Saturday, August 15, 2009
A Halloween housewarming
In June, our neighbors across the street began the arduous task of transforming their erstwhile vacation home into a year-round residence. Every morning at seven o'clock, the contractors begin their concert on hammer and power tools, punctuated by the occasional hum of the building supply delivery truck's diesel engine and the clang of the dumpster exchange. It's certainly a different way for us to start our day, but even more so for our neighbors, who are living in the house during the renovation!
DH and I are old hands at this process, having lived through three remodels while living in the house under siege, so we can feel this couple's pain! In a recent conversation, the wife revealed that Halloween is her most favorite holiday; the husband remarked that, with any luck, construction would be completed by October and they intended to repay the neighbors' hospitality with a Halloween party. Hmmm....I could sense the inpiration for a Halloween design coming on which would make the perfect housewarming gift!
The result shown here is "Dreamgirls," a totally silly take-off on my equally wacko "A Chorus Line" design from a couple of years ago. For my next project, I'll be stitching "Dreamgirls" as a door hanger, adding song as well as dance to my collection of Halloween designs!