Wednesday, October 21, 2020

halloween hoppin day three . . .

It's the last day *and* my day, YAY! 

When I first read the criteria of this hop — I’m going to make this really simple this year, I’d love to see a project with “Purple” in it, but seriously I’ll be happy also if it doesn’t …What’s Halloween tho without a bit of purple? You are free to make something new, or show a past project you’ve created — I knew this was a hop for ME!  Anyone that knows me, knows I love purple! All you have to do is look at a few of my past Halloween blog hop projects . . .
Wicked Blog Hop
Witchy Stitchy Blog Hop
Pick a Pumpkin Blog Hop
And select pieces of my current Halloween/Autumn decor . . . 


. . . to understand I'm all about including purple in the festivities!  Because, after all, Marian, of Seams to be Sew (our lovely blog hop hostess) is absolutely right.  What's Halloween without a little bit of purple?!

Of course, the possibilities were endless, so I was all over the board with my thoughts. But then a late afternoon/early evening out on the lake gave me my *light bulb* moment.

Where we fish on Lake Guntersville, out near the dam, there also happens to sit a protected brown bat cave, right on the water.
At dusk, the bats fly out of the cave by the hundreds, and boaters come from everywhere to see the spectacle. I caught a bit of the excitement on video as we were hustling back to the marina . . .
Isn't that so cool?!  It's amazing to sit amongst them on the water. And see the waning light of the sky and how it makes every thing look a soft purple?  BINGO! Then I remembered I had a really cute pattern from Quilt Doodle Designs (that I've had for ages) that would be perfect.  
Isn't he (she?!) handsome?  Soft and sparkly . . . that's how I like my bats.  And PURPLE!  
Of course, I couldn't do just one thing. (I mean, right?!)  I'm also a huge fan of candy corn.  Did you know you can actually buy purple candy corn?
Yep.  Never have had it, but I'm curious how it tastes!  Instead, I stitched up a few candy corn bean bags in Civil War prints and backed them with, well . . . purple.
Because I can! And the CW print I used on the back ... I just love it!  It reminds me of fangs.  And candy corns.  Perfect, non? I filled them with crushed walnut shells ... and didn't realize it until midway through the process that there was also lavender in the mix.  Rather appropriate for the look, I'd say. *wink*
So there you have it!  I think my coffee table is getting a little full.  I may need to give away a few things . . . maybe a candy corn or two, some wool acorns and a few other fall goodies?  If that sounds fun to you, leave a comment by midnight on Friday, make sure there's a way for me to contact you, and I'll do a random draw and try and get the goodies in the mail so you have them before the month ends!

Thanks, Marian for such a fun hop!  Be sure to visit today's other participants, too!


Happy Halloween Hoppin!

:)

22 expressed . . .:

Sharon L. said...

Loved seeing all your projects. Your coffee table is so festive. Sorry, purple is not my favorite color, but is always looks great on a Halloween project and yes, I do have purple Halloween print fabric waiting for a quilt.

Unknown said...

I enjoyed reading your blog. Loved the purple bat mug rug and I will have to look for the purple candy corn the next time I go shopping. Sorry, but unfortunately this post will be from an unknown party since I don't know how to post it with my name. But I can tell you my name is Nancy.

Janet said...

What a lovely "spread" of Halloween items, lol. Love the purple bat and the CW fabric does look a bit like fangs. Thanks for the cute ideas.

Lori said...

oh but your projects are just wonderful. I love this purple bat you made. candy corn is one of my favorites also. ohhhh never heard of purple candy corn. i too wonder what it taste like. thank you for sharing today and for inspiring. quilting dash lady at comcast dot net

Calicojoan said...

You are my idol...You can never have too many fabulous Halloween decorations going on! It was fun to see some of your older projects and thinking about past blog hops. I just love those spiders you make with their silly long legs! Purple candy corn. I've never seen that around here. Now that is very cool!

Rozz01 said...

The purple pumpkin placemat is eye catching as well as the flower pumpkin decor.

Donna said...

Fabulous Halloween projects, love the purple acorns. The crocheted pumpkins are adorable with acorn caps.
Bats aren’t my favorite, unless they are purple.
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LJ said...

Wow, what great projects you've shared with us. That purple bat is perfect as well as the candy corn topper. Great idea to stuff the candy corns and lavender is inspiring!

Ann said...

Love all of your Halloween projects. I loved the acorns and the candy corn. I also love the bat pattern so now I need to make some bats. Imagine how excited when I read Guntersville. For years we rode down and took my grandson thru Guntersville State Park on the river to see the deer. I have so many pictures. We live in north Alabama. I love to come down and go to Wilson's Fabric. Happy Halloween to you and your family!!!

Ann

Jocelyn is Canadian Needle Nana said...

Your project is great, Denise. Purple candy corn...never saw that before. Love that bat as well and all your projects actually. Though may I say the acorn topped pumpkins are still my favourites. Love how you "joyfully" embrace this season!

Carol S. said...

I'm in love with everything you've made...you rock the Halloween scene! Purple is my favorite color, though it only shows up at my house at Halloween. I really need to search out those purple candy corn so I can fill a candy corn bag with them! Thanks for sharing your sweet treats, Denise.

Charlene McCain said...

Love all of your purple projects, but that bat is SPOOK-tacular! He (she?) makes the perfect mug rug.

Carol Andrews said...

What a fun bunch of Halloween batty, corny projects! I loved seeing them all. Thankyou for sharing.

Barb said...

You have some great Halloween decorations!!
That purple bat is great and the candy corn bags are a neat idea--must be pincushions or could be as stuffed with walnut shells.
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gpc said...

What an amazing sight it must be to see all those bats! I would love that! But I do love your soft and sparkly bat, too, and you can never go wrong with candy corn! What fun!

lynn said...

Your enthusiasm is infectious. I really enjoyed my visit with you today. Thanks for being in the Hallowe'en groove.

Brenda @ Songbird Designs said...

Wow, all those bats!! Great inspiration for your project. I LOVE your sprakly purple bat!!! And I really love those purple acorns too! I loved seeing all of them and would definitely be willing to try some of that purple candy corn!!

Karrin Hurd said...

What great projects, I love them all! Never seen purple candy corn though! Thanks so much for sharing!

Vivian Oaks said...

I had no idea you could buy purple candy corn!! That's fabulous!! Purple is my favorite color and if I was into Halloween, purple would be my main color in anything Halloween-y I made. :-) Thanks for sharing!!

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

I love your bat mug rug - so cute! And that purple candy corn is very enticing... maybe because it appears to have a chocolate section? :)

Anorina @SameliasMum said...

Your purple batty mug rug is super cute. That purple candy corn looks like it'd taste like berries, don't you think?

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

I was out of town during your blog hop, so I'm behind. Those candy corns would make good pin cushions with the walnut shells and lavender in them. I still love your acorns. Lots of cute projects.