All the Halloween stockings are ready for the younger kids in my family. These turned out easier than the witch shoe version I made the grrrlie-grrls last week, and also they made good use of a lot of scraps I had. They are a wild and anything goes for Halloween. Just a snip of ribbon folded, stitched on the edge and they are ready for the Great Pumpkin.
My gosh, that aired in 1966, which seems like such a long time ago. I am not sure too many kids these days care about that particular cartoon-type presentation, nor do their parents particularly care about candy. My plan is to load the 7" stockings with more non-candy articles and perhaps see if I can make copies of the cartoon strip for each envelope, just in case they wonder why I sent them holiday stockings for Hallows.
Ever remember those elders in your family that you thought were crazy? I sure do. We would laugh at how they talked, what they wore, what they brought to potlucks, and the crazy gifts they used to give us. Now, when I look back, those were the times and people I actually liked best, and still cherish. Every family needs stories to share.
I worked on the fabric boxes too, got them all top-stitched, and one of them channel quilted. I love how the channels made waves on it. I'll run the seams on it for the corners of the box and then add buttons to it.
There is a lot of detail to them and as I thought about the little small things in life, it made me smile to remember a scene from a British movie with Emma Thompson called Nanny McPhee (2005), which I thought was a hoot. The story is based on "Nurse Matilda" books published in the late 60's with adaptations for the movies.
Funny, the thoughts that fill my head and pop out when I quilt. However, I love a great fairy-tale & this one is brilliant. Nanny McPhee trailer Nanny/Emma Thompson is magickal in so many ways, and this portrayal is as brilliant as the Aunties in Practical Magic, whom I always channel when I put anything into my blender and sing, 'put de lime in de coconut & drink it all up.' Midnight Margaritas
Oh yes, it is the end of summer and there is a chill in the air. And that brings out the best of movies to be watched while under a cotton quilt. MMMmmmmm