Jenny La Fleur
a weekend of 18th century goodness - Jenny La Fleur
adventures in costuming
a weekend of 18th century goodness
Saturday was spent at the Mary Washington house doing the living history thing. So much fun! We worked on needlework in the house, drank tea, nibbled on cheese and biscuits, danced on the porch and then did it all again every hour. We had fabulous weather and a great turn out (no less than 7 couples all day). The weather was so nice I got to wear my green wool English gown for the first time this season - yay! Thanks to a low battery I didn't take pics but Dennis was wondering around snapping away so I'll ping him for a CD.

I worked a tiny bit on my fashion doll (sewing up stuffed limbs) but I also worked on the reincarnation of the chemise gown. I picked out the extra panel and pinned the seams closed again. Doesn't sound like much but the lighting wasen't great and we did do a lot of dancing! :>

Today Mom, Stephanie & Linda headed to the Mount Vernon 18th century market fair, not in costume. We'd spent the previous day in our stays (except Mom) and I kinda wanted to check it out incognito this year. :> It was fun! The weather was again gorgeous so it was a bit crowded but the early autumn weather has been such a treat this weekend that is was worth the unwashed masses!

I came home with a new hat to trim, some yummy feathers to help with that, a cookie press, a Christmas ornament for my collection and a sunburn. I'm happy with everything but the latter.

I should have bought another hat... I have cunning ideas for at least two now. Silly Jenny!

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girliegirl32786 From: girliegirl32786 Date: September 17th, 2007 02:11 pm (UTC) (link)
Im so jealous of all your 18th century fun! I swear, I need to move closer. ;)
cracked_code From: cracked_code Date: September 17th, 2007 04:43 pm (UTC) (link)
I'm thinking, why did I move away? (not really, but I'm sorry I can't be in two places at once!)
butterballbunny From: butterballbunny Date: September 17th, 2007 05:12 pm (UTC) (link)
So greeneyed. We have v. little living 18th C around here.... *sniff*
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