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    Quote Originally Posted by ctipton View Post
    I'm in Haloweenie please International. Do they have Halloween
    We have pumpkins, ghosts, spiders and the odd witch or two - so I guess we have most of the essentials . A lot of people now have Halloween parties and go trick n treating with their kids.
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    Count me in. Halloween for me to
    I love to collect roosters of any kind. I also love embroidery thread for my machine. My favorite color is purple and i am just a plain old country girl.lol

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    In Mexican culture they celebrate "Day of the Dead" A huge celebration with parades and festival like activities in the communities - on November 1st.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly Nana View Post
    In Mexican culture they celebrate "Day of the Dead" A huge celebration with parades and festival like activities in the communities - on November 1st.
    Yes, it is the celebration of All Souls Day.
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    My youngest (step) daughters mother REFUSED to allow the girls to
    acknowledge anything to do with Halloween (due to religion).

    However in my eyes the only significance I acknowledged for Halloween
    is it was the ONE day a year where kids could "beg" and not be looked
    down upon for it. I PERSONALLY refuse to let any other acknowledgment
    be associated with it.

    But like I said that is just MY personal views for Halloween, I don't begrudge
    anyone for their own views about it.

    I like Halloween though. I have always wanted to have a big party with or
    without costumes either way I just wanted to decorate.
    Louise - Ya-ya to Zachary April 13 2015. I collect mugs from the U.S. and around the world. Also collect handmade pincushions, sewing/quilting themed fabrics, and fabric in general.

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    Will send my pm, but not much of a Halloween person, so will tell my partner. I suppose a nice pumpkin would be fine, just not big on the rest of the stuff. Fall harvest, yep that it.
    Life is short, live it while you still can. QuilterMomma

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    I moved a lot as a child and looking back it was interesting the way different areas "celebrated." While I did go trick or treating in some places, it others the community had a large party with food, harvest decorations, hay rides, costumes, and games (bobbing for apples was a favorite) and passed out candy for the children.
    All made for wonderful memories of the fall season - that and my younger brother was born on the 30th of October - a birthday is always a good reason to celebrate.
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    When my son was younger I decorated like mad for Halloween -- and since I was a Den Mother, there were always parties with lots of games and fun. We even had a graveyard in the front of our house.

    Over the years my faith life changed to a more traditional outlook and I guess that was a significant influence, but what really did it for me was 9-11. We were close enough to see the towers fall and knew many who were lost or who worked in the ruins. That was the year I threw out my graveyard and everything else. That year I had two pumpkins: one with the towers and one with a cross.
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    It is funny how different traditions and ways of celebrating are around the country....until I was an adult and out of college and working, I never heard of people not celebrating Halloween because of religious reasons. We were ( are) a Christian family and so were our friends and neighbors and we went out trick or treating. It had nothing to do with anything religious for us...it was dressing up in costumes and going to the neighbors houses for candy...we usually would carve a pumpkin a few nights before and put a candle in it and had a few pictures of pumpkins and black cats taped to the window.....at Girl Scouts, we would have bobbing for apples and stuff like that and in junior high in home ec class we would do candy or carmel apples....I do decorate but it's not scary...I have cute ghosts and pumpkins and scarecrows, and even my witch is cute haha.
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    I would like tobe part of this swap...I love Fall but don not do Halloween.
    "Make new friends but keep the old, one is silver and the other gold" - Friends on this Quilting Board are treasures indeed!

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    I caved in today. I purchased a pumpkin for Melissa.
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    I wish I could join you but I'm getting ready for a trip to visit my extended family in Upstate New York in a week or so and will be gone. I'll be checking this thread to see the wonderful creations you guys come up with.

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    Oh, Lois, you'll see all the fall colors! Have a wonderful time!
    Krystyna
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    Well, got my fabric and design all picked out gonna start on it this weekend.
    I love to collect roosters of any kind. I also love embroidery thread for my machine. My favorite color is purple and i am just a plain old country girl.lol

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    Hey speaking of Ms JauntyMelissa where in the world has she been?

    I have not seen her in ages!!!! did she abandon us already?





