Recently, the Pacific Northwest suffered one of the worst snow events in recent memory. I heard that they had to go back to 1949 to find a worse storm on record. Now I understand that we don’t get the winter weather that is found in other parts of the country, and believe me, I sympathize. But the truth of the matter is, Seattle and environs are just not prepared for serious winter weather because we simply don’t get it very often. There are lots of hills around here, and lots of transplants from other places who don’t know how to deal with our particular mix of wet, heavy snow and underlying ice. The best approach is to get everyone indoors, and stay there until things start to get better.
Which is what we did. My approach was to watch some old movies and binge-watch some favorite old TV shows while catching up on some handwork. One of the projects I picked up to finish had actually been hanging around since 2016. I know this because at some point in the construction, I actually signed and dated it with my sewing machine.
This is the latest in my Treasure Box series, and is about 6″ square. I love the color scheme of the fabric collage, which was exuberantly free motion stitched. The top was beaded by hand, and the wonderful ceramic face is by Diane Briegleb.
I worked on a few other projects during the snow, but none of them got finished except this one. By the way, the signature is on the bottom of the box where no one will see it unless they pick it up and look.
Winter isn’t over yet, so stay warm, dry, safe, and healthy, my little chickadees!