This is what I've made, Halloween-wise, recently.
First there was the Spoo-ky Swap I instigated via Facebook the day after our September guild meeting. I had 10 or 11 takers, which was exciting because most had never participated in a swap.
My partner was Amy, who loves Halloween as much as I do. I made her three small items - a coffee cosy, an improv-pieced stand-up bag/container, and a little ticker-tape mini quilt.
This is the ONLY picture of them, and a not very good one at that.
I began working on what I thought would be two pillow covers for another swap.
Neither has made it out of the WiP pile.
I did some selfish sewing for me.
I spend Wednesdays at my friend Bobbi's. She and I had our children in the same school, during which time we'd visit our favorite LQS and Mexican hole-in-the-wall restaurant, bonding over fabric and food. Now that her daughter is homeschooled, that doesn't happen.
So Wednesday mornings, I
She also participated in our guild's Spoo-ky Swap. Last week, while rummaging through her scrap bag, I found all of her leftover HSTs. They were calling my name! I made a few more; added some of my scraps (the lime spiders) and by the end of the night, I had a pillow cover!
Thursday was the big day. We cleaned. I cooked. The neighborhood driveway party happened as it does every year. The kids trick-or-treated.
Sunday and yesterday, still feeling the Halloween vibe, I played with more black, orange, and purples to make this.
So you see, even though it's November, the Halloween spirit is still hanging out at my house.
I am linking up with Lee over at freshly pieced for WiP wednesday and Kelly from My Quilt Infatuation for Needle and Thread Thursday.