Thursday, January 27, 2011

Snow Weary

15" this morning at 5:30am...


...my daughter arriving home at 7:45am after getting stuck at work overnight


...a picture from my front door after they've plowed the sidewalks...because this is as far as I'm going...


...I am snow weary and they are predicting an inch tomorrow - 2 to 3" on Saturday and more snow on Tuesday...anyone in a sunshiny, warm and snowless state looking for a sewing companion...cause I'm so snow weary! 

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  1. Oh you poor DC folk (how I wish you could send it all our way - us skiers looooove such quantities of the beautiful white stuff). But you know the silver lining, right, Carolyn? a free sewing day, mwahahahahah!

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  2. Wow! My kids would be so jealous.They want a snow day so bad! For Chicago, it takes a heap of snow in the middle of the night like you just had to cancel anything! Some winter in the east!

    Also, I read your previous post. Try Burda. I am not a fan for tracing the patterns...But I have to say that I have found a few TNT jacket and skirt patterns (no luck with blouses and dresses, as of yet). It is a lot of work the first time. You spend so much time fine tuning the pattern piece that you are left with a great fitting garment. And so much easier to make up again. The pivot/slide method for increasing a Burda pattern has worked well for me.

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  3. Oh girl, come to Texas and teach me your mad skills!! We don't know what snow is around here, and it's been in the 70s by the afternoon.

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  4. C - I do not envy you as far as the snow. Ugh I heard about the additional snow coming our way. Enjoy the day and I am sure we will see another beautiful creation from you. I am one of the few in my office today. I wish I was hope doing some sewing/knitting.

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  5. Wow..you got a lot more than I did up here in NW Connecticut! I wish the complex I lived in cleaned up as well as yours though! Mine is always a mess! I don't mind being stuck inside..it just means I get to sleep late instead of getting up early to drive my son to the bus and I get to sew or cook to my hearts content without as many interruptions from my younger girls. They get easily entertained by their big brother! :) Enjoy it while you can..take the time to read a good book with a cup of tea or cocoa!

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  6. I've been following the northeast weather fiasco on the weather channel. The snow looks beautiful on TV from where I am in north Florida, but I can't imagine trying to get around in it & dealing with it day after day! Our highs have been in the 60s, but we're supposed to be near 70 this weekend. I'd invite you south, but it looks like your airports are shut down, too!

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  7. Well, as much as I'd like to help you out, I'm afraid it's no good. I just spent 2.5 hours cleaning my driveway and walk. And that was WITH a (woefully inadequite) snow blower. Then it pooped out near the end and I had to finish by hand. So much for sewing today. I'm too tired to climb the stairs to my sewing room.

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  8. I live in Overland Park Kansas we do have snow on the ground but not near as much as you have. It will be high 40's to low 50's this weekend! I would love a sewing buddy! Come on over!

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  9. That is crazy! I've never seen that much snow in one place!! Come to sunny Georgia....we've got a fiece wind, but no snow...well, barely any snow LOL It usually doesn't stick...

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  10. There are few things I hate more than snow. I wish I had maintenance people to shovel and plow for me. The front side walk isn't so bad. But digging out my car is a major, major pain. I dug out the car and got stuck in the driveway!!!! Grrrr! But, I'm letting myself get upset again. Slow, deep breaths.

    Anyway, stay safe and warm.

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  11. At least you don't have to dig out a car Miss Carolyn. I am not far from you down in Sayreville and I am so over this snow it is not even funny. It snowed yesterday morning and then again last night. I am just going to get under the blanket and stay here for the rest of the day.

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  12. Come on out girlfriend. We've been in the high 40s, 50s and today the high is 58* - that's sunbathing weather! Even the rain has been waiting until we sleep :) g

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  13. You're welcome to come on down to snowless Savannah, GA! You poor thing. The last time I saw that much snow---it was last year and I was near the North Pole. You DC folks look like you're getting slammed. You poor thing indeed.....

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  14. Come on down to Florida and be my sewing buddy for the rest of winter! I'll come visit NJ during August. ;-)

    Stay warm and dry, and I hope you get some time in the sewing room today, or whatever you want to do with the "free" day.

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  15. You've got lots more snow that we do up here in Toronto this year. Wow! At least they plowed your sidewalks so you don't feel completely snowbound. I hope your daughter's work kept the heat on all night or she'll be ice right through today.

    About your previous post: I've been buying vintage patterns on eBay mostly. I can get half size (short waisted, petite) which I have to make longer in large sizes if I look. I figured my grandmother, her sisters and most of the cousins were what you'd call petite plus these days, and they made clothes so there had to be patterns somewhere. Of course, I like vintage, so that works for me.

