Thursday, October 31, 2013

Market Recap

Happy Halloween!

In our little burg, the entire grade school visits the downtown merchants on Halloween morning dressed in their spooky attire. We love it! Instead of candy, we gave out orange and black friendship bracelets, rubber jump-y spiders and googly-eyes stickers. Too fun!



Tokens of Friendship

We're home again after Fall Quilt Market in Houston. Moda showed our new Token of Friendship fabric collection and we displayed the projects made from that line - a sweet little autograph quilt called Best Friends (on the end of the table) and a large king quilt with a handful of options named Tokens of Friendship (on the left wall).
From this angle, you can see our ktquilts.com sign embellished with buttons, buckles, safety pins and
a zipper that I made for Moda's Schoolhouse, Spell it Out. Watch for the spring designer blog hop
 for lots of free patterns and giveaways. 

To the right is the Eye of the Storm, Windmills on the Plains and KT Shining Stars, all made with precuts from the
KT Favorites II collection, due in quilt shops in December. On the take are the 2 Honeycomb lap quilt featuring a
Layer Cake and Honeycomb using our layered patchwork method and our new KT Honeycomb ruler. 

Here are the Fat Quarter Shop girls visitng about the new tutorial video we shot at market showing my layered patchwork technique. Watch for it at fatquartershop.com. The quilt behind me is the Tokens of Friendship
king quilt. The basket wall quilt and star runner plus 2 pillow toppers, a lap quilt and more are included in
this booklet. Available in March 2014. 

Workshops in Illinois

I'm unpacking and repacking for a week in IL visiting the Hands All Around Quilt Guild in Normal, IL next week on Wednesday & Thursday, Nov. 6 & 7th, then on to Canton, IL to the Piecers of the Heartland Quilt Guild for workshops on Sunday/Monday, Nov. 10 & 11th, and their guild meeting on Monday night. If you're in the area, please join us!

Giveaway

I have a KT Favorites Layer Cake & Eye of the Storm pattern to share this week if you comment on your Halloween fun. Winner will be announced on Nov. 13th.


90 comments:

  1. My only Halloween fun will be seeing my granddaughter dressed up as Ariel the princess and she plays the part well!

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  2. Your booth looks wonderful, the quilts looks so nice all displayed together. My fun was getting out for some shopping and I got one bag of candy in case someone stops by. Most of the kids are grown up, but sometimes a couple will come to say hi, so I made sure I got some candy. I plan on resting and watching scary movies and working on a christmas project, lol.

    Debbie

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  3. Thank you for the pics of your booth. Very very nice. Have the candy all set for the little ones. Seeing the fun they are having is my fun. Thanks for the giveaway. Fingers are crossed!!
    Paula in SD

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  4. Your booth looks fantastic and all the quilts do as well. Love them! Thanks for the chance to win the giveaway.
    mary

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  5. Your booth is wonderful. My Halloween fun will be answering the door bell and giving out candy treats trying not to eat too many of them myself.

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  6. Halloween is my favorite holiday and I always look forward to eating leftover halloween candy and watching scary movies after the trick-or-treaters leave.

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  7. Your booth looks great! Love all the quilts. My kids are grown now, so we just have a quiet evening at home :-)

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  8. My Halloween fun. Will be taking pictures of the neighbours kids.

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  9. It is a wet and rainy Halloween here. We live in the country and sadly the kids tend to visit the more populated areas. Your booth looked wonderful.

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  10. I'll be answering the door to trick or treaters. The rain quit so should be great weather this evening. Happy Halloween.

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  11. My Halloween fun was a costume/brunch put on for us "older" people after our Yoga class at the Y. Loved seeing all the costumes. Who says you can't dress up at 60, or 70, or 80. LOL

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  12. I had a fun lunch date with my 3 girlfriends today! Love your booth!

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  13. I'm so envious of the folks who get to attend Market! Halloween at our house isn't what it used to be. When our kids were small we'd get 300+ trick or treaters. Now we're lucky to get 30 or so. Sigh....

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  14. I give out candy and see all the Trick or Treaters! So much fun.

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  15. I wish the Brits did Halloween like you guys over the pond do!! Were having a hog roast in the village hall

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  16. HI, WHAT A NEAT BOOTH YOU SET UP!!!
    WELL WE'LL BE HANDING OUT SNICKERS (LARGE) TO OUR LITTLE TRICKERS! THANKS FOR SHARING!

    msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

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  17. We live in the country and never get any trick or treaters, so my Halloween fun will be watching TV with Hubby and sewing some hexies!

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  18. We live in a new development and in the past year many more houses have been built, so we're expecting to pass out a lot of candy! Love your new patterns.

