Monday, February 20, 2012

Speaking of moving...

I just have to mention that I just finished a wonderful dinner of sushi, sushi made with brown rice, which we ordered on-line, and had delivered to our apartment. Yep, you read that right. In West Lafayette, Indiana you can get delivery of sushi made with brown rice!

I love it here.


There and back again

My weekend has been devoted to making another (hopefully the last) trek back to central New York to get the last of our stuff and sign the papers for the sale of our old house.

I'll be keeping my fingers crossed for the next few days ... 'cause it's not over 'till it's over!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Tasty Nibble #20

I haven't nearly finished pulling all the fringe on the first edge of my veil, but I've followed in my usual impatient path and started a section of the macramé, voila!

Here it is with my test sample, for perspective.

I'm working the pattern using 3 strands of the warp of my veil fabric for every one thread of the test sample and you can see how teeny tiny this is going to be. Hopefully I will get better at it...

One year old!

This blog. As of today. (And embarking on it's second year.)


Thursday, February 2, 2012

About that challenge...

Yes, I am working on it. Yes, it is going really slow. We're not talking treacle slow, more like cold tar. (sigh)

I'm pulling thread to prep the fringe for knotting. Over and over again.

I won't bore you with pictures.

The only bit of interesting news is that the actual thread of my linen cloth seems to be about 1/4 of the thickness of my test piece. If I stick with single threads this lace is going to be teeny tiny itty bitty wee!

Speaking of Stunning Hairnets

Just look what Barbara posted over on her blog "It's About Time"


(Detail) Portrait of Anna d’Alençon
Gian Giacomo de Alladio, also known as Macrino d'Alba, 1520

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Things to make one ponder

1) Hasting's blog.

I was reading her post about the Poste she made for the Artemesian Costuming Challenge and I noticed that the bodice of the gown in one of her references

Portrait of a Woman by Paolo Zacchia the Elder

looks a whole lot like like the bodices I 'bone' with hemp cord.

So far as I know, no one has found any definitive evidence that bodices were corded to provide support in period but this picture has me going hmm...

You know, what I need is a research minion!