Thursday, November 3, 2022

Flurry & Flakes SAL - Winter Welcome Block 1 - Snowman Embroidery Freebie

 Whoo Hoo!!  It's official , here in the holler we are going to have a SNOWY WINTER!! How do I know ? Well I checked the seeds- the persimmon seeds . 

 Granny always said that was a good way to predict the winter weather.  And the seeds show a spoon ,and you know what that means- Pull out the old snow shovel for flurries will be in the forecast come winter time.  




So in celebration , I thought why not work on another snowman quilt. Now I ask you. Can you ever have too many snowman quilts? I think not. This one will be called FLURRY & FLAKES. 

retro winter birds clipart

A year ago tomorrow, I  began the Frosty McChill Embroidery QAL. Can you believe it has been that long?  My how time flies.  I shared 12 blocks in which I stitched mine in red. I saw so many different versions of this quilt which warmed my heart. Thank you all who participated and who are still working on theirs  today like I am. My Frosty McChill is going into the quilt hoop for my 2022 Winter project.  

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 If you would like those embroidery patterns  , click here to go to the final posting which will give you links to all of the blocks or you can click Frosty McChill in the sidebar and find all of the post which this quilt was mentioned . 

  I look forward to some slow stitching on this quilt. 

Now back to FLURRY & FLAKES.  I  have been dreaming of another embroidered snowman quilt for quite awhile. For my new quilt ,  I am thinking of a small wall hanging of just 5 Snowman blocks with 4 alternate blocks .  I will be embroidering mine in black . If you are interested in joining me, I would be tickled pink.  I will be sharing a block for the next 5 Thursdays. You decide what color floss you want to use, whether to use the stem or backstitch  and how you want to set your blocks. You may want to stitch one or all of them. That's up to you.  I will share what I do with mine - though as of right now, I have not got all of the particulars worked out. 

FLURRY & FLAKES is going to be about the day to day happenings of a snow family.

The first block is called Winter Welcome. I cut my white fabric 10 1/2"   square and after the embroidery, trimmed it to 8 1/2" . I embroidered mine using the back stitch using 2 strands of black floss. For the eyes, I used a French Knot.

  If you would like to embroider "Winter Welcome" , grab the image below, pull out your fabric and floss and go to town. 



NOTE: Normally I have been able to create links to the charts and instructions which were in JPG form. For some reason, recent updates on Google Docs. has prevented me from doing that and I am not able to create a pdf without having to deal with storage issues.  . Many dear stitchers say they right click, save the image and then print.  I think some have copied and pasted it to a Word document that they can print off as well. I hope you are able to find a way to enjoy this   doodle. . Thank you so much for your patience and understanding and for all of the helpful tips and ideas. 

Well I am off to start Block 2 , I am going to try to stay a week ahead, but we will see.  Later this evening, Mr. Pinker and I are headed out on a short camping trip . I have a weekend of sewing in store for me. 




Now  if you have the chance,   check those persimmon seeds and see what winter has store for you.😃😄❄☃⛄  

Prim Winter Blessings -  a freebie from Jan. 2022
As always...

Happy  Stitching and Quilting, ya'll

Melisa
Be a jolly happy soul
Hugs and Stitches!!!
Dedicated to my sweet Baby sister, Amy . I love you, Amo.  ❤


 hand drawn snowflake illustration

32 comments:

  1. Woohoo I love the first snowman block ⛄️ But, I knew I would. Teehee!!! I'll download, print, trace and hopefully start stitching.

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    1. Aaah I am so glad you like it Darlene. I hope you enjoy it. Happy stitching. Hugs.

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  2. Your snowmen are al do cute, love the new one! Happy stitching!

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    1. Aaah thank you so much, Gretchen. I had a ball drawing this little guy out. I have a whole family in mind. Thank you for the sweet visit.

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  3. This is darling - thank you for your cute creation!
    Blessings

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    1. Aaah you are so welcome, Donna and thank you. I am having so much fun working on these little snowmen. I can not wait to get the quilt completed. Have a great weekend.

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  4. Cute little snowman! And I don't have any persimmons to check , but I think I would enjoy a little snow!

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    1. Aaah thank you so much, Penny. He was a fun guy to work on. The grandbabies and I had a great time checking the persimmons. I hope you get a bit of snow this year as well or at least enough to build a snowman. Lol. Happy stitching.

