The madness that is ‘summer’ in Alberta, is where we all try to cram in as much outdoor activity as possible into the four months (if we’re lucky) of glorious warmth and sunshine.
Alberta’s actually, known as ‘Canada’s Sunniest Province’. We average 312 days with sunshine per year. Doesn’t sound impressive? Well, many of those sunny days happen over winter. Don’t get me wrong, there’s a lot to do in the winter too, you just have to dress for it, make sure you have a hat on your head.
It is nice to have some indoor hobbies to entertain yourself on those crazy cold and blowing snow days (weeks). As you may have gathered, I have plenty of hobbies to keep me out of trouble:
OK, admittedly some are more creative than others. My first project though will be to sew this ‘Summer Dress’. Yes, I’m a wee bit behind. I bought the pattern and material a while ago, got it cut out the next day and then….back burner. I fancied the vintage vibe, like the little peasant dresses we used to wear back in the 70’s ( when I was just a wee youngster I might add).
Since I have a very basic sewing machine, I picked out a simple pattern with no button holes or zipper. I think I can really bling it up later with some of my favorite vintage finds.
I say “winter-schminter”, bring it on!
How about you, are you looking forward to winter?