Quite often we have the "weather advisory" scare show! Be afraid -- we're having a lot of snow! Leave early! Prepare to shovel! Don't drive! Cancel school! (We live in Michigan -- I'm not sure why they cancel school so often...)
So, earlier this week they were hawking bad news and the storm never materialized. (But school was cancelled -- wind chill, they said.) Last night when they promised more bad weather, it's easy to think it could be another false alarm!
As early in the morning as 4 a.m., no snow. By 8:30 a.m. -- Yikes!
These pix don't show it so well, but roads were a mess! (I hear they're better now, but another six inches is expected later today or tonight, so the weather-mavens say!) There was about four inches over a three- or four-hour period. These paper boxes are in a somewhat covered area...
And look! It's snowing sideways! (I hate it when it snows sideways -- it's never good...) Rick is very lucky to be in Portland this week!
Send good vibes to my friend Suzanne who is flying today from Toronto to Chicago and then to Antarctica... As a work colleague said, "why leave, when the snow is here!"
I feel hot cocoa and a good book coming on...
On another note...
I been speaking recently of my Unfinished Object (UFO) -- here's a look at Phase Two... I felted the front and back of the would-be sweater. You can see it here next to the unfelted sleeve. The unfelted parts look very bright. It doesn't show as much in the photo, but the felted piece is quite muted.
Next step will be cutting it up and doing something with it. I've heard or thought about the following ideas -- purses (I'm trying to psych myself up for sewing through a half-inch of felted wool, but am leaning this way to make at least one!); a table mat or mats; coasters (possibly with the ribbing); coin purses; tea mats... any other ideas out there? (I still haven't ruled out a cat-bed for Gypsy Rose!)