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  19. We live in the country and no one ever comes trick or treating at our home, so my husband grabs some of our critters and comes knocking at the door trick or treating. Sometimes he puts some kind of costume on them. I always have goodies for them. I love your new fabrics and patterns. Thanks for the chance to win.
    ~Janet

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  20. It's pouring rain here in Maine, so fewer trick or treaters than usual. My cutest visitor was my great niece, Haven -a 3 year old who was a little pumpkin and her 3 month old sister, Bristol - a little strawberry!

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  21. Only 40 trick or treaters, so bummed. It started to rain, so it's 7:30pm and I think we're done. So sad, it's my favorite holiday, I enjoy all the little kids and the fun costumes. I hope next year is better. It looks like you had a great time! ;-> Toni Anne

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  22. Our Halloween fun consists of waiting to see if we will have any Trick or Treaters. We have had seven children show up thus far which is more than triple our number from last year. I miss the days of great hoards of children coming to the house.

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  23. My Halloween fun is seeing pictures of my two grandchildren and how cute they look in their costumes. My husband is the candy-hander-outer.

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  24. I am a teacher and my Halloween fun was watching the kids have a Haloween parade!

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  25. Oh my gosh, I had to work today on Halloween ,no costume for me, just my work uniform, my office is located in the county courthouse. Several of the offices in the courthouse brought candy. At 10:00am, the local pre-school brought us the trick-or-treaters! Everyone came out onto the front sidewalk, and here came the kids! It was such a lovely day, the weather was nice, a gentle wind blowing. The kids all said "Thank You". Lots of fun!

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  26. We had 16 little folks visit for treats...so sweet!

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  27. No trick or treaters here. It is pouring down rain, so I guess they went to the malls or indoor treat-fest. Last few years we haven't had any, so we had candy all to ourselves!
    Sandy A

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  28. We also have rain pouring down, so no tricks and treats tonight :( Feel bad for the kids! Hopefully next year will be better! Thanks!

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  29. We live out in the country and all the kids have grown up, but we do get my 2 Great Nephews come to "scare" Auntie. This year they also brought their new baby sister.They loved their big chocolate bars and little pacs of cookies. They are so cute.

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  30. We don't usually get too many trick or treaters, but had quite a few this year. It is nice to see some young families moving back into the neighborhood again.

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  31. I was ready by 2pm waiting patiently. My husband buys a lot of candy to give away. By 4pm I was nervous that I would have to eat all the candy by myself (oh, boo who!). Around 4:30 the first ghosts and goblins showed up and it was pretty much non-stop until around 8pm! Most of the candy is gone but I did snatch a few snickers bars for the freezer...YUMMY!

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  32. You booth looked great and as always, your patterns are beautiful. Our Halloween was very wet this year so not too many youngsters out but we did enjoy the ones who braved the weather.

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  33. We don't have any kids in the neighborhood, so it has been quiet here. I am hand stitching a Christmas project tonight. We did get a picture of two of our grand kids, they are huge Star Wars fans at 4 and 6 years old. Big brother was Luke Skywalker and little sis was Princess Leia. They were so cute!

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  34. Attended the fun Witch Fest at Gardner Village showcasing larger than life witches throughout the village.

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  35. We had candy all ready but only had 4 visitors tonight! So I guess I will have fun sharing it with our family. :-) Really beautiful quilts in your market pictures. K-

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  36. Making costumes for the grandkids and having them enjoy for a few years until they outgrow them. Would love a chance to win.

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  37. The Dad's in our neighborhood hook carts up to their lawn tractors and drive kids from house to house. They deck them out with lights and one had a beach umbrella as it was lightly raining.

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  38. Had so much fun with the grandkids - after trick or treating we sat by the fire pits and had hot dogs and lots of fun!

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  39. Ours was canceled due to bad weather, so it's on for Sunday.
    Love your eye candy!

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  40. Since I, too, live outside of a town where no Trick or Treaters roam, I visit my grandkids in the city and we all go to the Zoo-Boo at the Detroit Zoo. I look forward to it every year. Chris Voss

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  41. Our Halloween fun consisted of watching my son play a basketball game. Then we went to his friend's house so they could trick-or-treat (they are 13 - guess you're never too old to get candy - lol!). Then we had his friend over to spend the night. I just love to give out the candy to all the little (and not so little) ones! Thanks for the chance to win!!

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  42. The Saturday before Halloween, all the downtown businesses where our grandchildren live, have a trick or treat day. It was a beautiful, sunny day for the kids! We had so much fun seeing all the children in their costumes. More communities should do this.

