patable2010: (Saxon)
TUESDAY

Sorting, sorting, sorting. Cleaning, too. Maude's 'sitting room' is clean and tidy. Moved new cotton and cotton cutters downstairs to attend to later. I have piles on my bed and the living room sofas. Sorted the linen cutters to purpose reducing that pile by a quarter. Re-discovered and washed/fulled purple wool; it'll be great for a couple chaparones. With all this stuff better organized it will soon be time to add to the stash challenge lists. For tonight though I'll sleep on Leofwyna's bed since mine is completely buried; lots more to do tomorrow.
patable2010: (Saxon)
TUESDAY

Made a list determined to get organized; yeah, right.

Dropped wool camp blankets off at the cleaners. Stopped in at four of the thrift stores; bought box of scrapbooking papers for Leofwyna and a great gold Italian bedspread with which I plan to make an opensided surcoat at the first one. Three of 'em are having a 99 cent sale again this weekend so I didn't look through the clothes this time... will go back Friday for that. Discovered the 'wet problem' is back in the van... bad news for Leofwyna that the front floor under the dash on both sides is saturated. Got the last items cleared out of the van into the living room. Did another 3-4 loads of laundry, finishing up what was actually worn/used last week.
patable2010: (Toast)
TUESDAY

Got a hair trim Tuesday to get ready for the upcoming interview. Turned in aluminum cans ($2.70) and paperback books ($25.00). Dropped two bags of t-shirts off at Salvation Army. Stopped in at a couple Goodwills and found a few cotton shirts for my quilt stash.

WEDNESDAY

Wednesday was half-price at Salvation Army; picked up a couple shirts. Then went to the social Moot where I got to visit with Isadora, Eleanor, Gyda, Chiara, Saraphina, and others. No Natalya, Isabeau or Carlos though so I still have the scroll I painted for Sunday.

THURSDAY

Got the interview done; it wasn't too bad. One question was, "Describe your best and worst bosses." I described working with Gene Bunge at UNL Television. He was my first boss there and really drew out the best in me and trusted me with some expanded responsibilities. My worst was Steve who replaced Michelle at LBL after I worked there more than a year. He decided I had a bad attitude and had me out within a month. At least these folks didn't ask any weird existential question like some places do; I never know how to answer some of those.

I stopped at the thrift stores downtown and in one of them found a great set of red/gold woven pattern drapes that'll make a great laced overgown. I'll do cartridge pleats and make it as full as possible. Finally something I can wear with a black velvet overgown I want to make eventually with the fabric from when I worked at Hancocks.
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It's so annoying to type out a good journal entry and then lose it.  The thunderstorm was going through Friday night and the system didn't record my entry.  Hope it doesn't happen again as there's another storm rolling through tonight too.

THURSDAY

Went out to buy cat food and get lunch.  Stopped at a couple thrift stores, no purchase was made this time.  I did find a tomato plant but not the brocolli I wanted; four brussel sprouts plants were substituted.  Back at home I weeded a couple veggie beds and planted the brussel sprouts.  I had borrowed one of those suspended planters from a friend to see if I wanted to use that method in future so I put the tomato plant in that. 

Went through the sample books I had kept last fall and discarded another boxful that I'll tdrop off at the Salvation Army.  Stripped out two big books of silk samples.  We have lots of ideas for projects from these.  Leofwyna wants the white pearled piece to make another caul for a friend.  I have my eye on a vivid piece for a ME cap and other metalic embroidered pieces for more ME caps for largess.  There are enough of the painted on pale colors for a hanging divider for our tent... very decadant!  Other's will go into a lovely two-sided comforter.

FRIDAY

After Natalya came by to pick up a check for the site deposit at Cattle Raids I loaded the car with the box of sample books and clothes for the consignment shop.  Once I'd gotten my late lunch though I didn't take time to drop that stuff off.  Instead headed back home to locate camp gear.  Then I hemmed and added a blue border to the linen I had stashed for a Roman peplos to wear to the Gladiator Tourney party at Lilies.  I brought the sunshades, floorcloths and an old sunshade into the house.  I started taking apart the old sunshade to make carrysacks for camp gear.  I also need to mend the big sunshade and floorcloths.

I had decided to wait the full week until Sunday or Monday to mow but when Leofwyna got home from work...  Well, I hadn't realized what I was hearing wasn't the neighbor until she was nearly done.  I'd planned on preventing her mowing again 'cause of her feet and knees by beating her to the punch but that didn't happen this time.  Anyway, I cleaned up the kitchen before going back downstairs to my sunshade deconstruction.

