Monday, January 13, 2020

Monday Meanderings 1 - 13 - 2020

Not much is getting done on the quilting front.  I am doing some knitting and reading.  It's down time since I was so busy finishing presents in December. 

My friend Beth comes most Tuesday morning to quilt or cross stitch or gab. (A lot of gabbing goes on.)  Christmas Eve day was no different.  She came along with her mom who was visiting from Oregon.  We had planned to make some small snowman and I had gathered supplies to choose from. 

Here are Beth and her mom sewing away.  We were working assembly line style.  I sewed all the bodies together on my machine. Beth's mom did all the hand sewing on the noses.(Sorry Beth's mom, I never can remember your name.  I always call you Mom when you are here!)  Beth was cutting out.  Once it came to adding the noses and eyes and other features, we each worked on our own. 

We didn't have time to completely finish them that morning but we did get pretty far along.
Bert, Beth's snowman, and my snowman.
Beth's mom continued to work on hers that day and I got this cute picture of "Bert" all dressed up in a new knitted hat and scarf. 

Beth and I finished ours New Years Eve day during our regular sewing morning. (Actually, I may have finished him earlier...I can't remember!) I haven't got a name for him (her?) yet.  But here it is hanging out with some of my other snowmen. 

These cute little snowman were made from a pattern called Warm & Snuggly by Cottonwood Creations.  They are about 6" tall.  We used ground walnut shells to give some heft to their bottoms and then added polyfil to stuff them.  They didn't take all that long and I think they are really cute.  

Are you making snowmen this January?   I'd like to find some other cut snowmen to add to my collection. (Some day I'll take a couple of pictures of the other snowmen I've made.) 

Time to get back to the studio.  

Happy Quilting All! Bonnie 


  1. cute snowmen and nice to have an assemble line doing them and gossiping at the same time

  2. What a fun project! Love the heart button on your unnamed snow pal.

  3. Such darling little faces! I love the crooked smiles :)

  4. That's a nice cherry wood candle holder too, in the last picture.... wonder who made it? :-)

  5. Sounds like a great way to spend a Christmas Eve, stitching with friends. The snowmen are all so cute!


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