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1.  Destructo-weekend is most definitely the last weekend of October (26-28) - there will be a cannon shot through something at some point.  If you're interested in attending (we're smack-dab in the center of Virginia off route 15) and haven't received an e-mail, leave me a comment with your e-mail (suitably set so as to foil harvestBots) or e-mail me at elsworthy AT netzero DOT com, and I'll forward directions and such.

2.  I have been making stuff for the shop, including shaped and trimmed felt hats (mostly in women's sizes).  I'll be selling next at Holiday Faire.  I will also have a couple of new coif patterns, and maybe a sweet bag pattern or two, but I can't commit to that for sure.  I've been making more jewelry (including what I think is a rather nice blue and silver Italian girdle, which is adjustable up to 50")  just because I like making things, and this leads me to point #...

3.  My necklaces in their current storage keep getting tangled (and the price tags aren't helping).  I have discovered that egg cartons are perfect for storage, but I just don't eat eggs at a massive rate.  If anyone who is local to me (you know who you are) can save egg cartons (half dozen, dozen, super-mega cholesterol death size, whaterver) and get them to me before Holiday Faire, I'd be super grateful.  UPDATE:  Actually, I just found a great site that has all sorts of egg cartons available, so I picked up a bunch for cheap.  Thank you to those who thought about and offered egg cartons, but I'm good, and these ones are super-stackable.

4.  I'll be at  St. Mary's City this weekend, so will not be at Crusades, sorry.  I hope all of you who are going will have a wonderful time.

5. theblueleader will be playing her Freescholar prize at Holiday Faire.  Find her at Crusades and ask for one of the handbills she has advertising the event.  We're trying to make the experience as period to the prizes of the London Schools of Defense, and I think it will be huge fun, so be sure to come by and support her at Holiday Faire.

6.  I still feel a bit sick, and I have a sinus headache.  It's not really a point, but what's a journal without a little self-indulgent whining?

7.  Y'all have a great day.


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Oct. 4th, 2007 12:41 pm (UTC)
ooooOOOOoooo... the Italian girdle sounds beautiful. Pictures possible?
Oct. 4th, 2007 12:58 pm (UTC)
I'll have to see - I'm quite bad at getting the pics of jewelry to turn out, but I'll try.
Oct. 4th, 2007 04:54 pm (UTC)
I'd be interested, too! =)
Oct. 4th, 2007 04:58 pm (UTC)
For a split second I was sure the icon was Queen Elizabeth (the first)...

Oct. 4th, 2007 12:55 pm (UTC)
We'll start setting aside egg cartons for you. With a teenager in the house, we go through quite a few dozen.
Oct. 4th, 2007 12:57 pm (UTC)
Merci! I don't know that I'll be at any events between now and HF, but if you can get them to someone like Brian or Kynny or Alan, they can get them to me.
Oct. 4th, 2007 01:02 pm (UTC)
Will do! Bel will be at University - I'll see if she can get them to someone there. Or maybe I'll just have to break down, leave work early, and make a Tuesday practice. *gasp* ;-)
Oct. 4th, 2007 01:33 pm (UTC)
That would be cool - we've got a pretty good practice going right now - as added incentive, Sir Vlad is regularly coming, and is a scream to fight (I can tell by watching).
Oct. 4th, 2007 02:35 pm (UTC)
Regarding #3...

Have you considered a tackle box, which you should be able to get in any sporting goods department? A little more durable than egg cartons, I would think (if not as cheap).

If you've already considered them, I submit my hand for a smack of the ruler.
Oct. 4th, 2007 02:49 pm (UTC)
Cheap, I need cheap. :) Each piece needs to sit in a separate hollow, and the number of tackle boxes I'd need for my stock would be prohibitively expensive.

I already have multiple boxes for the beads - I'm up to six just for the jewelry components.

But I appreciate the desire to help. :)
Oct. 4th, 2007 02:35 pm (UTC)
Regarding #3...

Have you considered a tackle box, which you should be able to get in any sporting goods department? A little more durable than egg cartons, I would think (if not as cheap).

If you've already considered them, I submit my hand for a smack of the ruler.
Oct. 4th, 2007 03:06 pm (UTC)
Destructo weekend sounds like a blast, wish I could make it but with closing on the new house on the 30th I'm thinking I'll be up to my eye balls in packing and painting and cleaning and schlepping and such
Oct. 4th, 2007 05:29 pm (UTC)
An inexpensive option, but one that requires a little assembly: take a dowel, cut to a length to suit, and cut a piece of by-the-yard felt just a little longer. Sew a narrow channel in the edge of the felt and slip the dowel in. Sew shut. On the opposite side, attach two or three sets of ribbons for ties. Jewelry can be pinned to the felt and then rolled and secured with the ribbons. No tangled chains, no accidental tragic spills. The same arrangement can be used to keep veils nice - iron the veil, lay it flat on the felt, roll, tie loosely, no pins required and your veil gets to the event w/o wrinkles!
Oct. 4th, 2007 08:46 pm (UTC)
Demo will be fun, but I was hoping to drag you and Lisette out dancing at Orpheus sometime that weekend. Guess we'll have to reschedule for later. :)
Oct. 9th, 2007 09:47 am (UTC)
I plan to go out dancing on or around my birthday, but I am more than amenable to going out sooner. :) Let's work out a time.
Oct. 6th, 2007 02:30 am (UTC)
Love your attitude and CLOTHES and HAIR!

My hubby found your fab site looking for Elizabethan & Lute playing clothing (doesn't play just wants to look like Sting's Lute player)

We love your clothing and dedication. We are just getting started and mannnnn there is so much to learn.

We have been to several American Civil war events (a bit up-tight). I prefer the Renascence era. Hubby worked in traveling renascence shows many moons ago.

I just dyed my hair RED yesterday and punk'd it out a bit. Thought yours is awesome.

Are you in America or over seas? Just wondering.

Thanks for the laughs your writing style is the tits!


Oct. 9th, 2007 09:50 am (UTC)
Re: Love your attitude and CLOTHES and HAIR!
You're very sweet! :) I'm in the US, in Maryland. I grew up in the UK.

Oct. 6th, 2007 09:04 pm (UTC)
Sorry this is a late comment, but I've been away from my 'puter for ages.

With regard to necklace (and brooch) storage, I have a number of small hooks on the back of my wardrobe door, each with a necklace or brooch hanging from it. I also have a length of fishing wire tied between 2 hooks, from which I suspend my drop ear-rings.

No tangles, and you can see everything immediately. It also looks quite pretty.
Oct. 9th, 2007 09:51 am (UTC)
I have some lovely necklace stands for my shop - it's just getting to and from shop events with everything in a box. :)

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