Sunday, December 1, 2013

Snowmen on the Run . . .

As I've mentioned before in the previous post that my friend Pam has been doing wool appliqué and penny rugs for some time now.  A couple of weeks ago we got together and cut out all the wool [after several trips to Sturbridge, MA to purchase some of the wool] to make a snowman runner for our tables [from a pattern].  We brainstormed a little, changed the pattern a little and came up with our version [close to the pattern] of these adorable snowmen:

The beginning - black wool felt . . .  
All the wool pieces cut and laid out  . . .
The start - the blanket stitch . . .
The finished results . . .

There are some sparkly beads on the snowflakes and trees that are not showing up well in the photos.  I am by no means considered "good" with thread and needle [I actually hate to sew, but admit, I love doing this]; I struggled with a little bit here and there but in the end I was pleased with the outcome.  I will post Pam's runner and some of her other "objets d'art" soon.  

In the meantime friends, I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving.  Christmas is fast approaching, an art class at Kerri's on Wednesday, Cookie Exchange on Friday, a lunch and shopping trip with some friends on the 9th, a Christmas gathering of one of my art groups on the 12th as well as an "art" party at Marilyn's on the 14th.   So much to do and never enough time.  But, no doubt, everything will get done and I'll have a good time to boot!  I must admit, our house is decorated, trees are up, most of the shopping is done; I don't want to say anything to soon as I don't want to jinx myself, but I'min a good spot for a change!

Be well and good wishes to all as winter is moving in - I think it has already taken residence in Upstate New York….keep warm y'all.


  1. Oh; I adore this project Fran! The snowmen are so whimsical and folky - love the snowflakes and trees! It looks like you did a fantastic job with the stitching! I love this! Can you tell? xo

    See you soon! xo

    1. Thank you Marilyn, it was fun to do . . .

  2. This is absolutely adorable, Fran. I want to like sewing more, because I adore the results. And I especially love wool felt. I love your design, too.

  3. Kerri, I hate to sew but I love working with wool felt!

  4. Love it!! It is a beautiful holiday runner.