Happy Halloween all you ghouls and guys!
All week I have been going to the Art Store and watching demos and I am relieved not to be going today and tomorrow. Yesterday, I stopped sewing at 3:30 and it was difficult to tear myself away!
I had been working on the doll quilt for Laura. No sneeky peeks, not yet, anyway!
I am in a 4 way swap with Laura, Lucinda and Sarah.
They are wonderful quilters and I am honored and so happy to be able to receive their work and share the process of creating with them.
Sarah loves liberated quilting and I have been greatly inspired by her (and Gwen Marston) and am now most definitely hooked on houses!
Yesterday I had a fleeting thought, (as I was sewing)...I could make these forever!
Then I listened to the conversation in my head between left brain and right brain and it sounded something like:
LB: Making houses is certainly a smart and addictive way to accomplish a quilt top. I could just make house blocks forever, I enjoy them so much!
RB: wellllll....why would I have to just limit myself to only houses? could I make house purses? or maybe aprons? yeah!!! Patchwork these houses on an apron!!!! yippeee!!!!!!
LB: But imagine how soothing it would be to maintain a pattern and you could number each house and line them up perfectly on the wall. Just constructing foundation pieced houses would be a very efficient use of all the architectural fabric you have been stashing!
RB: I think my will is stronger than yours and I am dominate here! I think we will not make ONLY houses! I think we will have freedom from oppression and we will make whatever I want whenever I want!!!!
LB: If you say so. I'll go back to sleep...I'm very tired.. even this small amount of use has me completely exhausted!
RB: Ha!!! I rule!!!! That left brain must be insane to think I would ever agree to just make houses...still...they can all be different...think of all the varied fabrics we could use....maybe I'll just make a few more....
I had to just almost forcibly tear myself away!
Then when I got home I made a few more!!!
Wow! Who knew it would be that way?
I have seen them and thought, yeah, that's cool- but never until I started making some did I get it! It's that way with a lot of things, isn't it? You must walk a mile in someone else's moccasins.
Anyway, last night as we watched Earl and then Supernatural I started putting together the treat bags for tonight's trick or treaters and realized I needed more variety- I had only bought dumdums and some creepy plastic bugs and skeletons and rings to go in the treat bags- we need some Reese cups or something chocolatey..so back to the store!
Sometimes the Mr and I disparage over these Holiday Traditions that we are forced to endure and play the "what if we run out of candy game" where we substitute things like slices of bologna, American cheese, a handful of carrots, a frozen burrito, boiled eggs, pencils, paper clips, and the best- orphaned socks from the dryer in the bags thrust at us as we open our door for the 20th time!
How about that can of tahini paste that's been in your cupboard for 2 years, unused, forlorn, now a treat!!!!
Imagine the surprise and delight on the faces of the children when they get a hunk of broccoli or a box of baking soda or package of oodles of noodles.
Who said it had to be candy?
Wouldn't this be a great time to clean out the crap and give those ragamuffins something special for Halloween???
Oh, alright, just kidding.
Don't go freaking out on me!
It's just amusing to us.
Sort of like this wonderful kit that Amanda showed me that's up for bids on eBay-
anyway... I find that very amusing!
What a hoot!!!
It's up to 50 bucks already!
Now that's a trick!
I do want to share some sweet and spooktacular paper dolls I got from Debra Schooch last Sat- man this week has flown by! I haven't posted at all really this week! Sorry gang! I don't know where the time goes!
Debra- yours will be mailed as soon as the glitter gets dry!!!
Aren't they adorable?
The owl is a pin too!
I will be wearing it when I pass out the lunch meat and sugar packages tonight!
Trick or treats!!!
Beware the Moon!!!