Sixth Day of Christmas in July – Six Spirited Snowmen
Six Spirited Snowmen
Back in February of this year, Moultrie got some unusual weather. We had an inch of honest-to-goodness snow that stuck to the ground and hung around for most of the day. Even though it very, very rarely snows in South Georgia, snowmen are still a popular Christmas icon at Suzanne’s Quilt Shop. Our Saturday Sampler group has been enjoying working on Shivery Snowmen. Another popular Christmas kit featuring snow people has been our wonderful Holiday Spirit Placemats.
Bring plenty of Holiday Spirit to your Christmas gatherings with these festive placemats! Each of them features a different scene of snowmen celebrating the season with their families – just like you do! Kit includes directions and fabric, including backing fabric, for making 6 place mats. Fabric on the reverse side is pretty too so these placemats are reversible. Finished place mats are 14″ x 18″. What a wonderful gift for your favorite hostess – or for yourself!
If you are a snowman collector, you won’t want to miss our Holly Jolly Snowman Quilt Kit. It features some of the jolliest snowmen you’ve ever seen, hanging out with their best buds, the snow birds. The kit comes in a really cool little black felt tote bag that’s as charming as the snowmen.
You can’t have snowmen without Snowballs, and this gives you about five dozen rich crunchy cookies covered in powdered sugar snow. This old Southern recipe more than makes up for the absence of the cold, wet stuff!
- 2 sticks of butter (not margarine, not shortening)
- 6 tablespoons of powdered sugar
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- Pinch of salt
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 1 cup finely chopped pecans
Cream the butter and the sugar until it is smooth and fluffy. Sift the flour and the salt together and add the mixture a half cup at a time to the butter/sugar. Add the vanilla and the pecans. Roll the dough into bite-sized balls, place on a baking sheet and bake at 250 degrees for around thirty minutes or until they are light brown and the pecans are nicely toasted. Let them cool and dust them with more powdered sugar so they look like little snowballs. These cookies have a rich buttery, nutty taste that makes it impossible to eat just one. They are especially good with a hot cup of coffee or tea.