What's New @ Simbelmynë
6-17-13 I waited and his eye is really fine. Very little goop and no indication that he has a problem nor is the eye bloodshot.
Working on the assembly of the shirt.
Guild Meeting this Saturday with a long car drive to site.
Back deck is beautiful and we are going to get it extended. They are painting the room (my new sewing room!) today and will let it dry and paint tomorrow then, closet gets build out and the doors go on, new flooring installed on Wed!
6-13-13 Puppy has an eye infection and now I have to call the Vet's when they open. 8am I think. I have measurments for the shirt to fit perfectly and can now get it all assembled. Have to go to Cosco too and I'm in the lottery for the Saturday Comic Con ticket...wish me luck.
6-6-13 Feeling so much better but still have the boat rocking sometimes if I move too fast. At least I got the ruffs on the cuffs and got one sleeve body attached to the cuff....progress!
6-5-13 Wow what can happen so fast. I got sick on Sunday and went to the doctors on Monday. I had a case of Vertigo. Some bit of something floats in your inner ear and messes with the nerves there causing massive dizziness. A good night's rest helped but here I am 3 days latter and I still feel like I'm on a boat sometimes....yuck!
I have not been able to work on the shirt at all. I can hardly sit at the computer but for 45 minutes or less. This sucks.
So the Guild Meeting is now cancelled for Saturday as the temps are going to be way over 100....some say 111F Don't want Heat Stroke and I don't have AC in my car, so I rescheduled the meeting for June Crown. There are trees there and someone has already offered their pavilion.
6-1-13 Yesterday was a ton of fun. 2 hr. lunch with a friend and then the Gem Show. Got in for free and made a haul of pearls for my late period dresses. I also got some charms with boxers and a pair of cute cat charms for my daughter.
Went to the flea Market today as I haven't been is a very long time. I got some black pearls to go with the pearls that I got from the same vendor. They are very large white and now I have the black to go with them and make a large necklace a la Elizabethan.
Got some summer tops to so I can stay cool.
5-23-13 I have an answer and now to get to the details of cutting out the linen for the shirt. I'm very glad he went with this style as I think he'll be much happier with it.
5-20-13 Went to Spring Mists Investiture and forgot my camera, so no photos of it from me. I went with DD-2 to see Star Trek: Into Darkness in the AM and boy did I love it!! Can't wait to get it on DVD. I liked it better than the 1st Movie!
While I wait for the answer I need, I've been working on the cuffs of this Smock.
5-15-13 My daughter is staying with us for a week while her car got repaired and she takes care of the neighbors pets. While I love having her here, I have to watch the pets while she is at work. Max was neutered yesterday, so I have whiney dog with a cone which he hates. I've not heard back from Greg...and my neck hurts...had to get that out and bitch for a bit.
5-5-13 Back from Beltane! I only staid for 1 night as the winds and the dust and the heat made for a miserable place. Good to see folk and see people recognized for their good works and I was released from court....yay....I'm a free woman!!
So glad I took the romans to wear in the heat.
4-27-13 started the blackwork collar. Using new stretcher bars 25 x 7
4-26-13 Finished the blackwork cuffs yesterday. They have a tiny bit of gold couched down on them as well. I have to get some stretcher bars for the collar. The largest I have is 17" and need more at either ends for the extra fabric.
Yay! Road Trip.
4-22-13 Finished the Rose Pouch. Can't put up photos still she gets it. Pergatorio in August.
Now onto the blackwork shirt! I'm on a roll.
4-21-13 Finished the 5th season of Fringe and boy I gota say I really enjoyed this program. I saw the panel at Comic Con and spoke to the actor who plays Broyes. They were a fun cast to watch and listen to. Even though this is a sic-fi series, it's all about family relationships.
4-20-13 more embroidery on the Rose Pouch. It's starting to come together.
4-18-13 Madly stitching on the Rose Pouch.
4-14-13 The ribs are not nearly as sore today and we got 2 good walks. Max was a doll today.
