Friday, October 31, 2014

WITCHED WICKED DELIGHTS and I am sooooooo Happy it is Halloweeeeeeen~


Greetings to you all on this day of HALLOWEEN...
EVERY ONE of you brought something bewitching to this hop...
I was very worried that my post today would not even come close
to WOWING YOU........I will have to raise my bar in future hops...
YOU are all shining as  excellent photographers, stitchers, sewers and quilters...

YOU do make my witching heart swellllllll! Thank you for that.....

OUR Wicked Wendy swept into our hearts once again in her 3rd year
Cheering for us ...She kept all of our brooms ready so we could  sweep
in and nobody could have done it better...And she was flying herself
all through various STATES.....how did she do it all? ---she had one wicked brew
that I am sure everyone would love a sip of. 

Gratitude to Maywood also known as eeschenck for creating such a lovely collection...
 You can be sure-I will send them all of the highlights
 with a link to our Pinterest board. 

By now you have visited all these LOVELY bewitching ladies
I shared my day with....
There is no doubt they will  WOW you with Halloween delight! 

Be sure to leave them some lovely comments and  for those in receipt
it would be very nice if you send them a quick note too...it takes as I already 
shared...less than 7 minutes to do ......
BE a cheerleader ! It really pays to do so...

Happy HALLOWEEN 
ladies....


Sew We Quilt ( here I am )


So what kept me busy in my bewitching hours
welllll let's see..... 

I needed some hot brews, so I captured some spider webs in  the form
of goose down, and make this cuppy cozie to go over my wicked
mug that kept my brew hot for at least 2 hours....
Seems many times I was so focused on task, I would forget
I poured myself a BREW of stitching fuel.... and when I remembered
-it was still HOT....a goose down liner is an excellent insulator..


Ohhhhh and I made another MODELE Witch....
alllll with our themed fabric... and although she does appear
a bit shy, let me share she had some very INTENSE moments
when I was stuffing her very thin legs lol




Ohhhhh and yes a BLACK ( faced)  CAT did make an appearance......
Sumatra appears to be somewhat bewitched at all the attention she is getting
 .. since we returned from holidays--- she is never far from sight...
My camera certainly cast a spell on her...

And a BLACK CAT just had to be X-stitched into a panel 
of my Tammy Bag.....I drew her right on the orange linen
and just x-stitched her in 3 days.....Added a polka dot bow....
and voila--- a very lovely seasonal Tammy Bag.....
( new layout design here) 

Ohhh and my Monster HIGH Doll was inspired by Carol ( that other lady)
and as much as I  like wicked things, she is the mistress of that talent...
Mine was just a sweet Ghoulish Cat.... nothing scary about her....
you want SCARY, Carol will look after you...


next.....I had this PINK lamp with a VERY striking FUSHIA lamp shade....
( now that was frightening....) I had purchased it from our hospital auxiliary 
to assist them in purchasing new medical equipment.... I paid far too much for her
to be hidden in a closet.......SOOOOOO with some
in colour I gave her a new look.....JUST LIKE THAT.... 

I then made a ruffle.. a very long ruffle...kinda like a skirt ruffle.....
and folded it in half, I stitched her onto the lampshade...gathered
it all in pleats..and now I have this LOVELY Black cat Crossing 
lamp for my studio to celebrate this season...

and yes she is holding a wine glass....instead of coffee cup...
SHOCKING and SCARY...I only drink COFFEE!


I then made a new cover for my MAC AIR using 
the colours so matched B.C.C. that I thought it would be a perfect addition complete with 
crawling bugs as a ruffle....Who said you cannot be frightening and pretty
at the same time? 




And here is my collection...of all my small projects........to help those down the road, here are a few 
tidbits that may help you.....

1. Pick up some barnwood somewhere ( I called on someone who knew a couple who were tearing down their barn) forever grateful to that person... ....cut them in pieces for a variety of photo shoots...
Here I have 3 different ones....together they make for an interesting backdrop...

