Wow. I disappeared there. Like, seriously. I don't even have an excuse this time--my internship ended in January (I actually managed to finish rehousing the 500+ pieces in the core collection by myself with FOUR DAYS TO SPARE [the other intern left early because she got a permanent position, so I was flying solo for [...]
I'm sorry, I couldn't resist. As things were opening up a tad (now closing again, thanks to Omicron and, more personally, the fact that my mom is now immunosuppressed due to chemotherapy) I got invited to some events, because apparently I have friends now. I met Hannah (@chai_and_parche on Instagram) over, well, Instagram, and it [...]
Ok. Where were we. March-ish? Right, well in the intervening time I have: finished all my classwork for my master's, done all of the research AND written up my dissertation, gotten a job (ok, internship, but paid), moved countries (again), and packed most of my reenactment kit into a box that I will see again [...]
The most common thing I hear when talking to people about my counted thread embroidery obsession is "I can't do that, there's too much counting and looking at charts". And they do have a point-- if you are a person who hates looking up from your work, finding your place in a chart, and looking down again, counted thread might drive you a bit mad. But, there are a number of tricks you can use to make the whole process easier.
Once again I am back to confirm that yes, I am alive, and yes, I am still making progress on various projects. Slowly. I also wanted to announce that I am participating in the West Kingdom's Virtual Artisan Display for March Crown, so if you want overviews of some of my recent projects with everything, [...]
Hello yes I am mostly still alive (despite the best efforts of my treatment object for this semester, which we think has arsenic salts on it) and, actually, still making progress on my projects. It's just that I am once again working on things that are all super slow and therefore I have very little [...]
I know, I know, I have been failing at blogging. But to be fair I changed countries, self-isolated for COVID, yelled at the medical centre until they refilled one of my essential medications, and had technical difficulties with literally every electronic thing I own. Oh and started the second year of my MPhil. Nbd. For [...]
A while back there was a trend on social media with people saying "I've been re-enacting since 1976"/"I'm a Laurel and a Pelican in the SCA"/"I'm King of Whatever" ASK ME ANYTHING. And people did, and there were some interesting questions and just as interesting answers. Now I have not been re-enacting since 1976 (I [...]