Let me just begin by telling you I'm not a homebody.
In fact, I'm a little claustrophobic.
I get really anxious in traffic jams & when flying.
So being house bound the past 5 days,
(first with sick kids & now with weather)
has taken a toll on my fragile physique.
But today we finally got a break from the wind chill & could venture outside.
Since we live in Texas not Vermont, we're not equipped with real snow gear.
So we improvise.
You know what a redneck snowsuit is?
Your brothers Spiderman PJ's under overalls. And if it's really cold & wet you can wrap garbage bags around your legs!!
Every night during the news I see the school closings running at the bottom of the screen & I break down & sob.
Does that make me a bad Mom?
I miss going out shopping, watching bad TV, & having a little time to myself.
The good news is this forced quarantine has given me lots of time to work on some projects.
Last year I went on a felting binge.
I'm crazy for wool & am finally using some of this enourmous stash!
I'm working on a camping blanket made from a stack of old Pendleton jackets.
I cut my squares, I'll start sewing tonight.
And more altered books!
This was in the dollar bins at Michaels. The cover was just tied on so I took it all apart & created something more my style.
The inside cover.
I did a packing tape transfer over gesso'd cardboard. Embellished with buttons, both homemade & vintage.
I hope you are staying warm, cozy & inspired this week!!