Let it snow, let it snow! It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, but snow? Not likely to happen in 60-degree Alabama. So I’ve put my snow patterns on sale. I make them with white bias tape–how’s that for a quickies? What a cute platter pad pattern for friends and relatives-even Jewish friends! Or January birthdays! Just $2.50 for either pattern.
Alternatively, if you have a machine with some special stitches, you can make snow very easily. Draw an X and a big + through it to make 8 “spokes.” Then line up a variety of stitches–anything from filled-in ovals to asterisks. If you have memory–memorize the line of stitches. Then stitch each spoke from the center out. VOILA! Snowflake created and it won’t even melt.
one lone “Snowflake”! Supposedly, there were a few snow flurries in Alabama this month, but frankly, this was the ONLY one I could find this week. Gray, rainy, yes–snow, no! But after making the “Snowfall” wall hanging recently, it occurred to me that it’d make a super platter pad as well. It’s actually a different design than the several flakes on the wall hanging, but again made so simply, using white bias tape.
If you’re interested, it’s just on sale through February for $1.50 because by March, we’ll be concentrating on Easter and flowers and other “spring things.” Click here for more information or to buy. All you do is pay through Paypal (you can use a credit card), and the pattern is sent to your computer when the payment clears.
Put this in the back of your mind for a great Christmas gift, too–wonderful for a teacher gift! If you’re really ahead of the curve, you could make them now and have a nice pile for friends and relatives in December. That would be great, wouldn’t it?
Truly, it would be a good idea to make our gifts early. I have several ideas on the website that would work well. Here’s another great sort of generic gift. Click for info.
Though not everybody would use an “iComforter,” it is a cute stocking stuffer made of scraps. Click for info.
Because this is more time-consuming, make this one for a special lady in her own special colors or designs, very customized. Click here.
Children can be special, too, so make them their own bags. Click here.
For the football enthusiast in your life, how about a great lap quilt? Click here.
Obviously, you COULD make any number of quilts for people. To do that, you probably do indeed need to start now.
Here’s another fairly quick design, though, that’s especially nice for a quilting/sewing friend or family member, though I have to say I have a few (emphasize—FEW) friends who claim they enjoy ironing, so it could be good for them as well. Click here.
While you may or may not have a lull this time of year and time to get ahead, you can at least think about it and make some plans. You can get the pattern, fabric, notions all together and put them in a bag or bin so that you’re set when you DO have time…if you EVER have time, that is! I had mine in various bags, but switched to clear plastic bins in all sizes (from Walmart). I love it! I’ve actually taped paper labels on them and found it a wonderful way to get organized. They even stack!
Happy planning and have a “Merry little Christmas now.”
It doesn’t snow often here in the Deep South, and some years we just have to make do with our imaginations. But not today–today I have a cute and quick wall hanging with snowflakes made using my friend, Mr. Bias Tape! Just follow the clear designs and graph to make and place them. A gluestick will hold them in place until you edgestitch. It’s a fun way to play in the snow (and not as cold as making snow angels!) On sale until mid-February for just $2.00! Click here for more infor
Just to prove we DO sometimes get some of those beautiful icy flakes, I have some photos I made two years ago right from my house. The first one I took from my front porch.
Here’s the back yard.
The last few are some of the plants/trees with snow.
This year I may just have to make my own–well, I DID so! Now you can, too.
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