Thursday, October 31, 2013

Just Wickedly Ghastlie and Giveaway

Are people born
My friend Elphaba flew in today for a little visit and we debated this over our usual chamomile tea.
 Wicked or not, she was a dear and brought me this perfectly wicked gown to wear tonight when we go out on our annual ride.
I so look forward this evening's events every year but up until now I haven't had the appropriate attire. This  desperately needs some spooktacular embellishments but that will have to wait. All Hallows Eve is here so it will still do nicely for tonight as it is.

When we finished our tea and the plans for our ride, we wandered upstairs to see what wickedly wonderful projects I have been working on. The sight we beheld as we walked in the room was simply eerie.
 There were so many of them but I only managed to capture this one in the act before she scampered away like all her friends.
The evidence was clear. Lucy was in need of appropriate attire herself. The eight legged critters are really no bother but one wouldn't want them tangling up all the pretty thread, now would one?

With a flick of my wrist and a wave of my wand, a fitting solution to the dilemma appeared.
Oh and look, Ephalba's neighbors the Ghastlies decided to visit too. The entire clan came along for some tea including that menacing cat Sebastian and those 3 sisters whom all have names starting with "M" like me. Coincidence? Maybe? But then again, maybe not!
Ghastlie matriarch Mathilda is keeping her eye on them all so they'd better beware.
 Daria tends to wonder off when no one is looking.
 Time was getting late and more preparations needed to be done before the sun sets tonight so Elphaba was on her way.
My own hat is ready and I'll be on my broom tonight before the 1st trick-or-treaters start making their rounds. My Ghastlie friends will stay behind of course and keep the spiders at bay.
Many other Wicked ladies have cast their spells over their own projects so fly on your broom to their castles to see what they've brewed up for you.












Hat's off to the spectacular Madame Samm and Wicked Wendy for yet another fabulous Wickedly good time.
Just one more thing before you go off into the night. My neighbors
the Halliwell sisters thought it would be simply Charming if I offered up a little treat of my own for one of you.
Saltbox Harvest, 3 half yard cuts will fly on a postal broom from me to one of you.
Leave me a comment of your choosing to be entered to win.
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Happy Halloween to all and to all a simply Ghastlie night!



108 of you added your own colorful comments:

Judy B said...

Wonderful wicked tale with a spooktactular machine cover! Thank you for sharing.

jan said...

Spooktacular post michele. I love your machine cover.
Thanks for sharing and a chance at the giveaway.
xo jan@sewandsowfarm

Vroomans' Quilts said...

What a wickedly wonderful tale you did weave. Just a great spot for a little Ghastlie delight - the family you want to hate but just can't. Hope your night's ride is spider free(no bugs in the teeth either).

nicolesender said...

Love your perfectly wicked gown! Your sewing machine is very clever.
nicolesender(at)yahoo(dot)com

HeatherK @ A Reformed Heath'n said...

What wickedly delightful projects! Love the photography play.

Wendy said...

What an absolutely delightful post, Michele ... Wickedly Delightful!! I really like your machine cover and must make one for my own ... the Charmed sisters are very good friends of mine, I'll have you know, so obviously we run in good company :) :) Great time, Michele and awesome post! Thank you!!

Regena said...

fabulousness!

usagypsy said...

What a ghastly tale you have spun! Take care while flying tonight! I'm sure the skies will be
crowded with goulish creatures on the hunt for more wickedly fun projects. Happy Haunting!

Carla said...

What a wonderful gown you have to wear on your flight. Have a great time.
Love that fabric and what a fun machine cover that is. It is a great spider deflector. What a fun post.

Heidi [Banks of Frog Creek] said...

Hahs, great post! Thanks for sharing your projects!! Oh, I used to watch Charmed all the time!

Sunshine Girl said...

Great cover and post - you cant beat the ghastlies can you!

Heleen Groot said...

Got to love the Ghastlies! I love your machine cover! Loving the dress too. You'll look even better than Elphaba! I love her too! Granted, the Charmed sisters have better skin.....Have heeps of fun!

