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Subject:Why you need to proof read before sending an email...
Time:02:50 pm
FW: Agenda and Task Force #1 Recommendations for the September 24, 2014 BC Meeting‏

Well, I guess we are a few thousand years too late for that one, huh?


...BC was supposed to be "Buildings Committee" but the placement made me giggle This entry was originally posted at http://isabelladangelo.dreamwidth.org/977863.html. Please comment there using OpenID.
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Subject:Evidence I've sewn today
Time:10:50 pm

Behold!  A forepart!   :-)  More at isabelladangelo.blogspot.com/2014/09/historical-sew-fortnightly-14-yellow.html This entry was originally posted at http://isabelladangelo.dreamwidth.org/974727.html. Please comment there using OpenID.
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Subject:Before this one gets out of hand...
Time:08:40 pm


I saw this on pinterest. It is N O T an actual Renaissance era bust.  (You'd think the pink bubble gum would give it away but apparently not.)   It was created by  Gerard Mas (http://www.gerardmas.com/esp-obra.htm) in 2008.  You can see several such busts - ones that look very Renaissance-ish but have something whimsical and modern about them (like the pink bubble gum...)  If you are pinning them because they are cool, have fun!  But they aren't for Renaissance era clothing research.    This entry was originally posted at http://isabelladangelo.dreamwidth.org/973899.html. Please comment there using OpenID.
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Subject:Squee!
Time:08:57 am
Look what I got on ebay!

Probably about 1820's/1830's by the looks of them online. I can't wait to see them in person.  I'll post pictures over on All the Pretty Dresses when I do get them.   This entry was originally posted at http://isabelladangelo.dreamwidth.org/970699.html. Please comment there using OpenID.
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Subject:More stuff
Time:07:21 pm
My historical food fortnightly contribution is up on blogspot. It's a medieval recipe, of course, and I really think a lot of other people would like this one. It's chicken and lemons, what is not to love?

Slightly more on my War of 1812 outfit. I finally have a proper Regency partlet!

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Subject:Baby turtle!
Time:11:41 am
You might remember back on June 11 Momma turtle buried her eggs in my front yard. At least one of the eggs made it! Woohoo!
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I'm going to try and see if baby will eat some fish food later, if s/he's still there. S/he's been hanging out all morning so my guess is that s/he'll stick around for a while. Not sure where Momma is but I'd expect her to come and get her baby soon! This entry was originally posted at http://isabelladangelo.dreamwidth.org/967994.html. Please comment there using OpenID.
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Subject:Slightly Off Topic
Time:10:45 am

I used to LOVE Yankee Candles - and still do- but they are constantly changing the names and "improving" the scents. This means that a lot of my "favorites" have bit the dust. Plus, a lot of the stores near me closed down over the past couple of years meaning I have to order online most of the time.

I've tried the Ikea candles - because they are cheap- and they are okay but they don't have the staying power of the Yankee Candles. Nor do the Ikea candles last nearly as long.

A few weeks ago, I stumbled on to Prize Candles. Okay, so it's a bit gimmicky. The candles are just as expensive as Yankee Candles and they hid a "prize" inside the melting candle. However, I told my Mom about them and she bought one. They really are just as good as the Yankee Candles in terms of smell. I finally broke down and bought a couple myself (coupon today is "Funday" for 30% off). I'm hoping that they'll last as long as the Yankee Candles do too. We'll see!

(and yes, the link to Prize Candles gets me more coupons!) This entry was originally posted at http://isabelladangelo.dreamwidth.org/965913.html. Please comment there using OpenID.
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Subject:Is it a costuming sin to forego a tiara for this?
Time:10:09 am
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It was a hard choice - a new tiara with dangles or this lovely new piece? I think I chose wisely - I did need a new 1920's piece after all. :-)

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Subject:How much damage can I do in the Garmet district in seven minutes?
Time:09:22 pm
Lace


After work, I went back to the hotel, changed, and figured I'd take a nice walk over to the garment district.  There is a trim shop there that I wanted to try (Daytona Trimmings) that looked promising online.  However, I barely got inside the shop when I was told they were closing.  Um, okay?  So I miraculously managed to find the trim I was looking for (the center one) and two others that will work well for a couple of different projects.

From left to right; a bobbin lace looking tiny trim - I'm thinking edging to a chemise or a fine bit of lace around a ruff?  It's only 5 yards. 
The wider bobbin looking lace is 20 yards.  It's exactly what I've been looking for to match up with some embroidery to do a lace insertion smock.  It was also cheap.  :-)

The silver lace was the most expensive but it was too pretty to pass up.  It was still only $3.99 a yard and I only got 4 yards of it.  Maybe edging on a 16th C Jacket or doublet?  Not sure yet.

So, yes, I grabbed these and got out the store by 6:27.  I think I got in at 6:20 but still, not bad for just a few minutes.   :-)

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Subject:The official back from Pennsic Post
Time:09:01 pm
You know you are back from Pennsic when:
  • You turn to the fridge to grab water rather than the faucet because you don't want the "rusty" water to cook the rice in. (The Pennsic water is well known for it's iron content. It's not the least bit harmful, just...orange. I brushed my teeth with it and it's fine. However, you don't typically cook with it because of the massive amount of iron in it. You tend to use bottled water. But yeah, I reached for the "bottled" water last night before I remembered I was back in the 21st century...)
  • You have to remember which key and which way to turn the key to lock the front door to your own home. (The Pennsic house locks to the left. My real house locks to the right. It's hard to remember!)
  • You are amazed that toilet paper comes in a 2 ply!


Things that survived and didn't survive Pennsic:

The wash stand was a huge bust. It sort of worked but one of the arms broke within the first hour on site so I threw it out at the end of Pennsic. I didn't use it much - it would be better for larger encampments.

The canopy reading room was a bust but that was more because of the rain than anything else. I think a market style day shade would be awesome for next year.

The shower tent was a huge win despite being a hang out for daddy longlegs. It was plenty of room for a shower and changing tent - plus others started to copy the hanging from a limb placement of it despite their shower tents not being designed that way. (It was pretty funny to see one of the camo shower tents hanging from a tree like that...)

The solar panel and battery back up were another HUGE win. I loved them. I still love them. The battery back up survived a sudden downpour. I thought it was dead until it dried out after a day. It worked fine after that. No running to and from the car to charge up my phones or my kindle! I just plugged the phones in at night and plugged the battery pack into the solar panel during the day. It worked beautifully.

Of course, the trailer itself was a huge win. The water worked (running water!!!!), it was dry, comfortable, and no bugs. Well, one fly got in but he eventually escaped. I didn't have to deal with wet canvas on pack out or falling tent poles.

The folding chairs and cushions were a nice win as well. They were comfortable and I'll use them again next year.

The firepit was another win. I can honestly say this is the perfect Pennsic firepit. It's lightweight, small but a useable size, and above ground. I had a couple of fires in it, cooked over it, and didn't have a problem at all.
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