    Quote Originally Posted by Krystyna View Post
    I caved in today. I purchased a pumpkin for Melissa.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Krystyna View Post
    I caved in today. I purchased a pumpkin for Melissa.
    You are too funny! Did you get one with the already painted faces on it or clean it out and carve the old fashioned way?.....and of course roast or plant the seeds!!
    Brenda

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    Krystyna, that is a very moving story about your seeing the towers fall. Something like that changes your outlook forever. It effected me that way too. Our daughter was on a bus on the way to the World Trade Center for a field trip. If those attacks had happened one hour later, she would have been there. A lot of the people in our area lost loved ones. (We lived near NYC back then)

    I like the pumpkinny / jack-o-lantern / adorable children dressed up & trick or treating part of Halloween. We even dress up one of our dogs becasue it always makes the kids who come to the door laugh. Don't like the gory and macabre part. But that's just me.

    Okay, i'm caving in here. Sign me up please, but maybe pair me with someone who would like a more Autumn themed type quilt. i'll PM you.

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    I forgot to say that I'm in for this one. I sent my info. in and can't wait. This is my Favorite Time of Year!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quercus Rubra View Post
    I forgot to say that I'm in for this one. I sent my info. in and can't wait. This is my Favorite Time of Year!!!!!!

    Tricia
    Hi Tricia,
    Welcome! I didn't get your PM. Please read the rules and then PM me.
    Thanks!
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    I'm not into Halloween that much but will go with the group. Maybe something witchy?
    Sew many Quilts.......so little time!

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    I know how you all feel, here in Oklahoma when Timothy McVeigh bomb the federal building, was to close for comfort, if I had waited 4 days to go to my bank I could of well just as been in that building when it went down because our bank was in that building, and not only that at that time my husband was on recruiting duty for the USMC and there region headquarters was in that building and my husband was in and out of that building often, but it just so happen that the Marine Corps sent my husband to Virgina for some schooling and he was out of the state we lost two Marines that day and a lot of them were injured......
    It really hurt to know it was one of our own Americans that brought it down that day, it's hard to believe that he took that building down that day knowing there were children in that building. Just so sad!
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    Quote Originally Posted by BuzzinBumble View Post
    Krystyna, that is a very moving story about your seeing the towers fall. Something like that changes your outlook forever. It effected me that way too. Our daughter was on a bus on the way to the World Trade Center for a field trip. If those attacks had happened one hour later, she would have been there. A lot of the people in our area lost loved ones. (We lived near NYC back then)

    I like the pumpkinny / jack-o-lantern / adorable children dressed up & trick or treating part of Halloween. We even dress up one of our dogs becasue it always makes the kids who come to the door laugh. Don't like the gory and macabre part. But that's just me.

    Okay, i'm caving in here. Sign me up please, but maybe pair me with someone who would like a more Autumn themed type quilt. i'll PM you.
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    Thats how we felt about Halloween, just dress up and go beg for candy, LOL we are a Christian family and just never thought Halloween was a bad thing, I guess everyone has there own views about Halloween to me it just a day for children to have fun.

    Donna

    Quote Originally Posted by brenda21 View Post
    It is funny how different traditions and ways of celebrating are around the country....until I was an adult and out of college and working, I never heard of people not celebrating Halloween because of religious reasons. We were ( are) a Christian family and so were our friends and neighbors and we went out trick or treating. It had nothing to do with anything religious for us...it was dressing up in costumes and going to the neighbors houses for candy...we usually would carve a pumpkin a few nights before and put a candle in it and had a few pictures of pumpkins and black cats taped to the window.....at Girl Scouts, we would have bobbing for apples and stuff like that and in junior high in home ec class we would do candy or carmel apples....I do decorate but it's not scary...I have cute ghosts and pumpkins and scarecrows, and even my witch is cute haha.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Krystyna View Post
    Please ... PLEASE ... PUH-LEEEEZE ...
    Let me know ... Halloween or Not.
    Pretty Please?
    Halloween for me, I've already started and it's almost finished just need batting and quilting and binding...
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    I am so incredibly excited about this one!! I absolutely love Halloween, the decorating, I love the cutie side of it, not the blood and gore.
    Resolve to be thyself, and know, that he who finds himself, loses his misery. Mathew Arnold 'Self-Dependence' 1822-1888

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    We always celebrated Halloween but in our home growing up and with my children we celebrated most holidays. Decorations and family fun. I have nothing but fond memories .. and pray I get many more in the future. I already purchased a huge pumpkin for my front porch. So far no one has come up to eat it YET. No carving that is an instant critter invite. AND I received this amazing pumpkin from a friends garden. I have this one in the livingroom. I love that orange color. THAT SAID I am thinking yes to this swap. I will PM you and to any and all nothing scary and NO spiders blicko can not even say that word without cringing and making wiggly lips. Heck no.. fall, turkeys Hint as well I love them literally all year in my yard.. so I can go fall or halloween easily.
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