October 27, 2016

Final Day of our Halloween Blog Hop! Buttermilk Basin...

Welcome back to the FINAL day of our Halloween Blog Hop!  Before we begin, I would like to give a BIG THANKS to all the wonderful designers who worked with me to make this hop possible for YOU!  Remember, they don't have to do this... they choose to! 

All the projects were so FUN!  It was also awesome to have a variety of projects from a stuffed black cat... to a stitched Halloween tag!  We can't forget all the wonderful wool projects either!!!  I sure hope you printed off the patterns and added them to your stash, in case you don't have time to make them this year! 

If you recall, I am a huge fan of Halloween!  I have the best childhood memories of Halloween!  I grew up in the country & took the bus home.  The bus would drop us off at about 4:15... All of us neighbor kids would run home and get our costumes on and meet up shortly to go trick or treating together!  But... before we went anywhere, we had to make the 1st stop, up the hill, at both grandma's!  {I was blessed to grow up with them in our same yard!} They were soooo excited to see us all dressed up!  Lily had the little bags filled with candy, while Avis gave out king sized candy bars!  Then, us neighbor kids went  around to all the neighbors, before we headed into town to go trick or treating!  This was HUGE!  It was like hitting the jackpot!  Many times mom would drive us (as Halloween night tends to get cold here in MN) from block to block!  As we got older, they dropped us off and we walked for hours trick or treating!  It was just the best night of the year!

I also remember enjoying these seasonal cereals that only came out for a brief period of time!  My favorite was BOO BERRY!  When my daughters were younger, they too, enjoyed these cereals!  Which was your FAV? 


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Since we had a local dime store in town... we were also able to enjoy some unique candies.  I can just remember blowing these wax whistles like it was yesterday!  So fun!

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Of course, Halloween would not be the same without the traditional pumpkin bucket to gather all your treats in!  I am actually surprised that they still make them these days! 



We also got to experience and attend a lot of Halloween parties through 4-H, youth group & Women of Today.  We would ALWAYS make caramel apples with the sheets of caramel!!  I wonder if they still make these??  I still love a good caramel apple!



I also loved all the cute packaging and variations of candy we would receive!  These were always so cute and a "big hit" if we received these!!!



If you recall, I had mentioned I would share with you some of my Halloween costumes{that I remember} that I wore for Halloween!  My mom always made my costumes!  The biggest undertaking was making a SMURF costume!  Not only was it made out of fur, but you had to stuff the head to make sure it would stand up!  That costume was so hot to wear!  I can't tell you how many people borrowed that costume!  I was also a record one year!  Yep!  You read that right!  We stared with a hula hoop and then used black felt, I believe... and went from there!  That was a fun one to get on and off.  I can't believe mom just tackled any thing I sent her way!  She was awesome!  As I got older... I wore my great grandpa's striped bibbed overhauls and went as a bum.  I also had his hanker chief hanging out of the back pocket!  He died when I was little... so I think I always thought it was special to wear them!  Such good memories!  I hope this post stirred up a few good memories for you too!

So back to the HOP!  Here is my little old owl ornament that was originally a stitchery pattern.  It is so cute that we made it into a wool ornament!  He is quick and easy to make!  He can also be left out all year too!  We also have kits available for $6.95 or 3 kits in one pattern for $15.00.  We thought it would be cute to hang a few on a tree, too, so we gave you a good deal if you wanted to make more then 1!!!  You can click the link below the picture for the pattern... and click this link if you would like to order a kit!
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Before you go, I wanted to let you know that our next Mystery Block for our "Let it Snow" BOM and our next Vintage Truck thru the Year will be released on Friday!  So be sure to check back on our website for those!

I will wrap up the post with more EXCITING NEWS!  Many of you have been requesting to do our unique and amazing Christmas Blog hop again this year!  So we are happily meeting your needs!  We are starting the hop earlier this year so you have the opportunity to make the projects for yourself or as gifts to give!  We really are going to make this a great hop... so be sure to share the info with you friends and post the pic too, if you would like!!  Here it is!  Be ready for some Holiday Magic coming your way!!!  All my Best... Stacy




13 comments:

Sandi said...

What a treat, saw your Instagram post as I was about to turn off my iPad. Great way to end my day thanks Stacy!

Sue Bennett said...

Such a sweet pattern.

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Beverly Porter said...

I've looked forward to each day of the blog.it's been fun. Thank you and all the others for your remarks and patterns. Looking forward to the Christmas blog.

Jacqueline said...

this hop has been a lot of fun and I am looking forward to the next one. thanks' to all of the talented artisans that contributed.

Summer said...

Those owls are so creative ♥

kathleen said...

Thank you so much for hosting this Blog hop. Look forward to the Christmas hop.

daisydilly (vicki) said...

Thank you so much for the memories and the cute owl.

Wendy said...

Loved your trick or treat story. Thanks for hosting this awesome blog hop. Can't wait for the Christmas hop.

Candee said...

Thank you for another fun filled swap! Love your owl. He will be on my tree for sure. So excited that you're doing the Christmas hop again. It's so generous for you & the other designers to take the time to make our holidays extra special.

Danice said...

'Love the owl ornament. This Hop was awesome, as always. I look forward to all of your events. Many thanks for everything.

Claire said...

Thank you so much for the cute owl, Stacy. We appreciate you taking the time from your busy schedule to do these special things for us. Many thanks to you and all your ghoulfriends for the special Halloween designs.

desertskyquilts said...

Wonderful Halloween memories! Thank you so much for the fabulous hop and for your cute owl to round it out. This has been great fun. I'm so excited to see that you are doing the Christmas hop a little earlier! Thank you for all the planning I know is going into that, too!

Jackie said...

Thank you for another great hop and the owl ornie! I'm looking forward to the Christmas blog hop!

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