"In the meadow we can build a snowman". Oh, how I love our "Winter Wonderland"! There can be the slightest sprinkling of snow and  wee ones will be outside, carefully scooping up what precious little snow there is, hoping to build a towering snowman. But, when the weather's right, and the snow blankets the ground, you can be sure neighborhoods will be graced with the visitation of these jolly visitors.

I'm sure you can think of many places that are crying for this joyful snowman! As always, this Happy Snowman Applique Block was made to fit a 6" x 6" block, but you can reduce or enlarge the pattern to meet your own needs. I have a favorite wool coat that is beginning to show its age, but I can't bear to part with it, so... I'm thinking I can "gussie" it up, just for fun. Think it's yearning for a snowman!
 

The pattern for the Happy Snowman Applique Block can be found HERE.

The tutorial on How to Enlarge and Reduce can be found HERE.

The tutorial on How to Cut Out Felt can be found HERE.

The Stitching Glossary can be found HERE.


Accessories:
tiny black button eyes (3/16")

DIRECTIONS - Refer to pattern and photo for applique placements and cutting instructions.

Make a copy of the pattern.

Using the photo as a guide, cut out felt and transfer any embroidery markings.

Using a blanket stitch on the top and bottom, and a running stitch along the 2 sides, sew hills to block using 3 strands white.

Using a blanket stitch, sew snowman pieces to the block using 3 strands white in the following sequence; bottom, middle, top.

Position scarf ends piece in place. (The scarf neck will cover the top edge of this piece.) Using a small running stitch, sew scarf ends to snowman using 2 strands of floss along stitching line. (The 2 dangling pieces of scarf will not be sewn down, giving a 3-D look to the applique.)

Using the pattern as a guide, clip the 2 bottom edges of the scarf to give a fringed look.

Using a running stitch, sew scarf neck to snowman, covering the upper edge of the scarf ends, using 2 strands of floss.

Using a running stitch, sew hat to snowman using 2 strands of floss.

Using a running stitch, sew hat brim and tassel to snowman using 2 strands of floss.

Using a running stitch, sew carrot nose to snowman using 2 strands of floss.

Using French knots, stitch mouth using 6 strands of floss.

Sew on button eyes using 2 strands of floss. If you prefer you can sew on eyes using a satin stitch or French knots.

Using a stem stitch, add branch arms using 6 strands of floss.
 

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