This is my first BOM with Cindy, but it will not be my last. Her patterns are doable, and fun. This was my very first attempt at working with flannel as a background for applique, and then using flannel for the appliques was another adventure. Of course I got sidetracked from time to time, especially during those summer months when I am at the cottage, and the summer lazy periods become important . I realized in late fall, that I had misplaced one of the patterns, but decided just to "wing it". My final snowman block will not be as nice as Cindy's but who will notice amongst all the other snowman hunks. Here are my blocks, and top and bottom rows. I will finish the last man applique,(buttonhole stitch), today, and start the embroidery embellishments. I don't have any of the sweet buttons some have used, but we'll make do. I'm working strictly from my stash, happily so, but it does require a willingness to accomodate. I'll post a pic when I have completed the top, and then again after the quilting is completed. I've chosen a 2004 Thimbleberries red print for my sashings(must have been on sale, I have a good bit of it), and for my borders this Benartex Christmas print,(again an oldie but goodie).
Cindy, thanks for getting this day organized. It lights a bit of a fire for me to get going and finish, as well as encouraging me to become more active with my blog postings. I do hope everyone has a wonderful day.