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Slacker Days

Happy birthday weebaby!




I have been feeling like a slacker lately. After the neckbreaking days and nights of project Wilhelmina, I have been chilling and just enjoing the company of Carlos and ballistabob. It feels weird not to be working on a project, but I feel that I needed the break.

And speaking of breaks, this is the first time in about 5 years that we have four weeks in a row with no SCA events.

Wow.

I must say, it is nice.

Don't get me wrong. I absolutely love doing events. It's just that this year has gone at such neckbreaking speed in terms of life, family, and SCA events, that going for a month without SCA rush is a nice change.

And for the record, this was not a planned break. Life happened to us, but sometimes a cloud has a silver lining of sorts . . . and like I've always said: You know you are getting crispy at the edges when you're looking forward to doing laundry.

At any rate, thanks to this unintended break I have been able to clean the house which, after our Chalice projects, looked like something had exploded in there. I have also been reorganizing the sewing room, to the extent that I can actually work in there again. Now I need to go through my fabric stash and do a thorough cleaning. There is stuff in there that I don't really need, and that I am positive will never use.

So I have not been a total slacker.

As for projects, I have several that I need to complete, so far:

1. A silk farthingale that has been put together, but still needs to be corded and finished.

2. The infamous French doublet, which needs to be re-worked and corrected.

3. The skirt that goes with the above mentioned French doublet, which still needs to be plotted and cut.

3. A pair of venetians for ballistabob, which I put together in a hurry before Pennsic, but that really didn't work. Those need to be picked apart and fixed. (Which goes to show why you shouldn't do things like these in a hurry.)

4. My pink doublet, which I have handstitched and is almost done, but that still needs to have the tabs attached. (I didn't like the fit much, as I overfitted the chest, but it will be good as an emergency doublet.)

5. An embroidered gold scarf for Seamus. That is a fun little project that will not take that long, but I still need to draft the Spike, and I can't find the one I designed for Marcellus to save my life.

I reckon that should keep me entertained for a while. There are other things that I would like to do, such as a knitted Montmouth cap, a wool cassock, and a new doublet and breeches for Carlos, but those will have to wait till I am done with the other stuff.

But going back to events. November will be chock full of them. We have three scheduled in a row. However, after the nice slowing down, we are looking forward to them.

Comments

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carthew
Oct. 6th, 2006 03:21 pm (UTC)
Slacker? You? LOL. That's really funny.

Seriously, I must say this about you taking a break: IT'S ABOUT DAMN TIME.

You need to re-charge now and then. It's not only allowed, it's encouraged. We want our B&Bs around a while longer.

(But we do need to figure out what we're doing about "bird" rules.)
belfebe
Oct. 6th, 2006 03:25 pm (UTC)
Thanks! It feels really good! :-)

(But we do need to figure out what we're doing about "bird" rules.)

Marcellus and I will be working on it tonight. At least we have agreed on a wingspan (2 ft.), materials (anything that allows the bird to glide), non-permited stuff (no rocks, stuffed animals, or self propelled devices!). It's a start. I am hoping to send you a draft tonight ;-)
isenglass
Oct. 6th, 2006 04:12 pm (UTC)
I'm really looking forward to seeing the French doublet gown finished.
belfebe
Oct. 6th, 2006 04:34 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I am hoping to have it ready by 12th Night or, barring that, KASF. :-)
greta_k
Oct. 6th, 2006 04:52 pm (UTC)
Thing #2 (aka the Navigator) embroidered his own scarf. It looks very nice. And if anyone tries to swipe it again, I will not be as merciful as I was last time - it will be open season on any and all body parts. The Navigator can attest that I am not joking (at his behest, I did not commit homicide last time, but I will not be appeased with a second indiscretion).
belfebe
Oct. 6th, 2006 05:03 pm (UTC)
I know. And he did a fantastic job of it!
greta_k
Oct. 6th, 2006 06:41 pm (UTC)
Yes, the man taught himself to embroider :-) He has skills, ya know . . . (heeeheeeheee)
belfebe
Oct. 6th, 2006 06:56 pm (UTC)
Oh, yeah baby!
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