Ah, winter in Michigan.
Snow, cold and ice. Grey skies and gusty winds. Long dark nights. Not the optimum environment to want to bundle up and go places or do stuff outside.
And, then another spike in COVID cases …
Before you bemoan the situation, use it for good and fun stuff you can do inside instead.
Winter is the perfect time to make your green barn exhibits for the Chelsea Community Fair.
That third full week in August will be here before you know it.
January and February are great months to perfect your baking skills, search out and try new recipes.
Winter, dear readers, is the best time of year to make some arts and crafts. Choose a needlework or sewing or crocheting or quilting project, get the supplies and get going.
And if you want to get outside to stretch your legs and get some crisp air, take some photos of the winter wonderland around you to enter in the photography area.
Not sure where to start?
Go to www.ChelseaFair.org and take a look at last year’s premium book for inspiration.
With no yardwork to do, for me winter is the perfect time to concentrate on and spend hours stitching my needle art entry for this year’s fair.
Remember, you can enter Agriculture, Antiques, Baking, Canning, Floriculture, Arts and Hobbies, Photography, Machine Sewing and Needlework.
While you might be longing for spring, green grass and blooming flowers – all of which take me away from my stitching – winter is the perfect time to spend it on your fair projects.