Saturday, October 31, 2009

spoooOOOOOOOOKY !!!!!

.....wh...wh...whoooose there !!!

......p...p...p...please tell us wh...wh...whooooose there !!!

.....oh ! it's Kitty wishing everybody a spook-tacularly fun Halloween !!!

Be back soon!
Mary Anne (aka Mare)

Monday, October 26, 2009

Late afternoon October light .......(and the wonders of scotch tape .....)

Good afternoon Blogland Neighbor-hood!

We here at MBIAJ Head-quarters just LOVE this time of year ....

...we LOVE how the late afternoon sun comes through the woods at just the right angle to illuminate the red, yellow and orange leaves on the trees..... we also love the way it .....

.....makes a silhouette of the leaf and bead garland hanging across the sewing room window (AND accentuates the cruddy screen!)

In fact, we LOVE this late afternoon autumn light SO much, we decided to have our own little (VERY little ) outdoor quilt show (just like the one in Sisters, Oregon ).....OK .... here goes .....'s a partially finished quilt block and ....'s another one and ..... they all are being held together with some scotch tape (because, of course this quilt is NO WHERE near being done!) ..... TA DA !!

Be back soon!
Mary Anne (aka Mare)

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Reversal spell needed (for our new staff member).......

Happy Wednesday Blogland Neighbor-hood! This morning the MBIAJ Sewing Dept decided to sit and stitch in the lovely October sunshine coming in through the sewing room window ..... while listening to ......

...... the soundtrack from our favorite movie of the Halloween season Practical Magic....

So, as I was saying, there we were happily sitting by the sunny window, listening to some lovely music and working on ....

....this Halloween stitchery that, if you've been reading this blog for the past two years, probably looks familiar because that's how long ago we designed it and posted the "how to's" way back in this post .....ANYWAY .....there we were happily stitching in the sunshine when out of the corner of my eye I detect some movement .....

.....right there on the chair next to me .....see?

.......this guy/gal? BUG !!!! well, after getting over our initial shiver and "YUCK" .... I sat back down and had quite a nice chat with Belinda Bug (that's her name she tells me) while continuing to stitch in the sunny window and listening to our lovely music. Turns out Belinda has been on the business end of a wicked witch's spell .....she's like the prince that was turned into a frog .... only she's an expert quilter/stitcher that has been turned into a BUG .....well, sorry Belinda .... NOT kissing any frogs and NOT kissing any bugs (no matter how much we could use an expert quilter/stitcher around here) !!!! SO, it sounds like we need a "Reversal Spell" .... but , again we'll be needing someone who knows what they're doing like, for instance .....

...Samantha and her mother, Endora......However, these gals are way too busy to pop in and reverse the spell until after Halloween so.....

....I had to break it to Belinda Bug that I fear her days/minutes are numbered once ....

Shadow, the Bug Catcher gets up from his nap !!!

Be back soon!

Mary Anne (aka Mare)

Sunday, October 18, 2009

WANTED : a little hocus pocus

Good morning Blogland Neighbor-hood ! What we're needing around here is Samantha to wiggle her nose and work her magic because ....

..with "help" from Daisy, the MBIAJ Sewing Dept finished...

....this LONG overdue graduation quilt for niece Stephanie .... well, the quilt TOP is finally finished and now it has been added to.....

..this pile of quilt tops that need to be quilted .....which is why we placed a "Help Wanted Ad" in the "Witches Gazette" requesting an experienced witch to come and wiggle her nose and utter a magic spell to get these quilt tops quilted and on their way to their new homes. Obviously this is a busy time of year for witches and while we were hoping to get Samantha Stevens, look who we got instead .....

...Kitty in her Halloween costume ..... (sigh)

OK, back to the sewing machine ....

Be back soon.
Mary Anne (aka Mare)

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Snow??? Oh noooooooo !!!

Good afternoon Blogland Neighbor-hood ! As you can see, we're having some snow here in N.E. Pa today .....

.....pretty early in the season for snow .... we're not even finished with the leaves turning all their pretty colors yet ....

.....and now we have pumpkin popsicles !!!

Be back soon!

Mary Anne (aka Mare)

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Thanks everybody !!!

Good morning Blogland Neighbor-hood! We're going to try to get back into a somewhat normal routine around here after a bit of a rough time . Thank you all very much for your nice comments and thoughts and prayers. I'm trying to be cautiously optimistic that October will be better than September and that I can once again escape and play regularly here in my "happy place" of Blogland (my own little escape from reality!!!).

Be back soon !

Mary Anne (aka Mare)