2. This photo was taken at around 7  in the morning...no sun out....perfect for the feeling of this 
one shot...it was actually cloudy...Why is this so good... Here is why....on your camera setting of either M ( manual) or AV Aperture-priority mode ( which means blurs a background) it brings all other pieces in front to a very sharp image.... It is the perfect setting I often use, with no flash...FLASH  IS BAD.... it changes colours of everything...you do not want that....Do groupings...tell a story with your photos...

3. If you are only doing one shot of one project, put at least 2 other things in the photo to stage it....it helps to scale of how little or big a project is...,  it gives your photo shoot personality.... I  have many PROPS for such a theme....



Like this one...this Mammy doll  made by my sweet Cheryl ( she is in our hop today Mammy stitches) ---  she needed a new PINAFORE. my Mammy not Cheryl wink......So using Black Cat Crossing and some Peppered Cotton in purple...I made this and added a 3 Dimensional C for CAT..... This has already been spoken for, and I  heard the sweet tot...just loves it....she told her Mummy, she wants to be a MAMMY too complete with head bow  lol...


Ding Dong  the witch is DEAD.....so much
goes into all of our blog hops....
I think I am completely worn out....
NO rest for this wicked lady....
already planning next years hops.........

THANK YOU ALL for making it one DELICIOUS WICKED HOP!
YOU do MAKE OUR HOPS HOP! 








I am heading to my kitchen for something with CAFFEINE in it..


come on back a bit later to see who was our WOW for the day!



ps. I did not forget our TOP WOW , I had to leave town quickly and I don't have the graphics or photos to access to put it up....PLEASE wait till tomorrow...we will announce....
hint, it has a ...............

I am in an area that I cannot access my software.... I will also answer you all tomorrow....
I only have intermittent connection , every time I write something I lose connection....


Thursday, October 30, 2014

9 lives, 9 days, lots of black cats and no broken mirrors YET ....

WELCOME Wicked Witches....


What wowed us yesterday..
see graveyards are not so scary......wink



Wicked Wendy is cheering us all on
for the 3rd time in 4 years. She is so suited for this role
and certainly sightings of her on her broom are never far from view...
We all delight in her bewitching style and you just never
know what BREW and SPELL she has casted on YOU...
Schedule on side bar will link you to Wendys....
proceed with caution...


This is one themed blog hop that we do repeat
year after year. It was Ghastlies that started us off
4 years ago...



Some of you would be very surprised to hear

David and I wed on Halloween !
We met on Halloween 10 years prior, and year after year
of offers of my hand in marriage, I finally agreed and it seemed
fitting to marry at the exact time of our meeting 10 years earlier.



We have been together 25 years and every moment with 

this man has been one SPOOKTACULAR adventure...
This season brings such joy for me and looking at how quickly
we fill  this hop year after year....YOU must enjoy it too...



So let's gather all of our BROOMS and sweep by and visit

our LOVELY PROJECT Designers in training....



Be sure to leave everyone comments, A CHEERLEADER
will note many many rewards in the upcoming months....



I cannot SHOUT enough 2015 will be a constant delight 

for many of you......EVERYONE is ELIGIBLE...
Just continue CHEERING, get involved, take great pictures,
WOW US and FILL US with CREATIVE DELIGHT..


We will do the same....wink..



Here are our lovely WICKED ladies today...
return later in the morning to see who WOWED us
and filled us with CREATIVE DELIGHT...


Thursday, October 30




( missing links so do not forget our next hopper) 




If someone leaves you a comment...I bet they would be thrilled
to hear from you too....it is just a nice thing to do...
and takes I TIMED IT....less than 7 minutes .....yep...






Such lovely WICKED projects this day of Hallow EVE
everyone again rose to the occasion with stitchings, and runners and cats
and ORANGE...lot's of orange...perfect for this season....

YOU all deserve witches brooms.....!

HOWEVER what is HALLOW EVE without at least one 
GIANT SPIDER WEB... if  this lady keeps adding to it
in a couple years it will be the size of a bed quilt....
isn't it just a web you would want to cuddle with? 
I will pass wink....and just admire the detail ...




Wednesday, October 29, 2014

The Black cats just keep coming...on day

WELCOME Wicked Witches....

What wowed us yesterday..



