Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Oh Canada . . .

We are having Canadian weather right now, and I just want to walk around the house singing the Canadian national anthem to complete the effect.

Our one-inch thick ice is still on the driveway and less-traveled streets.  DH went out to the post office and his office yesterday and his big, heavy vehicle didn't even make a dent in the ice, nor leave tracks.  Yes, it's that bad.

Black ice on the interstate is still causing bad wrecks.   And we have received an inch of snow on top of that, this morning.   The good news with that is that I have a bit more traction when I take the dog out.

The wind is strong and our air temp is plunging to 0°F or lower tonight.  At least we don't live in Boston, where they've received 100 inches of snow in the past three or four weeks!

I finished the Bubble Dress for DGD yesterday, so below is a pic, as promised.   Today I will make her a long-sleeve tee shirt to wear under it for the cooler Spring days.  I am not getting out on the roads (too dangerous) so the weather is giving me lots of good sewing time.   The bottom photo is an outfit I finished for DGD a week ago.   It is a cotton/lycra knit 3-pc and the knit fabric was very nice to work with.  (lighting in my sewing room is terrible, so the leggings look a different color but in reality, they do match, especially the white.



At February 18, 2015 at 5:05 PM , Blogger RoseyP said...

Lucky girl to have a grandma like you, Doris. I still carry the bag you made for me with the Australian Shepherd on it and the B&B name. Everyone admires it and it washes well. You are very talented.
BTW, cleats on your boots are good if you can find them down there...the ones I have are called Gripons....rubber with steel cleats. Mind you, not much works on ice, I had them on my boots and still went a** over tea kettle.

At February 19, 2015 at 1:10 AM , Blogger Laura in IA said...

Adorable outfits Doris. Soon it will be the season to wear them. Great things to sew during an ice storm.

At February 19, 2015 at 11:09 AM , Blogger MJ said...

Love the clothing, Doris. Your grand daughter is very fortunate to have you in charge of her wardrobe. Do you have 'chains' for your shoes/boots? They are on straps and are much like original roller skates. They slide onto your footwear and have cleats that help you navigate the ice. You can find them at sporting goods stores.

At February 19, 2015 at 4:43 PM , Blogger Marion in NZ. said...

What lovely outfits Doris. You are certainly a gifted needlewoman ! Are we going to see a photo of your DGD wearing them ?
We are seeing amazing coverage of the extreme weather you are having over in the States. Not sure how well our homes (or residents thereof) would cope !
Keep safe.

At February 21, 2015 at 2:29 PM , Blogger Sara in Florida said...

Such cute outfits! My SIL is flying from Grand Forks ND to Nashville either Sun or Mon. on business. Sure hope the weather is better then. :)
Sara in Fla.


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