Friday, May 11, 2007

How to Scare the 'Hubby' 101

MB has gone to a weekend long track event today with his precious kitcar on the trailer, driving a friend's 4X4. Which means I have the weekend to myself - good thing too, as I am trying to pull together some hot weather re-enactment kit for Morimondo in Italy next weekend.


While the lads were partaking of their 'post-packing coffee' I took the chance to show MB's friend the video on Mrs A's blog here, which is an excellent example of what we do in Italy, and even has footage of life in camp.

MB froze momentarily as he heard the clashing of swords and banging of shields and I said 'I will be on that battlefield, helping with armour and giving out water'.......

Despite the fact he has told all his pals about my new hobby, I really don't think he has either listened to me or thought the whole thing through. Guess he has a lot to think about while he's at Barkston Heath.

Update Saturday - the underdress I unpicked to get a pattern for my new summer shift has been sewn back together again. I'm not dying it for now - it's cream linen and cream it will stay - good for hot sunny weather! My new summer shift is all but done (my Young Lord will be relieved he won't be seeing my ankles any more!), just the neck to sort out (well, I mucked it up, so I have to debate how to make it good). So I just have to stick a few inches of material on the hem of my red dress and I'm good to go.

They're not perfect, but they are wearable and will do while I learn. After Italy they may get unpicked again and resewn when I have more time to fiddle around.

Oh, and I have posted the excellent question from Naomi on the Company of Chivalry forums to get the answers from the people who have been re-enacting longer than me for a more rounded response.

cq

18 comments:

Foster Dogs said...

Interesting, have fun and take care! Here via Michele's.

Juggling Mother said...

*grin*

Does he still think Aggie is a good influence on you?

ROTFLMAO

spagirl22 said...

I love re-enactments!
Michelle sent me.

Juggling Mother said...

We haven't even washed the stuff from last weekend yet *sigh* never mind making Mstr A the promised linen tunic:-( And exams are looming now, so i'm not going to get much done as far as I can see - still I habd stitched LOADS whilst in Italy last year - no living history to do see!

MSM this time:-)

Anita said...

A re-enactment in Italy! Wow, that sounds fascinating. I've never seen or been to one. Must add it to my very long list of things to try/do.

Write From Karen said...

Now THAT looks like fun!! I could use me a sword lesson or two. *grin*

Have fun!

Bob-kat said...

LOL! I wonder what he expected!

I am sure you are going to have a fab time in Italy. Be sure to take some pics!

Jean-Luc Picard said...

Have a super time; hope we see some pics.

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Great to see that Video, my dear....Here is a question for you? What do you think it is about the Re-anactments that attracts? As an actress, I can understand the idea of "playing a part"..but, this is so much more than that..there is History...there is living there as if in that time period....I am fascinated by everyone's committment...! E me, if you feel like it...

Oh, and BTW: The package is FINALLY on it's way---mailed this past Monday...! Do let me know that it arrived safely, when it does, my dear.

Mr. Althouse said...

Sounds like fun for both (or either?) of you.There nothing like the sound of swords clashing and shields banging to bring a smile to one's face!

Michele sent me,

Mike

Aginoth said...

Is that a sewing Machine I see before me?

Jean-Luc Picard said...

I was here a little earlier myself, but Michele has sent me back!

Dawn said...

sword lessons hu? That could come in handy ;)

Michele sent me!

dew said...

Hello, Michele sent me!

I wonder if you live near my in-laws? I'm in the U.S., but they're in the U.K. like you.

Becky68 said...

That sounds like so much fun, *sigh* Maybe after my kids are all grown I'll have the money & time to be able to pursue such things!
Here from Micheles,

Catherine said...

It's always interesting coming here to see what you've been up to. Italy - what a treat - I hope you'll have time to look around. Michele sent me.

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

How do I get to that site you mentioned...There is no link here or in your blogroll....Would love to see what people have to say...!

HAPPY BELATED MOTHERS DAY, my dear....I know it was last week in your neck of the woods....! It is today, here....!

sage said...

are you taking up this hobby on your own, I thought it was guys who always came up with these ideas. Your outfit (a couple of posts down) looks authentic. have you read Barbara Tucker's (I think the title is THROUGH A DISTANT MIRROR) account on the 14th century? Here from Michele's