Thankfully we didn't get any snow after all, although everywhere else around and to the north, it's a winter wonderland. A friend suggests it's because "Toronto is too full of hot air", and that's why we never get it. But it's a good thing. The crabapples are about to burst into bloom, and I'd hate if they met the same fate as the magnolias this year, and all the buds froze. Only a handful of saucer magnolia buds survived and managed to open, and the flowers were quite damaged.
Anyway, I've finally started working on my two native outfits. It's going very slow because I also came down with a cold/flu/ear infection AGAIN for the umpteenth time this winter. But better slow than not at all. The leather fringe is even finer than last time. I've stained all the leather pieces so they don't look so glaringly new, and once the stain dries I'll draw Northwest Coast native designs all over all the main costume pieces. The leather fringe will get shells glued onto the ends. I've already sewn raffia fringe to simulate cedar bark fringe.