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First of all, here are my pictures from Storvik Novice Tourney.

So what happened at Storvik Novice Tourney (SNT) you may ask? Loads of things is the answer. First of all, Geoffrey and Caemfind were put on vigil for their Laurels. I am really thrilled that the both of them were elevated. They are wonderful people and awesome artisans.

Next, teaching them the secret handshake.

Also, rheabecc and Edward got their Pearls, and Ruadhri's wife came over to bring Ana's medallion on Ruadhri's behalf. It was mounted on an awesome Tudor style carcanet, and I was tempted to snag it and run away with it while cackling maniacally. On the other hand, Edward got a really nifty Pearl themed platter from Eadric, and at this point I am afraid that I may end up stealing it too. Guys, beware!

The one bad part about the event was the horrible heat. I almost had heat stroke when we were taking everything down. (Thanks Perronelle for whipping out that fantastic electric fan!)

On other news, I have Photoshopped myself out of all of the event pictures due to my having a wardrobe malfunction.

Yes, boys and girls, the downside of losing weight is that your petticoat bodices will not support you, and that your chemise will start slipping down the wrong way due to the heat, perspiration and lack of support. Bonus points if you are perspiring profusely. As you know, linen tends to expand with body heat and humidity. Thankfully, I didn't show anything more indecent than my tattoo, but my whole getup ended up looking wilted and rather undignified in the end (although my coif still looked fabulous).

I am in a current state of panic regarding Pennsic. Although I do have a bunch of "camp" garb, I don't think that I have anything that remotely fits me well, that will not wilt and cause a malfunction similar yesterday's, and that does not want to kill me.

My options are: a) try to take the petticoats in before Pennsic; b) make something new; c) go 16th Century Romani (just to keep in the timeline); d) go Roman (but I am afraid I only have one pair of fibulae, so that's gonna be a problem).

Oh, well. In the words of Donna Summer Gloria Gaynor, I will survive.

In the meantime, I'd better get down to working some more on Margot the Doll. At least I know that her garb will not be falling off her any time soon.

(Unless of course, she gets an offer to feature in the next "Team America" movie, but that's a matter for a different post.)


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Jul. 13th, 2008 07:46 pm (UTC)
Oh, well. In the words of Donna Summer, I will survive.

That's Gloria Gaynor. Bad Child of the 70s! No cookie! ;)
Jul. 13th, 2008 07:47 pm (UTC)
Gah! You are correct!

I will blame it on my brain getting fried in the heat yesterday. :-D
Jul. 13th, 2008 08:05 pm (UTC)
I am a font of useless knowledge. =)
Jul. 13th, 2008 08:12 pm (UTC)
Jul. 13th, 2008 10:12 pm (UTC)
It's a sad thing when this video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P9dpTTpjymE is where my mind went.
Jul. 14th, 2008 12:01 am (UTC)
That's hilarious!
Jul. 13th, 2008 08:09 pm (UTC)
go Roman (but I am afraid I only have one pair of fibulae, so that's gonna be a problem.

As do I, but once I got my gowns to where I liked the drape, I just did a little stitching in the spot where the fibulae would go so I could quickly and easily switch them out. :)

You know, you could go Viking... there's precedence for it! (Right, Aldis?) (Heh)

My ducky misses your pinkness.
Jul. 14th, 2008 01:16 am (UTC)
If that's the ducky I think it is, you are a very bad woman.

I love you. :-D
Jul. 14th, 2008 01:54 pm (UTC)
Actually, it was the pink rubber ducky that was offered as a prize when I held the caption contest a while ago.

Here is a link to the stitchwich holding it.

