I spent Christmas hanging out with a friend who was in town housesitting for his mom. Not doing Christmas things, but that's fine.
HEB has special edition vanilla cokes. I haven't tried them yet because I didn't put any in the fridge right away, but their cane-sugar cokes are usually pretty good.
I needed a new sewing kit. They now sell these in small tins, I guess for travel kits? (This is a sewing insider joke, by the way. We wonder why so many people have cookies in their sewing tins.)
Some horses, with an artsy-fartsy filter. These guys don't all have names yet, I'm afraid:
I did get a little sewing done! Wednesday, I got motivated and knocked out a fly for the skirt of the dress (this is turning out to be a "Christmas dress" in the sense that I worked on it during winter holidays. Whatever. I'm OK with that).
I did this exactly the same way I'd do a placket, except with an extra flap on the right-hand side of the dress for the buttons (the outer flap will cover and hide them):
The interior and exterior flaps:
The flaps set (the outer flap is pinned open so I could do the buttonholes.
With the ends turned inward so I could sew them down.
The fly from the outside:
The dress with the skirt attached. I haven't finished the lining of the inset belt yet. (Actually, as I type this I realize I forgot to put interfacing in it, so I guess I'll be hand-finishing skirt seams today at lunch instead of doing the belt lining. Oops.)