... to finish or mend!
- Red petticoat - needs the lining stitched in where, for the third time, it's ripped out after wear. Along the front and also where I had to piece the silk lining.
- Turkish morning coat - attach the six edelweiss buttons down the front as decoration
- Black velvet petticoat - re-finish the temporary hem
- Nobelese Largesse project - finish and send out (hopefully by next week)
- Dragon Rose Embroidery - finish and deliver hopefully at Visby
- Silk standard - hem and attach sleeve by Visby
- Blue brocade GFD - finish
- Front laced corset (plastic boning) - remake
- Front lace corset (hemp rope boning) - finish binding all edges, sew shoulder straps
- Brick stitch embroidery, pouch - finish the linen bits and make up into a bag
- Silk veil - finish hemming it already!
- Blackadder quote scroll - paint
- Helwig's Laurel scroll - paint
- Backlog PCS - write, sketch, gild and paint
Maybe I should, like someone I know, start my own Costume Finishing Month...
Of course, at Coronation last weekend I also bought home with me some barley starch with the intention of making a suit of ruffs. My black gown as well as my English fitted gown needs a suit of ruffs to be properly finished outfits.
Yeah, went to Coronation. The trip there with Sir William and Lady Isabetta was splendid. Me and Edricus were picked up at Stockholm Central station, we pretty much went straight onto the ferry, had a grand time on the boat, slept and when we arrived in Åbo we met up with Sven and Siobhan, Nattfari and Efridis and Anna, Erasmus and Jonna for breakfast in a local shopping mall. That's where I bought the starch. Then we made up a caravan and headed to the site. The schedule was perfectly roomy with lots of time to just be and hang out. The sun was out, and I hadn't really packed for that sort of weather, so I pretended to be a landsknecht and went around with just a shirt and my kirtle closed at the waist but with the bodice left off. But I did wear triple headwear (forehead cloth, coif and cap) and got approval from the local attack laurel for such unseemly un-dress.
The Coronation of Paul and Aryanhwy was a pretty much painless transition from Sven and Siobhan, and courts (there were three of them) were all fairly short and speedy. I heard complaints when Paul and Aryanhwy's first court was too short so that a member of the populace only had half a beer! :)
I was also able to, finally!, finish the shirt I made for William's vigil. It needed some shoulder reinforcements because the fine hemp I used is a little too fine to be left to stretch indefinitely.
On the way back we stopped in Åbo again, because the evening ferry gave us plenty of time for touristing, so we visited Aboa Vetus, which is an AWESOME museum where you can actually walk through the streets and houses of medieval Åbo. Awesome stuff. This was a recommendation from several of the locals, who also recommended we find the restaurant Trattoria Romana - by reputation the best Italian place in Finland. They were not wrong. Nom nom nom. We plan on going back there on the next visit to Åbo, which might happen around Kingdom University which is also in this area this fall. Other things to see there is the Castle, and the museum in the Cathedral which houses some awesome (reputedly) embroideries.
I am working through the photos from the event and from the stop in Åbo. Never fear.