The new issue of Gift of Stitching came out today. It includes a flakey new ornament by Ink Circles that was stitched back earlier in the year when our Aussie friends would have actually been seeing snowflakes. Snowflakes are a very popular theme in ornaments - but why are they always silver and white, I asked. When you hold a snowflake up to the sun you can see a whole rainbow of colors. My husband, the physicist, would give a very technical explanation that involved reflection and refraction of light. I prefer to just say, "wow."