Thank goodness the snow is going - for now. I agree it does look lovely and I'm being very bah humbug but it's the disruption I can't bear. Along with the snow came coughs and sniffles and one child or other off school last week.
The weight of the white stuff on our roof has caused one of our windows to leak and I've changed a 'catching' bowl goodness knows how many times. And as if that wasn't enough, I developed chilblains which are no fun at all. Is this a sign of getting older I wonder? Ah but one good thing happened and that was my lovely husband did the school run for me. Bless. So all in all, not a lot of work has been done over the past three weeks.
Now the temperature is plummeting once more and we're all suffering this time. After several nights of wrapping a hot water bottle in a tee shirt to stop the boy from burning, I could bear it no more and a diversion was clearly called for.
I bought this fabric a couple of years ago with thoughts of making a shirt for my boy but never got round to it. So, in desperate need of a hot water bottle cover, it finally came into its own.
I made this hottie first time round for my father's Christmas present last year. But whereas his was quilted by hand, I didn't have the time with this one so I set the machine's setting to its longest stitch and saved myself many many minutes. Some curtain interlining came in useful as batting and I used remnants of Ikea cotton for the lining/binding to break up the pattern. I also made a conscious decision to veto the button, because I felt it was busy enough, but more importantly because I imagined my little boy snuggling up with his hottie and didn't want anything getting in the way.
Now I'm frantically trying to reclaim some time for Christmas trade and am rushed off my 'chilblained' feet stocking the shop. Last night I was wide awake thinking about purses! Blogging may be a little sporadic this side of Christmas I fear but there is something I'm determined to get finished any day soon. We'll see ..
Keep warm everyone x