Thursday, October 22, 2015

Haunted by deadlines

Welcome to my stop on the Halloween Haunts Hop!  A big shout out to Marian for putting this together - it's a ton of work! GRAZIE MILLE
(all my pictures are at the end of the post - doing this on my phone is convenient but doesn't allow for rearranging or captioning pictures) 

**Q: What is mummy’s favourite kind of coffee?

A: De-coffin-ated**

I've been fighting with a sprained wrist since August and am considerably haunted by the ghosts of deadlines past (for my poor waiting swappers: i AM getting caught up! I will let you know when to start haunting the post office)

I started this project at 5pm (procrastinate much?)  and it only took an hour or so.  So I started a pumpkin patch, however, I messed up on the quilting and I believe Reginald, my seam ripper, has run off with one of Jane's seam rippers.  

**Q: What kind of underwear does a mummy wear?

A: Fruit of the Tomb**

My mummy mug rug started with just a piece of  white fabric. I made his eyes and appliquéd them to green fabric and stitched it to the white. I wanted the frayed look so I ripped it in strips.

**Q: Why are ghosts scare of mummies?

A: They always tear up their sheets**

**Q: Why was the mummy so tense?

A: He was all wound up!**

  Then I stitched and flipped and twisted (now I feel like a gymnast.) I sandwiched him with  a scrap of Batting and a scrap of orange fabric. I used some leftover polka-dot binding (I knew I was saving that for a reason.) 

**Q: Why don’t mummies take vacations?

A: They’re afraid they’ll relax and unwind!**

 Previous to  discovering this tutorial from Mommy's Naptime Crafters,  I disliked binding anything but now actually enjoy it. I only had trouble with the ends - never could get it to come out right. One of the girls on Facebook  shared this tutorial last week on a French binding and I love it!  One of those "duh! Why didn't I think of that" moments.  Check it out!

Q: What is the mummy’s favorite musical program?

A: Name that tomb

My other project isn't necessarily Halloween but it does have autumn colors.  I received the "twiddling toes" blocks from my Flickr #webeewithit quilting bee and put them together with fabric I had on hand.  I was hoping to get it finished before church last night but was still putting the binding on it at 6:47 (Church is at 7) so I will gift it on Sunday. 

**Q: What is the mummy’s favorite flower?

A: Chrysanthamummies!**

Fat Quarter Shop is sponsoring our hop with a daily giveaway!  Visit Marian for the link and to vote on your favorite project from today's hop.  

**Q: Why do mummies make excellent spies?

A: They’re good at keeping things under wraps!**

Stop by all these other haunted houses to see their spooky projects! 

Featured Haunts On Friday October 23
Free Motion By The River
Quilt Art
Joan E
It Seams To Be Sew
From This To That <<<--- you are here

89 comments:

Kathy L said...

Love your project.

Lisa Marie said...

The mummy is so clever, I've never seen anything like that before!

Vicki in MN said...

Creativeness!

Lana said...

Cute POST! and that Mummy is Adorable! You did a great job making us all smile today with those funnies too...

Heide said...

This is just adorable! I always loved mummy's for Halloween and your is just perfect.

Patty D from NC said...

Very creative! Happy Halloween.

Elizabeth Coughlin said...

lol "all wrapped up and no place to go"! Your mummy is awesome; I love how you left some pieces hanging.

AlidaP said...

Lovely project! Thanks for sharing!!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Ohhhhh Scarey and funny all at the same time!!!!!!

Jeanie said...

Cute mummy! I hope your wrist will eventually heal completely. Thanks for sharing today!

Dorian said...

What a cute mummy! Lovely Fall quilt too.

Renea said...

Sew cute projects. thanks for sharing.

allthingzsewn said...

Cute, cute, cute! Thank for the link. Gotta put this in my to do pile. Another blessing, our staches.

Julie said...

This is so cute :)

Jill said...

Oh no.....another must-do!!! Adorable!

Carin said...

Love the mummy

Lori said...

love your mug rug. so adorable.

Alcea Rosea 31 said...

I love the jokes as well as the mummy and table runner.

Amanda Best said...

What a fun Mug Rug! Thanks for sharing it.
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MaryBeth Little said...

Love your sense of humor. Happy Halloween.

Carol said...

Oh, Bobbie, you made me smile this morning! I love, love, love that mummy! I actually laughed out loud at the mummy on the toilet. You made my day! So sorry about your sprained wrist...no fun!

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

Hi bobbie...cool and unique Mummy! I'm going back to re-read from the beginning!!

Cathy said...

That mummy is too cute!

quilter said...

Very cute, thanks for sharing!
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Connie Kresin Campbell said...

Cute, cute mug rug!!!

Needled Mom said...

Very cute and thank you for all of the chuckles. I hope I can remember some of them for the grandkids. ;-)

Melody Lutz said...

I want this as a toaster cover!

Lorie Bugaiski said...

Great projects!

Scrapatches said...

Cute mummy mat ... :) Pat

Marian said...

