Making a Mountain out of a Mole Hill

14 10 2010

In January of this year we had our Quilters Anonymous meeting at Ann’s house and she had an adorable snowman pillow in her living room.  A friend had made if for her so she didn’t know the name of the pattern.  I came home and started an internet search and after visiting many websites finally found the pattern.  It is Twinkle Snowman Pillow by Heartfelt Finds.  The pattern came in January and today I finished with my pillow.  (09-17-2014 — The website for Heartfelt Finds appears to be gone, I cannot find them anywhere else and as the pattern is copyright do not feel I can share it.)

As Paul Harvey would have said — now for the rest of the story. That cute little quick pillow lead to hours of work.  While I was hunting the pattern, I found the patterns for the Snowmen All Through the Year  Stitcheries you’ve seen here off an on.  And, by the way, those stitcheries are finished, I now need to set them into a quilt.

That would be enough, but it isn’t the end of the story.  In the interest of using what I have rather than buying more, I started eyeing the homespuns I had purchased for another project.  Wondering if there would be enough for this little pillow.  This of course meant I had to cut out that other project and that lead to stitching it together.  Which resulted in my fox in the hen-house quilt which I’ve already shown here.

As you can see, I managed to make a mountain out of a mole hill and have an explanation for taking nine months to make a little pillow.  Am I contrite?   Not in the least!