Wednesday, January 01, 2014

A start to 2014, and wrapping up 2013

First of all Happy New Years to everyone!

I wanted to take some time to wrap up what happened for the month of December in regards to some of my crafting, and general life.

First of all, on the 15th of December, I was invited to share a table at the Comic Con with my friend Eryn, who runs a Facebook page and small business called Slythe.  She makes upcycled clothes and accessories, like the hand warmers on the model.  The moustash bears she also makes from scraps and recycled buttons.  I added my knitting and crochet to the mix.  I had made quite a few things for this convention since I had broken my ankle back in November, and couldn't go to my regular day job. So when you can't work, might as well knit or sew.

Getting to the convention alone was a bit tricky since we had a fair bit of snowfall.  Much more than we usually get in Toronto for this time of year.

After the convention, the great ice storm of the GTA 2013 happened.  We were without power for almost 48 hours.  Thankfully our building had a generator to get us water, and to charge important electronics like phones.  I decided to rock it old school like it was 1800 and do some hand quilting by candle light, and knit during the day while I could still see.

Below are some photos my hubby took of the nearby trees in their glazed state.

Eryn's family were kind to offer us a place to stay while the city recovered over the holidays to get power back. We were thankful for the kind hospitality of her family. We were very thankful for a place to have a warm meal and showers. We watched Bond movies, had wonderful food, and they gave us gifts that we were definitely not prepared for but grateful for. 

As for the projects I was working on, Creeper Hats and Granny Square blankets were made.

Now that 2013 has come and gone, I hope to finish at least my crazy quilt, and I will be posting some photos of the progress on that a bit later.  I'm also hoping to break into my stash and do a bit more sewing this year in between working. 

Here's to 2014!

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