Sunday, August 28, 2011

Hurricane Irene

In upstate New York near the shores of Lake Ontario we were spared from the destruction of Hurricane Irene. But we did have one of the windiest days in my memory. As we sat down to dinner I suggested we go and see the lake. If it was super windy at our house, the lake shore would probably be even more so.

As we approached the parking lot near the lake, it was very clear that we were not the only ones curious about the lake that night.

Getting out of the car I realized that the force of the winds were bordering on dangerous and we would need to be careful. I scooped up my toddler and strapped her onto my back.

The waves were amazing. Never had I experienced the power of water like this. I could imagine a wave coming up and whisking us away.

Of course the sunset was a nice treat too.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Headbands and Hair Covers

A friend was looking for some kind of head covering and I actually had a decent supply of hats and things. She really liked this head band like cover. I figured it would be easy to make. We measured the original and looked through my stash of fabric.

Later in the week I made one up, then made some more. It was a quick and easy project. I even made some in kid sizes. What is especially neat about it is that it can be customized with different fabrics and widths. It could be made as narrow as a traditional headband or very wide in order to cover much of the head. It is very comfortable too due to the elastic in the back.