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  43. The first Halloween we lived in our house, I ordered spider rings & bug rings online - each bag had 250 rings. I also bought candy to give out. I figured the rings would last me maybe 3 years. But no, I gave out all the spider rings & about half the bug rings. The kids must come here by the busload. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  44. I'll never forget when we lived in Sulphur, La., my husband bought 10 bags of Snickers, etc. since we had tons of little kids in the neighborhood. That way we could give each child 3 to 4 treats, but it was the year of the Halloween scare of razor blades, etc. in the candy. We had 3 children come to the door, and my DH gave each child a bag of candy. Needless to say, he took the leftover candy to work.

    Love your patterns and fabric!! Thanks for the giveaway!!

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  45. Our kids are off to college - however my husband love to get dressed in some funny goofy outfit and give out candy. This year was clown glasses and paper spiders on a white shirt. I did the pumpkin carving. Well, we were 1/2 way through the event and the doorbell rang. My husband opened the door and there was a 2 year old thomas the train little boy. He decided to welcome himself in through the door to pet the dogs as his dad was trying to grab him from the doorway. The dad was mortified but my husband and I were laughing. It was so cute and brought back memories of our freshman in college who too was fond of Thomas the Tank Engine. The little guy came in pet the "goggies" and then blurted out a big "wow" when he found a snicker fun size on floor my husband had dropped on the way to the door. You would have thought he won the lottery. It was the cutest thing.

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  46. We had a lovely bunch of trick and treaters at the door last night!!

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  47. Went to a quilt retreat last weekend and we had five friendly witches visit with treats for everyone!!

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  48. We had a great evening of Trick or Treaters. Our Golden Retriever is old enough now to enjoy seeing all the little goblins come to the door.

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  49. My big Halloween fun this year was dressing up as the wicked witch of the west for my job as cashier at our local movie theatre. Last year I made a little boy cry, but this year I just startled a few adults with my green face and amazing big hat! Such fun!

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  50. Good Morning, I too live in the country and have no trick or treaters. I did go to Bible study in the morning and quilting club in the afternoon. Had a most wonderful time. Love your fabrics and quilts. Blessings and smiles, Emilou :-)

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  51. Thanks for the photos from market--it's always fun to see what will be coming our way! My Halloween was spent at the hospital with my Mom, but the good part was that I didn't have to be home to pass out candy--our little goblins are so few and far between that just when you really get settled back in with some stitching, the door bell rings.

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  52. Not much Halloween fun at my house. We only had 13 trick or treaters. I sat & did some mending & watched TV, so it was a nice quiet evening. Thanks for the pictures from market.

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  53. No trick or treaters at my house last night but I really did not expect any. Would love to win the layer cake and pattern.

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  54. I went to the Trunk and Treat at our church. It's a quick way to treat and see most of the neighborhood kids and safe. I left a bowl of candy home with hub but since they started the trunk and treat few come around the neighborhood so the grandkids got most of that candy. Thanks.

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  55. We had a lot of Trick or Treaters, and they were adorable in their costumes and I liked the little fellow who was dressed as "Tigger." I enjoyed their excitment to get their favorite candy which is Kit Kats. The evening went by all too quickly! Thanks. Lana

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  56. We had a get together with friends to celebrate Halloween. I brought some mini tarts and muffins as treats.

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  57. Spent Halloween watching TV and sewing binding on a small quilt. Too rainy for much in the way of trick or treaters here. Would love to win the giveaway!

    Robin in Iowa

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  58. We dressed up and "trunk or treated" and then came home and watched movies in the nice warm house. It was so fun to snuggle up with my kids.

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  59. I'll be answering the door to trick or treaters,but nothing special.

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  60. My Halloween fun was all the cute pictures posted to Facebook of many of my relatives. Thanks.

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  61. We live in the country and not too many children around but we did get three little cuties. I also drive a school bus and the children come on all dressed in their Halloween costumes. I love this time of the year.

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  62. Our town also celebrates Halloween with the elementary school walking to the local nursing home to visit. The entire school has a "parade" with the children dressed in their costumes. The parents line up along the exit of the school for the children to walk through and then they proceed to the nursing home. When they return to school they have a little party in each classroom. I like that they share their excitement with the elderly without expecting to receive anything from them.

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  63. We enjoyed seeing our little granddaughters in their Cinderella and Belle outfits, then giving out candy to our one trick or treater besides the grands. Not many kids out here in our rural neighborhood.

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  64. I love keeping up with all the little ones in our family on Facebook. My kids and nieces and nephews always post pictures of the children in their costumes. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

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  65. We live on the edge of a small town in France so didn't see any trick or treaters - we did see some little ones dressed up when we went shopping earlier. Thanks for a lovely giveaway.

