I've been noticing alot of "Christmas in July" promotions over the past month. It always seems the holidays creep up on me and every year I say I'm going to make this or that. Last winter I was flipping thru books and magazines to come up with an idea for a wallhanging. I found beautiful ideas but, each one was too Christmasy (is that a word?!). So I decided I would design my own wallhanging that could stay up longer throughout the winter. This appliqued wall hanging has all the elements of winter we love with a little humor. Of course there's the cat with his winter scarf and the ice skates, sled, and beautiful wreath. I made this using the country colors I love the most but I was thinking it would be pretty in an icy blue theme. Maybe I'll make another one!! I created a pattern for "Winter Whimsey" and I do have for sale at my Etsy shop. If you would like to visit it is: http://www.artinthread.etsy.com I know it's only July but one must consider it takes time to create!