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Month: February 2010

Non-Event

Non-Event

The popovers were indeed a hit.  And I did take pictures.  However, in my attempt to delete every photo on my camera in anticipation of an upcoming event… I merely succeeded in erasing every photo on my camera.  So popover-pictures will have to wait until next time I make them.  Which could be sooner than you’d imagine; those buggers were good!

The event for which I unhappily erased all my scrumptious popovers for was our Shire’s “Getting to know the SCA” Non-Event Event.  It was a nice way to get the people newer to the group acquainted with things like persona, heraldry, chivalry, and (most especially!) dance.  I have pictures up on the Flickr account, but I thought I’d post a couple favorites here.

2010 Non-Event Event

2010 Non-Event Event

2010 Non-Event Event

2010 Non-Event Event

2010 Non-Event Event

Embroidered Patch

Embroidered Patch

So, I said earlier that I’ve been doing a bunch of reenactment stuff lately. In the interests of posting some of that stuff too, I give you my first real embroidery project. Okay, at least my first project that it 100% covered in stitches.

Embroidered Patch

It was going to be a pouch decoration, but when I made the pouch, I discovered I didn’t much like the way it was put together. So I’m going to cut it off and use it as a patch on a properly-put-together-pouch. Probably for Nick, if he wants it.

Overall, I’m pretty pleased with it. I did the outlines first, then the medallions. I had a problem with stitch tension and number of stitches per inch, which resulted in the puckering of the medallions. But for a first attempt? I’m pretty pleased with it.

Embroidered Patch

A foreshortened view of an almost-complete patch that shows some of what I was talking about with the puckering. I think I’ve figured out how and why that happens, though, so as to avoid it in the future. I’m working on embroidering the neckline of Nick’s orange tunic in similar colors. I’ll post some pictures of it later.