    I think you're doing a great job making your own patterns. I used to buy only Vogue because they fit and I liked the fashion forward styles. Now, even for small sizes, Vogue is nothing special for the most part since McCalls bought them. Where did all the good designers go? I'm odd one out as Burda plus sizes just don't do it for me. I like the Knipmode Dutch patterns, but most aren't really office wear.

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  16. Oh goodness, Carolyn. It looks like a typical Chicago snow storm. Snow Weary = Sew Day.

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  17. It's 61 degrees here in Texas today and suppose to be in the seventies tomorrow. Come on down and we'll sew.

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  18. Holy cow! It's not that snowy here and I live in the Great White North!

    P.S. If you ever want to really piss off a Canadian, make sure to ask us
    1. if it snows all year 'round.
    2. if we live in igloos or
    3. if we have polar bears in our town.

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  19. Hey we aren't even int he snow belt and we've got this much snow! You at least get your parking lot plowed for you.

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  20. We got snow this today so I can't send you nice weather.
    Hope you enjoyed your snow day :)

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  21. Well if you can be bothered travelling, it will be 35 (93) here this weekend. Perfect for watching the tennis grand slam final with drinks in hand under the shade of a tree. Can't guarantee any sewing though ;/

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  22. I am far enough north that I only got an inch in this storm, but we've had plenty this year already and I have several feet of snow on the ground and it doesn't appear to be going anywhere. We've had fresh snow, or ice, 8 of the last 10 days, and I am expecting more snow 4 of the next 5 days. At least my arms are getting in admirable shape.

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  23. I'm 5 mi S of LAX, 2 mi to the beach. It is sunny and 72F today. Come over and sew with me.

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  24. It's been beautiful here the last week - in the 70s. I just walked to my little shopping area for food and the sky is blue and the sun is shining.

    Come come come. I don't have an extra room, but I'll take you fabric shopping. :D

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  25. You're welcome to come to San Diego, sunny and 75 degrees today. January and February are always nicer weather months than May and June.
    Linda

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  26. It was a toasty 55 here today, bright and sunny. So not what you'd think of for Colorado.

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  27. Poor Carolyn! You just come on down here, it's a balmy 45F and you can use all my industrial machines. I do adore snow but then I don't have to go to work in it, do I?

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  28. Oh no, at least you are stuck at home rather than stuck at work like your poor daughter was.

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  29. Sorry, not in a sunny state - but you are more than welcome to come sew with me in NZ :-) Love to have you here ;-)

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  30. And we thought LAST winter was the winter from hell!!!!

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  31. Great blog! It makes me happy to see people who share the same passion as mine. And I live in a tropical country, so I wouldn't mind snow. :) -Issa of Ukay, Fine Whatever!
    http://ukayfinewhatever.wordpress.com/

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  32. I wish I could help out. This week hasn't been too bad here (Iowa). But now we're looking at "chances of wintery mix" tonight. Then the temperature starts a downhill slide again according to the current forcast.

    I'd love to have you over though!

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  33. I am with you 100%. Stick a fork in me, I am DONE with this winter.

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  34. Nice weather here near San Francisco, highs in the 60's. Better yet, our guest room is my sewing room - sewing machine, serger, supplies, fabric stash, all waiting for you!

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  35. I moved 11 hours south and I STILL have snow~

    Carolyn, you could earn a living hiring yourself out by the week, teaching us all your techniques and secrets and resolving our individual challenges.

    You could tour the world. On us.

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  36. Oh Carplyn m kiddos would have loved it about now. We haven't had one snow day yet. Like Cindy said it takes a load like that in the middle of the night to get one here in WI. All we keep getting are these little 2 inch or less dustings. My kids have gone sledding less than a half a dozen times. Would love to get an inpumpto sewing day.

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  37. And yet, all of this snow is staying just east of me (Scranton). You can come here. We only have about 6" on the ground, and are expecting nothing from the storms this weekend.

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  38. ok you're not going to want to hear this, but I love your photos because we are absolutely sweltering here in Sydney and the thought of staying cosy and warm inside is much more appealing than trying to stay cool! Plus I've never experienced that much snow so it would be exciting, although I appreciate it would get tiresome after a while

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  39. But you're trapped with your sewing machine and plenty of fabric, so it could be worse ...

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  40. You would be most welcome here in Adelaide, South Australia, but I'm not sure that the weather is really all that much better right now.

    We got to 110oF (44C) today, it was 107 yesterday and will be 102 tomorrow....

    That snow sure looks good!

    -Sewingelle

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