I had big crafting plans for today, but a few draft snakes* had to take precedence at the sewing machine. When I rearranged our living room earlier this fall, I failed to take into account just how chilly it would be to sit on the sofa under the trio of (charming, but not weather-proofed) casement windows. I'm going to make some for Jack's office too (another historic drafty building) and those need to be four feet, eight inches long. Quite a snake.
It was snowy this morning, and this afternoon, it's clear and cold - my favorite weather. While having coffee with the kind and funny Melissa this morning, I kept looking out the window and seeing these fat snowflakes floating about, and it made me really happy. It's a relatively unusual sight around here. Melissa sent me home with one of her fabric boxes; it's really lovely and simple and just my style (and a good place to store M&M's paper-chain-in-progress). Thanks Melissa!
* I made my draft snakes by sewing a tube that is as long as the window is wide (I used some wool, but any fabric would work). I turned it right side out and filled it with rice (I think people usually use sand, but I didn't have any) and sewed the opening closed.