Friday, October 28, 2011

Ghastlie Blog Hop Updates

The Ghastlies Blog Hop Day 4 Winner is...

...Evelyn from Mrs Sharon Ghastlies Gathering. Congratulations!

Have no fear there is still more Ghastlie Sistah to visit and more grand prizes to win. Today's mistresses of Ghastlie madness are:
Miss Trudi Ghastlie
Ms. Deonn Ghastlie
Mrs. Marlene Ghastlie
Mrs Kim Ghastlie
Mrs Tammy Ghastlie

To all those wonderful people who visited my Ghastlie Family yesterday, my heartfelt thanks for your kind words, and your support. I will be sending you all a personal response over the next few days.

The answer to the two biggest questions:
Yes, I did make the tie myself for my husband as a last minute project. I will put together a tutorial for it, but be warned as it will be my first tutorial. He has had a ton of fun wearing it to work and around town.

Yes, I did make the wrap myself as well. Let me know if you would like a tutorial for that, too and I can work on it as well. It was not difficult and has proved to be useful to me when my Ghastlie cat lets me use it.

Now, I am off on my broom to visit my other Ghastlie Sistahs...and to do some ghastly laundry.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

My Ghastlie Family

This is my first Blog Hop, and I love The Ghastlies, so as you can imagine I am very excited. Without further ado, I would like to introduce to you my Ghastlie family.

These are the Ghastlie girls...starting from top left and clockwise, yours truly, Mrs. Gooden Ghastlie, "A" Ghastlie, "V" Ghastlie and "L" Ghastlie.
Next up, Mr. Gooden Ghastlie
Here is a close up of Mr. Ghastlie's tie. He is off to earn money to keep his Ghastlie Girls from sucking him dry...
...or driving him batty.
After pre-school pre-ghoul, the girls lounge in the family room dungeon. Here is a close up of "A" Ghastlie's apron top. It is a pattern from the book, "Little Girls, Big Style".
Here is what the back looks like as worn by "L" Ghastlie.
"V" Ghastlie is all about the black cats like Sebastian and her bestie beastie friend, Prudence. Her blouse is from the book, "Making Children's Clothes".
I had to put in this most ghastlie picture of myself asking Mr. Ghastlie if this wrap made me look fat. He knew if he answered incorrectly he would be dearly departed.
Finally, here is our Ghastlie Cat making better use of my wrap.

Please make sure to leave a comment to be eligible to win some fab prizes courtesy of Madame Ghastlie herself from Sew I Quilt

Also check out the rest of my fellow Ghastlie Sistahs today and throughout the rest of the Ghastlie Blog Hop.

Today: Thursday October 27th

Mrs. Katherine Ghastlie

Ms Sharon Ghastlie
Mrs. Gooden Ghastlie--you're here. Thank you!
Ms. Selina Ghastlie
Mrs. Melinda Ghastlie

I'd love it if you would be a follower. Regardless, thanks for visitng us and have a Ghastlie Day!

Monday, October 24, 2011

A Ghastlie Blog Hop


Behind the scenes we ( 54 ) Ghastlie obsessed
Stitchers have been rather busy, you could say.

If you have this thing for Ghastlies
and they have tied you in a knot
and you wish you could get them out of your mind
than this may be a thought.

We heard her plea for a cure
Mdm Samm was pos/it/ively sure
that we could stitch the nights away
in hopes that we MAY----???
( all 54 of us)


The side effects are Ghastlie
there is no mistaking too.
if you don't run this very minute
YOU too will catch the FLU...

We suspected all along
this was her master plan
she did not want to be alone,
with all YOU Ghastlie FANS...

(I suspect there will be a CURE somewhere
in one of these blogs...)

HERE is OUR Schedule.....

ON Monday, October 24th

Mrs Kirie Ghastlie
Ms Carol Ghastlie
Ms. Wendy Ghastlie
Ms. Carrie Ghastlie
Mrs Holly Ghastlie

ON Tuesday October 25th

Mrs. Annie Ghastlie
Mrs Doris Ghastlie
Mrs Brandie Ghastlie
Ms. Alidiza Ghastlie
Mrs. JudyC Ghastlie

ON Wednesday October 26th

Mrs. Barb Ghastlie
Miss Karen Ghastlie
Ms. Loralynn Ghastlie
Ms. Jen Ghastlie.
Ms Penny Ghastlie
Mrs Rhonda Ghastlie

ON Thursday October 27th

Mrs. Katherine Ghastlie
Ms Sharon Ghastlie
Mrs. Gooden Ghastlie
Ms. Selina Ghastlie
Mrs. Melinda Ghastlie

ON Friday October 28th

Miss Trudi Ghastlie
Ms. Deonn Ghastlie
Mrs. Marlene Ghastlie
Mrs Kim Ghastlie
Mrs Tammy Ghastlie

ON Monday October 31st

Mrs. Toyna Ghastlie
Mrs Tiramisue Ghastlie
Mrs. Angela Ghastlie
Mrs Pauline Ghastlie
Mrs. Karin Ghastlie
Mrs Barb Ghastlie

ON Tuesday November 1st

Miss Daisy Ghastlie
Mrs. Dana Ghastlie
Mrs. Elaine Ghastlie
Mrs. Gramma Sheri Ghastlie
Ms. Suz Ghastlie

ON Wednesday November 2nd

Mrs. Jane Ghastlie
Mrs. Laura Ghastlie
Mrs. Mary Ghastlie
Mrs. Michelle Ghastlie
Mrs. Dawn Ghastlie
Mrs Mary Ghastlie

ON Thursday November 3rd

Mrs. Sharon Ghastlie
Mrs Corrie Ghastlie
Mrs Cheryl Ghastlie
Mrs. Linda Ghastlie
Mrs. Pickles Ghastlie

ON Friday November 4th

Mrs Nan Ghastlie
Mrs. Gmama Jane Ghastlie
Mrs Joan Ghastlie
Mrs. Nancy Ghastlie
Ms Susan Ghastlie
Madame Ghastlie

Each day we will have a giveaway...
Some of my Ghastlie Sisters have made some special
projects to giveaway and we will have daily BIG PRIZES
from these sweeten the CAULDRON....

Some of our Sponsors

Alexander Henry Fabrics- lot's and lot's of Ghastlie Fabric
Colonial Needle -sewing basket
Janes Fabrics -Kona fabrics in PINK -fat quarter bundle
Reliable Iron - orange Velocity 50
IHAN ( kelly )- aurifil threads
Coeurdalenegifts- 2 sets of Halloween lights
Forth Worth Fabric Studio - gorgeous gift set of Ghasltie fabric
Creative Grid -3 Rulers their top 3
Blue FIG- wheeled bag in PINK

and of course some sweet surprises from our
Guest Ghasltie Sissssssssssssters..!

Monday, October 17, 2011


It has been so long since I have posted. There are a few reasons.
1) I took the month of August off.
2) September was really strange.
3) I had not finished any projects that I thought would be of interest.

Sometimes when things get out of kilter, I have to remind myself of the things that keep me sane. Those of you who know me well, realize that "sane" is used in a relative sense. Sewing keeps me sane.

After some self reflection, I came to the acceptance that I am a mother, as a wife, as a sewer, as me.

My formula for getting back some sanity and perspective was:
Depeche Mode + Habitat + Wonder Woman + Binding = Synch

This banner will hang in my sewing room as a reminder for me that I am my most important work in progress.

Pollie the Collie says, "Happy October Everyone!"