Oh, my, I'm not paying attention to dates and it is the 10th of January! I need to let you know what is in Tin #2. Well, it's another kit and this one is for the Snowman quilt you see in the photo. It's just a small wall quilt and is another one that I designed for a Community Ed class. This one has a whimsical feature added to it - a pointy carrot nose, eyes of coal, raisins for his mouth and all made out of clay! The quilt is called "Charlie's Snowman" and was inspired when I looked out one winter night and across the street the neighbor boys had built one lone snowman and all I could see was his silhouette in the dark. You'll get all the fabrics needed to complete this and the eyes, nose, and "raisin" mouth pieces. All you need to add is thread to stitch it up and a little piece of batting for it. Please add your name to this post for another chance to get your name in the drawing for my "Snowflake Surprise Giveaway".
Now about this tree on the right. I know Christmas is over but I just have a few more things I have to share with you and this is one of them. When I stopped to visit my daughter a few days after Christmas, my grandson, Jacob was showing me some of the things he got for Christmas. We were in his room and there on the shelf was this little tree. And he said "you gave that to me and we put it there every year". I thought that was so cute. I decorated the little tree in the early 90's and made it thinking of my son because he loved, loved dinosaurs when he was little. He's grown now and not much for decorating for Christmas (one real tiny tree will suffice) so I passed this on to Jacob. I loved all the little dinosaurs but here's the funny part.............you're probably thinking they are just plastic dinosaur toys but look closely...........they are in pairs..........and that's because they were earrings!!! I bought them for about a quarter each and no wonder!! Who would wear dinosaurs on their ears!!! They look much better on this tree and I even had a piece of dinosaur braid to trim the base of the tree for just the right finishing touch! I'm thinking this might be a "one-of-a-kind tree". :-)
So if you leave your name to get in the drawing, tell me ........ what is the most uniquely decorated tree that you have ever done or seen? You don't have to comment to get in the drawing but it's so fun to see what pops up in answer to my questions!!
Have a good Sunday! Going to be in the 20s tomorrow so it's a heat wave in Minnesota. Gotta enjoy it as it'll be a deep freeze here by mid-week if the weatherman is right.