On another note, the furniture finally arrived from the garden contest I won last year. Yes, it now resides in my living room. I'll have to eventually change the curtains, but that will happen when it happens.
Anyone started building an ark yet?
Left Pennsic Friday at noon and with stops for lunch, traffic and breaks, made it home by 10:00 p.m. Saturday, Chris emptied the truck and I did laundry - am still doing laundry, and basically vegged the rest of the day.
The week before - went to the Met with my daughter to see the Alexander McQueen exhibit - spent 2 1/2 hours in line to end up in a mob scene. I enjoyed the wool jackets at the beginning but for the most part - it was a bit wild for my taste. Carrie enjoyed it; however, it was noon by the time we got in and we were both hungry at that point. She would have stayed another hour if hunger hadn't taken over. After lunch, I headed to the Morgan to see the Illuminated Manuscript outfits and she headed to the garment district for hat making supplies. I enjoyed the exhibit but was not impressed with one of the men's outfits. It was pink wool but looked like felt.
We left for Pennsic on Friday at noon and ended up in Clearfield for the night. Got to Pennsic around 10:30 - set up and went to the truckstop for lunch and to cool off. The first few days were brutally hot and humid - don't remember it being that bad last year but it finally cooled off and the weather was wonderful. We went to opening ceremonies and stayed to see a few of the one-on-one fighting before the heat drove us back to camp. I helped Sofia prepare for the Queen's Tea and went to help out. It was fun watching the royals. Got to talk to a nice woman with a harp who let me fiddle with it.
Loved the A&S exhibit although the East Kingdom side was in very poor light. Took lots of pictures and drolled quite a bit.
Midnight madness was fun - went with Evaine as Chris wasn't feeling well. We hit two mini concerts and wandered around. The weather was perfect - almost needed a cloak but not quite.
Somehow, I only took three classes - don't know where the time went. Two lucet classes and a Beaded Embroidery and Embellishments by Baronessa Anna Bella Di Cherubino, who had just received her Laurel. She had made a pearl and gold bead belt for Queen Jana that was incredible. I got pictures at the A&S but not of the whole thing. The three hour class was to make a pearl and beaded bag. She didn't charge anything for all the materials, handout and a canvas bag to put everything in. Definitely made me feel cheap for charging for my smocked apron class. This is one project I will definitely finish.
The best part was just chatting and listening to everyone in camp. I'm amazed by everyone's knowledge and stories.
Chris seemed to enjoy himself except for an inner ear infection and is already planning on going back next year. I was a little put out that after making him 5 new tunics, an under tunic and a pair of braises - that he came home with 2 new outfits that he never put on.
Back to reality - today we have to go pick up Dakota at Gabriella's house and tomorrow back to work.