Judy1522 said...

What a fun blog post to read and I love your machine cover.

Gill said...

I love the Ghastlies too! Great sewing machine cover!
Thanks for sharing!

charlotte said...

What a great wicked project. You photos are wonderful too. Thanks for such a wicked post. Used to love to watch Charmed with my daughters.

Debby said...

Very nice sewing machine cover. Mine is so boring! And that spider - wow! Someone grab a fly swatter, please! Loved all your pics. Thanks for sharing.

Betsy said...

Michele what a cool idea to make a sewing machine cover to match the season. Now that is way too cool!

Thearica said...

Fun, fun, fun post! Love your machine cover! It is huge!

That spider about freaked me out! I squeal like a frightened pig when I see one! ha!

Kay said...

Love, love, love your outfit, you are going to have such a fun time tonight! I do hope we will see you in costume. Thanks for a great giveaway too.
ks(dot)eyles(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)uk

Lesley said...

Wonderful post to read! Love that sewing machine cover, and that costume is a little too real looking to me!

Frederika said...

What a beauty your machine cover. I love your post.

Lisa Marie said...

Very entertaining post, thanks for sharing!

Pam said...

Your sewing room looks like it belongs to Miss Havisham. Spooky.

Michele T said...

Wow! You sure spooked me... hehehe!! Love your sewing machine cover (without that spider!!) - thanks for sharing in the hop!

sue bennett said...

Love your sewing room. That cover is so cute.

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Elizabeth Coughlin said...

I love your sewing machine cover and all your atmospheric scenes and photos!

gpc said...

Love the machine cover . . . the spider, not so much. Shudder. :)

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Sweet post, love the sewing machine cover.

juceyj03 said...

So cute! Love it! Love that fabric!!!
*Jessica
juceyj03@gmail.com

AlidaP said...

Such a fun post! And lovely project! Thanks for the giveaway and Happy Halloween!!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Fantastic piece and loved your post with pictures!! I would love to win this fabric..fingers are crossed

Brenda said...

I love your little story! How cute! You really put some thought into this blog! I love the cover. It looks great.

Renea said...

I just love the Ghastlie fabric line. Your story is adorable. Thanks for the great giveaway.

Unknown said...

Very nice post with the pictures. Thanks for sharing

Kathy @ Kwilty Pleasures said...

I am a Ghastlies Groupie, sew you have my complete attention. Along with your story...how can I get off this page and "drive my stick" to the next hop stop! Great post!

Just Quilt It said...

I love your post, and your sewing machine cover is spook-tacular! I really love the Ghastlies--such a perfect family group! Great job!

Emily C said...

Love your story and all the pictures. You are a great storyteller.

Calicojoan said...

tee hee hee...what a wicked way to keep the spider webs at bay! On our precious machines anyway!

Vivian said...

What a perfect way to use the ghastly fabric. Very cute.

Vicki H said...

Cute post, loved reading it. The ghastly bunch will surely scare away all the dust from your machine.

Britt-Inger said...

I love your post and your sewing machine cover is so wicked with the awesome Ghastlies.
Thanks for sharing and for a great give away. I love the red fabric , my choice if I will get the chance to win.

http://thankfullga447 said...

This was so exciting - I love anything from the play Wicked. Your display is adorable and the fabric is so so sweet. Red is my color this year.

Rebeckah Austin said...

I love Wicked!

Carol S. said...

This was such a wickedly fun post to read...loved it! Your gown is beautiful and your sewing machine cover is just Ghastlie and perfect. Thanks for sharing!

Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation said...

Loved your post, and love the sewing machine cover. Those ghastlies rock!

Thanks for the chance to win!

:) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

Vickie said...


Your sewing machine cover is super cute, but your post is so well done, I enjoyed reading every word !! .....LOVED it ! Put your GPS on your broom so you won't get lost tonight ! LOL

Daryl @ Patchouli Moon Studio said...

