About the woodlands I will go
To see the cherry hung with snow.
I am a snow person.
Always hoping for that one big snow fall. The one that quickly covers everything with white so deep that everything is forced to slow down. The one that closes stores and knocks out electricity.
I am so ready for it.
Winter storm warnings roll my socks up and down. Last week, they predicted ten to twenty inches of snow. I was secretly thrilled. Finally! The big one! It’s here! I knew all that canning would come in handy someday. Fire up the wood stove, get out the Yatzee game and make some hot chocolate. Let ‘er fall!
I jumped out of bed on Saturday morning fantasizing about sewing all day with a backdrop of the white fluffy stuff coming down, wood stove blazing, and celtic tunes blaring in the background.
I wasn’t disappointed. The fire kept me warm and it did snow most of the day. Not ten to twenty inches, but enough to cover up all the brown and inspire me to refashion another sweater dress for Brooke.
I thought the pattern and texture of this gray and yellow thrift store sweater would make a nice little girl’s sweater dress.
Use a shirt for a pattern.
Cut off the sides and the sleeves. Put some water on the wood stove.
Right sides together and starting at the bottom, sew up the sides of the sweater. Make some hot cocoa.
Cut the sleeves to fit. Sip your cocoa.
Turn the sleeve inside out and sew up the side to fit. Trim off the extra fabric. Put some more wood on the fire.
Cut the top of the sleeve for a shoulder. Sip more cocoa.
Right sides together, pin and sew the sleeves back into the armhole. Eat the cocoa soaked marshmallow.
Sit back and enjoy watching the snow fall.
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