Since we decided to take the nephews to Baron Wars I had to garb them, and we (I) decided just to do heraldic tabards of k's device this year. So, Thursday we go to Jo-Ann's and I got fabric and some squeezy paints to go with what I had gotten at Michaels earlier. Cut and did the stencilling, and it had to dry 24 hours, so I knew I couldn't actually sew them till late Fri night. I hung the piees on the drying rack we use at Pennsic.
Friday decided that Chinese was a GOOD IDEA and we actually went out to eat in a restaurant, not picked up Peking House or Panda Express. We decided to finally try the little chinese rest. across Broad st next to Strader's- we could walk there if we got a wild hair...
It was REALLY good! K got orange shrimp, and the shrimps were big- like 18-20 ct, and they were nice and added fried tofu and the spicy sauce from one veggie dish to the Buddhist delight, which had a much larger selection of veggies, for me. TASTY!
My fortune said to eat my fruits and vegetables for good health, which I found very funny, since I had just consumed a lot of veggies!
Sat we got up and went to Baron Wars, the gale year. K's parents brought the boys down, and we had a pretty good time, all in all, despite the 40-50 mph winds, cloud cover, and basically freezing our buts off all day. The boys had polar fleece cloaks we had bought for them 2 yrs ago at BW, but ony had on sweatshirts under, and even with 4 layers ( chemise, underdress ( very lihght cotton) and new early anglosaxon peplos covered with a plaid, and somethimes a cloak) I was frozen. I was having very pornographic thoughts about the Starbucks up the road, and had to stop on the way to dinner.
It was so nice to see the boys. I just love them to death, and they don't get to see their Uncle K very much, with us down here and them up there, but we think we'll try and work some more visits in- maybe individually, since it is getting harder to get all three free ( esp after Aug, since they'll all be in football, then wrestling and basketball, ...
Spent the night at K's parents ( short MIL visit=good thing), she loved her prezzies, and we came home. We were gonna see Star Trek, but have postponed till maybe Thursday 'cause we be tired.
I can totally see the appeal of the bog dress. Once I figured out how to make it it was fine. I need to get some more suitable material and try again- I may try tapering it a bit at the top so that it is not so bulky under the arms, and I am definitely making the foldover part longer ( so I can used it as a hood when it's cold...). I was working with some remnants I got in Cincy and they weren't that long to begin with. I realy like it.