Snow Happy

It is a cold and wintery January day here in Washington state.  Perfect weather to curl up with a good book and a hot cup of coffee!  Today I was lucky enough to read through my good friend Robin Kingsley’s new book, “Snow Happy.”  The book is filled with adorable little snowmen embroidery designs.  Each little snowman or snow woman has their own unique personality and will surely bring a smile to your face.  There are over fourteen different projects using unique embroideries. The projects come in all sizes and levels of difficulty, perfect for decorating or winter gifting.  My favorite part is how Robin encourages the reader to mix and match her embroidery designs with the different sewing projects throughout the book, the possibilities are endless!

Snow Happy

I love the way she embellished the word “snow” on her pincushion shown on the cover!
Snow Happy

Here is a peak at the beautiful snowball quilt found in the book.  Notice the clear and easy-to-read color diagrams.  You also get a peak at my favorite snow person, I feel like we share the same morning hairstyle!

If you love embroidery and whimsical winter designs, this book will surely warm your heart!  Make sure you check out Robin’s website at

The book is published by That Patchwork Place, an imprint of Martingale.

Congrats Jodi


Jodi from Chicago was recently here in San Diego and I was so happy to have her in one of my classes.  She chose to do one of my small mat designs that had just been published in Primitive Quilts and Projects Spring Issue.  Here is her finished mat.  Great job Jodi!

Beautiful work.  Thank you for sharing your photo.  Hope to see you again soon.