Sunday, January 09, 2011

Little Snowmen

I'd go outside and make a real snowman with all that crazy snow we got over the last couple of days, but the temperature has been dropping and dropping. In fact, it's forecast that we will hit -30º Celsius (-22 ºF) by tomorrow. Bbbrrr.

Luckily, I had Plan B - Snowmen in the Woods.

Look at those cute little snowman bodies, just waiting for their noses and eyes. I love the batik snowflake fabric and, even more, I love this Kona white solid. I bought about 7 or 8 different colours of this in a pre-Christmas nobody-else-will-buy-it-for-me binge (and I don't regret a single inch of it).

Of course, these snowmen were sewn after I had finished all my marking for the weekend. I've started going to a little bookstore/coffee shop around the corner. They open at 9:00 am on Sundays. Perfect! I don't have to drive there (or find parking), I get the marking done and out of the way, and I'm home by lunchtime with plenty of time to do other things... like laundry and housework quilting.

Tomorrow after work, I'm hoping I have time to play for a bit and do some paper piecing on the little tree blocks in this quilt. I don't know why I put off making this for two years. I'm enjoying the process very much.

And soon, when the roads are plowed and the marking craziness has slowed down, I will take a trip to the fabric store to pick up some batting and backing fabric so I can finish the Green and White quilt. Until then, however, I've got lots of projects to keep me busy and content ☺


Dogwood said...

Lots and lots of snow in your area. I check some of you past blogs to catch-up with you since I have been out of it for so long due to my awful Christmas cold.

Love the snowmen pattern.

Fun to hang-out at the coffee shop and do you marking!

Have a nice evening~

Tonya said...

the snowmen are looking........well, like

What Comes Next? said...

sounds like the perfect day to stay in and make fabric snowmen!
It also sounds like your marking at the coffee shop is also very productive - fewer distractions, and a good cup of coffee -and within walking distance! Near perfect!

Thimbleanna said...

Oh Brrrr -- you'd better stay inside LOL. Those little snowmen are really cute -- what a fun project. And how exciting to go to a coffee shop to do your marking -- I think that's a brilliant idea!

Momma Made This said...

I'm so glad you chose this one! I think it's so cute, and will enjoy watching it grow into a quilt. : D

~ Ronda


Brrrrr... much colder where you live!
I think the snowperson quilt will be awesome!
Stay warm!
Deb :)

pogonip said...

It's a very cute pattern--can't wait to see it pieced.

goldenbird said...

Cute snowmen. And that coffee shop sounds perfect. Hope you enjoyed your quilting time.

Julie Fukuda said...

I love the combination of the snowmen on that blue snowflake. I'll bet those are going to be cute when done.
...and I'm shivering here just thinking about how much colder it is there...

Barb said...

I hope you get time to play today...your snowmen are soooo cute, even without their faces.

Pat said...

That looks like a fun project for a snowy-weather day/night. Please show us as these snowmen take on personalities, okay? :)