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Perfect Weather For Snowmen.

Posted on | May 25, 2015 | 17 Comments

It is so chilly here at the moment that I think these snowmen would feel very much at home.

Sunburnt Quilts 2015 - Snowman Felt Mat (2)This is a felt mat that is about 60 cm wide. (24 ins)

Sunburnt Quilts 2015 - Snowman Felt Mat (6)

I made a few changes along the way. It is supposed to have tongues around the outside. That would make it too wide for the place I plan to use it, so I added ric-rac instead.

Sunburnt Quilts 2015 - Snowman Felt Mat (5)

And one stage I had cut my finger and had it wrapped in a bandaid, but a spot of blood ended up on the felt. To cover that up I put snowflake buttons in several spots.

Sunburnt Quilts 2015 - Snowman Felt Mat (4)

My next hiccup came when I had a lovely bunch of lillies in the house. A spot of pollen must have been on the bench when I put the mat down. This bright orange pollen will not come out at all. So, lots of star buttons were added next.

Sunburnt Quilts 2015 - Snowman Felt Mat (3)

I attached the ric-rac with french knots.

So that’s another Christmas item done and dusted.

I am still catching up on UFOs and that is a  great way to spend this week.

I hope you have great plans, too.

Cheers, Karen


17 Responses to Perfect Weather For Snowmen.

  • Suz says:

    Absolutely lovely Karen! Who would know that those buttons were hiding some secrets….

  • Mary says:

    How very pretty! Smart girl to cover up little problems with bigger buttons. The rickrack really works for finishing the edge. I can’t believe you chose French knots! The work would have discouraged me but, boy, does it look good! Beautiful, actually!

  • Frances says:

    Hey Karen. Your Snowmen are wonderful….makes me ready for Christmas right now!!! By the way, when we were living there, I drove everyone nuts by singing Christmas carols in June and July when it was cold….that was when it FELT like Christmas!!!

  • Carla says:

    P.s. Karen, where do I subscribe to your blog? The button up top took me to podcasts…..

  • Carla says:

    Sounds to me like some blood sweat and tears went into this one ; )
    It’s just darling. We are getting some lovely weather here so I’m beginning to thaw out

  • It is perfect. If you didn’t tell all your deep dark secrets, no one would know! You really did match that rick rack color perfectly!

  • Joan says:

    This is just adorable, and you are the mother in invention. I love how your misgivings became happy accidents. The snowflake buttons were a design element. That’s the story you need to stick to!

  • peg says:

    l LOVE this…

  • Fiona says:

    Oh it’s fabulous.. adn the extra touches just make it so special..

  • Of course I just love them xx

  • Rachaeldaisy says:

    This table mat is just so cute in every way. I like the way the universe encouraged you to keep adding things. Those extra stars and snow flakes are just what it needed.

  • Christine M says:

    Hi Karen. I love your snowman table topper. It is gorgeous.

  • Cheryl says:

    As an avid snowman lover I just love your table centre Karen and wonderful that you’ve personalised it, even if it was to cover up some things. It is so cute.Would love to know the name of the pattern if you don’t mind Karen

  • marina says:

    your snowmen are so cute! great finish

  • Shez says:

    Hi Karen it looks fantastic,you wouldn’t know that it had been in the wars,you have done a mighty job with this,I love it,well done my friend xx

  • Bev C says:

    Hello Karen.

    A real stitcher/gardeners story to the making of your lovely snowmen mat. The snowmen and snow women have such character.There must be snow women mustn’t there??? Have fun finishing your UFO’s. Wish I could send you some sunshine, a absolutely perfect day here.

    Happy days.


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