Thursday, November 25, 2021

Frosty McChill Quilt Along Block 4 - Just a Sweeping!!!

  Good morning and Happy Thursday.


 For those here in the U.S. Happy Thanksgiving!!! I hope all of ya'll's day abounds with blessings and joy.

 I truly feel so grateful for all the blessings that I have and your kind support, encouragement, friendship,  and visits are counted among my many  blessings. So thank you, dear friends .💗💗

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 Turkeys will go in the oven here very soon. 

Dinner will be at 12:00, and we will gobble till we wobble.


 Afterwards, I hope to sit down and enjoy some embroidery work on my Frosty McChill quilt blocks. I am doing these in redwork, and for the last few weeks I have been sharing these designs. If you missed them, so far I have shared " Let it Snow"  and " Sled Time  ".

and Block 3 was The Tree March  

Today is block 4 Just a Sweeping!!!


 ( Do any of ya'll remember country music singer John Anderson's song "Just a Swingin"? Lol . That little ditty was strumming  in my head as I stitched this one, but I was singing "Just a Sweepin" 😀😃🎸🧹)


 INSTRUCTION TIME !   Now remember , I am no expert, but am just sharing how I embroider mine. Please prepare your fabric, embroider in whatever manner that  makes you happy. The number one rule is to always have FUN FUN FUN!!!  


1. Cut your fabric to 8 1/2 "x 11 1/2" . This will  be trimmed later.  

2.  Place the pattern between a light box or a window and center the design as best as possible. Trace the design onto your fabric using your favorite transfer fabric pen or pencil . 

3. Embroider the design .  I used a back stitch using 2 strands of DMC 498  on most of the design. A stem stitch would look  quite lovely if you prefer.  I used 1 strand of 498 for the details in the snowman's face.   

4. On the snowflakes , I used a French Knot at the end of 4 of the points . You do not have to include the French Knot or you may want to add a teeny bead at each point . How cute would that be!!!

5. Press and trim to block size 7 1/2 x 10 1/2".

Click here for the embroidery pattern. 

Thank you so much for stopping by ya'll. I can not wait to show you next week's Frosty. He is my favorite so far.  


Happy Stitching, ya'll
"Let us be thankful for the people who make us happy . They are charming gardeners who makes our souls blossom. " Marcel Proust 

Always thankful and forever grateful!

Warm wishes and Snowman kisses, 

Dedicated to my dear sister, Amy. It has been 3 months since you received your angel wings. We miss and love you so much. Thanksgiving is not the same without you. Love you, Amo. 


  1. Melisa, wishing you and your family a very peaceful Thanksgiving! Thinking of you!

  2. Yes, my elderly neighbor used to sing Just A Swingin’ on his porch all the time!! Those snowmen are just too cute!! Happy Thanksgiving!

  3. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours, Melisa! I've been anxiously waiting for this new snowman - he's traced and ready to be stitched. WooHoo! Thank you, again, for sharing your talent with me and the rest of the world. Can't wait for next week's cute guy - you're such a tease. LOL

  4. A very Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours. May your day be graced with peaceful thoughts and friends and family of loved ones. Just swinging along tracing today's snowman, he is a cutie!
    Hugs and love from Arizona

  5. May you and your family enjoy a wonderful Thanksgiving celebration. Happy Thanksgiving to to

  6. I'm happy to hear you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. We spent the day with family also.
    And by the way, we are thankful for you!

  7. Hola Melissa,espero que ayer fuera un bonito día de Acción de gracias, estoy segura que tu hermana lo disfrutaría de igual manera...

  8. Love the snowmen so much. I am starting this one today in between decorating for Christmas. Do you have any hints for trimming the blocks and keeping them centered? Thank you so much for sharing them. Each week gets better.

  9. I am a snowman lover, so I had to start with your Frosty McChill stitchin's. I have one done and will start another this evening. Do you know how many you will do? Thank you for your generosity!!

  10. Thank you so much for your generosity! You have so many cute projects going on, I just had subscribed to your blog! :)


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