Wednesday, January 1, 2014

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.

So...today we walked the frozen Tuul River.  We were SO blessed with amazingly clear air and barely above 0 temps.  
Randy on the river--yep, all that white is frozen river!

Look at all those layers of ice!

See the ice under the snow?


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.

The score keepers




An action shot



Just a quick look at my New Year Glitter Top.  Randy's response was, "wow, it's really shiny."  Yes, it is.  Shiny.  

I used this crazy knit fabric I found here in UB as a muslin for Vogue 3691, a Katherine Tilton t top.  I left off the ruffles and put on "flags" a la Margy's Blog .     The fabric looks like sequins are on it, but it's really all shiny print.  I actually like the top!  OK, times & places to wear it are limited, but it was comfortable for the evening and, well, I just like it!  Pattern Review coming soon.

Again, a Blessed 2014 to you all--may The Lord God be the author of all your springs!
Ps. 87:7

2 comments:

L.R. Shimer said...

What a great new years postcard! I just popped in because I found a response from you in my Enchanted by Sewing Podcast, which I was sorry I had missed :-( I very much like both the glittery top and the thought of celebrating the winter holiday in another land. Also you inspire me to get on with my blogging today- as I too finished a new top in time for the new year.

Coco said...

What a fun new years eve and day. Enjoyed your pics so much. And I think your shiny is fantastic - wear it anywhere! Happy New Year!