Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Witchy Stitchy Blog Hop

Lets start with I LOVE HALLOWEEN.  When I lived in NJ I had  a town house where we had 300 - 400 trick or treaters every year.  I now live in a retirement community and there are none. So I am very thankful to Carol for running this particular hop that keeps me smiling for the holiday.

My first idea was to use this piece that I stitched last year that I found on  Elizabeth Coughlin Designs  posting from last years hop. She offered this wonderful pattern and I fell in love and had to work it up immediately.

My problem with it is that I didn't want to do something with it that was only going to be seen when I pulled out my Halloween stuff.  So these guys have taken up permanent residence on my idea wall where they will remain and where I get to see them everyday.  My wall is behind my ironing board so we get to chat several times a day as a general rule. So Thank you Elizabeth.

But I have come up with several hauntingly adorable quilty pieces to share with you all today.

I recently participated on IG in the #teenytinypinnieparade where we made a teeny pincushion daily from  Sept 15 to Oct 6.  Suggested size was under 3 inches and participation was as many or as few of these addicting little things as you wanted to make.

I made  26  Pinnies   these 3 were Halloween based.





Just plain cute

I have a niece who is crazy for the scary and whose birthday is in October so when I found this fabric I knew what I would be shipping her birthday goodies wrapped in.

So far we have the bag, one of the /easy-peasy-drawstring-backpack-free-sewing-tutorial that I have made so many of.  A girl can't have too many totes can they and theme based is better, right.



Inside the tote among other things is a matching zip pouch.

When I went to find the little pouch for pictures I found that it had gone for a visit with the other pups in my teeny tiny pinnie basket. Since they are now friends I will probably send one of them along too.

Next up, we had an addition to our family this summer.  So while I was on a roll with my Halloween fabrics I figured the little guy would appreciate a Holiday bib. Yes I am crazy about this fabric.

And now on to the main event.  A few weeks ago while playing with the embroidery machine, I wanted to master using the IQ design feature of downloading  a coloring book JPEG file and converting it to embroidery.

We are big Disneyworld attendees and go for an annual  visit for Halloween to their Not So Scary Halloween  event. The fun part of this party is that you can get dressed up or not and you get to Trick or Treat all night.  There are candy stops all over the park and you can stop at each of them as many times as you want to stand on line (it is Disney after all).

So I took my coloring book page and made myself a candy bag as a test and when that worked I made myself

a matching tee shirt.

We attended the event last week.

As you can see, by my standards, it was a success. MJ on the other hand loved the fireworks and the parade led by the Headless Horseman. Different strokes for different folks. ( But I got to bring mine home with me, Ha Ha)

Well I hope you had a wonderful visit and got some fun ideas to run with.  Please do yourself a favor and stop by and visit all of the other ever so talented participants in this hop all listed below and again, thank you Carol for all you've done to make this yet again another super fun event.

October 7

October 8

October 9
October 10

October 11