I back from Fort Frederick, tired, poorer but happy. I chickened out wearing costume. When I woke up this morning (and had to make the decision) it was cold and pouring down raining. I had visions of a thunderstorm version of the last Ren Faire I went to. My 18th century wardrobe is not really made for cold, rain and mud plus long drives in traffic. I could deal with one or two but not all 4 at once.
It turned out to be a nice day, spitting rain a few times but fine most of the day. The mud was minimal too. The sun even came out towards the end. *sigh* I SO could have worn a costume today but I didn't know it. Next year I will not go undressed! I met up with bauhausfrau and jehanni and spent most of my day tagging along with them. Thanks for letting me follow you around ladies – I had a wonderful time! :>
I spent all my money and had I brought my checkbook I would have spent more! So maybe it's a good thing I forgot it! :> Everything I did get was a good deal though so that made me happy. I picked up some soft $5yd linen, several bodkins, some $6yd caramel colored wool + silk ribbons for a little cape and a bundle of Silly Sister reed.
It was fun - definitely will try to go next year and will definitely dress up next time. It's just more fun that way and the vendors were more helpful too I noticed. :> *sigh* I have an RCHS event on Sunday so I will get my dress-up quotient filled this weekend at least. Watch it bucket down at the event now! :P
Oh yes and my black lace from trystbat arrived today - it is gorgeous! Everything you said, soft, nice drape, lovely stuff. Thanks so much!