I have been missing for a while. Been busy quilting which I normally do not blog about, but will soon. I am trying to finish a Halloween quilt that I started 2 or 3 years ago. Or it could be 4 or 5 years ago.
I finished the piecing and now am quilting it. The big challenge is that I wanted to learn to do free motion, so part of my quilt was done with a walking foot and the other parts are free motion.
I basically suck at it, but it is a new skill so I just need to practice to get better. I actually do not mind doing this on an actual quilt versus a spare fat quarter. I am hoping it will be a reminder of where I started (that is if I get better).
On to Halloween!
I did my normal decorating, pumpkins that light up, spider webs, etc. I added a new bone spider, bone rat and and bone vulture.
I also like to get the big candy bars and be the cool house. But the last two years I have seen a trend where large groups of children come together. About 10-15 in a group. As you can image this wipes out the candy pretty fast and with that volume, I cannot even stop to see the costumes. I prefer the one or two children at a time deal. Of course the little boy next door showed up twice just like he did last year. I told him to stop doing that and I would run out of candy. LOL He could have least changed his costume or waited for a huge group and confuse me. Too funny!
Speaking of children, the last two children of the night wore this adorable NASA suits and you put the candy down the flexible silver tube (aka dryer exhaust hose) it drops into their air pack on their back. Sooooo cute.
This year I added two new items, an electric fence light that made “sparking” noises when you got near it.
I ended up putting it on the baby gate that I use in the doorway so the dogs do not get out when I answer the door.
The other goody I got was a short-circuit lab light bulb that fizzled in and out like one of those spooky haunted laboratories that mad scientists do human experiments! Eeekkk!!!!! This one is sold by Gemma in case you want one. I got mine at Wal-mart.
It has a little switch that you can either make it motion sensor or not. I liked it a lot. Made it real spooky.
I also dress up the dogs like a good dog mom. Doug resisted Eli getting dressed but I think he really thought he was cute.
He was a prisoner of Love.
It was a tad bit tight but he did just fine. The label on the back glows in the dark. I just love how it looked on his hind legs. So cute.
Olive was a dinosaur! A cute one I might add. Olive does real good with costumes.
You can see her costume better on the video below.
Penny on the other hand HATES costumes and sweaters. She is 100% dog and does not like that sort of thing.
She does make a cute little panda. Look at that panda tail on her back. So cute.
For fun I made a little video
Thanks for looking and Happy Halloween!!!