Tuesday, October 30, 2012

A WICKED October 31st

Halloween has always been a fun holiday in our family, probably a little more for us than most.  The next few things my give you an hint as to why...... 
Stalked by a Coffin... 



... A man was walking home alone late one night when he hears a BUMP...BUMP... BUMP... behind him. Walking faster he looks back, and makes out the image of an upright coffin banging its way down the middle of the street towards him ...BUMP... BUMP... BUMP...
Terrified, the man begins to run towards his home, the coffin bouncing quickly behind him ...faster... faster... BUMP...BUMP...BUMP. He runs up to his door,fumbles with his keys, opens the door,rushes in, slams and locks the door behind him. However, the coffin crashes through his door, with the lid of the coffin clapping ...clappity-BUMP... clappity-BUMP...clappity-BUMP...on the heals of the terrified man.
Rushing upstairs to the bathroom, the man locks himself in. His heart is pounding; his head is reeling; his breath is coming in sobbing gasps. With a loud CRASH the coffin breaks down the door. Bumping and clapping towards him. The man screams and reaches for something, anything ... but all he can find is a box of cough drops!
Desperate, he throws the cough drops at the coffin... .. and of course....... the coffin stopped
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hahaha :D  (I heard jokes like this all my life.)

next up:

Coffin Cookie bowl (I gave this to my SIL, who is quite the baker) who now has shared it by passing it on to her daughter. It's rather an odd bowl for most of you, but perfect for our family. I laughed when I saw it and snatched it right up. 
yep, COFFIN that's my maiden name
So, as a result of my maiden name being Coffin, I have probably heard every Coffin, coughin', coughing or dead joke imaginable..... My 10th grade substitute geometry math teacher filled me(and the class) in almost daily on any I any have missed. lol  Good thing I have a good sense of humor and knew he was joking, other wise it might have almost been considered bullying (through humiliation.) SO as I said Halloween has been a fun holiday for everyone in the family.  One of youngest daughters has the bug  and dresses for Halloween every year..(she's 30).  But I take to the lighter side of Halloween and not so much to the creepy dark side of the blood and gore..... and the movies that go with it.  There's too much of that in real life for me play around with it at Halloween, but I do laugh at those who do in a light-hearted way, am not much on really scaring the wits out people. 



They sat if the hat fits wear it and this is more me....a jokester witch, somewhere between Glinda the good witch, and her sister, the WICKED witch of the west and we all know what happened to her......

(but I do keep my eye to the sky for falling houses)

SO as I am writing this it's Tuesday October 30, and I am counting down the hours, minutes, seconds to the witching hour when WICKED begins
and for me 12:00 am Wednesday October 31.... in the meantime I'm relaxing... did you ever wonder why witches wear point shoes?? Because regular ones hurt our feet....

I was contemplating my next victim......um er, project... UR Priceless Coin Purses
 it starts November     ....have I started mine?
.... nope, that's why I'm waiting....
my WICKED witchy Wand to start warmig up.   I want it to go
POOF

and produce a couple cute and pricless coin purses for me.   It only works on Halloween though.....IF you try to use it BEFORE that time the WICKED WAND of FATE takes ahold and you never know what happens when you wave that wand......
Oh the hours drag on, and I flew by my daughter's house....

She was hanging around outside, bored, waiting for the witching hour to begin.  


 You can she she went all in for the newest in high tech brooms, mine plain ole, plain ole.  But it gets me where I'm going just without as much flash, she leaves a purple glittery smoke in her wake. . 
I bought this sign for my daughter, but everyone in the family tells me they misspelled a word......hmm  I wonder???

It's getting closer, the witching hour, can you feel the excitement, are you filled with desire?  I went searching for a hat, did you see it earlier, and I found one alright and although it was cute, it was very tall but a bit too small.  It just wasn't quite right.  So I sketched on some paper with pencils and pens, and giggled as I drew, thinking that if those who knew, that I stitched up some bowls, that got quite big, saw the technique I used, they would have flipped their wig.  So here is my piecing for all to see, no paper involved except for a rough sketch of the idea.....

And my below, Maybe not WICKED but Witchy, definitely..
my friend Itsy Bitsy all pink and pretty is hanging on it by a thread.



OH the clock is about midnight and I already started sewing, because you have to have a beginning to have an end..... now where is that wand, because I need it already............"abbra cadabra, ssssnipet  rippit and .......
BONG, BONG, BONG, BONG, BONG, BONG,
BONG, BONG BONG, BONG, BONG, BONG
OH hell, wrong spell.... and to early to boot.  Now look what's happened to me

and this is where I should have stopped.  But oh no I tried that WICKED wand
 again and hit hit me with an epic fail. 



