New England area. From the shores of Hull and Revere where they withstood (or didn't), four high tides, to the thousands of folks stranded in their cars on major roadways like 128 for days. It was an event you never forget. Back then there weren't cell phones or internet or tweeting either. If the phones went down, you really were out of touch. You had Michael Dukakis on the tube in a sweater for comfort. Oh MY! ;)
Today while watching the endless weather reports and senate hearings, I had another marathon cutting session. I finally took that cashmere coating down and did something with it. Coat and lining are cut out and ready to go.
A couple of new patterns slipped in too. Who could resist something fun like leopard leggings? I will admit, using animal print ( not printed animals!), is a stretch for me.
A cute Indygo Junction vest pattern also made it into the mix.
I did this in a small piece of wool I got to go with the coat but decided I didn't want to go that route (and cut this lovely wool for a few accents) so a different match was made. It will be trimmed out in dark brown linen. I hope this one works out well, because I think it would make a cute and comfortable summer top too. I'm losing the pockets on this pattern for now. Lastly, a really fun retro print cotton (I used fabric this for a set of napkins and fell in love with it), to be made up as a blouse. If nothing else, I'll match my table linens!
There are some napkins in progress and a few other small items to make it to the cutting table. My garment sewing may be saying it's still winter, but I sure am enjoying bringing some bright spring colors into some of my other sewing.
The blue top is done but for buttons and buttonholes.
So stay safe people, stock up and get some cooking done for reheating easily, get the board games out, the pets in to snuggle, the extra blankets, the shovels, the boots and winter woolens, fill extra water jugs, charge up and get ready to power down and make the best of it. It's about all you can do.
Parting shots: I got your back.