Wicked Wendy is cheering us all on
for the 3rd time in 4 years. She is so suited for this role
and certainly sightings of her on her broom are never far from view...
We all delight in her bewitching style and you just never
know what BREW and SPELL she has casted on YOU...
Schedule on side bar will link you to Wendys....
proceed with caution...


This is one themed blog hop that we do repeat
year after year. It was Ghastlies that started us off
4 years ago...



Some of you would be very surprised to hear

David and I wed on Halloween !
We met on Halloween 10 years prior, and year after year
of offers of my hand in marriage, I finally agreed and it seemed
fitting to marry at the exact time of our meeting 10 years earlier.



We have been together 25 years and every moment with 

this man has been one SPOOKTACULAR adventure...
This season brings such joy for me and looking at how quickly
we fill  this hop year after year....YOU must enjoy it too...



So let's gather all of our BROOMS and sweep by and visit

our LOVELY PROJECT Designers in training....



Be sure to leave everyone comments, A CHEERLEADER
will note many many rewards in the upcoming months....



I cannot SHOUT enough 2015 will be a constant delight 
for many of you......EVERYONE is ELIGIBLE...
Just continue CHEERING, get involved, take great pictures,
WOW US and FILL US with CREATIVE DELIGHT..


We will do the same....wink..



Here are our lovely WICKED ladies today...
return later in the morning to see who WOWED us
and filled us with CREATIVE DELIGHT...


Wednesday, October 29

That's Sew  Julie ( links not working but she is there)





If someone leaves you a comment...I bet they would be thrilled
to hear from you too....it is just a nice thing to do...
and takes I TIMED IT....less than 7 minutes .....yep...





YES blogger was not playing nice...we were certainly scheduled
for the AM but not until I woke did I note it had not loaded...
Time check, published check......
something wicked at blogger again....

HOWEVER soooooo worth it now .......EVERY ONE had
created some pretty wicked and fall projects....
YOU all took some pretty amazing photos toooo..



and this lady has been in our hops for 1 year now ......she keeps growing
and showing some pretty amazing projects.......
TODAY no exception ....her unusual very large block with 
PURRRRFECT border just wows us all with CREATIVE DELIGHT




Tuesday, October 28, 2014

LUCKY day 7... of much more WICKED projects.....

WELCOME Wicked Witches....

What wowed us yesterday..



Wicked Wendy is cheering us all on
for the 3rd time in 4 years. She is so suited for this role
and certainly sightings of her on her broom are never far from view...
We all delight in her bewitching style and you just never
know what BREW and SPELL she has casted on YOU...
Schedule on side bar will link you to Wendys....
proceed with caution...


This is one themed blog hop that we do repeat
year after year. It was Ghastlies that started us off
4 years ago...



Some of you would be very surprised to hear

David and I wed on Halloween !
We met on Halloween 10 years prior, and year after year
of offers of my hand in marriage, I finally agreed and it seemed
fitting to marry at the exact time of our meeting 10 years earlier.



We have been together 25 years and every moment with 

this man has been one SPOOKTACULAR adventure...
This season brings such joy for me and looking at how quickly
we fill  this hop year after year....YOU must enjoy it too...



So let's gather all of our BROOMS and sweep by and visit

our LOVELY PROJECT Designers in training....



Be sure to leave everyone comments, A CHEERLEADER
will note many many rewards in the upcoming months....



I cannot SHOUT enough 2015 will be a constant delight 

for many of you......EVERYONE is ELIGIBLE...
Just continue CHEERING, get involved, take great pictures,
WOW US and FILL US with CREATIVE DELIGHT..


We will do the same....wink..



Here are our lovely WICKED ladies today...
return later in the morning to see who WOWED us
and filled us with CREATIVE DELIGHT...







What an absolute treat after a very long day at Elections..
14.5 hours later and I am awake...certainly not as AWAKE
as I should be, but certainly the SPELLS that you all casted
on me has be so inspired.....All of you brought so many delightful
wicked treats to our hop...THANK YOU..



This lady has been a rather LOVELY surprise in the past
hops...she brings such creativity and depth to her projects
it is hard not to be AWEEEEEEd by her talent...
Again she shines in not one but many projects...wait
till you her kittens....