Saturday, October 27, 2012

Frankenstorm's a coming!

Well, doesn't it figure! I have a quilt retreat to go to this Monday - Thursday in Chambersburg PA. And of course, the East coast is supposed to get blasted by an unusual hurricane they have dubbed "Frankenstorm" during that time. So, like any good retreater, we are packing extra snacks, flashlights, and warm clothing and heading up to PA a day early. My hope is that the Christian retreat center we are going to will not lose electricity - that means no food and no power for sewing machines - a BAD combination for a bunch of hungry quilters!
So as the saying goes "When you are given scraps, make a quilt!", I decided to make little snacks for everyone at the retreat and make a party of it. I remembered that one of the stamp sets I got from my friend Joan had a Frankenstein in it - very cute I might add! So I went to work. I made little tags with the Papertrey Lmitless Layers dies, stamped with the Paper Smooches Frankenstein and colored with copics. I added little flags to the tags saying "Happy Frankenstorm", and googly eyes to Frank. I attached these to little paper bags filled with chocolate covered peanut clusters. I was going to label them "bat droppings", but just ran out of time. Here's a picture of the individual bag, and then the basket full of 34 of them! They are soooo cute!

As I write this, it occurs to me that someone may think I am making light of the storm and not taking it seriously.  Actually, I have thought a good bit about not even going to the retreat and hunkering down at home. After much thought though, I have decided to go and leave my fate to God - He's in control. So I'll let you know how it turns out next week - Susan :)
 Supplies used: PTI Limitless Layers 1 3/4" dies, Paper Smooches Halloweenies and Alphadot alphabet, copic markers, washi tape from Target, and treat bags from Michaels.


  1. I had to laugh out loud when I saw your cute little Frankenstorm ! You have to have some fun with it. The group is going to love your treat bags. Bad timing with the weather. Wow, you had to make a lot .
    I fell in love with the dress stamp as soon as I saw it but just finally bought it a few weeks. Ago. I have to say I truly love it and feel its so versatile .
    Have fun and stay safe! Blessing to you and your group.

  2. Cute treat bags!!!