I tricked my house all out for Halloween before heading on my mini road trip. It really made it feel like fall had arrived.
The timing for teaching and trunk shows in Bend and Ashland couldn’t have been better. The trees were all turning and the people ready to get back into the quilting groove. My student’s enthusiasm about what they were learning was like an inspirational refresh button for me as well.
In between towns I had loads of free time and made a side trip to see Crater Lake which was experiencing a little snow storm. I’m a Michigander to Flagstaff girl, but it’s been awhile since I’ve driven on snow. Though lovely I don’t miss it;)
Now that I’m home I’ve done some rearranging and added some more.
The truth is we’re not lacking in Halloween pillows (or fabric) anyway, but they sure are fun to make.
Gone are the days Roan will use his little Trick or Treat bags, a pillowcase is all he’ll want this year, so I actually packed these little trick or treat bags into his trunk for safekeeping. I’m not a saver, but these have too many fond memories.
My Skully candy bag (paper pieced pattern by twiddle tails) is all ready for the night, though there seems to be a dwindling supply of its original contents.
While I’m excited for him to wander around with his friends this Halloween, it sure is sweet to look upon the past.
With Halloween almost here I’ve started thinking about the holidays and added some gift workshops to the line-up including evening sessions. We’ve got a lot of gifting to make including invisible zipper pillows, box and zip pouches, rope bowls. The quilting workshop will be Double-Trouble, triangles with a little tradition and a little improv.
The first sessions I listed filled, so I’ve added new additional dates.
Happy crafting peeps!