Wow it's been a whole week since I posted - didn't realize it had been that long. Not much to report on the costuming front, hence the lack of posts. I've gotten a few more eyelets done on the stays but it's going slowly. If only I didn't love hand bound eyelets so!
Today I was with RCHS at the local Christian school for their colonial days program. It was fun; we taught the 4th graders to dance. Took us a few hours but we got through all of them. We also did a demo dance (Ruffy Tuffy). It's been a while since I've done an RCHS event and it felt good to get all dolled up in the 18th century garb, even if I did get hot towards the end of the session (silly weather).
I went to Tina's for tea afterwards and we had a nice chat about costuming, and of course generally solving the world’s problems. :>
My Cheeptrims.com order came today. I'm happy with my rococo trim (trying to decide if it's too shiny and needs to be over-dyed) and thrilled with my lace. It's not *perfect* for 18th century but it overwhelmingly holds up to the 3 foot rule and I just plain like it. Yay - now I have 30 yards of lace to play with, instead of little pieces to fudge with. Trimming, flounces and other fussy things here I come...
(yummyone, I'll ship your stuff tomorrow or Saturday. I'll pop you an e-mail once it’s on the way.)
Oh yes my embroidery class last week! It went well - everyone seemed to enjoy it and I was pleased how eager they were to jump right in and try it out. It was more work than I thought it would be though. It took quite a bit of brain wattage to teach, help and track everyone's progress. They only stitched for about 1.5 hours but it felt much longer than that - I was exhausted! Definitely learned some things that will be help if I teach that CC class. We are talking about doing another open house in the Fall so I can test out a few more ideas then... I'm a glutton for punishment you know. :>