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Finally, the Report!

Holiday Faire has to be one of my favorite events.

Heck, it has shopping! Lots of it! What's not to like?

Like last year, this time we also decided to clean the closet, get a booth, and merchant with melaniesuzanne, penguininarmor, rheabecc, and psallite. And although I did not sell so many items, I made about as much as last year, if not a little bit more. The best part? Now I have more room in my closets for new garb, and in my sewing room for the wools I purchased last time. Yay me!

The good thing is that the merchanting sponsored my shopping. I got a nifty pink hat and a knitted pouch from attack_laurel, a pattern and some lace from kass_rants, some glassware from Elspeth, and some glass buttons from Grace. I am all set.

Oh, and I was a good belfebe! I resisted the temptation to buy more wool, despite the fact that there some very nice pics out there. I am determined to use what I already have before getting anything else. Again, yay me!

The rapier was also fantastic. blueleader's Free Scholar prize was one of the best that I've ever seen, and afterwards I had the chance to fight with folks I don't get to fight on a regular basis. In fact, I crossed blades with some I had never crossed blades before. That alone made my day.

I also had a chance to work with dante_di_pietro on my nifty Capo Ferro moves (he's got me hooked on that!), and got some good feedback from him, grauwulf and ccunning. In turn I worked with some newer fighters and got to give feedback to them.

Here are the highlights:

  • spanishpeacock being elevated to the Order of the Laurel. (And about time, if you ask me!)

  • Alle Psallite sounding absolutely fantastic. (It's amazing what we can do when we follow our Director's instructions!)

  • Fun merchanting with friends.

  • Buying nifty stuff without breaking the budget (see above).

  • Great rapier fighting and instructing.

  • Gianetta getting her Coral Branch.

  • A bunch of Pontoons getting recognized.

    After the event, we ended up chilling at Greta and the Navigator's new digs, after which we called it a night and went home, ready for some Advil and a good night sleep.

    Doesn't get much better than that.
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    stitchwhich
    Nov. 18th, 2007 11:52 pm (UTC)
    *scolding*
    You were not a good Belfebe! You got the only Viking glasses before anyone with a Viking persona could nab them!

    (Thought you could escape by gloating in LJ, eh, my pretty? Ha!)

    No, really, I am glad that you liked the style so much. It brings you a little closer to the Dark Side. Although it's a cross-poisoning. I think I'll be making myself something to wear from your era... but we simply must convince Elspeth to make more of them, don't you think? They are soooo pretty.

    You looked glowing every time I saw you and while I missed the rapier stuff (too busy trying to arrange things for Kingdom Arts and Sciences Festival), everything I heard about it was brightly positive. That makes me smile.
    belfebe
    Nov. 19th, 2007 07:01 pm (UTC)
    (Thought you could escape by gloating in LJ, eh, my pretty? Ha!)

    Ohhh, noooo!!!! How can this beeeeee!!!!!!!!

    LOL.

    Getting close to the Dark Side is just too much fun. One of these days I must try a Viking attire. Those are sooooo cool!

    And yes, Elspeth needs to make more of those. She is too funny. I saw her when she was setting up and she looked at me and said: "Who would like to buy my stuff?" I said: "Everyone!"

    She definitely needs to merchant more often!
    belfebe
    Nov. 19th, 2007 07:02 pm (UTC)
    Oh, and if you need help making something from my era, all you need is say it. I'll be happy to help you out ;-)
    mselspet
    Nov. 19th, 2007 10:15 pm (UTC)
    Ok stitchwhich, I'll be making more Viking glasses this Sunday.
    I will save two just for you :-)
    melaniesuzanne
    Nov. 19th, 2007 01:22 am (UTC)
    We had so much fun hanging with you guys!
    belfebe
    Nov. 19th, 2007 07:02 pm (UTC)
    It was a hoot!
    greta_k
    Nov. 19th, 2007 01:46 pm (UTC)
    I didn't realize Dante was there - I never saw him. I wanted to see his Capo in action. I swung by rapier for a little while, but spent much of the day either chatting with people I don't get to talk to much, waiting to see Miguel, guarding the Queen, or spending quality time with the protege.
    belfebe
    Nov. 19th, 2007 07:03 pm (UTC)
    Capo in action. I like that. LOL.

    We can put up a good show for you next time you're around :-)
    dante_di_pietro
    Nov. 20th, 2007 02:47 am (UTC)
    There is a fairly big HMA project getting underway for KASF, so be on the lookout.

    I'm definitely going to teach that class on the Four Guardia for the coming University, which is lecture with slow work, but heavily influenced by my Capoferro research.
    belfebe
    Nov. 20th, 2007 03:06 am (UTC)
    You know I'm game :-)

    BTW, do you think it would be a good idea for me to teach my class on a holistic approach to rapier? I taught it years ago, and never did it again. It involves the importance of working out and conditioning, as well as nutrition and meditation for improving rapier.

    dante_di_pietro
    Nov. 20th, 2007 09:09 pm (UTC)
    YES!
    belfebe
    Nov. 20th, 2007 11:21 pm (UTC)
    All righty then. Chalk me in. I'll send you an email later with the full information, when I send the other one for the class on how to run an authorization :-)

    And that's my two classes for University.
    bronx_baroness
    Nov. 19th, 2007 02:48 pm (UTC)
    And the Queen was very grateful for your excellent guarding!
    greta_k
    Nov. 19th, 2007 05:03 pm (UTC)
    You're welcome :-)
    celtwoman
    Nov. 20th, 2007 11:43 pm (UTC)
    My mundane name is Elspeth. Can I tell you how confusing that is? I'm used to being the only one in the room.
    belfebe
    Nov. 21st, 2007 12:30 am (UTC)
    That is too funny :-)
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