been awhile, since i've posted here - seems i ran out of words for a while and now here we are, it's almost the season for this - building snowmen
we've had a skiff of snow now and again, nothing lasting, but the hills all around the lake are sprinkled with it
local folklore has it that it's a six week span from when it hits the top of the mountain to covering the ground at our feet
building a snowman - the rites of winter-time childhood, mittens on strings, pom-poms on hats
a few of my favourite winter-time things
the pattern for these cuties is by primitive gatherings
at just over 3" long, they are fiddly
but ever so delightful
the pattern's instructions are for them to be finished as ornaments, and i do have a set of those almost finished
but what you see here is a wall-hanging, long and narrow
six mittens in a row, they'll be "hanging" from a loopy string
it's actually yarn, and i'm thinking i'll twist or braid a few strands together, making small tassels at each end
thinking about how i may or may not incorporate these lovely little birch bark trees into the mix
but knowing for sure there will be pompoms!
the border fabric has been kicking around here for a long time - by "whimsicals"
i adore the smokey blue-grey of it, the grubby, slumpy snowmen and the tilty off-kilter words
when i appliqued the ornaments in place i left the tops open, in case i want to add anything else - perhaps a rickety candy-cane or two???
a wonderful little project to work away on in the evening hours, when it's too dark and the light is too dull for anything but quiet lamp-light stitching...