Saturday, January 26, 2013

Hooray for holidays! (Maybe not...)

Yes, I put up a tree this year. And the nutcrackers.

Confession: They are still up.


Tree. My phone doesn't do so good, but there it is. Fruit, misc family ornaments, and a bunch of nutcrackers.

Nutcrackers 1.

Nutcrackers 2.

Nutcrackers 3. I seem to remember that I now have 52.

Grendel, marshaling his troops.

There was also this little event called Twelfth Night...

It was here in Portland, so we got some cool photos.

Here's some that I did not take and I don't remember who did:

 Our new King and Queen, UlfR Blodfotur Fallgrson and Caoimhe (Keeva) ingen Domnaille,

Bringing back the Emblems of State,
 The Chivalry swearing fealty,
 Crowning the King (Vik had fantastic step-down clothes!).
King and Queen of the West, our Guests, coming into Court.

I made a new outfit, since I hadn't made anything really nice for awhile. Here's some process:

The colors here aren't quite true, but I had silk shantung in a vibrant red-orange, and orange-gold, and teal. Unlikely, but they *worked*.

There was also banding on the sleeves, and hem.

Before banding on sleeves and hem.

 After banding on sleeves and hem.
Eh. Hanging in hallway.

And me at the event? Only two pics, both not-so-great:

Me, presenting a Laurel candidate. You can only see a little of the gown. I look so OLD. And Luciano looks sooo bored...

Iurii caught me, and I was telling him "No you don't!" He snapped it anyway. I look very orange. Not that there's anything wrong with that...

Next event- Adiantum Midwinter's, teaching a class on Frankish Culture. Heh. After that, Kingdom A&S, presenting at Laurel meeting again. And Phil and Annie are hoping to be there too!

That's it for now!

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