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 have a Ghastlie addiction. I do. I can't help myself. Some might call it ghloomy...but the fabric makes me ghiddy and I ghiggle. It's downright Ghastilicious! (made that word up...don't ya love it?) I can totally imaghine myself sitting around the table with them..part of a Ghastlie ghang ghathering. I keep adding and adding to my collection...
does that make me ghreedy?
The first projects I made with my stash were medium size Stand and Stow bags (pattern by Terry Atkinson). This ghroovy pattern works ghreat with larger prints like these. One in Ghastlie ghray..and the other in Ghastlie mauve. These bags are so ghreat! Lots of room, and they fold up when not in use! The mauve bag could be yours. If you are a follower of my blog...and you leave a comment below...you could win it! I will also be sending one name from those who comment below to our Ghastlie Ghoverness...
to be included in her daily Ghrand prize ghiveaways! Check back tomorrow to see who won the prizes for the day. If you check out her blog, you will see there are some pretty incredible ghoodies up for ghrabs during our hop!
The first time I laid eyes on Ghastlie fabrics...I was went GhaGha. I was Flabberghastlied! (yep, just made that word up too) I had this idea in my mind that I wanted to create the look of Ghastlie "Arghyle" (fyi: in the Ghastlie dictionary, it's not a ghimmick... it is totally acceptable that many g's are followed by h's) I was able to put my vision on paper...but when I went to the fabric to cut, the design was just too large to fit into my plan, it was mind bogghling...and, in the end... I just couldn't cut it up.
(Dear Alexander Henry Mfg...if you are reading this blog, could you please add "Arghyle" prints to next years collection? Seriously...don't you think that would be the most
ahhmazing addition ?
Ms Penny Ghastlie
p.s. You can even use my special spelling)
Back to the drawing board. I decided to make "Arghyle" looking borders . This allowed me to keep the main fabric in one large piece. I added a soft gray minky back and machine quilted it in an allover feathery type design.
In the midst of my mad sewing to finish my projects...I had a wonderful distraction...
a new Ghrandson... named Fletcher.
Madame Samm suggested we photograph our creations using props...
say a pumpkin...
So I did that ...
but then I photographed my quilt with our new little "punkin".
He was such a ghood model, don't you think?
and then...because I just can't stop making Ghastlie things...I threw this together today. Need a place to put those plastic bags? (No...not body bags, Uncle Rufus.)
I just can't stop.
But for now...
I'm going to start hopping to my Ghastlie sistahs who are also
sharing their creations today
Are you having sew much fun? Ghuess what? I just heard that Madame Samm has two Ghrande prizes to give away today! Two lucky winners will each receive 4yds each of Ghastlie fabrics from our sponsor, Alexander Henry Fabrics!
Ghreat Ghastlies, this is exciting!!