liadethornegge: (website)
A friend who has a blog over on wordpress called Textile Time Travels, has given me a lovely award. A little invention in the small community of sca blogs called The Gorgeous Blogger. I'm flattered of course, because there are so many great ones out there, and mine doesn't really have any regularity.

Anyway, the award comes with a few questions which I thought I'd answer.

  1. When did you start your blog?

  2. What is it about?
    • I was a little more relaxed in the beginning, talking about non-sca topics quite a bit, but I soon changed it to expressly being about my sca projects. It's a way to communicate with others, and get input on tricky problems, and as a way for me to work through my difficulties by airing them. So, sewing, embroidery, calligraphy, illumination and all the other crafts I get up to.

  3. What are the differences between this blog and others?
    • I don't know that there are that many. I hardly ever talk about mundane topics here, and I use my "friends" listing as a way to keep track of other LJ-blogs on relevant topics. It started as more of a short notify blog, but has developed to contain more content which used to go on my website.

  4. Why did you start it?
    • As a way to keep my friends in An Tir up to date, and also as a convenient way to talk to myself about projects and problems with them.

  5. What would you like to change in your blog?
    • I sometimes wish my style of writing was more open so that I might get more comments, but it is hard to change my entire style of communication just for more comments on a weblog.

The suggestion along with the award was to list five other blogs to give the award to, but I have a policy never to propagate these sorts of things. I suggest checking out my Reading List (which is what I prefer to call the LJ friends page), or head on back to Katheryn's blog Textile Time Travels, which gives you value for money. Not a single post is fluff.
liadethornegge: (scribe2)
January: My big christmas present this year was a digital camera
February: So in Aros we have a regular sewing circle.
March: Sewing circle yesterday. I arrived first, but was soon joined by Iseut, Sarah and Elise. Then Anna without her daughters, William and Bengt also came.
April: I have an urge to write something, anything. But unfortunately I have no project updates, no fabulous new developments, and no stunning new photos.
May: gonna be trying this out for a bit: http://hem.bredband.net/LiaThornegge/
June: I've been alternating calligraphy and embroidery today.
July: Dear oh dear... what have I done?
August: I got a green belt at Visby.
September: To do: Clean up local photo albums and send out interesting shots.
October: An apprentice contract is way cool.
November: I've started on another coif/forehead cloth set.
December: Gift certificate for sock dreams - SCORE!
liadethornegge: (ego)
You Are An INFP
The Idealist

You are a creative person with a great imagination. You enjoy living in your own inner world.
Open minded and accepting, you strive for harmony in your important relationships.
It takes a long time for people to get to know you. You are hesitant to let people get close to you.
But once you care for someone, you do everything you can to help them grow and develop.

In love, you tend to have high (and often unrealistic) standards.
You are very sensitive. You tend to have intense feelings.

At work, you need to do something that expresses your personal values.
You would make an excellent writer, psychologist, or artist.

How you see yourself: Unselfish, empathetic, and spiritual

When other people don't get you, they see you as: Unrealistic, naive, and weak

meme

Feb. 22nd, 2009 11:46 pm
liadethornegge: (research)
How do your reading habits stack up? [bold those books you've read in their entirety, italicize the ones you started but didn't finish].
Turns out, about 30 out of 100 )
liadethornegge: (awesome)
When you see this, post a quote from Black Adder in your journal.

"I have a cunning plan, milord."

Only because there are so many continuations to that little line.

Or perhaps: "I fear the words 'I have a cunning plan' are marching towards this conversation with ill-deserved confidence."
liadethornegge: (scribe2)
I saw this on my flist, and I immediately knew my answers, although forming a coherent paragraph turned out to be more difficult than I thought. These are, however, questions I have been pondering on my own lately. So, here it is. A meme that means something to me. Or, well, not really a meme... Whatever, I answered some questions put to someone else, it could be the start of a meme, what do I know?