Started sewing the Rose Pouch Roses. I want to get it done as soon as possible, so that I can get serious on the embroidery for the blackwork shirt. That is the last big project that I have to finish. Then I can concentrate on my own things.
Make a wool jacket.
Make a Ropa from the Wool Velvet.
Make a Tudor Gown (I've got all the undergarments done)
Start my Coif which will be a period done piece.
4-13-13 I'm sore in the ribs where he kicked at me and I have some bruises and scratches. When I walked into the kitchen where Max sleeps he was in his crate still. He does not get up when DH makes his coffee in the morning.
Max waited till I sat on the stool and he came to me with head lowered, ears back and tail wagging. His little jowls up to the sides and we had a beautiful greeting.
Boy my side really hurt in the AM while walking Max. He met several tweens but they were very good with him and he with them. Hobbled back home though.
DH and I had a PM walk and I feel much better now. Watched Karl Urban in DREDD and it's not a great movie, but better than I though it would be. Lots of blood and gore.
4-12-13 Well a move may be in the works for me. DH may quit today. I'm going to quit my job either way. I'm going to retire. That means more time to sew, embroider and knit, while raising Max.
I quit my job today and gave them notice till the end of June. Things are winding down so it's a good time.
Today for the very first time, I was ready to give Max back to the breeder. He was just not listening to me and would not stop barking or chewing on my hands. After repeated 'No' and using CM's bite physical touch to make him stop, he didn't listen and kept repeating the bad behavior, so I tried to put him in a submissive position. He would not go down and fought me for a good 30 minutes. I hands are sore and I've got scratches on my arms. He would not submit. He'd rest and go back. I tried to get him to just go into the down position...but no, he would not do that either. Well, he did stop barking but he touched my hands with his mouth..so I guess he won. I just didn't do the right thing and I feel bad about it. Now I'm not the pack leader and will have to start all over again. I have to have a dog that listens to me. I've tried to do everything correctly, but he just doesn't seem to care. It's been a hard day. I'm tired and sad. I cried because I had to use way more force than I wanted to. He even gave a tiny yip while struggling to get up and I was holding him down.
4-10-13 Have not spoken to my mother in 2 days, with luck I'll get through to her today. Yup got through to her and we talked for almost 1/2 hour which was nice for a change.
Finished my Cap for a friend of mine to embroider!
4-7-13 Have to admit I was a bit dissapointed when someone said they would provide me with information and 'box of stuff' then could not provide it. I'm thinking I'll never get it. Also asked for info via email and that was not forth comming either.
Crab Feed was a trial to say the least. I'll be very happy if I don't have to do it again with the person involved. She said that she gave me a folder when she gave it to someone else. Then she lied to another person and ate 2 meals worth $40.00 each and gave a meal to another for free. I always paid for my ticket if I ate the meal. Then the Pres. talked to me about getting all the extra crab to a homeless shelter....Like I know what to do??!! I told her I didn't have a clue...did she???
Then a long trip up to Napa to do Court Duties. That was a long drive, but it was good with friends. I love Edna, Joe's Mom...such a wonderful lady. Glad I got to spend some time with her. Got to met his brother (who loves steampunk) and his sister.
4-2-13 Work is gearing up for the Crab Feed on Friday, so I'm busy. Working on the blackwork and the Rose Pouch.
3-24-13 Back from March Crown. I got elected as Guild Minister and was presented in court.
Our queen in the front and me in the blue hat.
2-21-13 An important lesson I have learned from my dogs:
"Live in the Moment!"
Got some emboridery designs for the Rose Pouch and I'm liking what I see so far. I have cut out the felt for the roses and leafs.
Looking forward to March Crown as I'm up for election as the West Kingdom Needleworkers Guild Minister.
3-17-13 The Trim for Their Majesties is completed! I must do the Rose Pouch Embroidery. I do have some rose designs I'm looking at.
