Thursday, July 15, 2010

Winning Vote

Walk into my Parlor
By Mary Howitt

"Will you walk into my parlor?"
Said the spider to the fly:
"Tis the prettiest little parlor that you
ever did spy.
The way into my Parlor is up a
winding stair, And I have many
curious things to
show you when you are there."
"Oh No, no!" said the little fly.
"To ask me is in vain;
For who goes up your winding
stairs can never come
down again."

Awe Ha!! Says the little Witchy Hostess.....
The votes are now in and it looks like we are going to be making
Halloween totes for our next swap.
I will be taking names for those that want to play in this swap starting on
Aug 1st - Aug 21st
The projects need to be
received not sent to your partner no later than
Sept 25th.

The requirements in this swap:
1. One Halloween tote bag made with Halloween fabrics. Please make your bag at least a 13 X 14
2. 3 little Halloween goodies... exp candy bar, pack of gum, life savers... etc or even sewing notions.
3. 3 Halloween FT Qts and one spool matching thread.
4. One surprise gift... inexpensive!!!! I stress inexpensive!!! Exp: cookie cutter, Halloween decoration you make, old Halloween recipe book you already have... or even fun recipes on card stock. Remember inexpensive.

I would like to see those that participate to use up their fabric stashes and create something wonderful :) Embellish your bags anyway you want :) Exp: buttons, applique, crystals...etc
So ladies get your thinking caps on and lets see what you
can design for your fun Halloween totes.
Send me an E-mail to:
with the following:
Phone Number
Ship International


Mary Grace McNamara said...

Oh how fun! You know I love tote bags and after last year's Halloween apron fun, I can't wait to design a Halloween tote!

I'll keep an eye out for the sign-up announcement around Aug 1st.


Jenna Z said...

I blogged this future swap at the SwapDex and will TOTALLY be signing up!!

Sandy said...

This sounds like a lot of fun! Can you give tuts (links) or I'll look around! Let me do some homework :)

CJ said...

YAY!! Looking forward to this one! :)

Yarni Gras! said...

can none quilters join?


Gigi said...

Aunt Pitty Pat Totes are are well and good-but but but whatta bout the annies this year? can we do another halloween annie swap? is anybody interested?

Unknown said...

Val anyone that sews can sign up for the swap! You don't have to be a quilter... that is just what I like to do.. besides, Annies, Aprons and anything else my little 10 times too small heart likes to do :)I have always had the desire to be a quilter.. I think I like making the blocks more than the quilts... lol Isn't that the usual way of us quilters! Tops tops tops everywhere unfinished???
So come on join up when its time.. I would love to have you :)

Would anyone like to swap a Halloween Annie with GiGi??? Let me know and I can email her ;)

The Dodgy Housewife said...

I hope me email was received :) i would llluurrrve to join this swap xoxxox

Shannon said...

I can't get my e-mail to go through. I want to join this group. It sounds like a really fun swap that I can use some of my Halloween stash on. And I love making bags. Will you please e-mail me at or do you want me to leave my info here?

Sandi Linn Andersen said...

Red rover, red rover,
Mary Grace sent me your blog that is. I could not resist when she mentioned "Halloween Tote Bag!" I will e-mail my info to you right away. :-)

Mary Grace McNamara said...

Just finished my Halloween Tote Bag last night and I don't think I want to give it away! I'll show pics on my site soon!


Shanny said...

Hi! I sent my tote along on Sept 7 to Melinda. I am not sure that she has received it?

I have not received a tote yet.