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Is this what other people do?

Saturday we had a snatch and grab b'fast, then, since it was raining, thus no lawn mowing, we drove to Endicott (just a bit west of Binghamton; 1 3/4 hour fr. the house) to check out an embroidery shop.

Oh. My. Gawd. How could I not have known about "Stitchery Row?" I could have spent all day just petting fibers. Weeks Hand Dyed, Au ver du Soie, Anchor, beautiful Medici weight wools by some little boutique company. Cashel linens in dozens of colors and lots of different thread counts. Beautiful patterns. Mill Hill specialty beads (hee hee--got the last gorgeous red rose)! I was 'gasming. Boy was very amused and kept pointing at the beautiful little tools. Sigh. I was good and only bought stuff for "the project." Okay--one pattern for an Assissi style band sampler, but it had colors for the SILK listed first. Really, you can't blame me. Wonderful people, wonderful shop.

Then lunch (over-priced, but yummy, at Christie's Steakhouse), then on to Wolf's to pick up canvas, tarps, and hoses, then home.

Sunday Boy made pancakes so that I could try the blackberry syrup Duchezz made while we were doing the first week of Pennsic. I went and did groceries and came home to them both having finished their new belts with all the lovely metal we got at Raymond's Quiet Press. I made a pot roast and worked on The Project (BTW, working white on mint green sucks. I am in hopes that the result will be worth the crossed-eyes). Then, after dinner, Ro went nuts and made hoods--one for her, two for me, one for the boy--yummy black wool for me, and then we each got one in this lovely heather green wool, which she lined in linen. I worked on The Project while the boy worked on getting the swelling to go down in his ankle/foot after spending too long on his feet working on the belts and some armor. Around in there somewhere was laundry and some general picking up.

At one point I looked up and said to the Duchezz "Is this what normal SCAdians do?"
"Work on house stuff and SCA projects on the weekends?"
"Well, when they aren't at events, yeah."
"Wow. Nice."

Today was the first day of classes. Already have 60 essays to read.

It was nice while it lasted.


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Aug. 28th, 2006 07:41 pm (UTC)
If you interleave things like stringing antennas, running coax, doing kid things, and propping my feet up because I spent too much tim putting away X(this weekend being the rest of the Pennsic gear), then it's kinda typical.
Aug. 28th, 2006 10:40 pm (UTC)
Have you given any thought to my request at Pennsic? Any luck?
Contact me at tanker8462 at gmail dot com and I will have Mord translate it into Latin.
Aug. 29th, 2006 12:23 pm (UTC)
I'm hopeless at this kind of thing. The whole insult game not being something I ever paid much attention to, let alone got good at.

However, perhaps someone with more experience could do something with the fact that he's a red head and/or was born left-handed. Both were a bit problematic in period, and I'm sure there's some sort of school yard insult appropriate to one or the other?
Aug. 29th, 2006 12:41 pm (UTC)
Thank you for the Pennsic postcard!
Aug. 29th, 2006 03:17 pm (UTC)
Re: Thank you for the Pennsic postcard!
Rosemary Mink
6419 Co. Hwy. 18
West Winfield, NY 13491

Some parts of Spain are just breath-taking: have a wonderful time.
Aug. 29th, 2006 01:57 pm (UTC)
OK, I am DEFINITELY going to need the address to that embroidery place! It's always good to have a Destination when we are visiting the Mother-in-Law...! Glad you had so much fun!
Aug. 29th, 2006 03:15 pm (UTC)
it's on Washington in Endicott. http://www.stitcheryrow.com/ The directions posted on the site are very good, though what they mean by "second light" isn't exactly the same as what most people mean. And there's a yarn store across the street!
Aug. 29th, 2006 03:26 pm (UTC)
A yarn store across the street! You are EVIL and BEAUTIFUL!!! : ) May karma reward you as you so richly deserve...by another trip to the store!
Aug. 30th, 2006 08:27 pm (UTC)
Drool! The store sounds awesome.
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