Thursday, March 26, 2009

Dreary Day

Its foggy and grey here in DFW this morning and boy, I am wishing I stayed home. Hubby took a sick day today as he hasn't been feeling 100% the past few days and it took all my willpower not to climb back under the covers and snuggle with him and the pugs for the rest of the day. So now I sit at work WISHING I was at home with my family in bed. At least it is Thursday and almost the weekend, a weekend where I get to stay home, sleep late and basically recharge.

Hubby and I went away to an SCA event in Mississippi last week that was a week long; it is called Gulf Wars and it is wonderful. As we are the Prince and Princess currently we had an awful lot of work to do there but it really was a pleasure. There were about 3,500 people in attendance, everyone dressed in medieval clothes and living like you would in medieval times. Since we are Royalty we got to sleep in a cabin onsite but most people camp. Walking around during the week was nifty, so many of the campsites are gorgeous to look at with period pavillions and streaming silk banners.

We had such a wonderful time that week it has been hard this week getting re-adjusted to the real world. I mean, who wouldn't have trouble going back to work and doing mundane things after literally being treated like a Princess for the past week? So I've been kinda sad this week and the rainy weather hasn't been helping my mood much.

The pugs stayed home for the week and I missed them terribly! I had a dog sitter come feed them in the mornings and our friend K come visit them in the evenings. The house was a mess when we got back; the pugs somehow figured out how to get around the barrier fence we set up around the couches and they were covered in hair and unfortunately pee when we got home. :( They have since been vaccumed and steam cleaned but it is very frustrating to have to go through all that. The pugs have a doggie door yet they choose to pee on the furniture. Hubby was seriously upset about the accidents but was better after everything was cleaned.

Anyways, here are some pics taken recently of Hubby and I.

Me looking all princessy. ;)

Hubby firing up the troops!

Hope everyone is well out there in blogger land! I know I don't comment much but I'm still here and reading! ;)

Monday, March 9, 2009

More dress progress

I got *ALOT* done this weekend; I beaded Friday night, all of saturday (from 8am till about 10pm) and most of sunday. Pinned the sleeves on and laid out the hem trim in the front to get an idea how the gown is coming together. :)
Here is a close-up of the armband:
Here is a closeup of the neckline:

Still alot to do. The sleeves are only half there, the bottom half will be large bell sleeves. The hem of the sleeves will also be beaded so I can't attach them till that is done and then they are lined. Pics will be posted as I make more progress!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Sorely Overdue for a Post

Yeap, thats me. :p Sorry I haven't been keeping up with posting over here although I read everyone else's blogs daily. Wouldn't miss them! Things have been really busy down here in Texas; only about two months left till Hubby and I step up as King and Queen of our Kingdom in the SCA. Two months might seem like ALOT of time but its not when you are making, hand beading and embroidering two outfits!

I have some progress pics of my gown; it looks more like a wedding gown right now but it will look more medieval once I get the sleeves on. Planning a Coronation is ALOT like planning a wedding; there is SO MUCH to coordinate! Anyways, here are the pics:

Front of the dress; white silk with red silk accents and black satin ribbon edging

Side view, you can see the train. The dress is 8.5 yards around at the hem!

Started the beading for the hem of the dress; the silk is REALLY red rather than pink like my silly camera makes it out to be. FYI, the beading is not crooked either; its just the way the silk was laying when I took the pic that makes it looks so.

My shoes that I will be wearing on the big day! I love them but they are a little snug so I am wearing them to stretch them out a little.

So thats what I've been up to! The pugs are all well and have been trying to 'help' while I've been sewing with things like walking all over and standing on my WHITE SILK FABRIC while I was trying to cut it out! :p Now that I've got the dress mostly together (can't sew the sleeves on until the armbands have been beaded) I've been working on beading the hem (which will be attached once its beaded too) and the pugs are THRILLED about that. Why? Because when I am beading I am sitting in one spot for an extended amount of time and that means they come and lay all over me. Its not easy trying to be productive with three snoring pugs draped across you. Although I did learn that Pearl is a good prop up for the scroll frame that the beading is on. Just have to be careful not to poke her with the needle. :p

Well thats all for now! I hope everyone out there in Blogger land is well!