So back to the drawing board, (without that wand) and below is what I have to giveaway, because like Madam Samm says EVERYONE is a winner... Click below pic if you want a PDF of the SPELL GONE WRONG Pattern (a new an improved version)  from google docs. 

Now THANK YOU to Madam Samm for coming up with these crazy FUN blog hops and finding GREAT sponsors like RILEY BLAKE fabrics, hop over there too!! They have all sorts of fun things going on!!  Thank you Riley Blake!  And  lastly THANK YOU to Casper's best Friend Miss WENDY at Why Knot Kwilt, our WICKED CHEERLEADER, who does all the pushing, cajoling and encouraging without being Witchy, just WICKED, lol!!
 Now, you've been here long enough, off with you,  drop down below to see where to go next.


Wednesday, October 31st hop on
to see what others have brewed up today!!  It's the very last day, if you miss it you'll be turned into a frog, and I've got the WICKED WAND that'll do it........ HAPPY HALLOWEEN EVERYBODY!!!</; ^ ) a ahahahahahaha into the night... ------E .  . . .. poof

Stitch, Stitch, Stitch  YOU ARE HERE








Hop along and have a Wicked Wicked Time!

72 comments:

  1. Enjoyed your projects Cyndi (thanks for the free download for that cute block) and your 'funnies'!!!

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  2. Love, Love, Love your witchy hat. How adorable.

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  3. LOL I loved your post! :-) Very cute projects too. ;-)

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  4. Too funny! Thanks for pdf! creative blocks.....clever!
    Happy Halloween!

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  5. Great blocks and thank you for the free download, loved your story and joke too. Thanks for sharing.

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  6. What an entertaining blog post! So much fun to read and then a free pattern, too! Thanks so much for the Halloween fun!

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  7. What a great post thank you - love your wicked projects and your extremely wicked witchy tights. Thank you for the download, I'm going to have some wicked fun with that :)

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  8. Your blog post was very entertaining and your blocks are awesome. Love them all and thank you very much for sharing
    Britt-Inger in Sweden where we hardly have Halloween

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  9. Very cute and very funny post. Thanks for sharing.

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  10. What a great post!! Thank you so much - I loved it!

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  11. Such a fun post and such neat projects , thanks for the pattern , that is so darn cute. Happy Halloween!

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  12. Cyndi, your projects are wickedly wonderful. Thank you for sharing with us today.

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  13. You r project are wonderful !! And thank you for the great pattern.

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  14. Oh my I am sitting here almost shooting coffee out my nose. What a fun post. I have those oh hell days in my sewing room all the time!!! So glad you put a silly spell on em!! Fabulous post and a fun design. Guess what I will be working on tonight!! :-)

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  15. Your post was such fun!! LOVE that frog under the witches hat!! he is too d=dang wicked!!

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  16. Your project are wickedly beautiful!

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  17. Always love your post...your projects are always such I fun.

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  18. I knew there was a reason I was reading all these Wicked Ghastlie posts today: I didn't want to turn into a frog! Whew, guess I'm safe. Love your witchy hat and the 'Poof'. Happy Halloween to you!

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  19. I'm going to have to make one of those little frogs! That is so cute! Thanks for the inspiration!
    hulseybg@gmail.com

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  20. I hopped right over to see your frog and hat and I have to say it was a great showing lol

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  21. Oh, Cyndi, your post was so perfect for Halloween! You are so funny!
    I love all your projects and thank you for the adorable frog design!

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  22. I do NOT like to be scared, but I love your froggie, crazy witch's hat and cute post!

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  23. Wonderful post! Love the joke and your witches hat, both the hat and the block! Your witch frog is adorable too!! Thanks for sharing!!

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  24. What a wonderfully wicked post. Your paper pieced witch's hat with the spider is TDF.

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  25. Wildly wicked post...made me smile! I love your witchy hat block! Thanks for the download pattern!

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  26. I really enjoyed your post. Love the blocks and all your witchiness!

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  27. You made me laugh out loud. :) I love the block - thanks so much for the PDF. blessings, marlene

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  28. Thank you for making me laugh this morning with your clever rhyming. The hat is adorable.

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  29. Hi!!! WOW!!! I love it all!!! Great story!!! Your blocks are wonderfully wicked!!! Thanks for all the fun!!!!

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  30. I love all the stacked fabric for the witches hat!!! Awesome!!!

