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text 2019-08-22 20:04
A few more quilt pictures

I was waiting until Char got her hands on it to post any pictures. Here's a few more!



It's about 60 by 60 inches, give or take.



It's backed in a soft and cozy black & white flannel plaid. I machine quilted it with black thread.



My helper, Jonesy, gave his full approval! He especially admired the print with the black cats in orange party hats. The prints are mostly black, white, gray and orange, with pops of purple and green. And, Char, I don't know if you've noticed, yet - but one of the text prints was designed on Spoonflower, and is printed with last year's Halloween bingo categories! ;)

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text 2019-08-21 23:15
Halloween Bingo 2019: My Markers

Of course Sunny and (in particular) Charlie will be part of this game, but I also wanted to include the wonderful gifts I received just in time for this year's bingo.  So this is what I've come up with:


Called Squares:


My marker for called squares is inspired by LA's beautiful Halloween-themed handmade bookmark.


Read Squares:

My marker for read squares shows Mystery Cat Charlie with my Halloween socks from OB.


Called and Read Squares:

My marker for called and read squares has Charlie "blacking out" the respective square (without also featuring the net, though, which when trying out various designs I found obscures too much of Charlie's face; the net works much better with the actual squares of the bingo card).


Given his coloring, Charlie will of course be doing the heavy lifting, i.e. will be showing up on almost all of the [called and] read squares of my card, except for ...


Called = Read: Center Square

... the the center (raven) square, where read equals called, and where Mystery Cat Sunny will make his appeareance, Halloween socks in tow, once I've read a book I've decided to assign to that particular square.



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text 2019-08-21 22:10
Halloween Bingo 2019 PreParty -- Question for 08/14 (Day 14): Halloween Bingo Reading Snacks and Drinks ... Part 2: The Snacks

So, I had to go down to Frankfurt yesterday, and as I had hoped when composing my original post for this prompt, I managed a small side trip to that store.


This year's Halloween snacks now officially include:


* Orange chocolate / cocoa truffles

* White chocolate and almond truffles

* Cocoa and dark chocolate coated almonds

* Chili, vanilla and cinnamon chocolate

* Red wine chocolate

* Almond pistachio cookies

* Chocolate wafers

* Fudge.


(While I was there, I also stocked up on some favorite teas, spiced rice (their own blend) and condiments.)



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text 2019-08-21 13:46
Are These Still Around?

Chris' Fish Place sent me some lovely ALA bookmarks for Halloween Bingo, and we started chatting about the wonderful posters, especially this one:



I remember that one hanging in my high school library. Mind you, I didn't need any special incentive to read (I basically lived in that library), but the poster definitely didn't hurt. :D


It's been many years since I lived in the U.S. (I left after high school), so I don't know if these are even still a thing. But it's a nice bit of nostalgia for me, so I thought I'd share.

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text 2019-08-19 12:50
@LA: Thank you so much -- it's beautiful! (As well as perfect for Halloween ...)

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