Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Versa Is Ready For Sale!

Wahoo! I finally have my pattern ready for sale. I'm sorry it took so long, but I had a lot of research to do first because I wanted it to be just right. Cost is $12 which includes the tax. I am not setup for PayPal or credit cards so it looks like I will only be selling it at guild presentations or at my house for now. Please let me know if you're interested :-)

Next on my to-do list is to revamp my website into something I can change myself and add a way to purchase patterns.


Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Twelve Months of Snowmen

We had our final block reveal and I talked the ladies into letting me bring their blocks to my house for a few days so I could photograph them on my design wall. I was so excited to see them all together that I neglected to take individual photos of the December blocks so you will just have to enjoy them in their entirety. We each made our own December block so attributions are not needed.

 Here are Dorothy's blocks. She has chosen a barn red sashing and a grey snowman print for the border.
 Here are Marlys' blocks. She has chosen the tan snowflake sashing seen between some of the blocks. She has a wonderful darker blue background snowman print for the border, but has decided on an inner border of a print-that-reads-as-a-solid dark blue.
 Here are Thelma's blocks. She has not yet chosen sashing or borders although knowing that blue is her favorite color...
Here are Veronica's blocks. She has added 4 machine embroidered blocks and a diagonal sash with the name of the month that is also machine embroidered. (We are all quite jealous.) You can see some of the dark blue sashing which will also make a slightly larger inner border before the silvery blue outer border.
These are my blocks. I am not using sashing, but have decided on an inner border of red followed by my navy background snowman print border.

Pat did not bring all her blocks, just December's block and I neglected to photograph it. Maybe someone else in the group could send me a picture?

I think I speak for all of us when I say that this has been one of the most enjoyable projects any of us has done. The anticipation each month of seeing what someone else made for us, the fun of seeing the wide variety of themes for each month's blocks, getting to know each other better and stretching our own design capabilities all have made this a terrific experience.

Next year we will be working on another project together with a birdhouse theme. Our group name will morph from Frosted Flakes to Bird Brains! Now if we can only iron out the new rules...


Monday, November 26, 2012

11 Months of Snowmen

Here are all the snowmen blocks as of our November get-together. They are laid out as they will appear although most will also have sashing.

Dorothy purchased sashing and a border fabric at Rosie's when we were there last week. It's going to be beautiful!
This is my flock of snowmen. I am not using sashing and have a navy background snowman print selected for my border. I will probably also have an as-yet-undecided narrow border.
 Marlys selected her sashing and border before selecting her background fabric. We all agree that having just one background fabric was a very good idea.
 Pat has not yet selected her sashing or border fabric.
 I don't know if Thelma selected a border fabric yet, but she plans on using sashing also.
Veronica has an embroidery machine and will be placing an additional four embroidered blocks on her quilt making it a square quilt.

Just eleven more days until the December blocks are done. We are each making our own December block. I can't wait to see them all!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

November Snowpeople

 Dorothy's November by Veronica
Lisa's November by Dorothy
 Marlys' November by Lisa
 Pat's November by Marlys
 Thelma's November by Pat
Veronica's November by Thelma

Sunday, October 07, 2012

October Snowkids

I think we all knew that October was going to be a fun month for the snowman swap.
 Thelma made this block for Dorothy. I love her ribbon wrapped mummy snowman!
 Veronica made this snowman for me. The pumpkins seem to glow!
 Dorothy made these snowmen trick-or-treaters for Marlys. So cute!
 Marlys made this Charlie Brownesque snowman out standing in a pumpkin patch. Thelma is the lucky recipient.
Pat made this witchy snowman for Veronica. I love the kitty.
And I made these trick-or-treaters for Pat. I gave the witch a green nose and the gravestone says "Just Chillin"

Only two more months to go and it will be time to put our snowman quilts together!

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

9 Months of Snowmen (and Women)







Friday, September 21, 2012


 Dorothy's September by Pat (Autumn leaves, pretty to look at, but not so much fun to rake)

 Lisa's September by Thelma (I love the sad little guy in the back of the bus)

 Marlys' September by Veronica (Don't you just love the yo-yo wheels on the bus?)

 Pat's September by Dorothy (such sweet little snow kids and the little girl's braids are fabulous!)

 Thelma's September by me (I couldn't find any apple buttons or charms for the tree so it has hearts)

Veronica's September by Marlys (I love that he's wearing hunter orange so the deer hunters don't shoot him by mistake!)

Sunday, September 09, 2012

August snowmen

Sorry to be late with these. I was unable to attend the snowman reveal last month because we were out of town visiting Pierre's sister.

 Marlys made this adorable snowman grilling a hotdog on a stick for Dorothy.

 Pat made this happy birthday snowman for me since my birthday is in August.

 Thelma made this snowman buried in the sand for Marlys.

 Veronica made this femme fetale for Pat.

And Dorothy made this laid-back vacationing snowman for Thelma.
I made this surfing snowdude for Veronica.

Thursday, July 12, 2012


I'm beginning to wonder if we should rename our home Chrysalis Cottage because we have so many Monarch butterfly chrysalides attached to the house this time of year. I counted 20 the other day and as soon as one hatches into a butterfly it seems like another caterpillar makes the long hike to the top of the porch to begin its own journey.
 The dark chrysalis on the porch beam is an example of one ready to break open today. I've found that, as in much of nature, many don't make it, but there always seem to be plenty of butterflies around so I won't worry.
Sometimes the caterpillars attach in, shall we say, unusual places... This one makes me laugh every time I check on it.

I hope your day is full of sunshine and laughing, too!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

July Snowmen

 July brought many patriotic snowmen. Marlys made mine looking up in the sky at fireworks.
Pat made this guy dressed for the 4th of July for Marlys.

 Thelma made this snowman for Pat celebrating Pat's birthday in July.
 Veronica made Thelma's snowman dressed in patriotic colors driving a train. (Thelma's husband is a train enthusiast.)
 Dorothy made Veronica's July block with lots of hotair balloons watching the fireworks.
And I made Dorothy's block with a 4th of July parade featuring a drummer, a flutist and a sousaphone (in honor of my daughter, who played the sousaphone all through high school).