Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Sew in haste, repent in leisure? I hope not. The stays are not quite finished, but I will be wearing them tonight for a dance to see how they fit and feel.

For Easter,
We closed our business in town and cleaned out the building to prepare for rental. Sunday we spent with Grandparents in the big city. I took a turkey roast to church with me, knowing that it would be cooked by the time church was over(we have long services) but we all forgot to plug-in the crockpot and turn it on, so we ended up having chicken from Hy-vee. Which was fine, too.

Next Monday we leave on our lengthy trip to California for Presbytery 2011. We'll be tent camping, and I am dreading it.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Remembering Scotland

Cool Tombstones.

Peace and Quiet.


I'm ready for another vacation.

Latest sewing projects

Lately I've been working on half a dozen waistcoats and a new set of stays. As the reenacting season starts up again and we gain more opportunities to perform through our dance group, I am becoming resigned to the fact that our costume collection(we already have two plastic tubs full) is doomed to be always growing. Not only do I have a large family to outfit if I want them dressed historically, but the more I organize costume events the more I will (apparently) need to have costumes on hand to loan out. I enjoy the sewing, but the end product just takes up so much space!

As for the stays, I've been wanting to sew a second set for a while now. The one set I have is only a few years old and little used, but they are made of very thick cotton and just a tad too big, which can be uncomfortable in such a fitted garment. I'm using the same pattern that I used for my first set, and I'm finding it easy to recreate again. I had help the first time which makes it easier to remember the instructions. I'm using blue linen as the outer fabric and white linen as the inner lining. These stays are much more dainty than my other set and I look forward to using them well.
Cream Cheese.

Second-hand find.

Fattening food.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

What I've been Doing





Dancing Again

Sleeping as much as possible(which wasn't much)

Friday, April 1, 2011

Delightful Duties

At present I am watching over three young gentlemen while their parents are traveling to a conference. Not only is there high speed internet here, but I get to hug handsome little men as well.

Even if they did wake me up at 5:30am.

People have been asking me, how was Scotland, and what was your favorite part of visiting Scotland? How does one answer such questions? There's no short answer. Really I've been so busy since I've been back I've hardly had time to think on it.

And I'm going to be pretty busy for a while yet.