It's been cold and snowy here, so my temari have been reflecting that. This one is stitched with a crochet cotton, wrapped in a sparkly filament; the two parts of the thread did not play nicely together for stitching. They probably would have been nice for crochet, but for temari, not so much. This is a c8 with additional markings, and it looks nicer in person than in the picture. It has a real sparkle to it.
This one (again, sorry for the poor picture, my camera hates sparkly thread!) is also a c8 but with 2 sets of additional markings. This one is very fun to hold in your hand and study. It's not a complete success though; I think I will redo it with much brighter (flower) colors. It was fun to stitch.
Yesterday we all went out for lunch to (as P says) a train place. They have a train layout that kids are allowed to operate (kids have to keep punching buttons to keep the trains moving). There's a passenger train, a Christmas train, and a Thomas train, plenty to look at.
The food is interesting, aimed at parents (and grandparents) with plenty of selections on the kid's menu. After eating, the kids went for a ride on the train; P picked the engine. The conductor told him he should ring the bell, and he took his responsibility seriously.
Do you think they liked it?
Check out both of those smiles! P's still ringing the bell! but he did take turns with C. After this we went to Barnes and Noble and spent our Christmas gift cards. It was a very fun day!