On the neckline and the sleeve and skirt hems I tried to mimic the leafy pattern with gold metallic thread and a decorative stitch.
Yesterday's theme for the photo challenge was toys - and I have to roll my eyes a little. Not at the theme - but I thought we were having a "smaller" Christmas this year - the girls are so young yet and we're in such a small place that there really wasn't any point in going overboard. Natalie is getting a couple things that I picked up over the summer, and I'm making Sam an Amish puzzle ball - kind of a neat little toy, I've never seen one before! Then I have a huge tote of MegaBlocks that I got at a garage sale, so that will be a joint gift for them. I thought that was more than enough, and then our neighbor came to the door one day and asked if Natalie had a dollhouse. Well. She does now, and what a dollhouse.
A three story, bigger-than-she-is Barbie house. Plus Barbies. Plus My Little Ponies. Natalie can climb into the dollhouse and fit (more or less) comfortably lying on the floor...I know this because she's done it, and gotten stuck on the third floor.
I'm not worried about her for Christmas this year, that's for sure.
Today's post is about the weather, which is - well, frightful. Dave said tonight "I hate when the night sky in the winter is so clear. It just means it'll be bitter cold tomorrow." I never thought I would like having a cloudy sky, but I agree with him. It's a disappointing -1 F tonight (-18 C), and tomorrow's high is a balmy FOUR DEGREES (about -16 or so C). Oh, we'll all be playing and enjoying...board games, in a cozy living room.
Our snow outside isn't all yellow, really. It's just the interesting lighting and my interesting camera. :p But those trees - they just look cold, and the sky is clear and deep blue and starry. It's rather pretty, but I hate the cold so much that I can't enjoy it properly. Monday should be about 20 degrees warmer, though - I'm sure we'll all be celebrating in our t-shirts!