Per the letter received last week I called ahead and went straight to the doctor's office for labwork so he'll extend my prescriptions. I've resisted an office visit to avoid the out of pocket expense and this was our compromise. Heading back home I remembered to pick up the clean wool blankets ($39 for twelve wasn't too bad), tried to drop off stuff at the consignment shop but they're not taking more until September and then only fall-winter stuff. I also toted the serger back into the repair shop and heckled them about not fixing the foot lift lever esp. considering the amount I'd paid for it to be fixed and serviced. It was fixed in five minutes and I brought it home again without having to pay anything further on it.
I spent a little time cutting away the paper borders on the pile of embroidered, light silk samples I want to put together in panels for a tent divider to replace the boring, drab one that came with the tent.
Leofwyna and I went to a couple thrift stores this afternoon. I found three linen shirts and a doll sized dress form. I think Maude's clothes may fit on it... Maude is the doll I bought twenty years ago as a vehicle for 19th century clothing I wanted to make, motivated by a doll trunk I picked up in an antique shop during a vacation in Minnesota. Since then she's acquired a bed purchased at another antique shop during a quilters' bus tour to the Amana Colony in Iowa. Over the years I've made a mattress, pillow, bed linens, blankets and quilts. I've created corsets, drawers, shifts, combinations, dressing gown, petticoats, mitts and gowns for her. I've built a combination wardrobe-dresser complete with drawers and a mirror to show off her tiny French perfume bottles, and a cunning washbowl and pitcher set. She's accumulated a cookie tin, lusterware tea service, table, chair, lamps, lace edged tablecloth, knick-knack cabinet, side chest, porcelein figurines, boot buttonhook, brooch pins, hat pins, hatpin holder, documentcase, rug, little furry dog and I don't remember what all else. I resisted starting in on kitchen type things for her... sometimes I was tempted by little pans. Although if I ever ran across a Hoosier cabinet the right size I'd probably go down that road. When I joined the SCA I think it was somewhat motivated by jealousy of Maude getting all the neat new garb each year; strangely enough she's been somewhat neglected since then.
This evening was moot followed by supper at Red Robin with Sash, Cat, Oz, Gyda, HalfTroll, Isabeau and Carlos. Sash had been to Pennsic this year and was full of stories of his trip. Back at home I finished the last little bit on the final camp carpet and they're ready to be put out with the rest of the camp stuff. Then I started seaming up the silk samples for the tent divider.