Tuesday, October 26, 2010


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!


oldgreymare said...

I know where you live....You better keep these beauties locked up..hehe



Julie@beingRUBY said...

ahh cheeky faces.. they look like there's been up to mischief!!

and .. just love that trinket.. it reminds me of a little doll troll i had as a kid although much more beautiful!!! sweet!!

Well we are in spring here.. but you wouldn't know it.. some days fine and even hot.. but mostly chilly and rain rain rain.. [although I'm not suppose to say that our your way!! haha]

Have a lovely wednesday and thanks for the visit!! ciao xxx Julie

My Blessed Serendipity Life said...

Your snowmen are adorable. You can really see individual personalities shining through. Happy WW.


Natalie @ Blossoming Visions said...

Well I am intrigued. You are the very first fellow Las Vegan I have found in blog land. Nice to meet you and I am your newest follower!

Ahl Cooped Up said...

They're a Hoot! I can't wait to see them finshed.

The Primitive Bucket said...

Oh you are bad, only a sneak peek...??? Come on GF!!! lol.. Can't wait!!! Love the 'iceman', you are all so talented.. and not just anyone can do pretty!!! wink, wink!!!


Rebecca said...

How fun to exchange with friends-Tete and I do that-fun snowmen!

Creative Ambitions said...

Oh... how fun! Love them! Your friends are going to enjoy these!

Marie said...

I love 'em...very quirky and unique! I'm sure you had fun making them.

Happy White Wednesday to you too!

JoAnne said...

Tanya, they[re fantastic! Thanks for the visit and kind words.

Janet said...

Such cute snowmen! Thanks for your visit! Happy WW!

Julia said...

I love your snowmen! As you said, anyone can do pretty. If I were a snowman, er snow woman, I'd be gritting my teeth as the cold chilled me to the, (I was going to say bone, but I guess I wouldn't have a bone if I were made from snow) core. Thanks for dropping by my blog.

Colleen said...

Tanya, I love your snowmen and the object that Jacque brought back from Alaska that you beaded around!!!!! Good going, Wicked Chica!!!!

Jackie said...

Wow, the iceman looks great..I sure did love using that eddie bauer jacket you loaned me, kept me as warm as the iceman looks! I love his hat!! Totally makes the little guy!