|See how thrilled I look? Yeah. I'm not nearly|
|Small car. Big snow.|
|The cats are quite puzzled by this.|
This was after the first storm. We got another fifteen inches last week, plus four more today and we're scheduled for another foot tomorrow. Just in time for my commute. Wish me luck, folks! And strong shoveling muscles- I'm going to need them!
In between storms, we made it out to the big train show...(Amherst Model Railway Society Show, but around here, 'the big train show' doesn't need clarification.)
|Not even the train layouts escaped the snow.|
Anyway, between all that, and the head cold (I'll spare you photographic evidence of that), there hasn't been a whole lot of crafting. Some mittens:
In the sewing department, I'm making some window coverings for a friend who just moved into a new house. They're losing a lot of heat through the windows, so I figured they could use window quilts as a house-warming present. Though sewing projects always seem to been multi-step things. Wherein step one is to deal with a pile of mending that is blocking access to the sewing machine. (A pair of pants, a shirt, a sweater and a jacket have been returned to my closet. And various other garments have been deemed irreparable and put into a garbage bag.)
Next step, lay out the project--in this case, some long curtains I had, that only needed to be shortened for my friend's windows.
At this point the whole thing bogs down, as spreading fabric on the floor is a guaranteed way to get 'help'.
After my feline assistants settled down, more progress was made. Though naturally I didn't have a bobbin of thread in the right color and had to wind one. Then there was an interval of taking things apart and cleaning the bobbin race before the thread would stop tangling, But. One set of windows down, two more to go.
Now I just need it to stop snowing so my time stops being chewed up by horrendous commutes and snow removal.