But I know about the other ducky, you wicked, wicked woman.
Jul. 14th, 2008 01:49 pm (UTC)
My pinkness misses the ducky too. :-)

Viking is also one of my options. I know that it's only a matter of time . . .
Jul. 14th, 2008 04:24 pm (UTC)
I was going to suggest Viking - layers off for heat and layers on for cold. Ideal for camping events.
Jul. 13th, 2008 08:26 pm (UTC)
"go Roman"

Brighid's boyfriend wanted to be Roman, so she's making him 16th century clothes from Rome. Unless he learns to sew, I think he's doomed to be part of the Elizabethan crowd :)
Jul. 13th, 2008 09:54 pm (UTC)
go roman
THAT is hilarious.
Jul. 13th, 2008 08:56 pm (UTC)
Re "go roman" So why should one pair of fibulae stop you.
Your at pennsic you know where you can get more fast no waiting :)
Jul. 14th, 2008 01:47 pm (UTC)
That's true. I am really tempted to do that.

On the other hand, Romani (gypsy), involves only a lightweight chemise, a blanket, a turban, a pair of sandals and a tunic. Begging bowl is optional, but we can read your palm while cutting your purse at the same time.

On the other hand, Roman provides portable shade with that stola, and there is something to be said about that. (Plus it is really cool.)
Jul. 13th, 2008 10:09 pm (UTC)
there is always the option to go early-period. Tunics! Yay! ('swhat I do... although this year I'm going Turkish)

You looked lovely yesterday! And thank you for the photos: they are fantastic. I've snagged the one of my face as his Maj put my pearl on me.
Jul. 14th, 2008 01:48 pm (UTC)
Thank you! You can snag as many pics as you want. That's why I posted them.

I also need to remember to burn you a CD, which is going to make it easier. ;-)
Jul. 14th, 2008 01:17 am (UTC)
Thank you for your help in making yesterday better for the candidates. It was a pleasure to get to sit and chat for a few moments and hopefully we can do more such in the future.

and I completely agree about the heat... I was seriously rethinking the 14th century there and thinking that Ru (the topless, tattooed fighter) was the coolest and possibly smartest person there. He at least wasn't sweating as much as the rest of us.

Jul. 14th, 2008 01:43 pm (UTC)
Thank you for your help in making yesterday better for the candidates. It was a pleasure to get to sit and chat for a few moments and hopefully we can do more such in the future.

Than you! It was a lot of fun, and I really appreciate your attention to detail and working with us on this. I am looking forward to many more opportunities to chat with you in the future too. :-)

As for Ru, I agree that he was the smartest one! I have spent the rest of my weekend trying to figure out how not to die of heat at Pennsic while (hopefully) look somewhat dignified. LOL.
Jul. 14th, 2008 08:14 pm (UTC)
I have seen some cooling vestings that had cool packs that stayed cool for ours that some have sewn into pockets in garb to keep cool at Pennsic. I will see if I can find the link again.

with the recent weight loss you might just be able to fit the cooling packs into the outfits now... just add a few pockets
Jul. 14th, 2008 08:16 pm (UTC)
Ohhhh, that sounds awesome! I will really appreciate that link if you can find it!
Jul. 14th, 2008 03:03 pm (UTC)
Ru not only looks wonderful, he has tremendous style! When asked to come back to the field so I could present the favors, he did a flying forward roll over the list rope and popped up right at my feet - wow! I will really enjoy watching his growth.
Jul. 14th, 2008 04:58 pm (UTC)
He is definitely a lot of fun.
Jul. 14th, 2008 08:15 pm (UTC)
I am not that young any more... but I do have done that particular stunt.. when much younger
Jul. 14th, 2008 04:34 pm (UTC)
Hey! Is that Attack Laurel I see in your pictures - rose petticoat and green waistcoat?
Jul. 14th, 2008 04:58 pm (UTC)
Yup. That will be her.
Jul. 14th, 2008 07:33 pm (UTC)
I'm pretty sure I know someone who can help you with that Roman thing... :-D
Jul. 14th, 2008 07:36 pm (UTC)
Oh yeah! I picked Iohanna's brains at Storvik, and I am downloading her handouts and printing out her articles. I may yet bug her before Pennsic with loads of questions and whatnot. :-D

The idea of a portable shade while looking fabulous is very attractive.
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