So, instead of stitching the past 2 weeks, I have been madly trying to get the Halloween costumes done. There is always an outlet for creativity, right? My challenge costume this year was Saint Elizabeth of Hungary. It wasn’t actually that bad…I had a pattern for the gown already…and Hobby Lobby sells pre-glittered gold posterboard which made a great crown.

Next is Shy Guy. I thought it would be a tricky, but in fact the mask was not so hard. I am glad they sell the right size foam dome for the mask. The foam knife was well worth the investment. Nobody knew who he was but that’s ok. It was a good costume.

And here’s the whole crew. I made the Tiger suit several years ago for this year’s Shy Guy and the Cheetah is a 30 year old costume that my mom made for my brother when HE was in preschool. It does not look 30 years old at all!

In other news…while I had my sewing machine out for the Queen, I decided to finish up this little angel. Now, I have the kit for this one which I have not made yet, but I also found one with the stitching completed on eBay so I had to have it-it just needed to be finished up. I needed something for the trim and my mom came through with yarn from another old Jiffy Stitchery kit-just enough to make a braid. Perfect! And even better, Done!

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