Monday, September 5, 2011


You may have seen Madame Samm over at will be holding a blog hop featuring the Ghastlies, in October.   I signed up.  The Button is on the side bar.  It looks like there is a lot of interest.     Here are a couple of shots of some elements on my quilt.  It is looking like "The Ghastlies versus Where's Wally" with a Victorian/Gothic feel.   I love lots of glittering, shiny things on my quilts - I will be finished when a. I have run out of room or b. somebody says enough already!!
 Every time I see this charming little girl I start to hum to myself -
Lizzy Borden took an axe, gave her mother 40 whacks, when she saw what she had done, gave her father 41...........
 Keys to the mansion, dungeon, and maybe under the stairs.
 The owl in the dinner party scene tickles my funny bone - I made an applique up.....
Lace bats from Urban Threads - I could and probably will end up spending a fortune over here.
 Check out the key and the lock.   I am using wash away from Embroidery Source.
I am having a go at including a little video.   It is O'Reilly washing Harv.   The sound is awful (be kind, this is my first YouTube video - I have no idea what I am doing)  and I had to keep reminding The Big O to be gentle.   He likes to keep pushing until the cat runs.......

O'Reilly is extremely food orientated/obsessed.   Ask me about the chicken fillet and a half (large - closer inspection would have you thinking it came from a turkey..) that he managed to steal with such stealth and speed  as I reached for a here is a little montage of O'Reilly sharing an apple with me.

And just so he doesn't feel left out, Norman voguing on the kitchen table in the sunshine.

Thanks for dropping in.    Sue xxx


  1. So is O'Reilly, kissing, washing or tasting Norman? My guess is tasting!

  2. How Appropriate that you think of the Lizzie Borden Song when seeing that little girl!! She reminds me of the little girl from the Adam's Family series!! Thanks for sharing!!

    Huggs, Mrs. Nancy Ghastlie

  3. Thanks very much! Just when I thought I'd got it out of my head ...... here's one for you.
    "There's a bear in there ...." (He looks just like the big brown bear on kiddy TV!!!!)

  4. I LOVE where you're going with the Ghastlies project. I cannot wait to see it!

  5. Ohhh my goodness...the details are over the top such a great way...oh yes this will most certainly be an affair of possibilities...

  6. ooh cannot wait to see this project finished on the blog hop! The sneak peek looks so amazing!

  7. How incredibly ghastlie! I can't wait! I'm in there with you but I only just got my fabric. Got to get to work!

  8. Hi, Suzann! I'm over from the Ghastlies blog and I'm a new follower! Can't wait to see the whole quilt!!

  9. wow your quilt turned out great! i love i think its the best one you have made


I would love to hear from you, just so I know I am not talking to myself - the cat is tired and so is the dog!