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!
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!