I am thinking they should hire you in Houston for Mummy relief. :) I nearly lmao the chair at your post.. Love the mugrug, that is very cool and the torn strips really do the trick.

Thanks so much for participating in Halloween Haunts.

Jane's Quilting said...

What a cute Mummy mat. I must say, I enjoyed reading your post. Happy Halloween!

Allison CB said...

Love the jokes!!! :)

Julianne said...

Cute!

Calicojoan said...

Mummy is "sew" darn cute and I see a great beginning to the pumpkin patch. Hope your on the mend real soon!

Kwilt Krazy said...

Ha ha love the jokes. What a cute mummy! I may copy next year to give as gifts :)

LA Paylor said...

thank you for the laughs!! LeeAnna at not afraid of color

Quilting Tangent said...

Cute Mummy. Happy Halloween! 24Tangent@gmail.com

MoeWest said...

Thanks for the chuckles! Your mummy quilt is great and I like the fall quilt too!

Apple Avenue Quilts said...

Great project. Love the mummy.

Lisa said...

Now that is a great project! You make me laugh

McAstro said...

I love the mummy! It's adorable!

Mary Ann said...

The mummy made me smile and the jokes made me laugh....especially the cartoon at the end! LOL Thanks so much for sharing with us. Take care.

Cecilia said...

Cute jokes! I love your mug mat. Thanks for sharing.

Vicki H said...

So creative. Thanks for the jokes too.

apple blossom said...

nice project. loved the cartoon too. ;P

delaineelliott said...

The mummy is so sweet! I laughed out loud at the jokes. You have a good sense of humor. Thanks!

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Anita said...

Interesting project!

Crickets Corner said...

Your mummy is so cute and to think you did it in such a short time. I would have been in panic mode. Sorry Reginald ran off and left you to party with Jane's rippers. I enjoyed the little breaks with the jokes, thanks.

cjmont said...

love this mummy.

dcargill said...

I love the fabric that you chose for your pumpkins! It's going to be so cute.

Sarah@123quilt said...

I love all the jokes!

Walter said...

A very cute way to be scary! pjrquilter(at)msn(dot)com

desertskyquilts said...

Love your mummy - so cute! Really loved the whole post - I'm a sucker for those jokes! LOL I hope you keep healing rapidly. Thanks for not having an embedded comment box!

rrjane011749 said...

The "I want my mummy" cracks me up!

Angelia Lanouette said...

I absolutely love your mummy mug rug...so adorably clever! Thanks for the laughs...the last picture/cartoon is hilarious!! Trick or Treat!

teachpany said...

The mummy is adorable and the jokes were very cute. Thanks.

DebraKay Neiman said...

Your mummy is so cute. crystalbluern at tds dot net

Joanne said...

What a fun post! Thanks!!

Teatime Creations said...

Sew Mummy Cute. Perfect project for haunting. Happy Halloween.

Dale said...

Ha! Kids would like that. Happy Halloween.

Sewgirl said...

Very fun mug rug! And I like all the mummy humor. Thanks for sharing!

wendy said...

Cute little mummy and had a good chuckle over the cartoon. Thanks!

Audrey said...

I love your construction method. Thanks for sharing.

Rhonda Best said...

Very interesting and unusual mummy, good job!
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anna brown said...

very cool mummy ty for sharing....happyness04431@yahoo.com

Charlene McCain said...

Love your mummy mug rug!! So cute! And your autumn quilt is beautiful. I got a kick out of the jokes. They were a great addition!

Kathy E. said...

Cutest mummy ever! Your jokes were great and kept me smiling as I shared with my hubby...thanks for the laughs!

Beth said...

I'm going to share your jokes with my nephew--thanks for my laugh for the day!

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Your blog made me smile. Cute Mummy.

Doris Rice, The Quilting Queen said...

What a fun mummy. Love the jokes!

Cindy Dahlgren said...

Cute pattern!Cdahlgren at live dot com

GranChris said...

Very creative! I know where you are coming from.

Sandy said...

Your Mummy is Cute. Love Your Jokes Too!

Claire Sutherland said...

Very cute xx

PK Sews said...

What a fun post! I loved all the jokes and the mummy!

Betsy said...

Bobbie, very creative. Love your project

Michele T said...

Cool project!!! I live it!!

Joni S said...

So creative!!

Elizabeth said...

Love those mummy funnies!

Linda said...

HOW NEAT>LOVE THOSE EYES!
THANKS FOR SHARING!
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Quilty said...

Love this one!!

Anne D said...

Great idea. Love the mummy.

Farm Quilter said...

Your mummy is adorable!! Love how the ripped fabric give such authentic texture!!!

Lyndsey said...

Love your project and the jokes are great

KatheG said...

Nice work - cute jokes.

Annette Schultz said...

sure like how the mommy is just peaking through the bandages
in stitches

Leah said...

Great postcard! Very clever.

Rhonda said...

I laughed all the way through your post!! Love your projects as well:-)

Theresa said...

Cutee project!