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Friday, October 16, 2009



Oogily-boogily biffily-bats—
Here come the witches with broomsticks and hats
Each clasping an old dead rat!
In tattered old clothes and pointy toed shoes
Which witch will you choose?
Which costume will be crowned
the best this world has seen?
The decision is yours for the
"The Queen of Halloween".

Witchy #1

From left to right, Witchy #2 and Witchy #3

Witchy #4

Witchy #5

From left to right, Witchy #6 and Witchy #7

Witchy #8

Witchy #9

Witchy #10

Witchy #11

Witchy #12

Witchy #13

Witchy #14

Witchy #15

Witchy #16

As you may know, I had horrible luck with my post last night and so I totally changed this post, pictures, language, everything. Call me superstitious, but I don't need any more bad luck posting. As you can see this weeks contest is about witches....what you will need to do to enter is leave a comment on this post only stating which witch you would like to vote for "The Queen of Halloween". If you would like a second entry leave another comment telling me what your name would be if you were a witch. For example, "Hilda the Hag". The contest is open for comments until midnight October 21st. The winning "witch" will be announced on Thursday the 22nd. Below you will see Round 3's prize for the pattern "Give Thanks" by Glendon Place along with the necessary specialty threads, beads and treasures. You will need to supply your choice of fabric for stitching. There will also be a "Mystery Prize" for a second gift, but no hints as to what it is, my lips are sealed. Cast your votes now so you don't miss out!

Round #3 Giveaway Prize
"Give Thanks"
by Glendon Place

Now, for the 2nd prize winner of Round #2, please give a wicked cackle for the lucky witch

Congrats Marjorie, you have won this awesomely wicked pattern "Toil & Trouble" by La-D-Da with threads. Please email me so I know where I can send you your gift.

And now for our Grand Prize Winner, "A-crow-bat" has drawn the name for the luckiest of witches


The cast and crew of the "Crypt Keepers Club" would like to congratulate Madame Margaret on winning this delightfully frightful pattern and supplies for the Blue Ribbon Designs giveaway!!! Please notify me of your mailing address so I can get your "Treat" to you.

Below is a sneek peek of a project that is nearing finish. Love it!!!
I bet you can guess what it is.

Harvest Blooms
by Hands To Work

Pumpkin, Pumkin, who loves pumpkin???? Treats you say, well I had quite a few emails requesting the recipe for my Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies, so I decided to share it with all of you. When the weather turns cooler and the leaves start to fall, these cookies are an absolute fall favorite at my house. You may just want to make a double batch as they have a way of "disappearing". They are very moist and cake like. Oh , I should mention that I make mine with milk chocolate chips and be sure you buy the canned pumpkin, not the pie filling, they are very different. Enjoy!!

And the finished product:

In closing, The Count would like to announce

I think my dad is Dracula.
I know that sounds insane,
but listen for a moment and
allow me to explain.
We don't live in a castle,
and we never sleep in caves.
But, still, there's something weird
about the way my dad behaves.
I never see him go out
in the daytime when it's light.
He sleeps all day till evening,
then he leaves the house at night.
He comes home in the morning
saying, "Man, I'm really dead!"
He kisses us goodnight, and then
by sunrise he's in bed.
My mom heard my suspicion
and she said, "You're not too swift.
Your father's not a vampire.
He just works the graveyard shift."
--Kenn Nesbitt


Terry said...

Witchy #11

SugarandSpice said...

I am going with #4. The ice witch! I loved them all!!!

Catherine G. said...

Witch #5 - they are all great, but number 5 has something...........

Anonymous said...

I really want to know the designer and name of the pattern of the one you are almost finished with. I have my suspicions but am not sure.

Rebecca L.

Anonymous said...

Oops, that email should have read:

Cari said...

Let's just say I wouldn't want to meet my favorite Witchy #9 in a dark alley.....very scary!! Congratulations winners!!

BOO !!

Jan said...

I vote for #14 and thanks for the recipe!! I am going to have to make these soon!

Isn't that Hands To Work Witches Boot? Love this series of seasonal boots! That might not be the exact name, but it is close, I think?

Congrats to the winners of the contest! WooHoo!!

Cole said...

I think I'll go for Witch #14. And those cookies look delicious, thanks for sharing the recipe :)

Cole said...

How about Gertrude the Gruesome?? LOL

Bronny said...

My family have voted for Witch #8 - My witch name would have to be "BronHilda" Thanks for this chance!

SilkLover said...

I really liked the Day of the Dead theme Witchy #5 uses. So appropriate for Halloween!

Nina said...

I vote for Witchy #14! In my country we don't celebrate Halloween, so I don't know wht will be my witchy name, sorry.

Missy Ann said...

OMG fabulous post!!!!!!!!!

I'm torn between witch 8 & 10, either of them look like they could be the real deal under the costumes. lol

I'll go with 8, I'd like to be that much fun when I grow up. :D

Sharlotte said...

Congratulations Marjorie and Margaret! I will pick witch #14. Looks like #16 is probably holding prizes, must be a reason, was hard not to pick her for that. I like the sassiness of #14 though.

Maggee said...

I pick number 14, as she definitely has the best 'witchy' look. Thanks for the recipe--will try it!

Patti said...

I pick number 14 too. She isn't the scariest but she is the most witchiest I have ever seen - well since The Wicked Witch of the West that is! Congratulations to Marjorie and Margaret as well.
Patti xxx

Julie said...

Witchy #5.

Congrats to Marjorie and Margaret!

