We have had that day this week- the day when you get up to walk the dog in the morning and think "it's changed, I can feel fall."
This year will be a little different.
For reasons we all know about we are not going to do our regular winter trip to the US. We have been doing that for the last ten years, saving up our vacation when we were both working. It will be weird to be at home for the winter this year, all winter.
Because of our annual trips I always see my fall/winter sewing as half warm weather clothes making.
This year I will be at home and either in the house or out in the cold, for 5-6 months.
Getting your head into this space requires considering the Danish term hygge very seriously. Canadians don't have an equivalent term, unless you call it hockey season, but we do have an equivalent climate.
Pretty much everyone has heard of hygge these days. It is that sort of cozy, snuggly, comfortable holed up securely at home situation that seems to me to particularly relevant to the times ahead. Workers at home will even be hygge in the office this year.
So with these weighty issues in my mind right now I have decided to do a full on hygge winter wardrobe.
To me this will involve sewing some new clothes that hopefully should feel like old clothes.
I have been thinking about a book these days my kids and I used to read "Need a house call Miss Mouse." Miss Mouse was an architect and she made homes for various animals. We used to look at the pictures and everyone would decide what was our favourite house. I learned a lot about my kids by seeing what house they chose.
This was my favourite, the fox's den. I could totally live there and live like that. Just add a sewing machine.