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    Hobbycat, too funny ... Hi, Partner, LOL!
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    "Trick or Treat - Smell my feet...." I think the smelling is the trick you have to do to get the treat!

    Fond memories of my Dad asking the 8-12 year olds what kind of trick they were going to do to get the treats. There was one little girl who piped up quite proudly that she could do a cartwheel and then did one! Needless to say the big softee gave her an extra hand full while grinning from ear to ear.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly Nana View Post
    "Trick or Treat - Smell my feet...." I think the smelling is the trick you have to do to get the treat!

    Fond memories of my Dad asking the 8-12 year olds what kind of trick they were going to do to get the treats. There was one little girl who piped up quite proudly that she could do a cartwheel and then did one! Needless to say the big softee gave her an extra hand full while grinning from ear to ear.
    Awe, that sounds like my Dad. When we were just little brats! we lived on the beach south of Santa Cruz.(you could see the ocean from our living room, it was awesome, now all the houses are torn down and mansions are built there, no poor kids live anywhere near our old neighborhood) It wasn't completely remote but the houses were quite a ways apart, so my Dad, having 8 kids decided to have a neighborhood harvest party, everyone would bring all their candy "treats" in buckets and set up stations, like the school carnivals are now days. And we had lots of games and scavenger hunts and food! tons of food.

    The trick or treating was a element all in it's own. Some people would ask for tricks to be preformed, others asked for stuff like sing a song, solve a riddle... It was great fun. This all took place in a huge barn that belonged to one of the hay farmers in the area, all we had to do was clean up the mess so the workers could get back to work the next day! We had hay rides if the hay had not been delivered, but if there was hardly any hay we made a haunted house.

    Halloween meant good times when I was a kid. And a lot of the "candy" was actually homemade popcorn balls, caramel apples, Oranges, Quarters, pieces of cake, homemade fudge. and full sized chocolate bars! I know growing up in the 50's and 60's was not always perfect, but the things we worried about were a lot different than they are now. Oh yeah and NOBODY had a store bought costume, they were all hand made, a lot of time we made our own, might be why I started sewing at an early age.

    Thanks for taking me back to that age of innocence, Halloween was not about devils or horror movies, it was about fun, sometimes scary fun, but it was clean fun.

    I guess I need to put away my soap box now


    oops almost forgot I received a block from Pink Lotus, I am going to post pictures right now, before I forget again!
    Give a smile away today, someone you meet might need one!

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    Now that was a cool story.. funny how a simple word or two can inspire a thought or a memory we had long ago shelved. I wish I had your memory there what a blast. We went to Half Moon bay to the pumpkin fields long before pumpkin patches were cool big events and there was no pumpkin festival.. it was go to the farm to buy your pumpkin which to me was the greatest event ever. Mom gave out lots of candy but she didnt believe in those good treats lol popcorn balls and such omg I had a rice cake and wondered today how they could call it carmel corn rice cakes tasted like.. nothing. I think those carmel corn things tasted didnt they? now I am going to ponder. Still want that black wrapped peanut butter taffy.. ah the good old days where you didnt worry about taking out a crown with your candy or ruining your bridge.. yep good old days.
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    Ladies, I'm going MIA for the next two days ... the big push is on for tomorrow's fair. There are so many things that worry me. The t-shirts my son made are stinko so I have to make more today. We still need to finish some things and I am not at all sure about how to set up our booth. We have a rickety canopy and two tables and a folding picnic table and ... I just don't know. I will be so glad when this is over!
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    Krystyna,
    Things will be ok once you get there. Most of the work is just getting there. If your things are anything like your doll quilts and the veils I have seen that you were making, you will have a great show as long as the weather is good. Have a good show and let us know how you did. "GO GIRL"
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    See what I mean? hobbykat1955 has posted another sneek peak. So excited, waiting is so hard. I really think she should change her board nme to ""I LOVE TO TEASE"
    I also have great memories of Trick or Treating in the 50s. Had so much fun and was not afraid to be out in the neighborhood at night. Everyone knew everyone else and watched out for each other.
    Aunt Janey