Then to finish the Blackwork Shirt.
3-15-13 The Ides of March! I renewed my membership in the SCA, but it has gotten so expensive! So I'm just a member for $30.00 cause the notification to get a monthly newsletter is another $15.00!!!
3-12-13 A stressful morning as it was my 1st Comic Con experience trying to book a hotel. The CC discount really counts for almost half off, and when I got in I was so excited! Got to the end and there was an error, so I called...managed to get a person who booked the last room with the discount!!! That saved me almost $400.00 and makes me happy.
3-10-13 Event is done and it was not as stressful as I had thought it would be. Kirtle worked out great and I was comforatable all day. I do need to make a new Camica for when I cook as the one I have is not fitting correctly. The neckline is way too big.
So I forgot to mention the big trade! I had 3 yds of 2.8oz linen from fabric-store.com. It's really gauze. I cannot embroider on it. So I traded it for: 2 french pillows, 60 English Bobbins a square pillow and assorted cotton yarns DMC. Also a beginner's set of bobbins threaded with a sample. There will be a bobbin lace guest speaker in October in Berkley. I'd love to attend. Want to get going to learning more period bobbin lace patterns.
3-6-13 Almost done on the Kirtle.
3-4-13 Puppy Max has gone 5 days without an accident! A new record. I hope to work on the Brown Kirtle more.
3-3-13 Since DD was here today to watch the puppy, I got some work done. Worked on the Brown Kirtle and worked on the rose pouch as well.
3-1-13 I got into a size 8 today! I have not lost any weight though. 2 walks a day may have made the difference.
It's my Anniversary too----42 years!
2-26-13 Got the AKC registration today on Max that is cool. So Maximillian is officially part of his name.
I have to work on my projects!!!!
2-24-13 ftp has indeed gone....
Have not worked on the brown kirtle but at least all the pieces are cut out.
2-20-13 So finally the FTP feature will no longer work with Dreamweaver and this site...what a bother. I'll just have to live with it.
PPF3 is on March 3rd. I'll see if I can finish the brown wool kirtle I've started. I've cut out all the pieces of wool and the linen lining as well. Have to find my hemp which has been prewashed for the boning. TW has already been completed.
Well the ftp worked!
Forgot to mention, if you have not watched Downtown Abby...Do, it's really good.
2-16-13 Tried to get a Saturday Ticket for Comic Con, but looks like that will not happen this year. So I'm on my own for Saturday. Been looking at a black screen for the past 36 minutes, but it says that I'm at the waiting room. So I waited an hour and decided to quite when people were saying that the 4day tickets were sold out and then Saturday was sold out as well. 15452 was my place when I left, so no chance of getting the Saturday ticket I needed.
Started work on the Rose Pouch with fabrics picked out and inkle strap done.
2-12-13 My life is getting into a schedule with Max and he's had 3 days without an accident and has asked to go outside each time! Very proud of him. He's had the 2nd of 3 shots and the Vet has given me permission to take him out for walks and to meet other dogs. He's up to meeting 70 people now and has met Baile and Chelsey today.
1-30-13 Starting to get my life back with Max. Took him to work today as well, so he got to meet more new people. He is growing...growing...growing!! Got 6.5 hrs of sleep was awesome.
1-14-13 Working on 5 hrs of sleep but he's so much more relaxed, still a ways to go yet.
1-13-13 I have had only 6 hrs of sleep, but it's OK!
1-12-13 I have a new puppy...Max
1-11-13 Only 1 more day!!
1-7-13 Sister is out of the coma. Apparently she even spoke and could hold a ball...all good signs.
1-6-13 12th Night was great, Sunrday had another puppy visit also great, Then found out that my sister is in a coma and she may have encephalitis. Still waiting to hear.
Happy birthday to J.R.R. Tolkien, born today January 3rd 1892!
1-1-2013 Happy New Year!
Watching Walking Dead and knitting The Black Dahlia
Sewing Tips w/photos