Is anyone there?!
I know, it's been a very long time since I've posted anything, but believe me, I've been really busy. Wanna see what I've been up to?
The first week and a half of February, I was snowed in. Well, ok, not really for a week and a half. It was probably more like 3 days. But it sure felt like a week and a half. And it wasn't really snow, either. It was ice, which would explain why I couldn't go anywhere, since my car doesn't do well on the ice. Or snow for that matter. But that's all beside the point. This is what it looked like....
It looks a little bit mad, don't you think? My feelings, exactly....
There was ice everywhere and I felt like I was never going to escape. But I finally did. And my car did too! And there was much rejoicing!
We had a lot of snow this winter; more than we usually do, which usually puts me in a grumpy mood, because I don't like snow. But one day as I was grumbling, pulling into the snowy driveway again, I saw something that made me smile.
My son had been outside and randomly made this little snowman on the little patio table that sits in the front yard. I don't know why, but I had to laugh. And then I had to grab my camera to get a picture. This was before the ice storm. AFTER the ice storm, this same table made me laugh again.....
I have no clue how this formed, but this sheet of ice hung on like this for several days. It was the wierdest thing. No one in our house could figure this one out. Finally, it just melted away.
So, while everyone else was happliy stitching away when they were "iced" in (get it? Instead of snowed in, we were iced in?! Ok, that was lame, I know. I won't do that again...) I spent most of my time at my computer, trying to get patterns written, a book completed, and a new fabric line designed.
And I have two out of the three done.
Not bad, but I was hoping to have my book done by now. Just a few more weeks, though. I'm finishing the final projects this weekend, and then it's back to the computer for writing, layout, photo touch-ups, etc.
But, I did get the new patterns completed and printed. I even got them up on my website this week. And just in time too, becuase I've heard that the Winterberry Lane fabric is starting to show up in the shops already! So, just in case you haven't seen them, here are the new patterns to go with the fabric....
I also have a new hat pattern and my very first apron pattern!!
I have to say that this hat is by far my favorite one that I've made. I take it just about everywhere I go, just in case I'm having a bad hair day, which is more often than I like. And every time I wear it, I get compliments.
I can't say the same for the apron though, because I think it usually works best to wear an apron in the kitchen. And since I spend very little time in the kitchen, well.... Let's just say that the apron has not seen a lot of use. But, it is a fun one! I made it so that it can be reversed, which also gives it a bit more thickness.
So now, all I have left to do is finish this book. I'm working on it, believe me. And I'm hoping that everyone finds that it was worth the wait. It's been fun, making all these Christmas things, but I'm ready to move on now. Ready for some spring, not only outside, but in my sewing room too. Just a few more weeks, I know. I can feel it....