Even in Chicago, winter can't last forever.
I really love how fast sewing is, by comparison with knitting and crochet (and writing :-). Nearly instant gratification! Offhand, the only thing that is sometimes just as fast is cooking, and the problem with that is that your edible creations disappear so quickly -- you don't get to stare at them and gloat for months on end. (Unless you're making fruitcake.) I enjoy the process of making (almost anything), but I really love finishing things.
In the yarn world, this is referred to as the difference between a 'process' and a 'product' knitter. Process is all well and good, but give me finished objects to delight in, please. :-)