Finished my first block for the snowman swap. It didn't turn out bad at all and think I will enjoy working on the other 11. LOL. I figure I need to do two snowman a week and then I will be able to square them all up and get in mail in time to meet the deadline. I decided to use perle 8 for french knots for the smile. Think it was the right choice. Of course the fun part of the smile and eyes, etc is that they are traditionally done with coal or rocks etc. (when making a snowman) so if they are a little off in size or shape it doesn't matter! My kind of project!!!!!