Friday, October 22, 2021

Ghastly Ghouls Blog Hop

 Welcome, welcome, welcome foolish mortals to this our Ghastly Ghouls Blog Hop being  coordinated by our lead witch, Miss Carol.

I've been blogging since March of 2011. One of the earliest blogs I participated in was The Ghastly Blog Hop in October of that year.  I was as extreme overachiever for that event.  I had something like 8 different ideas most of which were made in multiples and shown over and over again. (I've slowed way down over the years, this year only 5 different items, tee hee)

My favorite piece from that hop was this sweat shirt that I upgraded for the event with a fully lined pocket on the front and the sleeve for the cool NJ fall.

Or maybe it was the quilt.  Either way I still have them both and they come out to visit this time of year, every year.

Well when this Hop was announced I went hunting for my Ghastly scraps.  My niece who I mentioned back in 2011 had her birthday last week and I thought she might enjoy a new piece of Ghastly to celebrate with.  This is a Machine Embroidered piece using the free design from Kreative Kiwi

The design comes in 4 sizes and was really easy to whip up. This is the largest version.

The pattern has the option to add a pocket for a gift card.  I have made a couple that way but when I went to add it to this Ghastly gift box I didn't have a scrap of fabric that I could get to match my front or back choice and I didn't want to take away from them.  I included the gift in an envelope. It worked.

While I was in the Kreative Kiwi site I tripped over another freebie. This one was for machine embroidered redwork haunted houses.

Couldn't pass them up.  There are 10 diffferent designs. Each worked up in 3 - 4 minutes.  I stitched them all out without a plan. They were all so cute I needed to make something using them all.

I can't decide what I want to do with it, table runner or wall hanging.

Fun fact about this runner is that I didn't have the oomph to hand stitch the binding down.  It is currently being held in place with Elmer's glue.  My best guess is so long as it works it will never be hand stitched.

And then because I can never do one of something and these were so quick to stitch out I had to try a couple of my more traditional quickie projects.

Again no oomph so the opening on the mug rug is also closed with Elmer's help.  

And of course what collection of mini projects would be complete without a pin cushion

The opening on the pin cushion is closed with a pin (not the first and surely not the last that I complete that way).

And then last but not least are my Halloween greeting cards. 

Stitched the designs directly on the card stock.  Then added the Happy Halloween in permanent vinyl and colored in the bat and moon with colored pencils.

I now live in a huge retirement community and have gone from 400 trick or treaters to 0.  I am considering  my ideas in this hop as my idea treats going out to you my new trick or treaters. Please have fun pondering what you can do with my ideas and the ideas of all of the participants.

I am gathering all sorts of ideas for future projects on this hop.  Here is a list of all of the players. You'll be so glad to visit them all.



Creatin' in the Sticks


Samelia's Mum

Songbird Designs

Ink Torrents





Just Sew Quilter

Quilted Delights


Patchouli Moon Studio





Homespun Hannah's Blog

Elizabeth Coughlin Designs

Karrin’s Crazy World




Kathy's Kwilts and More

For The Love Of Geese

Quilt Schmilt

Words & Stitches

Home Sewn By Us




Just Let Me Quilt

Quilt Fabrication

Selina Quilts

Ms P Designs USA