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Wednesday, October 12, 2011

It is all about Keeping Cozy on a Wintery Day

It is gathering time in the Northeast..the Rose Hips are almost ready to be picked and dried. They add so much to a small twig basket or nestled in greens over the mantle. I always forget to pick them early December and all my feathery friends have gotten the best. So I have marked my calendar and I will be off to collect a basket full, for the decorating this winter.

Here is two of the latest Snow Folk Wool Applique Patterns. The first patterns is a 17" long runner or candlemat with a corrdinating Twig Bag or Ditty Bag. It is made with solid & textured wools. It is called Krispy Snow Days complete with some delicate embroidered snowflakes. After finishing this piece in a soft beige with chocolate accents..I thought how pretty this piece would be done in blue tones..is anyone up to the challenge?




One of my favoirte projects yes, it is Scrappy Snowman & Co..a new pattern release. This patterns includes a 25" long Wallhanging pattern and yes, it includes a twig bag or ditty bag..how much fun! Ever wonder what you are going to do with all that wool you have stashed away? Well, this is a great project to use some of those piece up. Be sure to visit one of our fine shops listed in the blog for this pattern and other patterns we offer. 






Monday, October 10, 2011

Celebration of Snowfolks

I have to let you in on a little secret, but don't tell anyone...I don't really like snowman. Since I started making patterns I have done everything to avoid designing pieces with "snow folks". I even went as far as doing a Snow Kitty Wool Applique piece that yes, is featured on my blog. That wasn't enough,  I was told by my friend, Peg at the Quilted Crow.

It my phobia of  Snowfolks got worst..I started hearing voices " We Love snowman", they are  "So-o-o Cute". Then came the voices that said what is wrong with you that you don't like snow people! They even appeared in my dreams..or should I say nightmares.

So a few months ago I decide that I must get over my phobia against this little folks and embrace them. I sat down in my studio with pencil in hand and started to draw snowfolks. Ok, they are Cute and Fun. I finally looked at them in a enlighten way and thought some of these drawings are really cute.

So over the next day or so,  I will be sharing with you some of my Snow Folks creations.

Here is one of my favorites, It is Ole Peppermint Mountain, it reminds of everything good as a kid, playing in the snow, coming inside inside for a nice sweet treat and sitting down to play a game of Candy Land. 




Remember as a kid, it was still dark outside, and you were listening to the radio for school closings? The wait for the school name was painful..especially since for me it was the next to the last one on the alpabetically list. Yes, Windsor Central Schools fell at the very end of closing. I would be dancing in my room and then jump right back into bed, till day light arrived. Then I would off to put on my snow suit and go outside and make not snow people, but snow cats. LOL
 
 "Frosty Snow Days"Punchneedle, is in honor of young and old looking for that day off, to go play, drink hot cococa with mini marshmallows and curl up with a good book.

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