Winter is Coming

Plans for our solstice celebration are coming along nicely.

I ordered a few sheets of bees wax from a bee keeper up north and I plan to make some candle decorations from it to stick to a larger candle that we can light in the evenings.

We had an impromptu astronomy lesson with the girls on Saturday night when we looked out the window during dinner and discovered that it was a lunar eclipse.

It was fun. They seemed to get it so I suppose I kept it at the right level.

I ended the weekend with some sewing. I got the invisible zipper installed in Isabel’s Christmas dress and was cruising along to get the pleats done so she could try it on.
That’s when I discovered I had a hole in the shoulder seam that I needed to fix and when I put a pin in it to keep it in place for sewing I jabbed the pin into the joint on my thumb and didn’t realise until too late that it was actually bleeding.
So of course I got blood on the dress.

It was sheer luck that the blood sort of rested on top of the fabric and wasn’t soaked up so I managed to rinse it out with some cold water.

It’s dried now so I’ll see about those pleats tonight. Once they are done all there is left is the belt loops, belt, side seams, and hems. Easy peasy.
I’ll see about making some kind of brooch for her or something nice to have in her hair. I bought a plain headband that I’m thinking about decorating somehow. It’s not my forte so we’ll see.

Once the dress is done I have to get started on the Christmas presents. It’s just two so there’s no panic. Yet.


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