If a witch loses her special powers, what IS she to do come Halloween? This is the story of Halloween Hagatha, a rather cute little witch, who was bestowed with some pretty awesome crafting powers. One Halloween season long, long ago, she got distracted by a pile of pretty fabric and missed her crafting quota. Sadly, she was stripped of all her magical powers and was forever trapped inside a piece of plaster. There was just one way Hagatha could be saved. This is her story.
That fateful Halloween season, Hagatha failed to make her quota of Halloween costumes and decorations. She and her faithful companions, Quilty and Spooked, were banished to spend eternity in plaster. Only the transformation from plain old plaster to color by a fellow crafter could set the trio free. Should a crafter choose to paint Hagatha, she would light the night each day of October and her crafting powers would be restored for that month each year. Hagatha wound up on the shelf of plaster craft shop, waiting, and waiting, and waiting.
One day, a young crafter named Cindy arrived at the shop for her painting lessons and went in search of her next project. Suddenly, the crafter was standing directly in front of Hagatha! Hagatha wasted not a second – this girl seemed nice and the perfect crafter to set her free. Hagatha wanted her crafting mojo back!
Hagatha made her pitch. “Girl, no way!” exclaimed Cindy. “ You’re going to be WAY too much work!” There were many promises made by Hagatha– a lifetime of Halloween spirit, friendship and what ultimately sealed the deal – a big bag of candy corn. Hagatha, you see, definitely appeared to have some junk in the trunk! Turns out, she was also a candy corn addict! Hagatha was a lot more comfortable traveling around on her pumpkin companion, Quilty, rather than some skinny old broom. Quilty had a pretty decent stash of candy corn tucked away on that long-ago night and Hagatha was willing to share once her transformation was completed. Being rather soft-hearted and of course, a fellow crafter, Cindy understood.
With paints, brushes and chalks in hand, Cindy worked feverishly for several weekends and finally, that plain plaster piece was suddenly full of color and Halloween joy.
In went a lightbulb and suddenly, Hagatha and Quilty glowed to life! Sworn to eternal secrecy, Cindy took Hagatha, Quilty and Spooked home to live with her, where her young family was delighted with the new decoration their Mom had made.
All year, the group rested, nestled in a comfy bed of tissue paper with a few hidden bags of candy corn to snack on. On October 1, each and every year, Hagatha, Quilty and Spooked have sat happily on a hall table of Cindy’s house, providing a warm, Halloween glow each night. While the family slept, Hagatha and Quilty, with Spooked riding shotgun, flew around the world, making crafts and quilting pumpkins. Cindy and Hagatha continue the tradition to this day – and Hagatha knows that someday, she’ll have a new Halloween home with Cindy’s children, and their children, and so on, to happily holiday craft every October for many generations to come.
Hmmm….guess you know who that young crafter was! I hope you enjoyed my little Flashback Friday story and meeting my dear, cherished Hagatha and friends. Oh, and if you happen to be visiting a pumpkin patch and see a little quilted, fabric pumpkin or two, don’t worry. You’ll know Hagatha was there! 🙂
Have a Friday filled with imagination and fun! See you tonight for Best of the Weekend!