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Saturday, August 21, 2010

2010 Not the Best Year....Sigh

This year kind of sucks... We lost a valued friend in May of this year due to Cancer, however we found out if he had gone to the Doctor when he first had issues, he was having gran-mal type seizures but would not go to the Doctor. So in January he could barely walk, it was Leukemia and it was everywhere and he was gone by May.

This was my husband's best friend, they got through hell together and I kid you not, really crappy childhoods involving social services and social workers and well horrible things.

But they survived together, as brothers under the skin.

Hubby has been very quiet about this whole experience, every grieves at thier own pace.

We got a call 2 days ago, His Mother of whom he has massive issues i mean really.....massive.... is dying her Cancer has reached her brain and it will be a matter of days...he is with her at her hospice in Seattle.

I hope she stays long enough for me and the kids to arrive on Thursday.


Trim Choices

So I want to make something new for Faire, and I will be going in a Month from now, so of course I want it down ASAP, I have fabrics and I did want some silk taffeta to be my forepart and sleeves. Then I remembered I had these piece 12 I got from eBay for I think $20.00 with shipping. I have pieced 3 of those pieces together, they are not with the design going vertical but horizontal. I have 2 trims in my stash:

This one above I don't have a lot, good thing I know where to get more of it at a good price.

This one on the left I have 40 yards of on hand.

So if anyone reads this at all? Could you give me some help in choosing?


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Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Costume College Recap!

New Hotel the Marriott Warner Center,

What I loved about the Hotel:
Room 17 Floors!
Space- More Rooms set up for classes!
6 working elevators
Restrurant- Very tasty if expensive
Customer Service- Everyone was on the ball, and professional

What I did not like:

If you were paying for your hotel room with a debit card they charged your entire time plus $200.00 for incedentals!!!

You had to have all of the names of the people who were rooming with you at check in or you would be held responsible for all charges!! Gulp! So this was my first time having roomies I had never met, so I learned a lesson! But it was easy to fix once I get the information!!!

The tables in the rooms are sized for lecture writing space, not for cutting tables or even sewing tables, this posed issues for workshops, plus those of us who were in workshops got really tiny rooms, so this is something that needs to change for next year. I have done this workshop 4 times now, in 2 hours everyone has their peices cut out and pinned and those who will not be embroidering could begin to sew, typically in 4 hours from beginning of class most of the Smock is done, instead we had to share space by combining 2 tabels for cutting and well we got some of the smocks cut was a little dissappointing.

My class on Renaissance Fabrics was up against another Renaissance Workshop so I did not have the amount of people I usually have, however, they were a fun bunch!

This year was the theme of Steampunk, which I have wanted a reason to begin to collect for this, while I never really thought of Victorian as a time period for me, the fantasy of Steampunk has caught my imagination. Of course the hubby wants an outfit as well!! LOL so we shall probably be looking dapper at WonderCon next year in April.

I am hoping to be able to decorate for the Time Traveler's Tea next year. I put in a proposal but I have not heard as of yet....