SATURDAY

Turns out Friday and Saturday would have worked out just fine for the rummage sale as the rain only came around midnight; the daytimes were beautiful and sunny.  Da-yum!  Today I bought up the subject again about doing the sale next week and leaving for Lilies a day or two later.  She's much more receptive of the idea now so we'll do that Thursday-Friday and I'll drive down Saturday afternoon.  No telling what kind of camp site I'll end up with and figuring out what to do with the car seats and packing staging location while the garage is set up for the rummage sale is going to be extremely interesting.

This afternoon though we took time to hit a few rummage sales and go to UP! in 3D.  Turns out we could have saved a little money going to the 2D version.  The trailer for Ice Age 3 showed up well in 3D but UP! not so much.  UP! was really an original storyline and we both enjoyed it... our new tag line is "Squirrel!"

Stopped for supper at the Chinese Buffet and then back at home I mowed the 'mohawks' in the yard she'd left by mowing in the dark yesterday and then mowed the backyard to finish up for this week.  I'll have to fit in mowing next week before I leave.  I doubt she'll leave it until I get home again but at least I can prevent her doing it twice.  Then I got back to the sunshade deconstruction while we watched Dirty Dancing on TV.

patable2010: (Saxon)
MONDAY

Leofwyna got put on call today so she was still sleeping when I headed out for my haircut. I stopped at a couple thrift stores downtown and limited myself to a $3 bedskirt made entirely of cotton-linen blend (yes, even the platform) which I think I can get a shirt out of the platform and britches out of the skirt for a man's casual garb for gold key. I've gotta get the final details done on the gold key garb I've already worked on so I can turn it in to Marianne and get it off my bedroom door frame. I did the initial preparation of my federal tax return and don't believe the results. I'm going to do it over again another day to see if I come up with the same results. Also, I think there's a major typo problem with the Nebraska tax return as they have me subtracting what I owe in taxes from my adjusted income instead of from what I actually paid in for taxes. The result would certainly be nice to receive but is terribly unrealistic. This evening I finished stripping out and sewing together the last of the trim shirts and shut the lid on the now full trim box.

TUESDAY

Today I spent the afternoon waiting for phonecalls. It was a terribly nice day out and I had thought I'd work in the garden but I couldn't chance missing the calls so... Naturally none of the calls came in. Bummer!

Instead I got the wool apron dress sewed up; just handwork left to be done on it.
patable2010: (Saxon)
WEDNESDAY

Took out another load of paper to be recycled and dropped a couple bags of clothing and samples off at the thrift store drop bins. Stopped in at the thrift store that does clothing at 50% on Wednesday and found two cute Jean Nate cosmetic cases for $4 each and a garnet-colored wool sweater vest (already felted)which I'll use for another Viking cap; the silver shank buttons will work on the late period men's breeks I've been making for gold key ($1.50).

There was moot tonight where we had an unusually good turnout. This was followed by a finance committee meeting where we approved a bid for Gathering the Herd in April. A bid for Cattle Raids next August was discussed and sent back to be expanded on. So there will be another finance committee in two weeks at the next moot when we also need to discuss the storage arrangements for the barony. I also reminded the seneschal my warrent runs out September this year and I'd like to be training the replacement during third quarter.
patable2010: (Saxon)
SUNDAY

I did the machine sewing on the 13 black and white viking caps and got them into the handwork basket for finishing later. While watching a movie on television in the evening I got the handwork done on the small beige viking cap. I like the way these are turning out.

MONDAY

I had an interview for a 12-week full time temporary job at the University for May-June; cross your fingers for me, please.

While I was downtown I stopped in at the four thrift stores on O Street. Found a nice 4-yard piece of dark herringbone wool and a queen-size all cotton bedskirt. I think I can use the wool for a Scandinavian woman's caftan as the wool I got a week ago is too lightweight for the caftan and will probably become a Norman gown (I still have to dye it again to shift the color away from rosy to be darker and more more violet). The foundation from the bedskirt will make 2-3 nice veils; it's a light cotton gauze that works up nicer than anything else I've ever found. They're few and far between though as most bedskirts these days have poly or pellon-type foundations so I'm always excited when I find a good one. I'll use the stripe cotton from the bedskirt for quilt borders.

Back at home this afternoon Hochman called. He said he had a couple more tapes for me to do and offered to deliver them to me. When he arrived he had five tapes... eep! That'll keep me busy most of this week and into the weekend.
patable2010: (Saxon)
TUESDAY

Loaded such things about the house I could find to get rid of and proceeded out into the lovely day to do that. First stop at the aluminum man to sell him my cans... $1.50... big haul. Next to the Salvation Army bins to drop off a bag and a box of upholstery samples I have no use for. On to the recycling site to dump plastic, glass, paper and regular cans.

