I belong to a Flickr swap group called Rugs With Friends. We are paired up and make each other a seasonal mug rug every couple of months or so, with different partners for each season.
Awhile back, I received this fun mug rug from Mary. He's a Texas snowman - you can tell by his hat.
Receiving him convinced me that I wanted to go with the idea that had been rolling around in my brain for a couple of months, just waiting for a chance to get out. A Northwest Florida snowman.
To be honest, it's not an original idea - Stampin Up! had a stamp similar to this several years ago in a cute little set called "Thanks Snow Much!" But the idea was too fun to pass up. When my kids were little - I think they may have been 10, 8, and 2 - we woke up one Valentine's Day morning to *SNOW*ON*THE*GROUND!!!!! I actually broke a cardinal rule in our family - never wake a sleeping child - and woke the kids up, got them dressed in the few warm items we could find, and hurried them outside to enjoy the moment.
And a moment was about all there was. We went for a walk and then hurried to build a snowman in the front yard. This is what he looked like by about noon. But we had a blast anyway and it made a wonderful memory.
My partner said she laughed when she opened the package and saw him for the first time.