Sunday, February 21, 2016


I meant to show you these pics last week. So much for good intentions.

I couldn't resist shrugging into a down jacket over my bathrobe to run out for these photos on a very frigid early morning a couple weeks ago. (Click to enlarge.)

We've had more snow and lotsa blow since then. I've gotten the car stuck in the driveway 3 times... aargh... but the good news is that we've had some thawing temperatures the last few days, and the snow has been melting fast - hurray! Tons of it left to go, but spring's coming! Sometime.

It's been good weather for sewing, if nothing else. Here's a sneak peek of my latest project. It's finished and mailed, but needs to be received by Jess, modeled (hopefully it fits!) and photographed, so you'll have to wait to see the rest of it.

Well, except for this part... I had a lot of help for putting in a simple hook and eye. Yep, Quality Control at its furriest!

Another barkcloth project is begun (well, the pattern is printed, anyway). Hopefully I'll get that done quickly, because I was asked to do another pattern test in the next couple of weeks, this time by someone I've never tested for before. However, I've sewn a couple of her things, so I'm not worried at all about this pattern. It should be totally fun!


Jenny said...

Looks like maybe a skirt?

Glad to hear your snow is melting. It was in the 50s here Friday and Saturday, so no snow left here, for now... They are predicting 6 inches or so from Wednesday morning through Thursday afternoon. Of course, lunch time talk among the teachers today was on our chances for a snow day! :)

Grandma G said...

It just might be a skirt. ;) It was received today, and the report is that it's a perfect fit! Yay! Now just to wait for some daylight and photos.

Ugh on 6" of new snow. But I guess if it gives you a day off, it's not all bad, huh? Unless you have to make it up, that is. :(

Jenny said...

Hooray for a perfect fit! I wish I could pull that off on my own skirt projects!

We haven't had any snow days yet this year, so it's highly unlikely we'd have to make up any. I've been teaching for 14 years and we've only had to make up days one year (two years ago) when we had 11 snow days! We had to add two extra days on at the end of the year.

Geneviève Thiffault said...

You got stuck in the driveway three times? That's enough to make anyone sick of winter. Blergh!

At least the weather made for some productive sewing time! :) The skirt looks fantastic, I can't wait to see it modeled.

I'm glad it finally started melting too, it was about time!

Grandma G said...

Thanks, Gen! I can't wait to see the skirt modeled, either. Apparently good lighting and the photographer haven't been available at the same time yet. 😏