As a reward I stopped at Goodwill on discount day and a good thing I did. I found a beautiful queen-size natural wool blanket in a lovely light-weight diapered pattern weave for $16. I'm going to full and dye it for a Viking woman's caftan. I also found a rib- knit natural wool sweater I'll throw in the dye at the same time for hat and mittens. To make it part of the stash challenge I'll trim the hat and line the gloves with rabbit fur from a short coat I already have. I'll have to make some inkle for trimming the coat and hat too. This is going to be very, very cool... er, in a very warm way of course. I'm rather excited about this project.
patable2010: (Saxon)
TUESDAY

One difference in an earlier day is that I don't get on the computer at the end of the day and journal. Now I'm up in the mornings doing things and forget to do this. This was mostly a loafing day. Did bake up a batch of blonde brownies with lots and lots of nuts before cleaning up the kitchen. Nancy W called for budgeting details for some transcription but that work won't come to me for a couple years! Finished two sample quilt tops from strips tonight.

WEDNESDAY

Spent the afternoon hitting several of the thrift stores. Found a linen shower curtain that will make a great shift and two lace trimmed cotton sheets. Went to Moot and then back home to sew up more sample strips.

THURSDAY

Chris called and asked to drop by the tapes this afternoon; we visited a little about the state of affairs with jobs and the economy. Leofwyna made Potato Beef Soup and Mulligatawney for her household tonight and I went along for supper there. Possibly due to the cold rain Od was the only other member who showed up and we all watched CSI and Eleventh Hour together. I found a couple Illustrations for my Queen's Prize entry on Isadora's bookshelf which is a big help for documentation.
patable2010: (Saxon)
THURSDAY

Mostly loafed through the day, sleeping in late, reading lj archives and balancing my checkbook. Found I hadn't entered a $200 check so I was lucky I hadn't bounced something. When Shelly called to say she had apples and a watermelon for us I bestirred myself to make a quick run to pick them up and stopped for mower gas too.

FRIDAY

More loafing part of the afternoon, then a run to the library to return overdue videotapes. Stopped at a couple rummage sales up the street where I found a couple cotton tablecloths to make over for shifts. Washed up the pile of dishes and got out to mow most of the yard just before dusk. It's sure nice to have mosquito season finished.

When Leofwyna got home from work she wanted to go pick up a couch she'd found at a rummage sale up the street; the same one I'd bought stuff at. It's a pretty floral tapestry covered couch that'll go well with the chair set she found last spring. Now there's an entertainment center, chair and ottoman in the garage and an extra couch in the living room that needs to get into the downstairs leisure room. Gotta get a couple of the guys over to help us switch them out for the old stuff.

Tonight we discussed the possiblity of renting a storage unit for a few months to get stuff out of the house so we can re-organize downstairs, sort for a rummage sale and not have our living areas be totally unmanageable while we do so. There may be a unit available up the block and that would be so-o-o convenient.

SATURDAY

Leofwyna and I spent a couple hours running down rummage sales for her 'glass'. I found a couple jigsaw puzzles to add to the winter entertainment stash. When we returned home we did a couple hours of yardwork taking out fenceposts, trimming low branches off the apple tree, transplanting perennials and pulling tomato plants. I think we both may have overdone as we're stiff and sore tonight.

Tonight Natalya dropped by another box of 'passports' for me to sew together for the Jubilee reign.
patable2010: (Cheers)
SUNDAY

Slept late enough then slipped downstairs to keep Joey quiet while Leofwyna slept even later. She deserves the rest as she drove the entire trip to Coronation both ways. We poked around rummage sales and thrift stores this afternoon looking for glass with minimal success but I felt successful keeping her from seeing to duties around the house for one day at least. Stopped for groceries and threw together a simple supper with fish, brocolli and rice.

MONDAY

Popped a couple checks into envelopes and headed out making stops first at the Post Office and then dropping off books at the library, then on to a quick lunch, a stop at the thrift store [found over four yards of an interesting wool blend woven stripe] and UNL library to work on the computer there where I can use a printer for the job search.

Can't decide yet if the wool should be an early-style sideless surcoat, Saxon apron dress or Norman overtunic. Whatever It becomes it'll be a warm layer for a cool event. Probably ought to go for the early style sideless surcoat to avoid having overly warm sleeves.