Thanks for sharing the recipe. I will plan on making some when I return from my trip at the end of the month.

Jennifer said...

ok, I'm scared of witchy 16!

Love your blog music !!!!!! LOL

Feathers in the Nest

Jennifer said...

ok, my second posting here for what I could be called.......Jennifer the Joker

Feathers in the Nest

SilkLover said...

For my second chance at your wonderful giveaway (thank you!), my witchy name is, what else but.. "Witchy Woman"! On the other hand, if I were to follow #5's theme of Day of the Dead, I would chose "The Skull Collector".

Deb said...

I vote for Witchy #5. I just love that hat! How creative! And congratulations to all of the winners!!!

I love your Harvest Blooms finish! So pretty! I might have to go digging through the stash pile for that one. Looks like it would be a fun stitch!! And I must try those cookies too - my kids love pumpkin anything (me too, as a matter of fact)!

Loraine said...

I'm going to vote for Witch #14. She has that Elphaba (from Wicked) green, that must have taken forever to put on!
I love your post. I'm so sorry about your other one biting the dust! That is horrible!
Love your finish. The boot is darling!

My witch name will be "Stitch witch". My daughter says that I should be one of the Sanderson sisters, but I like Stitch witch better.
Take Care!

SugarandSpice said...

I'm back to post my witch name...and what witch doesn't have a cat?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!So I decided I would post them together:) Cackling Callie and my Cat Contagious!

Jucus said...

Congratulation for winners!
I vote for Witchy #1, because blue!:o))

Andrea said...

Oh, they're all such good and evil witches, it's very hard to choose just one favorite!!
OK, #14 if I must, lol! But #5 is my next favorite!

Congrats to the winners of your prizes!

Love the cookie recipe, thank you!!
And your WIP is to die for!! I'd forgotten about that design and I just love it! Thanks for the inspiration :)

Halloween Hugs....

Kim said...

Please enter me - I want to vote for #1, Thanks!

Carin said...

I go for witch # 14. She is beautifull !!!!

Carin said...

And my witch name would be: The crazy Dutch witch. Why ?? Because I'm crazy, I'm Dutch and I'm a witch ... so very simple :)

MoonBeam said...

Witchy 15 gets my vote.

I just found your blog for the first time. What fun!!! I've listened to Monster Mash 4 times!!! Thanks for the fun...

Bobbi in Ohio

Blyn said... vote is for face..a must! I also hope to try your cookies...thanks for the recipe! Congrats to the lucky winner!

Blyn said...

I think that my witchy name would have to be Hazel the Hapless...which in this case I hope is not true.

Love your blog btw...look forward to reading it every day!

Jo said...

Witchy #4 cos in all the fairy tales its always the one who looks the most angelic that turns out to be the bad guy! Cool costumes. X

Kellie said...

My vote goes to #14 although I think they all look fabulous! Hard to pick just one. Harvest Blooms looks awesome!!

Kellie said...

My witch name would be Samantha. Not very original, but Bewitched was one of my favorite shows as a kid. :)

Pumpkin said...

Congrats to the winners :o)

This was a bit hard but I'm going out on a limb and saying 13. She looks like a friendly witch :o)

Thank you for the cookie recipe! They look yummy.

Love your WIP! You have beautiful stitching.

Pumpkin said...

My name would be Wendy the Hagalicious Witch ;o)

paru's_circle said...

hi just found your blog.. cool witches, i must say i love number 4 best.. thanks for the chance to participate

Kielrain said...

Oh, I have to vote for witch number 14. Love her!!!!

Kielrain said...

as for a witch name. I think I would have to be called.... Twilight of the Shake.

Sharon said...

Your Hands to Work piece looks wonderful I am feeling enabled!LOL Thanks for stopping by my blog. I appreciate the comments.

Lizzy said...

Hi Jolene, Lovely Witchy post... I'm voting for #10... I Love her dress and that hat is fabulous! They are all wonderfully Witchy! :)

And I love your Harvest Blooms finish! It's just Gorgeous! It's in my *to stitch* pile of stash...

Thanks for sharing your pumpkin cookie recipe... they look delicious! I love anything with pumpkin! :)

Congratulations Margaret and Marjorie on your wonderful prizes! :)

Always in stitches...

Lizzy said...

And for my Witchy name... I'm choosing Esmerelda... :)

Always in stitches...

Margaret said...

Oh wow! I'm so thrilled that I won! I sent you an email -- thanks so much! Those cookies look great too! I'm going to copy that for my DH to bake up. And I love your Hands to Work piece -- wonderful! As for witches, I think I like witch #7. :D

pj said...

I like #5 Witch! What great creative costumes!FUN!!!! Not sure of a witch name but I would like to think I would be a Floss Witch....not a mean witch! Thanks for the contest! pj

Anonymous said...

Witch #15. I love the color of her dress but her socks are to die for. Angela

Nita said...


Nita said...

My witchy name would have to be:

Laura said...

I have to go with Witchy #2. Pink hair, pink granny glasses and peace signs. That's mind kind of gal!

Alice said...

I'm going with Witch #5--Love the hat! I love your Halloweeny Blog

Patti said...

I've been busy thinking about my witch name and the only one I can come up with is 'Stitchin' & Bitchin'.
Patti xxx

TammyK said...

I love this post - it was too cute! I choose witch 14 as the best but they were all great. Love your Harvest Bloom & those cookie look too delicious :o) Thanks for making me laugh with the Dracula poem - so funny!

Robin said...

Witchy #8 is my vote

Suzanne said...

Cool witches, looks like a fun party!