Late last night I came home. I've been away for more than a week, first a few days at my parent's, and then a few days in Stockholm, on a church Young Single Adult activity. Being at my parent's was lovely (but busy, as I had to finish my New Years dress), and being at the YSA thing was fun, with meeting a few friends I hadn't seen for a couple of years, dancing and playing games. My New Years dress got a lot of compliments, but I haven't got a single decent picture of it so far. Hopefully one of my friends will have one. One girl even recognized it as the old court dress, though not noticing I had changed the colour. Still, it was more than I had imagined anyone doing. Today I'm really tired, since I've been working, and had to go up at 5 am. Not much sleep last night.
It's been (and still is) cold and snowy. Many of the smaller streets are covered in ice, it's really dangerous to walk down them. Still, I love how beautiful it is when the world is dressed in white. I took the opportunity, while visiting my parent's, to get a picture of my winter coat. I made it some five or six years ago, and then it had bell sleeves. I altered the sleeves last winter, wanting some change, and not able to afford the fabric for a new one. Next year I'll really need a new coat, this one is all but threadbare. It's not as warm as it was when it was new. It's made of a wool blend, and trimmed with rabbit fur. I would like a woolen coat all lined with fur.... I get so cold in the winter, perhaps that would keep me warm. With some luck I'll find a second hand fur I can use.