Saturday, December 29, 2012

A look back while it snows....

     I just want to thank everyone who has followed my blog since it started on 8/27. It has been a joy to be able to document what I have done, and be able to show what I have learned. I am hoping this next year I can share more information as we go, and a little more consistently too. Unfortunately, not having internet is a real pain when trying to accomplish such things. I am hoping everyone has had a merry Christmas, and will have a happy new year since I don't know when I'll be able to post again.

     A few months back I posted about what I wanted to get accomplished this year, and I thought now would be the best time to update how the year has ended. I wanted to get my first Tudor gown finished our wedding in May. Since our plans have changed, I obviously did not get that done. What we have decided to do is have 2 weddings- One with our mundane friends and family, then have a second wedding at Pennsic this coming year. With the help of Mistress Maria, I am starting on an Elizabethan gown in cranberry velvet. We are planning on doing everything- corset, hoop skirt, kirtle, overdress, ruffs, and a hat. Its a lot to get done, but she believes with a lot of work and determination we can get it done. I also wanted to get a pair of Norwegian socks done for Ice dragon this year. When we moved, my pattern and cheat sheet were misplaced, so until I find that I can't finish my socks. They will eventually get done, so I'm not too worried. I also wanted to create a new cloak. I havn't started this project, but I'm hoping to get it done for our local 12th night on January 12th. At that time I will be stepping up as our local Seneshal, who is the legal representative of our local group.

     Since I didn't get the projects done that I wanted to accomplish, here's the new list for the new year. 1) make my new cloak 2)finish my Pennsic wedding dress 3) finish and enter my pin pillow into ice dragon in March. 4) start a new outfit for Jehan.

     I believe these should be easier to accomplish now, due to having a whole year to do and also...Jehan bought me a sewing machine! I still prefer to hand sew as much as I can, but unfortunately I don't have 8+hours to spend on one outfit. A sewing machine will make life a bit easier so I can accomplish items in a reasonable time.  With a bit of teaching, I think this will be set for the next year. I'm really excited for this year to come. This is going to be a great year...with the biggest joy going to be Jehan and I finally tying the knot.

Please let me know if there is anything you would like to see in this blog...a good word or question is always welcome :)

Here's to the future,