Sometimes winters here in NE Ohio can feel like they will never end. By this time of year I start to get a little moody and long for warm breezes, bird song, and sunshine.
I have a few little routines that I employ this time of year to help me deal with the last weeks of winter – I visit my local garden center so I can see and smell growing things, I start going through gardening catalogs, I do a huge clean/purge of my living space, and I redecorate (or at least re-arrange) some of my rooms.
Something new I’ve tried the past couple of years is to give my winter coat a little bit of a makeover. While I wouldn’t go out and buy a brand new coat I am perfectly willing to do a little something to make it feel “fresh”. Last year I posted How to Make a Colorful Brooch with the Cuttlebug and I wore that brooch around until I could ditch my winter coat for a lighter jacket.
This year I was given some beautiful Lion Brand Yarn at CHA and I decided that I wanted to use that to spruce up my winter coat.
There is a “catch” though… you can only find the instructions over on my friend Laura Bray’s blog.
You see, we had a little discussion about the Winter Blues and decided to swap blogs and guest post on one anothers blogs. I hope you’ll follow the link and get the HOW TO from her site.
What do YOU do to fight off the winter blues??