Jan. 24th, 2017

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The annual Barbara Ateema Ball held by the Clear Lake English Country Dance group was more of a Victorian Christmas party than a ball this year. On a whim I asked my daughters whether they would like to dress up and attend with me, and to my great pleasure, one of them wanted to. Fortunately, I had a dress for her to wear that I had made years ago.

We did a little English country dancing, sang Christmas carols with piano accompaniment by our host and myself, and had a potluck dinner. It was a lovely evening.

I wore the evening version of my late 1860's green dress to which I added a tucker in the week before the party. It was the first time I got to wear it other than taking pictures. I also wore the shoes I dyed at the end of the summer or beginning of the fall. (I changed into them there because they were threatening rain all day, and I didn't want to risk messing up my shoes.)

As usual, I forgot to take any pictures, and I had particularly wanted to pose for pictures with my daughter. What I have are pictures taken by the Grahams to whom all photography credits belong. You see Martha in a plaid 1830's dress in one of the pictures. The dress makes me think of [livejournal.com profile] sewloud and her bold 1830's plaids.


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