1. Would you want to be Queen? ... )

And now, to bed.
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Earliest pictures of me in the SCA are from An Tir/West War in 2003. I thought I looked OK. In 2002 I thought I looked good in this (but without the chemise, image from An Tir's July Coronation, 2003). There was a steep learning curve from that point.

What am I wearing in those photos? Oh, glad you asked. To begin with that is a cotton drawstring poofy chemise, over that a green bodice bought at H&M for mundane wearing when I felt daring (never wore it after this event - it's got a zipper up one side), and a green crinkly fabric-made-from-dinosaurs, single layer, flouncy skirt. And my sandals. I've no idea what period it's supposed to be. Ren Faire Wench?

The blue dress is another crinkly fabric, fibre content unknown, lovingly made for me by a lovely lady, as indeed was the green skirt. The blue dress actually did have an inspiration: I wanted a 12th Century bliaut. In my defence, An Tir is fucking hot in the summer, I was new and the labour and sewing know-how were generously donated to me out of the goodness of K.'s heart.

K. sure does know how to make clothes, and she zoomed through putting those outfits together for me, even let me help. I think her attitude towards making clothes really helped me believe it was doable to make my own medieval clothes as well, and I am quite grateful.
liadethornegge: (embroidery)
The meme )
Well, all I know is that number 3 is going to bust fairly early on I mean, what was I thinking?, and I don't think reenactment comes in liquid form. It was fun, though :)

Tomorrow, I may have some time to spend on my projects, until then, I have nothing to properly update with.
liadethornegge: (research)
The Ultimate LiveJournal Obsession Test )

More sewing news anon.
liadethornegge: (scribe)
What do you like most about my journal?
Only comment if you actually do like somthing.
Then post this in your journal so I can tell you why I like to read yours.

And a follow-up question: Why am I on your friends list in the first place?
liadethornegge: (ego)
Quotes meme going around, slanted a different way )

H. L. Mencken: 
We must respect the other fellow's religion, but only in the sense and to the extent that we respect his theory that his wife is beautiful and his children smart.
liadethornegge: (Default)
Yesterday we did make the trip out to H├Ągnan where the local shire (Frostheim) along with several larp groups were putting on a demo/event. The camp opened on Wednesday and closes today. They're taking visitors in every day between ten and five and the slow day seems to have been on Wednesday with a measely 200 people...

Anyway, my mom and me went there, looked at the end of the tournament (we were running a bit late) and generally looked around the area. The medieval camp wasn't the only thing on, as the compound is usually an open air museum for somewhat more recent history and they're not going to close those bits when a big draw is in. The crafts-loving people up here like it because they get to play with making glass beads, bronze casting etc for a handful of days. I found it all a bit strange to walk around in mundanes among mundanes looking at the funnily dressed people. I didn't feel like I fit in with either demographic.

I know I'm being a bit harsh on the whole concept, but I guess it's raising the awareness and opening people's eyes to what is available. If we get a few new members from this kind of big demo I guess it's good. But, as I told my mother as we were walking out, it's not the SCA (at least according to me).

If I ruled the land meme and movies )
liadethornegge: (ego)
Six facts about me, since [livejournal.com profile] hleleanorsdress asked.

6 facts )
In other news, I've taken up my pleating for the collar-ruff for my shirt. I undid the few double box pleats, stitched a looooong, long drawn thread hemstitch on it, have done a running stitch to gather the length all into my collar. Then I pinned it to my ironing board and sprayed and ironed the pleats down below the gathering stitch. I'm now halfway done stitching it into the shirt collar. Only a few short moments away from actually being finished with my Sture shirt. Sweet.
liadethornegge: (ego)
Go to Wikipedia and look up your birth day (excluding the year). List three neat facts, two births and one death in your journal, including the year.
My results )
liadethornegge: (ego)
My fifth quirky habit:

  • Upon sitting down for a longer stretch at a desktop computer, I take my watch off within one minute.

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