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!


  1. The dress looks great! I can't wait to see the finished product! And we better see lots of photos of the coronation ;-)
    Pug hugs and kisses!
    The Pug Posse

  2. Using Pearl as a prop is very funny. We can't wait to see the finished product. Mom knows all about pugs walking over whatever you're working on. When she works on her quilts, we are all over them.