of a "wintry mix" abound. we can only hope. and wait.
in the mean time. i'm making a tv cosy.
the gray fabric with the burgundy stripey squares was part of a pile of fabric i scored on freecyle. it's not particularly appealing, but it's a nice linen weave and i thought it appropriate for such a utilitarian device. the patch in the front center isn't sewn on. i just stuck it there to see what it might look like. it sticks right to the linen. i'm thinking we could have a changing scene, like a felt board. the patch & top piece is from a pile of remnants i acquired from an upholstery shop i once worked in. yes, i worked in a fabric store before i ever had even the slightest interest in sewing. how strange.
of course, i am completely improvising as i've got no pattern. i've been wanting to make a tv cosy ever since i saw this one and this one. for the longest time we've had a lovely silk shibori scarf (which was the altar cloth at our wedding) covering our tv, and i feel the scarf deserves a much more honored fate.
i still need to sew the back onto it, but it actually works fairly well as is. i had some corner challenges with the three dimensionality of it all. i'm sure there is some trick i don't know about. but all in all, i'm quite pleased.
if i had a bigger house, the tv wouldn't be in the living room at all. but alas, it has found it's place in the corner, and for the majority of the time, it shall remained covered.