Blogtoberfest Day XXV–A Ghastlie Night, Indeed

October has been a busy month in the Threads household, daily blogging for Blogtoberfest

Tutorials, projects and giveaways Galore for my own Halloween Party…

Custom costume creations for some special little people…

And Today?  A stop on the Ghastlies Blog Hop… with Portrait Placemats of the entire brood.

Have you met the Ghastlie Family?  I had the opportunity to visit Ghastlie Manor a few weeks ago, and met the entire clan.  Uncle Rufus Ghastlie, (he fancies himself a vampire… really, he’s just an unfulfilled accountant who prefers wearing capes to suit coats), is such a dear.  he gave me a tour of the grounds and introduced to me to the entire clan.  There is a very handsome framed portrait of him on the mantle in the parlor…

There are some rather good group portraits of the family as well…  Though a troublesome bunch, this one, taken in the Dining Room of the manor, turned out quite well; except for Sebastian sprawling himself out on the table just before the camera flashed.  Tsk, tsk, tsk.

Mathilda, the matriarch of the family is that pale creature at the far left, and next to her is Cousin Cornelius (I wouldn’t cross him, if I were you…),  Mathilde’s sister Druscilla is next (everyone calls her Aunt Cill), at the head of the table is, Albert, with his son, Alphonse.  I’m not sure why Aunt Gertrude is standing there shaking her finger at the camera… although she “despises that filthy cat–who apparently has the run of the house” (and table, in this case).  Aunt Tilly, on the corner there, is such a gentle soul, but she photographs poorly… and Prudence…  And Dear Uncle Rufus, always so dapper and dashing….

Now, I tried my best to avoid Roderick, he is the doctor in the family, though not a Ghastlie by birth…

Roderick married Aunt Gertrude, (on the chaise) and they have one daughter, Prudence.  Dreadful child.  {shudder}…  Truly, they are quite an unpleasant little family.  Oh, and the spinster aunts, madly knitting away in the corner…. they didn’t want to bothered with introductions!

These portraits were framed, quite lavishly, in this Haunted Mansion moulding by Sanae (Moda), the spiders add such an elegant touch, don’t you think?


I hope you enjoyed meeting the family.  What’s that?  No, I’m not pictured here (I’m typically behind the camera…) and that’s just fine by me.  Until next time, my dears…

Please visit the other blogs on today’s schedule:

Leave a comment for each of us for a chance to win a grand prize on Mde Samm Ghastlie’s Blog at the end of the day… 

And, come back tomorrow for a tutorial on how to make your own Portrait Placemats and a chance at this week’s Giveaway!

Have a Ghastlie Day!

Blogtoberfest Day XXIII–Welcome to the Ghastlies Blog Hop!!!!

Welcome to our First Annual Ghastlies Blog HOP (Starts TOMORROW!!!)

If you have this thing for Ghastlies
and they have tied you in a knot

and you wish you could get them out of your mind

than this may be a thought.

We heard her plea for a cure

Mdm Samm was pos/it/ively sure

that we could stitch the nights away

in hopes that we MAY—-

( all 54 of us!!)  

The side effects are Ghastlie

there is no mistaking too.

if you don’t run this very minute

YOU too will catch the FLU…

We suspected all along 

this was her master plan

she did not want to be alone,

 with all  YOU Ghastlie FANS…

at the end of every day, at Mdm Samm’s site, 

a grand winner there will be

Do not fright, for there are many a Ghastlie Delight…

Return here Tuesday next, to see what ghastlie goodies

will present!!

 ON Monday, October 24th 

 ON Tuesday October 25th 

    Mrs Doris Ghastlie–ME!
 ON Wednesday October 26th     
 ON Thursday October 27th 

           Mrs. Katherine Ghastlie              

 ON Friday October 28th 

 ON Monday October 31st

 ON Tuesday November 1st 

 ON Wednesday November 2nd

 ON Thursday November 3rd

 ON Friday November 4th

Each day there will be a giveaway… on the Ghastlies blog, as well as many of the hop blogs— just to sweeten the CAULDRON….

Some of the sponsors:
Alexander Henry (Ghastlies CREATOR!)
Colonial Needle
Jane’s Fabrics
Reliable Iron
Creative Grids
I Have A Notion
Forth Worth Fabric Studio
Blue Fig

So, get ready, tomorrow we start Hopping!