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12 May 2009 @ 01:54 am
Who knew life could get crazier?  
Crown this weekend was a very good time, even with the various misadventures...

I was traveling with gflower  but I had to work on Friday, so we were departing somewhat later than I usually do. Due to the rainy weather, construction and good conversation, we missed the 90/94 split at Tomah. However, it turns out that the weather and construction on 94 were pretty bad, so perhaps that ended up being a fortuitous mistake, after all. I had just enough time to spend about a half an hour in the hot tub to work the cold and the drive out of my joints when my roommate showed up. There was some intention of getting to bed at a decent hour, but instead I stayed up with Astrid and Company, steaming her garb and teaching some sewing stitches to one of the ladies.

Saturday was pretty low key, at least at the beginning - I put my first hand sewing kit in the silent auction, delivered a ton of wool, delivered some linen, distributed the little wooden toys I made, and generally hung out with folks. Of course, as most of you know, sirzig  won the day for his lady-love mightyjesse... I forsee a lot more sewing and sweatshop days in the near future. :) THEN things really picked up - I was retaining and ended up doing some speed-steaming of garb right before court. (Well, some speed-steaming and some stealing of garb off the persons of some of the Dons... They do promise to serve their Kingdom...) Feast was amazing as usual, but I was happy to finally get back to the hot tub at the end of the night. It was a long, busy, cold evening, but nothing the hot tub and some Scotch won't cure. :) The night was rounded out by some partying and singing with folks in one of the meeting rooms.

Sunday started... inauspiciously. It quickly improved, however, when we headed out to SR Harris. gflower  and sirzig  needed to get back to Madison early in the evening, so they headed back and I took mightyjesse  with me. Lunch took awhile to arrive, since we forgot to account for the fact that Perkin's would be packed on Mother's Day. :P (I think I need to avoid that Perkins from now on, anyway... The last two times I've eaten there, I've gotten ill.) Sadly, SR Harris was a bit of a disappointment... not that I didn't spend entirely too much, mind you! Probably, the "best find" is the 8-ounce kitchen green linen. Squee! We made a quick stop at IKEA on the way out of town too - that was entertaining, but I was pretty much done with people by then. It was nice to spend the ride home chattering and plotting with mightyjesse, but I spent most of the ride home with an icepack on my eye (see inauspicious start to the day) and I was quite happy to get home and collapse into bed... 

Good weekend, but a tiring one...

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judithsewstoojudithsewstoo on May 12th, 2009 02:02 pm (UTC)
I suggest wearing a mask or helm when fighting with inanimate, immovable objects.

Just sayin'. ;)

Glad you were able to have some fun.

So, what's in your hand sewing kits? Curious minds and all that.

:)
Miss Katzarhooie on May 12th, 2009 05:37 pm (UTC)
It wasn't inanimate, but immovable isn't a bad guess.
Sweet Ol' Berwyn: Berwynklebaron_berwyn on May 13th, 2009 12:36 am (UTC)
I was wonderin' that myself, especially since it's a first hand sewing kit. You generally find a lot of second hand stuff at those auctions.
eithni: sofonisbaeithni on May 13th, 2009 07:10 am (UTC)
I am starting a campaign to encourage hand sewing, particularly for the finishing of edges (veils, etc). To encourage that sort of behavior, I put together a kit with all the necessary supplies for a period-oid sewing kit. It's more satisfying and often more successful to use good materials right from the start and I don't want to wince when I see something at an event that someone bought from me... :P

Anyway, the kit includes:

• Beeswax
• Needlebook
• 10 glass headed pins
• Two needles
• Steel lacing bodkin
• Wood needle case
• Brass thimble
• Thread snips and case
• Stiletto
• Linen thread
• Silk thread
• Linen for a pouch
• White linen for a veil and bands
• Handout with basic stitches and resources

Plus my whipcording kit, since I realized you'll need a drawstring for the pouch. ;)

I'll have them for sale (tentative price $15) soon.

Edited at 2009-05-13 07:18 am (UTC)
eithni: sofonisbaeithni on May 13th, 2009 07:10 am (UTC)
Kit includes:

• Beeswax
• Needlebook
• 10 glass headed pins
• Two needles
• Steel lacing bodkin
• Wood needle case
• Brass thimble
• Thread snips and case
• Stiletto
• Linen thread
• Silk thread
• Linen for a pouch
• White linen for a veil and bands

Plus my whipcording kit, since I realized you need a drawstring for the pouch. ;)

I'll have them for sale (tentative price $15) soon.
Eliane/Jennifer: Colleen speaksgflower on May 12th, 2009 08:41 pm (UTC)
What the heck happened in the morning? I didn't notice that you had a black eye or anything...
eithni: greeneithni on May 13th, 2009 07:21 am (UTC)
In the morning rush and scurry, I managed to catch an elbow in the eye. :P Luckily, it didn't bruise up (although it did look like I was sunburned on the right cheek only).
Eliane/Jennifer: Colleen speaksgflower on May 13th, 2009 01:11 pm (UTC)
Awww, that sucks. I hope it's been healing up well, no detached retina or anything.

Here's how my brain is moving this morning (or not moving): I spent a few seconds trying to imagine how you would get your own elbow in your eye, and thinking, "Wow, she's quite flexible", before I realized it had to be someone else's elbow!
eithni: backliteithni on May 14th, 2009 08:19 pm (UTC)
No - it's just a little sore, but never did the horrid green and purple thing... :P