I made it pretty far into winter this year before starting to hate it – I mean, it’s March!
Roads, people. Both these pictures contain roads completely covered in snow.
We had a hail storm Monday, and the biggest storm of the year on Tuesday… the snow that melted away 2 weeks ago is back with a vengeance. I drive through country roads 2 hours a day, which usually means at least some sections where the road is snowed over with just one or maybe two wheel ruts to follow. I’m sick of scraping ice and snow off the car, I’m sick of wearing the same pair of winter boots all day, every day, as I trudge around from school to school, and I’m sick of winter coats and wearing many layers!
Meanwhile, it seems like spring has already started for many of you – and I’m desperately jealous! Instagram is starting to pop up with green grass, cherry blossoms, and cute spring clothes. If you can leave the house right now without pulling on giant insulated boots, then girl, you’ve got it good! (Fellow northern-dwellers, you feel my pain.)
Boiled wool draped coat, now complete, and fleece jacket, still unfinished.
All of which, of course, affects my sewing. I’ve bought beautiful materials for a Clare coat, but OMG, I don’t want to sew for winter. I’ve got a fleece jacket in process for my Dad, but again, warm and insulating is not fun right now. I’ve even got pictures of my latest project ready to go – but ugh, the draped coat I made doesn’t look as elegant and chic as everyone else’s when I’m knee-deep in snow!
Instead, here are the last two fabric purchases I made – notice a colour scheme?
The insane batik-ish ITY is going to be a dress, and the solid rayons just might become Jalie dolman tops – I didn’t love my graphic black and white version at first, but I reach for it a lot!
We’ve got March break (a week’s holiday) in just 5 days – I’m planning to do some spring cleaning and get rid of (or refashion) some old me-mades that are taking up space, and hoping to start sew for spring!
Commiserate with me, dear readers – What are you dreaming of right now? Summer, winter, spring, autumn, a holiday, or just an evening to yourself?
ps. March is supposed to be the last month of the Better Pictures Project, but I’m so out of sorts that I haven’t got the intro post ready yet… I’m thinking I’ll just delay until April when I’m in the mood to experiment with pictures and can do the final month justice!