Ghastlie sewing machine cover! Love it!

Brandy said...

Few! It's a good thing the Ghastlie family came in for the rescue, you were in danger of having a haunted machine!

Unknown said...

8 legged beasties...oooh...! Haven't you taught them to sew for you yet?

Jane's Quilting said...

Oh, how Spooky is that! You are very creative and I can see you have lots of fun with your neighbors! Good for you! Happy Halloween

Linda said...

Oh, Michelle, your post is as witty and cute as your project! Thanks for the smile this morning!

Kim @ TiesThatBindQuilting said...

Wicked! You'll have to post a photo of you all decked out in your outfit!

Leah said...

Certifiably wicked! Love what you have done with the Ghastlies!

Linda C said...

Great story and pictures, Michelle. Cracking up with the spider webs all over the machine like you had not touched in some time but obviously you had---there is the machine cover as evidence. Well done!

Cheryl said...

Great giveaway and such cute cute halloween pictures! I had not thought that my sewing machine might need a costume, but maybe it does :)

Jeanie said...

I certainly enjoyed my wicked ride through your sewing room. Sew glad your machine will no longer be bothered with those pesky webs and spiders! Thanks so much for the entertainment and for the giveaway!

Lori said...

I so enjoyed reading your post. You really get into the spirit. LOL Love your machine cover and had. Have a fantastic time tonight. Be safe and have fun. Thanks for this lovely give a way.

Quilting Tangent said...

Love the witches hat. I'm sure you had fun decorating the gown. Have a spooky time today.
Happy Halloween! 24Tangent@gmail.com

Ann said...

Loved your story. What a wicked sewing machine cover or should I say ghastlie. Thanks for a change to win ad for sharing!

Anonymous said...

You made me laugh. Love your sewing maching cover.

Anonymous said...

Wickedly fun post today! have a great ride tonight. And thanks for the chance to win.

Kathleen said...

Loved your story and the sewing machine cover and the hat. Happy Halloween and thank you for the giveaway...

Diane-crewe said...

this made me laugh soo much xx be safe out there and make sure you have super charged your "stick" .. doesnt look so good if you have to walk home xx

Diane E W said...

Love Ghastlie (and Salt Box). Wickedly funny today. Happy Halloween.

Lydsfire said...

Happy Halloween! Thanks for sharing.

Beverly said...

My broom is cleaned up for the ride! Perhaps we'll meet sometime tonight! Thanks for a chance to win.

Beverly said...

I never know when my email works with Google and when it doesn't. Look for the broom with bevwalks at aol dot com. THAT'S ME!

Kathy H said...

I love those ghastlies. And you have reminded me that I need to make some covers for my machine too. Very cute.

Debi said...

Fun post and fun story. A Ghastlie sewing machine cover is extra special and I might even see one in my future. Thanks for sharing and giving me a great idea.

Bonnie said...

Loved the Ghastlie machine cover. Your gown and hat are truly wicked. Have fun tonight. Thaks for sharing and for the giveaway.

DebbieM said...

OMG, I loved your Halloween story, the machine cover is awesome. I enjoyed reading your blog so much. Thanks for sharing with us and for the incredible giveaway!! Happy Halloween!!!

Robin said...

That is one cool machine cover and your post was a hoot to read! Great job!

Nadine said...

That's a wickedly wonderfully ghastly machine cover you made, and way cool hat too! Thanks for sharing your lovely work. :-)

barbara woods said...

that would be a great treat for halloween, thanks for the chance

Audrey said...

Happy Halloween. What a wonderful Halloween story. A wicked machine cover. It definitely should keep all eight legged creatures at bay. Your wicked witch gown is awesome. It will make the ride tonight special. Thanks for sharing and offering a giveaway. Be just wicked enough tonight. :)

leanne said...

fabulously wicked sewing cover and love your hat - hope you had fun wearing it :) thanks for sharing and the generous giveaway :)

Samantha K said...

