This weekend, it was sunny, and it didn’t snow.
For those of you not living through The World’s Longest, Coldest, Grayest Winter, Ever, (Seriously, Ever), this may not be a big deal. But for those of us who are living through The World’s Longest, Coldest, Grayest Winter, Ever, (Seriously, Ever) this was a very big deal.
What does a girl do on a sunny, non-snowy Saturday during TWLCGWE(SE)? She rents the Zipcar and goes to her local Joann’s Superstore.
I’ve been meaning to go to Joann for what seems like months now, but I refuse to drive in the snow if I absolutely don’t have to. And since, for me, trips to big-box craft stores don’t really count as “have to” trips, I’ve been putting this off for awhile.
When I started this new site, I was sure that I wanted to do more sewing. There’s just one glitch in those plans. My sewing nook is small and sits in the corner of our den. Our den is built over the front porch of our house. This means that the floor of the den gets very very very cold, as there is nothing underneath it except the ice cold air during this, TWLCGWE(SE). So sewing has been put on the back burner for now, until it warms up a little and I can sew without risking my feet turning into blocks of ice.
However, I did score something sewing related (at 40% off!) that makes me feel like an honest to goodness crafter.
My very own rotary cutting set, complete with rotary cutter, ruler and self-healing cutting surface. I’m thrilled beyond measure. It’s definitely a starter kit, but I think that’s all I need right now. I’m still petrified of quilting, but I like to make little bags and wallets, so I think this will suit my purposes just fine.
I did come home with something else:
That’s every color of CottonEase that was available at the store. Yes, it’s true.
I am making a Babette Blanket. I started this weekend, and will have project pictures tomorrow.
This is insane. I’m crocheting a blanket. Me, the girl who can’t even commit to knitting a sweater.
I think the sunlight got to me. I still can’t really believe it.