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  5. What a cutie! Have fun on your little camping adventure, Melisa1

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    1. Aaah thank you so much , Robin. He was a delightful guy to stitch up. Hugs.

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  6. Winter Welcome is wonderful! You're going to make it hard for me to resist, but I still have to finish Frosty. I like how you've bordered yours. Have a fun camping trip!

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    1. Aaah thank you so much, Diann. I hope you join in or maybe work on it later on. I love seeing your progress on your Frostys. I have been quilting on mine and it is quilting up quicker than what I thought which is nice. Have a great weekend.

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  7. OMGoodness how super cute! You are so killing me with all the adorable designs you keep sharing with us. Thank you so much. ((hugs)). Hope your day is full of many blessings sweet friend. :)

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    1. Aaaah you make me blush, dear. Lol Thank you so much. It was nice to take some time and do a bit of doodling. He was such a fun guy to stitch up as well. Big hugs.

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  8. Thanks so much, Melisa!! This snowman is cute! Here in AL we "predict" the severity of winter by the coloring on the wooly worms! LOL

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    1. Aaah thank you so much , Brenda. He is a fun little snowman to work on . We look at wooly worms too. Hmmm is that a southern thing? I just couldn't find a wooly worm in the vicinity. Tee Hee. I did notice that our squirrel's tails are awfully bushy another sign of a cold winter. lol .

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    1. Aah thank you so much, Ivani. I am excited to be working on this new quilt. Have a great weekend and happy quilting and stitching.

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  10. I am looking forward to stitching this snowman. It may have to wait until January, but I will get there. I have to go look for fabric and floss now and kit everything up. I have never heard of the persimmon prediction.

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    1. Aah thank you so much, Cathie. I hope you enjoy it. January would be a great time to work on a snowman quilt. I do not know if persimmon prediction is a southern thing or not, but we check them every year. Lol.

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  11. Melisa that snowman is soooo cute! I just added it to my "to do" list! I will mention it in next week's To Do Tuesday if that is OK. It looks like fun. Have a fun camping trip! Hey I think Granny was pretty smart - nature knows the weather better than we do!

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    1. Oh thank you so much, Linda. I truly appreciate the sweet mention. Lol I agree some of the old ways of predicting weather is a lot more accurate than the technology we have now. Lol. Have a great weekend. I look forward to catching up on your posts.

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  12. I love snowmen and this new one is adorable! I will start after Frosty McChill is done. Thanks, Melisa!

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    1. Oh thank you so much, Ginny. I hope you are enjoying Frosty McChill. I am working on quilting it right now and loving every minute of it. Happy quilting.

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  13. Another super cute snowman! I hope this winter I will get last year's snowmen quilt/s done!

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    1. Aah thank you so much, Vicki. Lol. I have been working on my Frosty quilt with the same goal. I will be cheering you on. Looking forward to catching up on your blog posts since I have been gone. Happy quilting.

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  14. Unfortunately I can not print off the showman chart! Boohoo! I have tried everything I can think of. I can't get it to paste into anything once I've copied it. Does anyone have any suggestions? Such a cute series I'd love to stitch along!!!

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    1. You probably need to download it to your computer and then place it in a document. Right-click on the image, select "Save Image As" and give it a name. You can either just print the image itself or put it in a document to resize it. I hope that helps! {{Hugs}} ~smile~ Roseanne

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    2. Oh no, I am so sorry, dear. I just hate that I have had to change how I share things. It was so much easier before the google change. I opened up google docs and dragged the image to a document and then resized and printed. Dear Roseanne has some tips on how she did it as well. I wish I was more tech savvy so I could be of better help.

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  15. Good morning! Thank you so much for sharing such a sweet snowman! Like Vicki said, I'm hoping to finish last year's version. HAHA! I'll be sure to tag you when it is complete. {{Hugs}} a bunch! ~smile~ Roseanne

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    1. Aaah thank you so much, dear Roseanne. I actually had the same goal Lol. I am bound and determined to finish ole' Frosty by the end of the year. . Thank you so much for the tips on how to get the image as well. I hope it helps others out and it definitely helps me as well. Hugs.

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  16. I just discovered you, this sewalong, and the snowmen you shared last year. Such cute patterns! Thanks so much for your generosity in sharing them.

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