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Happy Halloween

I love Halloween.  There are such cool fabrics and projects to create with Halloween themes.  Each year our church, Spring Hill Baptist, hosts a Trick or Trunk event.  For those of you not familiar with the concept, volunteers decorate the trunks of their cars and hand out candy to children at a safe and family friendly event.  We also provide  hay rides, moon bounce, and free food.  This year we collected over 12,000 pieces of candy to hand out.  This year our family decided to host a trunk.  It was a lot of fun and there were hundreds of children and parents at the event.  It beats answering the doorbell every 10 seconds and you get to see a lot of creative and cute costumes.  I love the costumes the parents come up with for little babies and even pets.  My cat said “no way” to a Halloween costume.  My daughter wanted to make her a taco for Halloween.  That would have been so cute, but after seeing the sketches I knew Snowy wouldn’t stand for it.

The hardest part was coming up for decorations for the trunk.  My Halloween decorations are buried in the attic behind the tubs and tubs of Christmas decorations.  I had been to a sewing & quilt show in September and purchased the Anita Goodesign Halloween Lace collection.  These are adorable and make really large lace ornaments.  They took a while to stitch out, but were worth it.  Here’s a photo of the finished garland that decorated our trunk.

Halloween Embroidery Lace Garland

Halloween Embroidery Lace Garland

Here’s a close up of two of the ornaments so you can see the great detail in these designs.

Halloween Lace Close Up

Halloween Lace Close Up

And finally, our family’s purple P T Cruiser got to be the star of the show and got dressed up for Halloween.  Here’s a photo of the finished trunk.  I used one of my Halloween quilts made in years past as the backdrop for the design.

Halloween 2011 Trick or Trunk

Halloween 2011 Trick or Trunk

Hope everybody had a happy, fun and safe Halloween!

Until next time, happy sewing, quilting and embroidering…

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