This is my "Winter in the Woods" wallhanging.
The blocks in this wall hanging were made by members of my quilting bee. We meet once a month usually to work on our own projects but occasionally to participate in challenges. The goal for this challenge was to learn how to put together different size blocks.
I confess that I didn't particularly want to do this challenge because I thought snowmen were just a little too "cute" for me. I went ahead and made eleven of my snowman blocks (the one with the pink scarf) so I could trade blocks with each person in our bee. Surprisingly, I was the first person to finish her wall hanging!
Since we did this project way back in 2005, we have lost several of our bee members. One has moved away, several no longer attend for various reasons, another has health problems that keep her from attending and sadly, one has passed away.
This wall hanging is all I have to remember some of these women. Even though you might think something is too "cute" or whatever reason is holding you back, make a memory! Every January, I hang "Winter in the Woods" and remember my bee members.
Value friendships, sometimes you just have to do things you don't want to do!