Tuesday, March 27, 2007

How Cool is That?

Over at Baking and Books, Ari had a contest for folks who signed up for her mailing list. I signed up and guess what? I won a cookbook! I never win things. Really. Just ask anyone who's ever been to Las Vegas with me.

The book arrived today and it is fabulous. Thanks Ari!


Thursday, March 22, 2007

Waiting on Pictures

Well, Jamestown was great, a little cold, but no rain. MTA is famous for having the worst rain all season. Unfortunately, the day Jim wore all his new stuff, I had packed the camera carefully away in my basket. Which was in the car under a mountain of stuff. So I asked Cyndy to take some good pictures of him, which she did. I know the pics have been burned to a CD and hopefully placed in the mail, so I'm sure I'll see them soon.

Otherwise I took almost no pictures. We were pretty busy. I did capture one fun photo of Cyndy and Henrietta.

Henrietta had to be the most tame chicken I've ever seen. She sat on Cyndy's lap for about an hour and let children touch her. Cyndy wasn't holding on to her and Henrietta could have left at any time. It was funny!

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Monday, March 12, 2007

Some Progress

I finished the falling band this weekend. I got hemmed linen all stitched into a neck band and realized I needed something to tie it with. So I made linen ties by doing some fingerloop braiding. I think it turned out okay.

I'm still working on the wool doublet, but it's coming along nicely. The sleeves are all done and the doublet itself needs buttons and the buttonholes cut open. We're getting there.

Then we decided to do something fun for dinner and we made homemade pizza. I made a whole wheat crust, used homemade sauce, reduced fat pepperoni, canadian bacon, and lean ground beef. This was the meat-lover's version. It looked so good out of the oven, I had to take a picture. The one in the back just came out of the oven, and the one on the peel is getting ready to go in.

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Monday, March 05, 2007

Too many projects

I'm not usually this bad. Granted, I do start projects and leave them hanging (sometimes for years). But most of these current projects I have every intention of finishing because either Jim or I actually need them. Jim mentioned before the Volunteer Training Weekend that he doesn't have any wool outfits. Which is true. It's never been an issue before. So I ordered some wool on-line and have started a wool doublet (pictured below) that I will hopefully finish for Military Through the Ages at Jamestown.

I altered a pair of wool trunk hose so that they will fit again. I altered a pair of Clark's Desert Boots to look more Elizabethan. That was easier than I thought it would be. I'm still working on the falling band, but it is closer to completion. I'm still working on my wool bodies.

Meanwhile I desperately want to start a knitting project. I'm refraining from yet one more project in my basket until I finish a few more things.

The wool doublet is coming along, but I'm having more fun with other projects than sewing right now.

Someday it will all come together. I just have to remember to take a picture of it.

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