Skelly the Skeleton (original, eh?) has a pop quiz for you. Please complete the following:
A. a) Trick or Treat!
b) The witch is dead!
The correct answer is—well, Skelly says anything goes today. Happy Halloween!
I found these at a thrift store a few months ago. Aren't the graphics fabulous?
I love vintage sewing notions, and I couldn't resist these at 79 cents. What a "steel"!
Bound and Determined
I did get the quilt finished that I mentioned last week, but I'll do a separate post on that in a day or so.
What I was really excited about working on this week was this scrappy spider web table topper (or wall hanging). I've been wanting to try a spider web block, and having come across some old Halloween novelty prints in my stash recently gave me a good reason to go for it.
As a reference, I used this tutorial on Sew Mama Sew, but changed the size and used a paper foundation instead. I cut a piece of lightweight paper into an 8.5-inch square, then cut it once on the diagonal. I pieced four such triangular units to make one block. Four complete blocks is all you need for this wall hanging. It measures 22 inches square.
Unfortunately, I had a bit of a glitch in cutting the backing—I accidentally sliced into the backing fabric!
After the small cloud of blue language cleared, I did what any quilter would do and regarded the situation as a "design opportunity." I patched it to kind of look like a doorway, and then free motion quilted a little surprise visitor dropping by.
Where was once a boo-boo, there's now just a "boo."
Last Sunday afternoon, my good friend Kathy and I attended a play starring our other good friend Marie. She had the part of Doris in The Cemetery Club, a tale of three friends whose husbands have all passed away. It was funny, heartwarming, and very well done.
But I was kind of miffed that she didn't warn us about the sad ending. Marie did such a wonderful job and we were so into it, loving her performance, her character Doris, and just plain her. Then do you know what that Doris did? She went and died in the next-to-last scene! The nerve! Had I known that, I'd have brought way more Kleenex (and a bouquet of flowers, which I should have done anyway, for our actress friend). Bravo!
Thanks for visiting! Here is my treat for you today. I was going to post ELO's "Evil Woman," but I changed my mind in favor of one I like better. Jeff Lynne still looks and sounds as great today as he did in the 1970s, doesn't he?
Have a fun and safe Halloween!