Penguin Promenade BOM – Block #5

After a cold and wet June, July came with nicer weather, and it has been really hot for the past week or so. It feels a bit weird to be working on skiing and skating penguins when it’s 35 degrees outside. Celsius… that would be in the mid-90s Fahrenheit, I believe. I have never been a winter person, and I don’t like snow. Unless it is on the mountains and stays up there, then it’s pretty. And while I like skating, I have never learned how to ski. I gave it a try once, maybe ten years ago or so but I never got the hang of it. I believe that it is easier to learn when you are young and don’t even think about falling down and not being able to get up again or break a leg. My husband has been skiing all his life, and our son was a quick learner and went down the slopes in no time, and I decided that it was better to let them do their thing and not get in the way. I’d rather be quilting anyway.

In garden news, I lost a bunch of broccoli plants to the cabbage root fly. They were doing just fine, and then just fell over one day. Those little maggots had munched all the roots right off. Two plants were either not infected or strong enough to survive, in any case I harvested two nice crowns of broccoli last week, and they were so good. Now I am waiting for the tomatoes to turn red. I have a whole jungle of tomato plants with lots of green ones on the vines but no sign of red yet. The potato plants are all gone, I removed the last dried up stalks and leaves last week. Since I am not very patient, I already dug up some potatoes, I had to make sure there were some, right? I prefer firm potatoes, and this is a quite mealy variety but they make excellent mashies. Considering that I had no clue about gardening when I decided to do this in March, my first season is going quite well.

Okay, now back to winter and our penguin buddies. This month’s block features a penguin on a sled, all dressed up in matching ear muffs, mittens and a bow tie. The block will be available for free download until the end of the month and move to the store section in September.

054-05 Penguin Promenade #5

EDIT: If you missed the free download of the August block, it is now available for purchase in the pattern store.

EDIT: Individual blocks and pattern bundles are no longer available but the full pattern can still be found in the pattern store, both in English/Imperial and German/Metric.


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9 responses to “Penguin Promenade BOM – Block #5”

  1. KJ in Langley says:

    Another adorable block. Thank you.
    This year I am learning how to garden in a solarium, as opposed to a large yard. I have several kohlrabi plants that are doing really well with golf ball sized kohlrabi so far. No luck with lettuce or radishes. My two towers of beans have been doing quite well and we have had several feeds. Gardening is always a learning experience, even if you are an old hand at it. Way to go.

  2. Joyce Carter says:

    Thank you so much for the block. It is absolutely adorable. Good luck with your garden. I don’t have a green thumb so I was never good at growing things. The only way I can have flowers is to get something that I don’t have to do anything with.

  3. Joanne Berndsen says:

    Hi Beatrice,
    Thanks for another fun penguin !
    I’ve seen those sleds here with wheels added so kids can have that winter feeling at the Christmas markets and Winter fairs even when ther is no snow !
    take carre,

  4. Marcia in TX says:

    I think you are smart to let the males of the family have their fun on skis. I never had the chance and am totally cowardly, so am fine with that.
    Thank you for the penguin pattern.

  5. Shelley says:

    Thanks for another cute penguin block and your garden update. My tomatoes are still green too but a few are starting to turn so maybe I’ll be munching away in a week or two!

  6. Josefina says:

    I have a similar “thing” with skiing. When my youngest son was 10, we went to ski school while my older son and my nephew hit the slopes. I was so full of fear I could not even get down the bunny slope by myself. My son, on the other hand, got bored waiting for the instructor to help me down the slope. He went searching for his brother at the ski lift. He joined them in no time. I was so happy they had fun!

    Thank you for the penguin blocks; they are adorable.

  7. Caroline says:

    Another cute block, thank you

  8. Gertrud Konrad says:

    Danke für den neuen Block. Er ist bezaubernd

  9. Susan says:

    I am trying gardening this year thanks to my sister giving me some extra plants she had. I enjoyed Romaine lettuce until it went to seed. I have a watermelon plant that has a basketball size melon that is still growing. There is another softball size one that doesn’t get any bigger. My zucchini plant has provided me with a few zucchinis so far.

    Thanks for the cute penguin. I have gone sledding, skating, downhill skiing, and cross-country skiing. My favorite is cross-country as my body can no longer do the others. I don’t do well with the extremes of hot or cold weather. I guess that is why I like Spring and Fall the best.

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