Thursday, November 6, 2014
Do you ever notice that fall weather here in central Nebraska is extremely unpredictable? One day it is a lovely, frosty, 40 degrees and the next, it is a balmy 70 degrees. I am not ashamed to say that I prefer the 40 degree weather! For one thing, it makes me think of Christmas, which is far and away my favorite holiday. For another, I get the urge to bake yummy things and make tasty soups! Finally, I love to cuddle up on the couch in a cozy sweater with a favorite quilt, a stack of magazines, and a steamy, hot cup of coffee. Is there anything more wonderful?
Well, there is one thing...the return of all out, no distractions, "quilting season." No more gardening, no more yard work. No hot, sweaty weather that makes us want to stay away from our warm, toasty quilts:) To celebrate the return of "frosty" weather, I decided to make a very easy, very fun little SOB (slap on borders) out of this cute, cute, cute Frosty the Snowman panel that I purchased while Hubby and I traveled this summer. To make him nice and fluffy, I used two layers of hand-quilt poly batting (it also made him hang just a bit wonky, but Oh, well!) He is now happily hanging in my otherwise all decorated for fall entryway. Every time I look at him, I smile and have visions of snowflakes dancing in my head...bring on the white stuff, I am ready :)