We're down to the last two.
Two topics and two designers left in the Fall-O-Ween Blog Hop. And today's topic is HAUNTS.
And once again, I feel like I'm falling short because it's been YEARS since I have been to a haunted house or Halloween party. Believe me, it's not because I don't want to. It just never seems to happen. Something will come up. Or no one wants to go with me. It's always something. But this year, it's going to be different. I'm going, no matter what.
(images from layoutsparks.com)
We have a friend that has played a huge part in organizing and promoting a Haunted House and Haunted Hayride in Brownsburg, Indiana, called Hauntsburg. This is not too far from us, and I'm bound and determined to drag somebody with me this year, even if it kills me (or them). Ok, I don't really want it to kill me (or them), but I think haunted houses are a hoot. Obviously, no one else in my house thinks so, though.
Maybe it's because we scared the kids silly one year when they were younger. We took them to Conner Prairie where they do Headless Horseman hayrides. We got to watch the Disney original Sleepy Hollow movie in an old barn, (still one of my favorites, although I admit that it freaked me out as a kid) and then go on a hayride through the woods. Of course, we knew that the headless horseman was going to appear, and that he was just a man with his head covered up by his cape. But the kids didn't.
I don't remember them enjoying themselves very much on that hayride. And I think we only went twice before they wouldn't go anymore.
But I love hayrides and miss going on one in the fall. You see I grew up in a very rural area of Indiana and one of our family friends had a huge farm where they would give kids hayrides every year. It was the highlight of the fall for me. Don't ask me why, but there's nothing that compares to riding in a wagon full of straw with a group of friends. Full Harvest Moon shining. Eerie looking trees passing overhead. Stars glittering in the sky. That wonderful smell of fall. And then the campfire to warm you up. And of course, roasted marshmallow and s'mores. No, we didn't do the haunted hayride thing, but it was fun and made some great memories. Maybe that's why I enjoyed the Headless Horseman hayride, even if the kids didn't. Hmmmm.... d'ya think I could talk Tom into taking me to both the Headless Horseman hayride AND the haunted house?! I'm hoping!~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
If you haven't checked out Linda's free project yet, make sure you do that. I've loved all the projects so far, and I'm sure Linda's will be another fun one to add to your list of "to-do's". There have been some great pictures added to the Flickr group, so be sure to check those out and add your own. We love to see what you are all doing with the patterns.
And don't forget to see what everyone else has to say about their favorite haunts!
Gudren of G.E. Designs (gudrun.typepad.com)
Sandy Gervais of Pieces From My Heart (piecesfrommyheart-sgervais.blogspot.com)
Roseann of Rosebud's Cottage (rosebudscottage.typepad.com)
Kari Carr of New Leaf Stitches (newleafstitches.com)
Terry Atkinson Designs (terryatkinson.typepad.com)
Heather Mulder Peterson of Anka's Treasures (ankastreasures.wordpress.com)
Carrie Nelson of Miss Rosie's Quilt Co. (lavieenrosie.typepad.com)
Linda Lum DeBono Designs (lindalumdebono.blogspot.com)
Pat Sloan's Designs (patsloan.typepad.com)