Feb 06, 2013 8:00 AM EST
I too love fleece, it is soft warm and feels like a snuggle. Lined pants are magical, nightgowns and sheets keep the heat in and fleece pullovers keep the wind out too. It is a modern miracle, right up there with velcro. Moving up from wool and flannel, this is the best way to find a warm hug whenever you want one. Thanks for sharing.
Feb 06, 2013 8:22 AM EST
Oh, my! You are so smart and creative in your fleece uses, Helen! I see another article coming: 101 Things to Do with Fleece. I adore the blankets - have slowly switched all our family blankets to them, plus have several throws for the sofas. The pant linings are brilliant (you're right, The Country Store has a wonderfully eclectic mix of unusual and practical offerings - makes a fun read). I think what you need now is a night-cap a la Twas the Night before Christmas ("I in my kerchief and mother in her cap" - is that how it goes?) Maybe set a new style trend, and let those sheep stay happy wearing their own coats.
Feb 06, 2013 9:53 AM EST
--The strength of the hills is in the people----necessity is the mother of invention--Helen, you are one strong motha'
Feb 06, 2013 5:33 PM EST
Sounds like you've got a storm coming, Helen! Good you've learned the ins and outs of fleece tent-building, and cat foot warmers! Get yourself stocked up and hunkered down for the weekend, and be safe! xo Maureen (under my two Jersey light-gauge fleece blankets)
Feb 06, 2013 6:58 PM EST
And they're complaining here in Jersey that it's too cold...You are a trooper!!!!
Feb 07, 2013 12:44 PM EST
Wow, that sounds way to cold for me. I'm ready to go south from Jersey. It's to cold for me here. It seems the older I get the more I want the warm weather. Hope to see you soon. Let me know when you are in town.
Feb 09, 2013 3:46 AM EST
Snug as a bug in a rug! My (cotton knit) hat is off to you for your bravery. Long live fleece!
Feb 13, 2013 7:27 AM EST
girl, you better come in outta the cold! if it's fleece that warms the cockels of your heart and other places, i say fleece on!!
May 01, 2013 4:44 PM EDT
Thanks for the heads up on the wonder of fleece. In buying my turn-of-the-century summer bungalow turned winter residence, I did expect a bit of a draft through the wainscoting. And boy was I RIGHT! My fleece blanket is my new best friend. I'm able to keep the heat at around 58 degrees and be perfectly happy with that. Thanks Helen! I made it through the winter without my heat bills being too astronomical, thank to you!! Now, how do I keep these damn stinkbugs out??????