It’s cold.

Today is very, very cold.  I walked to work for the first time all week and had the sense to put on two pairs of gloves, a scarf, and a sadly mis-coordinated warm hat (you know it’s cold when my scarf and hat clash).  The grocery store billboard said it was -7, but McDonald’s said 0.  My nose agreed with the grocery store.

Strange phenomenon of the day: out of the corner of my eye, I could see that the piece of hair sticking out from under my hat was frosty.  At first I thought it must have been wet when I left the house, but then I realized that the moisture from my breath was settling on my hair and freezing.

Still no crafts to show – my plans to paint last night were pleasantly spoiled by my husband, who saw my last post and decided I needed a little date.  (Anything I have to say about how great, sensitive, caring, etc. he is will probably just sound cheesy, so I’ll refrain. Mostly.) After dinner, we stopped by good ol’ Ross and I found two cute dresses for $3.50 each.  That’s cheaper than the Goodwill, people.  One of them is a simple wool-esque plaid shift that’s just the sort of thing I would try to sew for myself – the fact that it’s possible to find the occasional great bargain keeps me from sewing a lot of stuff, because it would have take me a lot more than $3.5o worth of fabric to make that dress.  That said, my weekend plans still include working on a skirt made with the leftover linen and the green fabric with red tulips from this post.

I do have a couple of photos to share of some of old crafts in action, though, courtesy of the lovely Katy Cummings.  I sent her two little hairclips before Christmas and they look adorable in her daughter Caddy’s hair.

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There’s something really special about seeing someone else use something you’ve made, especially when it’s in a casual setting and you know they didn’t think Oh gosh, Paula’s coming over so I’d better pull out all that junk she made me and try to look like I wear it.  Mom told me last night that she’s been using my knitting bag, which promptly filled me with warm fuzzies.  Does anyone else feel that way about their artsy-craftsy stuff?

Back to the cold, my office has one little window but I can feel it radiating freezingness.  I’ve had two cups of blueberry herbal tea today, but I think I can use another…my fingers are almost too cold to type.

Enjoy your long weekend!

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