Football season is over, and I have nothing officially scheduled that isn’t wedding related. I have taken the time to get back to not doing anything [that-makes-people-other-than-me-happy].
Most exciting: there is a new addition to the apartment. A friend was letting go of a Singer 457 in a cabinet, and I was able to take it in with the nod from the Intended. It needs a little love that a cleaner/repair person can give, and it will hopefully serve as a supplement to my current machine.
Also, I have been able to put in some work on the doublet gown project. The diary for that will be up shortly. I still haven’t given any thought to an opening day gown, but I’m sure I’ll get there.
More to come – thanks for reading!
Just a quick update today; I’ve been trying to update the blog theme, so I might as well say “hello”.
Sewing: Started on a smock and sketched my doublet gown. For the smock, I wanted to try my hand at embroidery, but I needed to know how the smock would be put together first. It would be a shame to embroider the inside rather than the outside. I’m about halfway through construction. The gown sketch looks promising. I’ll be using a purple, black, and metallic gold fabric that I liberated from my mother. I’ll also need to pick up a black fabric for the majority of the gown, but I haven’t decided what that will be. Since My Intended wants a kilt made in Baltimore Ravens colors, I’ll be using bits of the fabric to accent his kilt, and we’ll increase our corresponding outfit number by one.
“Jewelcrafting”: I received a healthy donation of hemp twine (I guess it’s called) from a good friend in hopes of creating jewelry for my lower class garb. The interweb taught me a basic knot, so I made a bracelet with brown beads that look like glazed wood. It was easy to make once I got the knot down, and the bracelet’s pretty nifty.
Yarn craft: Yeah, no update there. No motivation for knitting or crochet right now.
Musical type stuff: Ditto. I checked the ocarina bag–it’s still there.
Reading update: Finished the Mistborn series–it’s uber-great! The ending was a bit off, but I still enjoyed it very much.
WoW: My primary has finally hit 80 – yay for her.
Sports: The Ravens are “the awesome”, as My Intended says.
Thanks for reading, stay warm, whereever you are.