Leofwyna spent the afternoon on yardwork and laundry so we went to Golden Corral for supper. I broke down several sample books both evenings while she was on the computer.
patable2010: (Cheers)
SUNDAY

Didn't feel completely rested upon awakening today so we decided to spend the afternoon checking out rummage sales and a couple thrift stores for Leofwyna's glass. Stopped at the hospital for a newspaper then found rummage addresses to check out, also stopped at two Goodwills where I have senior discount. I found a bias cut black stripe linen skirt I'll make 'hose' of and Leofwyna got plenty o' glass. We also found a large pair of slippers depicting boxer dog faces... I'm going to convert them to Halloween masks for us to use this year. We decided to complete the day with a buffet supper at Golden Corral. I got in a little work on the banner and we watched the tape of Olympic closing ceremony.

MONDAY

Was better rested today so I ran errands: made my Cattle Raids deposit, stopped in at the library downtown, bought cat chow and stopped for groceries for us. Leofwyna did supper with leftover pork and sauce from feast plus a noodle cassarole from the freezer and fresh corn and watermelon. Tonight I just poked about in the Internet.
patable2010: (Cheers)

SATURDAY

Leofwyna was at work today so after sleeping in late and reading my email and LJ I headed out to feed Shelly's cats and score something to eat myself.  Stopped in at JoAnnes for tan linen using a 40% coupon as I want to remake my Saxon undertunic for Coronation.  [I'm going to have to throw it in a dye bath to get the color closer to what the embroidery is on... a little more Army brown sort of color.]

Returned home to make major progress sheering three more raised beds, only one more to finish and I can start turning out and sifting the fill to get rid of weed roots.  I plan on a late planting of brocolli, spinach and radishes... maybe some pod peas, too.  Gotta look at the seed box and check maturing numbers to see what else I might put in hoping for a mild, long fall season.

Spent the evening watching more Olympics.  Phelps completed his eight golds with a 4x100m relay... Yay!!

patable2010: (Cheers)
THURSDAY


One interview done for a 5-attorney office with reasonable pay and bennies.  Can only wait to see if I'm called in next week for a follow-up interview.  It was good I'd scheduled a little extra time since I transposed South 56th with South 48th in my head; once I checked my notes caught my error and arrived right on time.

Leofwyna fixed Isfiriya, fresh corn and apple bread for supper followed by peach cobbler ala mode before heading off herself for music.  I'm relaxing with television and computer for the evening.  [Isfiriya is a Moroccan meat patty seasoned with cumin, coriander, cinnamon and honey - delicious hot or cold.]

Watched So You Think You Can Dance on tape when Leofwyna got back home.  Was surprised that Will and Twitch was in bottom two, at least one should have been Mark and he should have gone with Comfort.  Will should have been overall male winner according to both of us.  Very disappointing. 

I've been thinking about the A&S 50 Challenge http://artsandsciences50.org/ relative to my 12th Century personna wondering if there's 50 aspects I can apply in that narrow a perameter...  But I do want to make [1] soft leather shoes, [2] tapestry slippers, hose in [3] silk, [4] linen and [5] wool, [6] linen drawers, [7] linen shifts, [8] linen coif, [9] linen headrail, [10] silk veil, [11] embroidered linen gunna, [12] embroidered wool kirtle,  [13] fur-trimmed lined woolen cote, [14] hood and [15] mittens.  I want to do [16] inkle weaving in the round for garters and ties, and learn [17] tablet weaving for trim.  Perhaps I could build a [18] narrow wares loom.  There's the [19] P.P. scroll to develop and that can be the right era including the bagpiper I found this week.  I could [20] bind and [21] illuminate my own book of hours.  I'll need [22] quills, [23] ink, [24] brushes and [25] paint.  I had a passing thought to redo the lady's [26] traveling box with my brass mirror, [27] horn comb, [28] thread winders, [29] pins, and other sewing items.  I could repair my table loom and weave [30] toweling and a [31] satchel.  There's the [32] bow stave I was given in trade for a couple pairs of pants; I wonder if it's still any good.  With that I'd need [33] arrows, [34] quiver, [35] wrist guard and [36] finger guard.  I'd still like to make a [37] plate, [38] bowl and [39] cup as well as a sizeable [40] pipkin and carve a [41] wooden spoon for camp cooking.  Perhaps with Master Gerald's help I could make [42] tripod, [43] griddle, [44] set of hooks, [45] coiled grill, [46] skillet, [47] pole lamp hook and [48] hanging hooks.  I've got maple for a [49] walking stick.  And of course there's the canvas for a [50] pavillion.  I really don't know if I can do all of this but I'll do some research and see what else I can come up with. 

Also I need to sort my garb for auction/gold key as there is some stuff I no longer use.  Any non-12th century garb I do keep needs to be organized and stored separately.

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