patable2010: (Saxon)
FRIDAY

Still fighting with the computer. Got the purging system going on it AGAIN and headed out to the library to use the computer there for a quick read through my email. Finished organizing for the weekend which is full of things to do.

SATURDAY

Spent the day at Sash's appretice ingathering. Luchie was there too. Marcella and I were making garb for Sash while he worked on Pennsic garb for their majesties. I got pants and a tunic done using the toasty gold stripe cotton I'd found recently; I just have to finish buttonholes on the pants this week and get them back in time for him to pack.

SUNDAY

I picked Sash up to go to Antelope Park for our Newcomer's Revel. Saraphina and Natalya organized it as a followup for our JAV demo last week. We had an excellent turnout of barony folks and I'm told there were eleven interested people who'd been at JAV. In addition we scored some walk-by interest as well. One gentleman was quite taken with the tablet weaving loom and singing rounds. As he was also talking about going to coronation next fall I matched him up with a tunic from Gold Key for the summer. I really think we'll have some new members out of the work these two weekends.
patable2010: (Saxon)
WEDNESDAY

Stopped in at a couple thrift stores on the way to our social moot this evening. Picked up the Anne of Green Gables DVD I've been looking for to complete the set and a nice batch of white on white cotton that will allow me to put together the Irish Chain I've been planning from the scrap box. We had an extra nice social moot discussing the success of our JAV demo and also welcoming three possible new members... Ariel, Matt and Marie.

Back at home Leofwyna and I watched the last of DWTS and was delighted with the results... Nicole won hands down over the competition through the entire series. Leofwyna was dealing with lengthening her beach jacket by inserting some cotton lace with minimal input from me. She's come so far in dealing with sewing from the days she'd try to make a simple blouse and blow up from frustration.
patable2010: (Saxon)
SATURDAY

I was off to the JAV demo in good time for a change. It was nice that the heavy set up was already done; made it a lot easier just dealing with the displays. It didn't rain but the wind was really intense all day. My small sunshade had 2-3 holes ripped into it; good thing we were planning on retiring it anyway. I've already got the duck to make the next pair (big and small) sunshades; just need to make 'em up. And I plan to remove the cotton webbing from the old big sunshade, cut it down some and replace the webbing and put in new grommits. It should be good for demos and things awhile yet. Way too much fabric to just ditch it.

Leofwyna came out at the end of day since she got put on-call to help us break down. Since everyone was rather worn down by all the wind her help was greatly appreciated. Back at home Leofwyna said she'll get up early and pick up Maggie tomorrow since I'll be busy. Yay!

SUNDAY

Sure did sleep soundly last night. Yesterday had really worn me out in spite of the naps. I met up with Chiara when she got off work and we started preparing the June newsletter. Since I hadn't received the letter from Sash to include in it we stopped over at his place to remind him we needed it and while we were there Rich looked over the CD with the addresses and we think we figured out a way for me to deal with it. I haven't tried it yet but I'm sanquine about it.

Leofwyna decided we'd wait to get Maggie Tuesday so we wouldn't be leaving her alone at the house right off. Pooh! I wasn't going to be gone all that long. Anyway she headed off for her evening before I got back and I loafed the rest of the evening.
patable2010: (Saxon)
THURSDAY

Got sunshade canvas and poles, tub of ropes and spikes, tub of camp carpet, etcetra loaded up and ready to go for tomorrow in spite of the rainy day. While watching the weather channel weekend predictions shifted back and forth regarding the weather clearing or scattered thunder showers. I'm crossing my fingers, hoping for a nice day.

Sash wants movement and color so this evening I hemmed a couple remnant pieces of lining for banners Saturday. I'd found three slim bamboo poles in my garden supplies that we can use for banner poles before they go back for beanpoles this summer.

FRIDAY

Picked up Sash mid-afternoon to head out to JAV to set up for the faire tomorrow. We had a real nice turnout all afternoon so the division of labor wasn't too bad. As part of the early crew I helped raise... what? About five sunshades. A follow up crew [more men] arrived and dealt with two big pavillions. And another couple guys arrived in time to help put up the 'kitchen' tent. All that's left to set up tomorrow morning is the 'bumblebee' Saxon A-frame and the exhibits. Not to bad at all.

After I dropped the baron off I swung through behind the mall and found a nice, clean [really big] pallet which I managed to wrestle into the van and take home... wrestling it out and into the garage alone, too. We'll be outloading the downstairs storage room into the garage, onto the pallets. Then we'll set up the guest bedroom and sewing room and start sorting the boxes out one-by-one and putting away what we'll keep and pricing for rummage sale the rest. By fall after a September rummage we should have everything all nice and tidy at home. My bedroom will be getting some of this treatment too (it really needs it) and I'll finally be able, then, to get into some real, creative quilting again.

When I finally settled in downstairs tonight I found a note Leofwyna left for me there. We get Maggie from The Cat House... either Sunday or Tuesday I'll pick her up. Open hours are rather tight so we have to wait for 'em, then kitty love returns to The Wee Bluet!
patable2010: (Saxon)
WEDNESDAY

Loaded the mower into the van this morning, took it in to the shop and waited to bring it home again. Last time I mowed I 'found' a hand pruner in the grass. Made a right divot in the edge of the blade. Fortunately it was only $7 to hone the blade as the balance was still good to go.

I stopped in at the Salvation Army Wednesday Sale and picked up a couple cutter shirts as well as a scrapbook kit that I'll save in the Christmas box for a present this year. Headed out to Moot this evening for more JAV planning and back at home I pieced some more batiste blends but didn't get any one thing finished.
patable2010: (Saxon)
WEDNESDAY

During the early afternoon I finished clearing the craft area for Leofwyna's use although my sewing area is still a mess. I got the rest of the lawn mowed and my squash, tomato, broccoli, cauliflower and basil seedlings set out in the garden late this afternoon before heading out to this month's social moot. We made JAV plans with Jim Ballard and among other activities the musicians and dancers practiced, the barony conducted interviews and munchies were consumed.
patable2010: (sewing)
WEDNESDAY

While Leofwyna was sorting some of her stuff from the spare room yesterday she ran across a 'tablecloth' tunic she'd cut out (probably years ago) for gold key and never got sewed up.  She passed it off to me to finish so I got that done today.  This is a HUGE tunic but I went with it thinking sometimes you do have a large person wanting to see what we were about so I didn't cut it down any further.  I also had Little Sister's cotton bathroom curtains to cut down and hem for dish towels.

Went to Moot this evening where plans were made for JAV next month.  JAV is our big demo out at a local vinyard's annual spring one-day Renaissance Fair.  This has been very successful for us for several years now and I kinda look forward to it.  I'm going to work on bookbinding as I still want to have twenty done for the Cattle Raids project.

THURSDAY

Darnit!  Leofwyna got put on-call again today.  The way hospitals manage their staff-hours these days annoys the HELL out of me and I have to be careful not to transmit that annoyance to her.  She certainly doesn't need me to aggravate whatever she feels about it.

I pulled a bag of white material out of the pile in my bedroom to take down to the sewing room today.  First piece out was an L-shaped remnant of fine linen so I made a pair of ladies trews.  My thinking is the 12th Century woman needing protection while traveling or riding wanted something extra under her skirts and instead of 'borrowing' a pair of trews she made her own fine pair.  Since there's a record of a sermon denouncing women wearing such that it must have been done sometime; although how the clergy was aware enough of this to have an opinion gives me pause.  There was a 7-inch strip left from which I cut four 7-inch squares to put in my workbasket to become goblet covers.  I'll try to get them done before Cattle Raids for the largess baskets.

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