|Disclaimer: we did not have elephants|
Another issue--as noted previously, I had cut out a linen kirtle before leaving and I was bound and determined to get it finished in time to wear it for my Elizabethan Working Clothes class. Now, if I'd been at home with no job to go to, this probably could have happened; but onsite, while managing a camp of 70 people, in a climate that completely nerfed my concentration...yeah. No. So for the whole first week I was additionally stressed about a) not working on my dress in that moment, b) how slow I was going when I was working on my dress, or both. Finally during the middle weekend, I let it go and admitted I wasn't going to get it finished, and I was able to actually start having some fun. So, lesson learned: I will not take any project to war that I "need" to finish on a deadline. It's vacation, dammit.
|My A&S display, complete with very decorative|
Baroness Chief of Staff.
So that all happened; now I need to prioritize projects for the next couple of months. I think it comes out something like this:
- Make up the linen version of the pourpoint commission; which breaks down
- make up just the lining, and do another fitting. Adjust as necessary.
- Take a pattern of that version.
- Finish it, padding and all, and see how it fits; record all details for when we do the Real One.
- Finish the @*$! kirtle.
- Make up the partlet I cut out at the last minute and didn't do anything with.
- Complete all the lacing holes, and make lacing cords for, my consort's black linen suit.
I'm putting a tentative target date on these tasks of end of September; I think that's not too ambitious, particularly since only the pourpoint should be thinky work. Though, if it continues being horribly hot, I may have to swap in making braies, hose, and a coif for Himself, so he can wear his Bocksten tunics to events in September with greater comfort. I'm not trying to plan ahead any further than that at the moment, for the sake of my sanity. Though I'm really kinda hot-and-bothered to make a couple of drawn-thread napkins for our feast gear.
Oh. And. I, um, may have also committed to help create a small schola in Manhattan for sometime next spring. Which mostly involves calling a lot of places to beg for space that won't cost the earth. We'll see what happens.