Friday, March 8, 2013


If you have been downloading the Free embroidery patterns from the Blogsite, you have been seeing “Sneak Peaks” of the wool applique version of this project.  Well, the project is finished and the kit is ready to send out.  This is an adorable project and can be made into a wallhanging or individual penny rugs.  I have slightly enlarged the designs for ease in applique.  The pattern is very user friendly, all shapes reversed for use with Heat n Bond Lite.  Full size layouts are also included.

The finished project measures 36 ½” X 45 ½”.  This project features solid Black Flannel Background or the background is also available in Black/Marbled Flannel (MODA).  Your choice.  The kit includes the following:  Background portion – Flannel for Background squares, Tan Checked Wool for Scalloped Pennies, Black Wool for Inner circles and Mouths, Crème Wool for Snowbuddies Heads, Orange Wool for Snowbuddies Noses.  Then, there are 12 individually packaged Wool Kits for the Appliques for each of the twelve months of the year.  Also, included is the Pattern, with full size layout patterns and reversed applique designs for use with Heat n Bond Lite.

There is an adorable canvas bag that the kit will arrive in.  We have fused on one of the Snowbuddie’s and a Bee, of course!  Use this bag just as it is, or Blanket stitch the appliques on the bag.  Your friends will love it!! 

Kit Cost –$186.00 – Background Kit & 12 Individual Kits (Pattern is included Free and Cute Snowbuddies Canvas Bag!!)
Pattern Only - $24.00 – Includes all twelve months and full size layout patterns.
Nativity Option -  We have an Optional Nativity Block for December.  The kit includes the Snowbuddies with a Candy Cane.  Kit for Nativity blocks is $15.00

To purchase any or all of part of the project…..check out our Etsy site for ordering……

Embroidered “Snowbuddies” -  I hope you have enjoyed the monthly embroidery projects.  ONE MORE MONTH AND THE YEAR WILL BE COMPLETE!!  April 1st we will download our last month (May).  The free downloadable Embroideries will remain on the site until the end of May and then will be removed.  Watch for the next exciting project!!!!

Christmas in my Head……. It must be the impending Snow storm or blizzard….time will tell!  I have Christmas in my Head….could be talk of candy canes and nativities.   My dear friend Sherry brought some Christmas Crunch Mix to our last Sunday Sew.  It wasn’t Christmas time, but we all loved it.  Here is the recipe:

Christmas Crunch Mix
1 – 12 oz. box Rice Chex cereal
1 – 12 oz. box Golden Grahams cereal
1 – 7 oz. bag shredded coconut
1 – 4 oz. bag slivered almonds
1 ½ cups butter (3 stickss)
2 cups sugar
2 cups corn syrup

Combine cereal, coconut and almonds.  In a large sauce pan, combine butter, sugar and corn syrup to the “soft ball” stage…..about 234 degrees.  Pour syrup over cereal mixture and stir until all is well coated.  Spread out onto two large cookie sheets to cool.  Stir it around occasionally to prevent clumping.  Store in an airtight container. 

Hope you are all doing well.  I am planning on some homemade soup this weekend!  Paula brought me a delicious loaf of zucchini bread that had cranberries and coconut in it!!!
Will be enjoying that with our soup.  If we are in a blizzard….be safe, stay in, watch some movies, eat some great food and work on a project!!



  1. The bread sounds delicious. See if you can talk her out of that recipe. =) Your Christmas crunch sounds good, too. Love the wool version of the patterns.

    1. I will ask Paula for the recipe. Yumm!

  2. These "Snowbuddies" have been great (for Redwork), BUT I can't seem to find the place to download April's BOM for it, and you say "one more month and the last one (May) will be available"

    1. The April Snowbuddie can be found in the Febr. 28 posting. The May themed (last) Snowbuddie will be available on April 1st. I know it has been a bit confusing, we are working a month in advance so that you can get your project done ahead of time if you wish. We started last May lst with June, so we have made a complete circle. Glad you have enjoyed them!

  3. Your finished quilt is lovely and so is the individual mini presentation.

    Your Christmas treat sounds lovely for any time of the year.

    I'm glad I was able to find your lovely freebie project, just think spring is around the corner, today on the west coast of Canada the sun is shining and the crocuses are in full bloom along with a daffodil or two and some early rhododendrons!

    1. I adore Western Canada. The only place I would leave Colorado for. I am imaging your flowers. The Christmas treat is actually called "Christmas Crack" but I thought I should alter the name a bit! It is delicious....addictive...thus the original name, I guess! The blizzard missed us, but I pretended and took a "snow weekend" yesterday. So relaxed, I forgot about Daylight Savings time, till last nite! Oh well!