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    Yeah we used to go out, like shushed out the front door, no worries, a zillion kids in my neighborhood track and we would be gone for hours, do a few blocks and get home REALLY LATE (ie probably was like 8:30) but boy was it fun when you could take a pillow case out and come back half full because everyone gave candy.. yup those were the days. I never felt safe letting mine go out alone how sad..

    ok hobbykat your ghostie fabric is adorable.. I think my halloween display would only be amplified with something so cool so perhaps I can send your partner some.. easter fabric say and you send that one to me? she wont notice .. look! puppies! (slight slip of the hand and its mine!).

    I think Marytoddliz will have hers today.. I hope I hope get out of bed sleepy head go wait at the post office til they open and get your wallie!
    GOOD LUCK Krystyna, fairs are fun and tiring and adjustable pricing helps.. be goofy which I know will be hard work for you and you will do fine. And save halfyour stuff for the Italian Festival just add a strip of red and presto irish italians!
    Linda
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    Are there any good wall quilt books that you would recommend? I do NOT paper piece sigh, but would love a couple inspirational books for my shelves. Even just quilt books what do you like the most?
    Linda
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    Elisabrat.... there are many good mini quilt books out there. I Really love Kathleen Tracy's books and she has a yahoo group that I belong too-- smallquiltstalk. We do monthly mini challenges and love to share lots of info. amoungst the group. Here is her blog page that you can take a peek at and find out more more her books, yahoo group and such things.

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    Thanks Tricia i will check it out.. sounds like something I would love. I just finished a wonderful block for the humane society, I can not believe I havent tried it before its a nine patch snowball? two snowballs, two nine patches and its a perfect pattern to showcase fussy cuts.. learn something new every day. i think it was that it said its great with brights I must have just never looked at it hard enough to see it differently. Now all of them are getting second chance looks lol.. probably fifth chance and twentieth.. love quilters cache.
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    I got my DQ for October! It was like a SP box filled with lots of goodies, I love the DQ it is so cool, and yup that would be us setting and cackling over a cup of______? Brew of some sort LOL. Thank you Elisabrat, what a cool DQ and a great box of goodies 3 magazines with lots of ideas to make cool gifts, 3 pieces of truly awesome fabric!Where did you find it? a wonderful candy bar, which I ate All by myself! and some cute skeletons I will hang up above the dining table to let the cats go crazy over!

    Thank you Thank you, Thank you!
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    You forgot the label in your excitement to get it to me, so I will have to make one for it! ElisaBrat/Linda You are the best!
    Give a smile away today, someone you meet might need one!

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    very cute DQ marybeth
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    ok needlegranny i am sending you your doll quilt,hope you like it.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by marytoddliz View Post
    Awe, that sounds like my Dad. When we were just little brats! we lived on the beach south of Santa Cruz.(you could see the ocean from our living room, it was awesome, now all the houses are torn down and mansions are built there, no poor kids live anywhere near our old neighborhood) It wasn't completely remote but the houses were quite a ways apart, so my Dad, having 8 kids decided to have a neighborhood harvest party, everyone would bring all their candy "treats" in buckets and set up stations, like the school carnivals are now days. And we had lots of games and scavenger hunts and food! tons of food.

    The trick or treating was a element all in it's own. Some people would ask for tricks to be preformed, others asked for stuff like sing a song, solve a riddle... It was great fun. This all took place in a huge barn that belonged to one of the hay farmers in the area, all we had to do was clean up the mess so the workers could get back to work the next day! We had hay rides if the hay had not been delivered, but if there was hardly any hay we made a haunted house.

