
I used a fun glitter Tulle for a bow on the brim and
a very cool "Diamond" spider ring!
(tee hee)

Candles on top...
 ...LED flicker lights under the glass,
gives these guys such a fun glow.
It really spices up your holiday table.

Oh, and there are more
at "Keeper of the Cheerios"
Christmas, Easter, 4th of July, Micky and Minnie Mouse, weddings...
 my head is just spinning.
I can see I am going to need to get a case of these wine
$1 store here I come.

Treats a plenty

and a good time was had by all...
I'm sure the neighborhood heard we were having a great time!
Thanks girls for the best quilt club ever.

Happy Hauntings to you!

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Eerie Nights Blog Hop

Did someone say Eerie Nights????
                  That sounds like Halloween to me, and you know, I'm
all about Halloween...
Witchy, as I am!

It's "eerie"

and it's "sceery"

delightfully a "dreery"

We're all together "weery"...

Ok, I've got to shake this Adams Family theme song from my head.
Especially since, I've run out of words that rhyme and I can't spell!

So is this a trick, or is this a treat?

For me it was a treat!
A treat to be able to get in there
 and play with free motion quilting, that is.

"Happy Halloween" 
is a "Stitches of Love" pattern.
I found the pattern at a shop, 
while Row by Row shopping this year.

They now offer this as a row of the month.
You can find more on that 
and tons of other fun stuff!

Give away time.
The great folks at Quilters Dream, will be sending one of you
some of their fabulous batting to try.
A big thanks to them for supporting this hop.

Another big thanks to Marian from "Seams to be Sew"
for tempting me with this Eerie blog hop.
And Amy from "Sew Incredibly Crazy" for stepping in to host...
...as well as all my other blogging buddies.
You've inspired me more than you know!
Check them all out.
Oct 20

Oct 21

Oct 24

Oct 25

Oct 26

Oct 27

Oct 28

Sending my best to Marian, in her big move back to the states.
I for one am thrilled as that makes Amy, Marian and I neighbors!
Sew, I'll be passing the time till she gets here
 in the MooseStash, stitching away!

Keep on Stitchin'

Friday, October 21, 2016

Getting out of the box...

Have you ever thought about doing something completely different, than what your used to?  When someone suggested we spend a night at a Paint and Sip studio, I knew I was in.  Not that I can draw worth beans, but I have that sipping thing down to a science.

Being Halloween junkies that we are...
Once we saw this "Jack"  we were sold.
If we were going to give this adventure a try, 
he would be the reason why!

Off we went, to the Whimsy Art Studio.

Getting all set up...
dare I point out that some of us look like we have excelled at that 
sipping thing already!  

We got right down to business and got serious with our background.
This is when my confidence kicked in and thought I was a professional!
Throw a little paint of the canvas, use a lot of water...
Heck this painting thing's a piece of cake!

Backgrounds complete...now's where I get that rude awakening!
Artist I'm "not".

Suddenly the giggling stopped

the concentration kicked in

The reality that we were actually creating this guy
hit us...

And you know...
He didn't look too bad for a bunch of beginners.
With the exception of Shona that is!

A short 2 1/2 hrs later, and we all had our masterpieces.
Each one different, each with their own personality...
but definitely "Jack".

We are all just pretty darn pleased with our 
pieces of "art"!

Let the Halloween Haunting begin...

Keep on Stitchin'
but give something "new" a try!