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Black & White

I wear a lot of black.  I mean A Lot.  It started with all the travel 10 years ago.  

Then, about 2 years ago I decided to let my hair grow natural; i.e.,  gray.  I made that decision right after I renewed my passport that's good for 10 years.  Hmm.   But I've never looked back and no regrets.  

A wonderful result of this decision is that I now have a much narrower color palette!  This really simplifies life.  

Apparently B&W is now On Trend.  I think this is a first for me.  Usually,  I embrace a trend that appeals to me and by the time I get the pattern, fabric, and fitting issues ironed out, that trend has whizzed right by.  

Using black as a base, I now only buy & sew hot pink, true purple, red and royal blue.  And!  I mix them!  Yes, red and purple really do blend.  I've really liked doing the black/royal blue thing that's been en vogue--this was so easy for me as I already had the colors in my closet and stash.  

I like soft pink & baby blue, but tend to u…

A Mongolian New Year and a Glitter Top

Well, Happy New Year!

Randy & I shared a cozy New Years Eve just the way we like it:  with each other.  Which involves dodging some invites and looking like fuddie duds, but oh well.  At midnight Ulaanbaatar explodes in fireworks and our apartment affords a panoramic view of all--including the ones in our front and back yard.  Literally.  This is, you know, the land of no liability.  It's all quite breathtaking.  Again, literally.  

While we enjoy our Snugglers and Champagne, we love waking up to the new year without a hangover or serious sleep deprivation. we walked the frozen Tuul River.  We were SO blessed with amazingly clear air and barely above 0 temps.  

And then!  We happened on a Shagai game!!  This is a game played on the ice--since Chinggis Kahn's time.  Now they play with man-made shagai (ankle bones--of any animal).   Sort of like shuffle board/bocce ball/bowling.  On the ice.  Sometimes in -30 temps.

Just a quick look at my New Year Glitter Top.  Randy&…