    Halloween meant good times when I was a kid. And a lot of the "candy" was actually homemade popcorn balls, caramel apples, Oranges, Quarters, pieces of cake, homemade fudge. and full sized chocolate bars! I know growing up in the 50's and 60's was not always perfect, but the things we worried about were a lot different than they are now. Oh yeah and NOBODY had a store bought costume, they were all hand made, a lot of time we made our own, might be why I started sewing at an early age.

    Thanks for taking me back to that age of innocence, Halloween was not about devils or horror movies, it was about fun, sometimes scary fun, but it was clean fun.

    I guess I need to put away my soap box now


    oops almost forgot I received a block from Pink Lotus, I am going to post pictures right now, before I forget again!
    I remember well those days. Great

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    Marybeth glad you enjoyed the little quilt. I actually didnt forget the tag I chose not to add one. I dont have a fabric pen and if i did I hate writing on fabric. I should have pinned a little to from on it and apologize. that I forgot. Too busy getting that candy out of the house before it said Linda, eat me, one little piece of that with a cup of tea.. yum could not eat the whole bar however..

    Marytoddliz sent me a totally cool wall quilt today and I wish I had batteries in t he old camera to show you. Two trips to the market this week, twice I forgot them. Maybe she will post for me? its made of continual strips sewn together cut then attached and then cut again and sewn together and so on, its a beautiful array of halloween colors and other coordinates.. and she embroidered cats on the back for ME and embroidered her to from there also. On the front bottom left corner is a cute little black cat with a nice big nose! oh oh there was also a fat quarter of fall fabric so I can get that November wally done for my daughther. Big hugs and a big thanks.
    Linda
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    Marytoddliz, your DQ is gorgeous. And love the extras, especially the B&H Quilt Sampler Shop Hop mags, just love looking and reading about the quilting shops in the USA. Lucky you!
    QB Albums: Lynnie25's Quilts; Selvedge Quilts; Lyn's Dolls Quilt Swap Quilts

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    Marytoddliz, what a great DQ Elisabrat made for you! the picture cracked me up! And my, what a nice array of goodies she included for you as well? Great job!

    Krystyna, hope today goes great for you and your family with sales and you come home with nothing, but a chest full of money!

    My partner Nise and I have emailed back and forth and I am still thinking about what I want to make for her. Hmmmm. I have a couple of ideas though...
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    Mary, what fun! I like the idea of a picture in the center and man, you've got enough punkins for years of pies!! Lovely quilt!
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    I really enjoyed making this for you! The Cats on Pumpkins did not turn out as well as I would have liked them, but back to the drawing board!
    Give a smile away today, someone you meet might need one!

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    just love all the fall colors in these quilts......Elisabrat-love the pumpkins, and especially the inset picture. Marytoddliz- so many eye catching colors in the quilt you designed....love the back as well.

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    Oh my goodness those are adorable! Great job ladies!

    I finished my top today and hope to be able to quilt and bind tomorrow so I can mail on Monday!
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    Love both quilts I have seen so far that have been posted, and of the sneak peeks, I can't wait to sell the full DQ! I am working away on mine, and now I am kicking myself for not doing a few of these sooner!! They are so fun! Already looking forward to next month's I am aiming for Mon. or Tues. to have mine completed so my partner can enjoy her Halloween DQ

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    I am looking forward to Novembers quilt too..its so wonderful to have something to anticipate.. the joy of making a suprise for someone else and the thrill of getting one in return. The possibilities are endless. Marybeth I loved it and not sure what your talking about on the embroidery. It came out great. I truly love the pumpkin in the center on the back where you signed it that is something I would love all over a piece of fabric as the quilting job.. cool cool cool. I have it hanging up in my front entry pinned that puppy right to the wall for all to enjoy. Then it will go up on the wall in the sewing room.. its a small room if I continue doing this swap I will be pinning them to the roof!
    Linda
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    Hilarious witch fabric!
    We're back. I'm hurting ... lower back especially ... and we did not make enough to buy that small Greek island I had my eye on.
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