TRICK OR TREAT!! Do we get to see you in your attire? Seeing this makes me feel bad I don't even have so much as a pumpkin out for decoration at home---eek! Am I bad? Although, I have been working on a Dresden Plate table runner out of Grand Finale by Sandy Gervais--maybe I'll have it completed by Thanksgiving, just in time before snow flies around here...or at least I hope! Happy Halloween!

DebraKay Neiman said...

Love the sewing machine dress-up for TRICK OR TREAT. Your costume looks great too. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

Mrs.Pickles said...

Super cute thanks for sharing

Mara said...

Yah another wonderful Ghastlies sewing machine cover!

Jane S. said...

Oh I LOVE your new dress! If we ever had any trick-or-treaters I'd get dressed up for sure. Heck I'd wear it randomly throughout the year. :)

Margaret said...

I love that ghastlies sewing machine cover. Thanks for sharing

Createology said...

Your post is Wickedly Wonderful. I love the Ghastlies and how they are protecting your sewing machine. Thank you for joining this Wicked Fun Hop. BOO-tiful...

Hollie @ Just a Mom who Sews said...

Very cute blog! Found you by the blog hop.

Jeanne Gwin said...

Those wicked Ghastlies have crept into all our hearts, I hope they are around for a long time Thanks for shairng.

Stitches said...

I hope you have a lovely ride but watch your speed!!,

Judy Cooper Textile Artist said...

Very nice! Thanks for the giveaway

Sewgirl said...

Love what you did to the sewing machine..and the cover is just perfect. Thanks for sharing!

sandra said...

Love all your super Ghastley projects. Have fun but watch out for planes tonight. Thanks for sharing.

LJ said...

Yikes, if ever I discover my sewing machine covered in webs and even one spider...then...here I come with the vacuum sweeper and the bug spray! I DO NOT LIKE SPIDERS! I love your witch's attire - look at the train - and the hat is fab! Your Ghastlie sewing machine cover is adorable and will be insurance against them ghastlie spiders and their webs. Happy Halloween, witchy M.

M-R Charbonneau said...

Your Ghastlie sewing machine cover is fabulous! Great job! I miss the Halliwell sisters. :(

Scrapbook-ChickADoodle said...

Love the Ghastlies! Thanks for sharing and the chance to win!

Marcy said...

How about those Ghastlies right their onn your sewing machine. Great idea. Cutede too.

Janarama said...

Such a fun post! Your sewing machine cover is lovely and your gown is perfect for a night own on the prowl.

Bonnie Pfrimmer said...

How lovely was that!!!! You are so creative, I didn't want it to end.. Love the sewing machine cover...Thank you for sharing.

Quilt n Queen said...

You are the Ghastlie queen...so creative. Thanks for sharing in this Wicked fun blog hop. Happy stitching, Pauline

krislovesfabric said...

Love to see Ghastlies!

MdmSamm said...

what a totally ghastlie idea…you know I never thought of making my cover longer to accommodate the table…looks frightening good!

In stitches and seams said...

What a wickedly wonderful day !!! Love your new gown ... It's just perfect for that fight last night.
those little spiders sure whipped up a great surprise in your sewing room.
thanks for sharing have a wicked time this Halloween
in stitches

DeAnna said...

Fantastic sewing machine cover! I just love that fabric and your pictures were very entertaining. Thanks for the giveaway chance.

Kathy L said...

Love your project. Great giveaway.

Unknown said...

What a spooktacular machine cover and thanks for the giveaway.
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JoanG said...

Love your sewing machine cover! Thanks for the chance to win the fabric.

Heidi said...

Wicked indeed. Great job!!

Joyce Carter said...

Loved your post and the Ghastlie sewing machine cover. Thanks for sharing.

Karen O said...

Wow, your entire post was fun to read! I like the sewing machine cover.

Cindy said...

Don't let the spiders tangle up the thread into more webs. Love the Ghastlies.

Shannon said...

I know I missed the give away but I still wanted to comment on your post, it was very funny. Your sewing cover is perfect. I love that fabric.