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  31. Great blocks, Thnak you for sharing your talents :)

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  32. I love the way you write! Great fun it was reading, I sat here laughing and in the meantime admiring your wicked work.
    Thanks for sharing this much fun and a pattern (they are so cute).

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  33. Your story...GREAT! It made for a good laugh this morning with my coffee. My cat now thinks I am crazy. Your work is beautiful. I truly enjoyed seeing everything, and thank you for the pattern. Happy Halloween!

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  34. What a great post! You are one wicked fun gal! Love your work and thanks for sharing your pattern. I know you will have a Happy Halloween.

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  35. Your creations are just darling...or should I say wicked?

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  36. What an enjoyably wicked, fun post; I loved it beginning to end! The hat is fantastic with the pink spider. It looks as though the brim is 3-D, is that right? Of course, the rippit block is just as cute and so appropriate. Thanks for the link to get the pattern. Happy Halloween, you witchy one!!!

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  37. I was laughing out loud at your post. It was great....but try to explain it to people around you! Loved the witches hat and have downloaded the spell gone wrong! Thank you. I know a movie you can watch.....it is Halloween and not scary at all. Try Zombieland (I laughed my head of with this one and I am notoriously whimpy). Thank you so much for your wonderful post!

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  38. Wonderful post had me giggling, loved the witches hat with the pink spider. All of your work is great and thanks for the pattern. Happy Halloween.

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  39. Oh Cyndi, you are sew wicked! Love your post today. Thanks for sharing your pattern. So spooktacular....Judith, Texas

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  40. Loved your blog story. I bet you had a lot of fun with your name. Thanks for sharing your talent.

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  41. this was a fun page to visit, your hat is adorable but the story telling to get to it was so much fun!!! Oh and the frog (or hidden frog) was perfect

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  42. Loved your story and blocks! thanks for sharing.

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  43. I love your blog post, and that witch hat is an awesome project!!

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  44. Thank you for sharing you wonderful spell gone wrong! Love your wicked hat.

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  45. Oh so sweet! Great pattern too. Love it!

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  46. Very cool wicked hats on those blocks--love it!

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  47. Such a cute post and thank you for the adorable PDF for the Spell Gone Wrong. Happy Halloween! ! !

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  48. Great projects! You are talented! Thanks for the download!

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  49. What fun! Your post made my day. I love your sense of humor and of course your blocks! Your pattern is divine!

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  50. Have you seen the log coffin block at piece peace, It is one I'm sure you will appreciate! Thanks for the very funny post and the pattern. It is very cute. I'm not sure what method you used but I'm thinking of hand embroidery and some fabric dye. Have a Happy Fun Halloween!

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  51. Loved all your stories and jokes. Your blocks look great. I love the wonky hat. Thanks for the rippit pattern.

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  52. That was a fun post! Your blocks are wonderful! Thanks so much for the download.

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  53. Rosemary B here:
    Oh I loved this, wow, you are super creative and your sister's house is lovely :-D
    I adorrrre your wicked blocks, very very colorful and sweeeet
    thank you loads for the wicked pdf, I am gonna make it

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  54. cute whitch hat but love your whitchy toes
    Happy Halloween
    in stitches

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  55. LOL!!! I loved your post today -- you've got a great sense of humor!! I totally get "hearing the jokes" all your life. No matter where I go, someone always has to tell the "denise and de-nephew" joke. :) Your witchie blocks are darling -- but the "rippit" block is marvelous!! Thanks for sharing!!!!!! :)

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  56. Thanks so much for the pattern! I love it! And even though Halloween is official over..well almost, I might just have to stitch it up because of its cuteness! PS Love that pink spider! If they all were that adorable I wouldn't be running around like a mad woman swatting them all!

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  57. really fun post and what great blocks you created. can't wait to see your purse.

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  58. Thanks for the pattern! What a fun post to read!

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  59. What a fun post...yes, that is an adorable pattern, thanks!

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  60. OMG if you weren't a quilter, you could be a writer. Hm, wait a minute-you are already both. Awesome post. Great pattern. Love all your wicked blocks and photos.,

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  61. Oh my, I love the witch hat! And the little Wicked spell gone wrong, too cute!

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  62. I love your blocks! Thanks for the pattern!
    Greetings from Germany
    Nicole

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  63. I love the scrappy witch hat! Great job :)

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  64. Such a fun post and 2 really great Wicked blocks.

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  65. Love your two blocks! They are so Wicked! Thanks for sharing.. just getting time to catch up on this blog hop.

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Thanks for leaving me a message. I always read them and hopefully answer as many as possible. Cyndi