Oh my has it been a week! Or two. . .
Goats being goats, my entire herd decided to kid in the past two weeks. Yes, the two coldest weeks of the year, with temps going down in the negatives and snow falling every other day. That was fun. . .
Every shed was full, and then more than full. Goats wound up in the garage. Babies came into the house. Heat lamps went up everywhere. Thank God we didn't loose power like Texas did, because even with heat lamps it was a struggle to keep the babies warm enough and there were a few sleepless nights. And, thank God for wood heat, so even if we had lost power the house would have still been warm enough for us people, and probably all the baby goats would have wound up in the house at one point or another.
Speaking of cold. . . I may have been spoiled previously with my nice warm sewing room and bedroom on the main level of the house (fantastic wood heat, remember), but this summer, my sewing room and bedroom moved to the basement. The cooler temperatures of this level were fabulous and supremely comfortable all summer long. Then it got chilly. And my sewing room was a little less comfortable to spend all day in than it previously had been. The fleece pants that have been abandoned in my bottom dresser drawer since high school? Oh yeah, those started getting worn. All. The. Time. The fleece top my future mother-in-law gave me? Possibly my most used Christmas gift this year. Same goes for the fuzzy socks she gave me.
I used to never wear fleece - too warm and synthetic-y for me to be comfortable. This basement room changed that however. As the winter got colder, I decided I needed to make myself some warm loungewear to wear while sewing. The single pair of fleece pants and the fleece top did need to be washed once in a while at least. . .
Thus, when Mother Grimm asked for testers for a new lounge hoodie, I jumped on it! Cozy sewing clothes, here I came!