Fall is in the air, here in Vegas - it was only 52 degrees when I got up this morning. I know that doesn't seem cold to most of you (especially family back home in CO, where it snowed yesterday), but that is about a 60 degree drop from our normal summertime temps...not all at once, but it's cold to us!
So, after throwing on a flannel shirt and feeling rather "wintry" this morning, I found myself in the kitchen, staining up a batch of snow people for a snowman exchange among some close friends. I couldn't resist sending this photo to a few here in town, from my cell phone, and figured I'd go ahead and use it as a "teaser" on the blog tonight (Pat, at AhlCoopedUp, posted a photo of her own yesterday morning). I started my teaching "career" at the local quilt shops with primitive dolls...and yes, I really CAN sew and paint better than this...they are SUPPOSED to look like this (because anyone can do PRETTY - the fabulous finished results will be posted in November, before Thanksgiving...the goofy smiles will have to suffice for now). These are the epitome of primitive - truly faces only a mother could love, but they made me smile myself, this afternoon.
And, while I'm feeling the "wintry love", I need to get my little Iceman in here. My friend, Jackie (OneCreativeCat), went on an Alaskan cruise in August, and brought me back a wonderful little trinket. "Bead around it", she said. So, bead around it, I did! Before it was all over, I also added a winter hat to his head, made from a piece of an old fur thimble from AK - looks much better on his head than it ever did on my finger. He's delightful - can't wait to throw him on a sweater when it really turns cold here.
It's been awhile, but I am joining the ladies at White Wednesday (FadedCharm) - many thanks to Kathleen for hosting the fun. Make sure you drop by and check out some of the beautiful blogs!