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  66. Love your market booth. We have a handicapped adult daughter (who no longer lives with us) but loves to come over and spend Halloween with us and pass out candy to the many kids who come to our door. I think we had about 60 kids this year, lots of fairies and zombies. Such fun.

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  67. Lovely market booth!! Kids are all grown and gone, live out in the boonies, so no little visitors...did have DS and his GF to dinner on Sunday night and they brought pumpkins for all of us to carve :)

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  68. We live on a very quiet street. Usually we get about 12 treaters but this year we only got 7. The weather was cold damp and rainy.
    Love your booth and the giveaway is awesome. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  69. Halloween was Grandparents day at my kindergarten granddaughter's school. Those kids were soooo cute!

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  70. I sewed 24 little treat bags and filled them with treats, made 24 cupcakes with spiderweb icing all for the 24 delightful children in the Kindergarten class I teach, all the way over here in Australia!

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  71. I took the day off work on Halloween and spent part of the day with my two darling grandkids -- one pirate and one little old lady who lived in a shoe - too cute! Just finishing my version of your Homespun Honey - so I would love to win the fabrics to start on a new KTQ project! Thank you!

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  72. Passing out candy to the trick or treaters while eating chili in our next door neighbors driveway is our annual tradition ... we had lots of kids and the chili was great!

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  73. I was in the process of moving during halloween what joy what fun NOT. I would rather have handed out candy. babscorbitt at gmail dot com

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  74. Spent Halloween watching the storm pass so we could finally get on our way to Houston for the quilt show. Plans were delayed a day, but I still enjoyed good times with great friends. Thank you for another great KT giveway! :o)

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  75. Halloween this year was wonderful fun! Our first grandchild was born in May & is now six months old. He came over dressed as a dragon. Lots of fun for us!!

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  76. It was mother nature who treated us, when we woke up it 61 degrees
    at 5:00a.m. and stayed that way most of the day. Our temps are usually in 30's at this time of year. That certainly put everyone in great mood.

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  77. We live in the country so don't have kids at the door. But we have three grandchildren who received candy and a small gift from Grammy and Grampy. :) They were "Word Girl", a ballerina and Superman. Ages 5 1/2, 3 1/2 and 20 months.
    sheila.fernkopf@gmail.com

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  78. We live in an over 55 community so we do not get any trick or treaters, unfortunately. However, I still decorate the inside of my home with Fall/Halloween decor and quilts. So I celebrate all month!


    Thanks for the chance to win.

    Charlotte S.

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  79. I teach in grades 5 & 6. This is the first year in quite a while that we had school on Halloween. (Usually parent conferences!) So we had Science day in the morning and a Costume Fun Run (2 mi) for the kids in the afternoon. It was a great day! Our 450 kids did very well! Then just a few trick-or-treaters down our little country lane in the evening. But no time for sewing or quilting! Oh, well, another evening this week will have to do!

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  80. My Halloween fun was making trick or treating bags for 4 kids in my life and shopping for some candy to stuff in the bags. Since I was out of town on Halloween that was the limit of my Halloween fun.

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  81. Unfortunately there was no Halloween fun for me this year... I was working, refinishing hardwood floors. But, on the bright side... I have 200 full size candy bars to share if anyone wants to come sew with me! :) Would <3 to win that Layer cake and pattern! Thanks for your generosity!

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  82. MyHalloween consisted only of my visiting great nephew and his mother, both in costume. For the first time, I laid low this Halloween. I have a barky little dog, and simply wanted peace and quiet vs. frantic barking every time someone came to the door. I felt a .little guilty - but not much. ;)

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  83. I spent Halloween at a quilt retreat this year. Not exactly a traditional Halloween but we had a great 4 days!

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  84. I got to spend Halloween walking house to house with my 19 month olf grandson/cowboy. He was a delight. Thankfully I was able to video chat with my two other grandchildren. thank goodness for technology!

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  85. Your fabrics are my absolute favorites! The colors and patterns just suit me! I would love to win the fabric & pattern. Thanks...love your blog!

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  86. Beautiful display of your new fabrics at Market. Where do you get the energy to travel and teach at the pace you do? You are amazing!!!!

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  87. Our tiny town in SW Kansas had a football game on Halloween. So..we opened up our SUV's and handed out treated to the trick or treaters attending the game.....jmh

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  88. Our girls had to have dinner (fish sticks and tator tots) before leaving the house. Tradition!

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  89. We had a nasty rainey Halloween, not many trick or treaters out.

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