Monday, January 11, 2010


Free Block of the Month from Anne Sutton of Bunny Hill  Designs

The teenage girls were all happily snowbound together at my house Thursday and Friday.

Photo from News 25

Okay, so you can stop laughing now.
(Remember...we live in the south; not too far south, but still.)

Frigid temperatures made it dangerous to drive, or so they say.  I didn't go anywhere.  I didn't even go outside.  I stayed inside and hibernated in my sewing room while the girls slept, ate, watched movies, colored their hair, baked chocolate chip cookies, baked brownies, drank hot cocoa, and invited boys over (I came out of the sewing room for that). 

Do you remember the song, "I Shaved My Legs for This?".  They need to write a song titled "I Cleaned My House for This?"  Did you know that 5 girls can use an entire closet of towels in a day?  And they are messy!  At one point I said to my daughter, "I hope when you go to other people's homes that you pick up after yourself."  She just looked at me, rolled her eyes, made a hummppph sound and walked away.  I guess that means that she does; at least I hope so. 

As I said before though, I wouldn't have it any other way.  I really mean that. I will miss them all when they move away to go to college in a year or so.  They're sweet girls; messy, but sweet. 

So, you may be wondering what I was doing while I was hibernating in my sewing room.  I may not have been outside building a snowman (I don't think I could have!  The grass was still showing!), but I was inside finishing up some snowmen that I had started a few years ago. 

Here is a snowman table runner that I started 6 years ago, put it away, and forgot about it. ( Excuse my coffee table.  I can see that my grandsons have been using it as a race car track for their Hot Wheels. Hmmmm. Messy Teenagers and Grandkids.  It's a wonder my house is still standing!)  All I had to do was turn it inside out, sew the seam shut, and handstitch the little stars.  It was a huge surprize to me when I opened it up to see what fabrics I used for their scarves! 

And this little cutie, Seymore (designed by Pat Sloan for Indygo Junction)

was started several years ago. (I bought the pattern in 1998.  I don't think it's published anymore.)    All I had left to do for him is to sew on the binding and hand stitch the little snowflakes. 

I'm sure this won't be the only time that we're snowbound for a few days.  Maybe then I will finish a couple of other snowmen UFO's.

Everyone needs a snowman quilt, and the one Anne has designed is perfect!  Be sure to check her blog or her website the 5th of every month for the free block.  Just think... this time next year you could have your own snowman quilt!  Fun!!!

Be sure to check out what everyone else made this week for Sew and Tell Friday!



  1. Your story about the young girls so reminded me of my daughter and her friends, they are just the same.I do love the smowmen.

  2. What a wonderful day! You and those girls will always remember it too...the towels, not so much!
    V ps...lovely new header!

  3. What fun for those girls!!! I love your snow projects, too.

  4. What fun UFOs you finished up. We've had over two feet of snow just in January, but we're used to it where I am. Be safe while driving if you get more snow!

  5. Snow days are a great time to finish up UFO's. Love the story about the girls.

  6. Oh yes, enjoy the girls now! The snowmen are really cute and I like your character filled coffee table.

  7. Very cute snowmen! Emjoy the snow, there is something magical about snowdays.

  8. Great work. My Sew and Tell is from 2003. It feels great to finish them off doesn't it?

  9. Wow those snowmen are just too cute! Especially the table runner.

  10. I haven't seen anything like that cute table runner of the snowmen buddies, how cute is that? I like the other guy too, Pat does some fun stuff! So good to complete some projects!

  11. Love the snowmen... and snow days are such unexpected fun days.

  12. snow men are fun as are snow days! thanks for sharing!

  13. I just love your snowmen!! Too cute. Glad y'all enjoyed your Snow Days. Thanks for sharing.

  14. Congratulations on finisheng the cute snowman table runner; better late than never, right?
    I do remeber the teenage daughter/towel combination and having kids all over your house. You are right - you will miss it!

  15. What a great way to spend a snow day! Sounds like so much fun. Love all of your cute snowmen! ;o)


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