Inside the Fort (Picture by Victoria Dye)
While I have been doing some project work since Crown the bulk of my spare time has been spent working on a web project for our local dive shop so I haven’t really had a lot to post about, unless of course you think upgrading Joomla is the coolest thing since sliced bread.
However, this weekend I took a bit of a break and we packed up the car and headed north to Dogwood Farms and the Gardiner’s Company work weekend.
Coty spent the bulk of his time working out in the fort with the guys while I spent most of my day with the gals working on smocks and coifs for the Gardiner’s store. We got a ton of stuff acomplished.
I had a great time hanging out and getting to see everyone.
The fort looks awesome. It’s really coming along and I can’t wait for the next muster. We’ve been making pretty good headway on the store too. I even purchased a new pair of trunkhose for myself on the trip.
Last week was totally crazy so I was really looking forward to a nice relaxing weekend.
Saturday morning I got up fairly early for my regular Weight Watchers meeting and after the meeting I hit the gym with Drea. I got in a really awesome workout, which I really needed. It felt great. I ran some errands on the way home and picked up some groceries which were sorely needed as the pantry was nearly bare. It was pretty sad.
After lunch Coty and I did some yard work. We got the bushes in front of the house trimmed up and cleaned up all cuttings. We joined friends for a nice quiet dinner, which rounded out the evening nicely.
Sunday morning we got some more yardwork done. We pulled out about 1/4-1/3 of the vines that were choking the Nandina in our side yard and some of the volunteer trees. There’s still a lot of work left but it was a good start. We left around noon to head down to the Baronial Practice in Fayettville. I had a good time fighting and ushered on of the authorizations. We headed back home before the meeting though in order to get back for the dogs.
The rest of Sunday evening was spent doing a little laundry, reading, and watching True Blood. It was exactly the kind of relaxing evening I needed to round out the weekend.
I had a very nice weekend.
The weekend started with an amusing dinner at Twisted Kilt in north Raleigh. The food was OK and I our waitress was a little green but I had a good time.
Saturday I slept in a bit but was up in plenty of time for my weight watchers meeting. After getting back from my meeting I hopped in the truck with my husband and we headed over to Capital City Lumber. They have awesome wood, a great hardwood selection, and I nice selection of items available either in stock or for custom order for decks, landscaping, and other outdoor projects. I love that store.
Coty picked up some wood for his weekend projects and I found the wood for my mirror box. It’s beautiful.
I spent most of the day doing laundry. I didn’t get the yard work I wanted to done but I did get in a 2 mile run after lunch. After my run I enjoyed a nice shower and head off for a fabulous spa appointment my husband booked me. It was wonderful and I have the best husband ever.
After dinner I was feeling a bit run down so we did not go out as we go out like we had planned and I ended up going to bed early.
I was feeling better Sunday. I went to the gym for an early morning workout and then ran a couple of errands on the way home. After lunch I headed to fighter practice and had a pretty good time. After practice I got a shower and we headed to north Raleigh to check out the Games Workshop store. It was certainly cool although I was expecting it to be bigger.
We had dinner in N. Raleigh and then headed home to enjoy the season finale of Games of Thrones.
Overall it was a nice a weekend although I didn’t get as much done as I had wanted. I did finish all the laundry but I had also wanted to get some sewing, yard work, and web work done. Maybe after University.
Among out many beloved hobbies my husband and I also enjoy table top war gaming. We play Warmachine, Hordes, and Warhammer. We frequent several local gaming stores (most often Game Theory in Raleigh and Sci-Fi Genre in Durham). Several months ago we learned that Games Workshop would actually be opening a Games Workshop store in Raleigh. No longer would Charlotte, NC have the closest Games Workshop store to us. This morning while leaving the gym after my workout I discovered at the Games Workshop store in Raleigh is actually right next door to my gym. Awesome!
For those of you in the Raleigh Area the Raleigh City Museum is hosting a historical fashion event on April 16th focusing on the 18th -20th Centuries. While not my main areas of interest I can’t give up an opportunity to spend time with other historical fashion geeks! Please stop by and say “Hi!”.
From the Website:
Join the Raleigh City Museum on April 16, 2011 to learn all about fashion, fads, and everyday dress from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries. Two programs will be presented that explore the styles of years past, at 11 am is 1770-1940: American Fashion History, where the evolution of clothing will be explored. How did we get from stiff and formal lines of the well-dressed colonist to the casual jeans and t-shirts worn today, and what came between? Then, at 1:30pm is a program on Mid-19th Century Dress in Detail. Learn what people wore before and during the American Civil War, as well as how their garments were constructed and used in everyday life. Original dresses and bonnets from private North Carolina textile collections will be on display, and costumed interpreters will present living breathing representations of the people who wore these fashions. Interpreters will include experienced costume and textile historians Amanda Cashwell and Stormi Souter of whynotthen.com; leading bonnet expert and author Dannielle Perry of timelytresses.com, and talking about men’s fashions will be Taylor Brantley. Admission is free.
This weekend was spent working on my new article for Foundations as well as pitching in to help with House Red Wolf’s (the NCSU SCA student group) recruitment demo on Sunday.
The current state of my new green linen Kirtle. The sleeves are attached, the hand finishing is done, and now all I need to do is hem it and sew the eyelets.
I spent most of this past weekend working on projects for various upcoming events. My poor husband was on call all weekend which meant changing the planned projects around a bit but in the end I got quite a bit accomplished.
- A Saturday afternoon on the Spar.
This past weekend we went down to Beaufort, NC to enjoy some excellent Coastal NC wreck diving.
I am finally enjoying last weekend’s plans, just a week later. Earlier today I spent a lovely 2 hours embroidering on the patio while watching the sun shire Albemarle Sound.
I miss all my friends at Pennsic but I’m looking forward to the stories when they get back.
So, within about 30 minutes of making my post on Friday our plans for the weekend changed dramatically and we ended up staying in Raleigh. Our beach plans were changed to this coming weekend.
Not to worry though. I have still been working on the items I outlined on Friday and I hope to have some more cool things up and running for you guys very soon.