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Saturday, December 2, 2023

Blogmas 2023: 12/2

 These snowmen coasters made me smile when I took them out of the tub they were stored in ...

I stitched them out of flannel last year, both the front and back are flannel.

Basically, you decide the size you want, 
cut 2 pieces of the size you determine you want, 
place pieces wrong sides together, 
stitch about 1/4 inch from the edge all the way around,
stitch a big 'X' from corner to corner inside what you just stitched around,
clip the edges all the way around up to but not into the outside stitch you stitched.

A set of four would make a nice little gift for someone who enjoys Christmas!

 Why I do Blogmas:  

It's no secret that I love everything about Christmas!  From the day after Thanksgiving till the last box of Christmas decor is packed away and put back in storage for the next year, I love every bit of it!   My husband and I are senior citizens who generally spend the holiday season alone.  While we do have lots of very good friends and our church family nearby, all of our children live far, far away and have children of their own to make holiday memories with within their own homes.  They are very thoughtful to include us in as much as possible via technology and we are so grateful to them for going beyond the extra mile to include us.  

I started doing Blogmas because I had a choice, either lose myself in sorrow over what I could not change or embrace the love I have for the season and share it with others.   I chose to share my joy in the journey not only with my children and grandchildren long-distance, but with others who love the season as I do and who just might find themselves spending the holidays alone as well. I hope in some small way you get a glimpse of holiday joy through these Blogmas posts and that it spills over into your life this holiday season!

Meet you back here tomorrow!

mrs. patsi @ A Working Pantry

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  1. Good morning, Patsi.
    Your Blogmas posts are just wonderful and I look forward to seeing what you're posting each day. They bring a big smile to my face. Cookie

    1. Cookie, thank you! I really enjoy living them!