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My car died this weekend, right before the event.  It is currently at a mechanic's in Goochland, and I am home without a car.

(Apparently the battery died.  Could have fooled me; the clutch had no backpressure, I couldn't shift, and the damn thing made a "pop" sound when I tried to start it - none of that has happened when I've had a dead battery before.)

Hopefully it will be fixed so I can go down with Bob tomorrow and get it, and only lose two days of vacation.  Not to mention having to rearrange doctor's appointments.

...And being at home on my excruciatingly slow dial-up, so I can't show y'all pictures (I has them).  I have pictures of the new garage (now with extra added studio upstairs!), and pictures of the death-defyingly cute new project which I finally got pictures of.

Just so you aren't in suspense any longer, it's a reproduction of the frog needlecase in the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA -sorry about the lack of link, but dial-up - can't go flitting about picking up links like I can at work.  There's a link on my web site).  I'll have pictures of it Wednesday - it turned out beautifully, and was relatively quick for one of my projects, only taking 81 hours (not including the 2-3 hours spent drafting the pattern and the 3 hours or so making the mock-up).

The event (Defending the Gate) went very well, and I'll be writing about that more on Wednesday, too.  I really enjoyed the judging format, and I have to say, even though I complain about the number of people who don't seem to want to go further than "medical scrubs and pajama pants" (a joke for those who recognize it), there are some amazingly talented people in this kingdom.

(Ugh.  While I'm hating my dial-up, I'm also reminded that my home keyboard suuuuucks; I keep having to re-type stuff.  I need a new one of everything.)

A random question - does anyone know who I need to contact at Pennsic to rent one of the A&S tents in the evening?  I haz ideaz.

So - this post is short and boring, you may or may not get a post from me tomorrow, but I swear I'll make it all up to you guys on Wednesday with the pretty, pretty pictures.

Sounds good?  Good.


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Mar. 24th, 2008 02:07 pm (UTC)
Squeeee Pictures of the pretties.
Sorry to hear about the car.
ETA: Had to go look at it. OMG ... the cute!!

Edited at 2008-03-24 02:12 pm (UTC)
Mar. 24th, 2008 03:10 pm (UTC)
sorry... just had to ask, is the back of the frog done in detached buttonhole stitch?
Mar. 24th, 2008 02:19 pm (UTC)
Best bet for contact about the A&S tents is:
Chancellor of the Pennsic University - Baroness Rosamund Beauvisage, OL, OP, university@pennsicwar.org

If she doesn't do the scheduling herself, she will know who does.

I enjoyed judging with you Saturday, and the special project was very, very cute!
Mar. 24th, 2008 02:26 pm (UTC)
Depending on what you want to do, it may be a problem to get a tent...I just found this in the rules:
# A&S tents are no longer available for any private individual or household parties in the evenings.
Mar. 24th, 2008 11:31 pm (UTC)
A&S tents are, however, still reservable for meetings, roundtables, "teas", get-togethers for special interest groups and the like. Just no private parties. As long as it's open to all, you're good.

I know this from personal experience in scheduling Known World Chroniclers' meetings the past few years.
Mar. 26th, 2008 10:16 am (UTC)
Ah, good to know. The plan I have I think falls under that definition, so it might be possible. :)
Mar. 26th, 2008 10:15 am (UTC)
Cool, thanks.
Mar. 24th, 2008 03:40 pm (UTC)
Oh cool! Thanks for the link :) How cute! :)
Mar. 24th, 2008 02:45 pm (UTC)
Oh, and BTW, since we has third vehicle, if death-mobile is not fixed, Bob could borrow our truck and you could drive his, if you need to. Sadly, we don't have a small cute car to loan.
Mar. 26th, 2008 10:15 am (UTC)
Thank you - I have my car back now (though it still needs fixing). :)
Mar. 24th, 2008 02:55 pm (UTC)
Your frog was so beautiful! Thank you for the time you took to judge me, I really have missed having a good strong mentor in things like documentation, and you were great at being clear and understandable while not making the process scary.
Mar. 24th, 2008 03:00 pm (UTC)
I can wear pajama pants? Which ones? Spiderman or the Corona beer pants???
Mar. 24th, 2008 03:52 pm (UTC)
How 'bout Thomas the Tank Engine? Or Bob the Builder? Or My Little Pony, for the chiv?
Mar. 24th, 2008 04:40 pm (UTC)
My favorite ones have "It's five O'clock somewhere" and pictures of drinks all over them--Appropriate I believe.
Mar. 24th, 2008 06:31 pm (UTC)
Or My Little Pony, for the chiv?

Do I have your permission to wear Hawaiian print pajama pants?

I wonder if we could find pajama pants appropriote to the three estates. Then they would at least be historical. As I now duck and run for cover

Mar. 24th, 2008 04:24 pm (UTC)
Frog so tiny! Did you have it with you at the event? I would have loved to have seen it.

Thank you again for everything you did. Imagine me sending you a huge bouquet of flowers (lacking a physical address and not wanting you to think me a stalker, we'll keep them imaginary). ;-)
Mar. 24th, 2008 04:41 pm (UTC)
Don't forget the ultra-authentic "karati Gi" pants tied at the knee as slops!
Mar. 24th, 2008 04:47 pm (UTC)
oh, and btw, no car here either. Got into an accident on 95 coming home from the event. Sprained wrist & bruises, but thats the extent of the personal damage. Waiting on the insurance company to tell me if/when I get a rental car. :(
Mar. 24th, 2008 08:30 pm (UTC)
Yoiks! Ditto on car loan offer if you need it, and AOD doesn't.
Mar. 26th, 2008 10:14 am (UTC)
Yipes. Sorry - I hope things work out okay.
Mar. 24th, 2008 08:34 pm (UTC)
OMG, teh cuteness -- iz awesome.
Mar. 24th, 2008 10:13 pm (UTC)
Oooooh! Did you do a project diary on it? I lurves the froggies and I have been planning on making this froggie purse (http://tinyurl.com/3xfqle) but it keeps being put on the back burner. I'd love to see how you constructed yours... Perhaps it would get me motivated to work on this one, and perhaps a needlecase of my own, as that is something I certainly could use too... Would you be willing to share your pattern and/or construction techniques? Puhleeeze?
Mar. 26th, 2008 10:14 am (UTC)
I will be posting about it in the "reproductions" section - it'll be in the next update.
Mar. 26th, 2008 06:35 pm (UTC)
Yay! Thank you!
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