If you have followed my posts on the Historical Sew Fortnightly (Monthly) challenges, you might notice that I haven’t posted anything for October – Sewing Secrets yet. And… I won’t be any time soon either. Likewise, I don’t anticipate meeting the deadline for the November – Silver Screen challenge either. I have a really good reason…. which I’ll share by the end of November or early December I hope.
In my previous post, I mentioned attending the SCA Grand TUA in Regina at the end of October. One of the classes I took was on gussets and gores. I had been hoping just a bit that there would be some secret technique to avoid hand-stitching the very tip to get the insets started… but nothing unfortunately.
We did both an underarm gusset, and a skirt gore in the class – completed all by hand (albeit in a very small scale!).
I also took classes on calligraphy, embroidery, silent heraldry, and spices. Additionally I took five classes with the Tudor Tailors, which I’ll hopefully blog about later…
In early October I attended an event called “Festival of the Snow Eaters” just outside of Lethbridge. It’s an SCA event, and one of the highlights for me was the chance to take a few classes taught by other SCA members.
One of the classes I taught was spinning with a drop spindle. While I took a class earlier, at this class I had the chance to try a few new things, including carding alpaca wool (much more challenging than I anticipated!) and working with a bottom-whorl spindle. (Which was a good deal more fussy and difficult than the top-whorl style it seemed!
On October 7th I logged in to see what my October glam bag goodies would look like. I was expecting the brush I didn’t get last month, but also:
- theBalm Cosmetics-Meet Matt(e) Hughes Long-Lasting Liquid Lipstick (in “committed” a ‘pinky-nude’)
- IT Cosmetics-Hello Lashes® Clinically Proven 5-in-1 Mascara
- Emité Make Up-PROFESSIONAL SLANT TWEEZER
- Peter Lamas-Exfoliating Pumpkin Facial Scrub
- Eva NYC-Therapy Session Hair Mask
Looking at some of the other things this month – I think I’d like either of the two darker nail polish colours… but other than that, there isn’t anything else on the list that really jumps out at me. I do wonder… haven’t I already received the pumpkin scrub before? Or was it a mask?
Once I finally received my Glam Bag….
For some odd reason, my bag didn’t come until Oct 22 – it’s usually here around the 15-17th. Not sure why it was late again, but oh well.