I arrived just after lunch on Friday, having had a lovely des-compressing ride up with all the windows down (it was a lovely warm spring day). In between helping bauhausfrau set the table and prep for the next day's tea, I worked on my Ice Cream Jacket, getting the peplum stitched on, the hooks and eyes sewn and the trim frayed, gathered and pinned before bedtime. Go me!
madamekat arrived a few hours after I did and we all talked and laughed steadily throughout the day - it was such fun! We had a supper yummy dinner of grilled chicken, salad, strawberries and French onion bread pudding out on the deck. It was just what I needed - a low-key day with charming companions thanks ladies!
I wish I could say Saturday dawned bright and cheery but actually it went from lovely spring sunshine to gloomy clouds and spitting rain overnight. Blah. Still the view I woke up to in the turret-room was very pretty, misty and windy.
We spent the morning prepping the dungeon, the food and ourselves for tea at 4pm. We managed to get everything done, dress ourselves in a fairly leisurely manner and have time to spare as other guests began to arrive. At 4pm we were still waiting for a few guests to arrive so we decided to take advantage of a bit of sunshine and went outside to take pictures. Yay - the last dress-up pictures at the farm!
girliegirl32786's homemade strawberry jam and champagne) and much hilarity ensued from the dramatic readings from "The Lady's Guide to Gentility", helped no doubt by all the Jampange. You had to be there.
The next morning madamekat left us for a other event, while everyone but Aubry, Nate and myself donned their stays once again to go to Fort Fred. I decided in the end not to go and made my way home, enjoying the relaxing car ride home and another warm, sunny spring day. I met Dad on my way into town, ran some errands with him, got home and crashed. I had great intentions of getting lots accomplished once home but I guess what I really needed was some down time and have part of my Sunday be a day of rest.
I spent the evening sucked into the Poldark videos I picked up at the giveaway, moving only to change out the tapes. I stayed up too late, falling asleep downstairs but it was kinda fun. Today's to-do list sucks now but it was worth it, the whole weekend was worth it.
Oh my Jacket! I couldn't possibly be any more pleased with it. It just fit, which is good since I will lose more weight before CosCol. It should be perfect by then! The trim totally made it... it does need a new petticoat though. I like it with the pink, but it needed a different hat with that petticoat. You know I think I'll just have to make a hat for it, then I'll have two ways to style the outfit! Darn, I’ll hate that. :P
Ah, enough fun my to-do list calls... back to real life. Moo.
madamekat - http://www.flickr.com/photos/14941369@N07/sets/72157623810816041
isabelladangelo - http://www.flickr.com/photos/jubileel/4556027065
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