Growing up in Texas near the Gulf Coast, I have lived through my fair share of hurricanes. I never thought I would have to prepare to weather one in New England, but that is we did this weekend. Granted, our preparations this weekend pale in comparison of what I remember watching my parents do when I was a child. Nevertheless, I did undertake some of the same preparations even if it was under my husband’s mocking eye (example of spousal mockery: when I was filling up our downstairs bathroom with water just in case we needed extra water, my husband affectionately referred to it as my ‘paranoia pool’).
My checklist included a few other tasks and items that weren’t on my parents’ list like cooking and baking a ton, hosting a play date, and of course knitting and sewing. I felt as it I was nesting more than preparing for a big storm.
For the long-sleeve version of the dress, I used Scandi Chirp by Michael Miller and leftover fabric for the trim.
Other than a few fallen branches and leaves strewn all around our house, I feel pretty lucky we were able to get through the storm without incident. I know several people who weren’t as lucky as we were.