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Hoosier Musings on the Road to Emmaus

Saturday, July 23, 2005

What ho, fair maidens!

This morning our daughter and her best friend (who spent the night here last night) willingly got up well before noon. Actually, it was shortly after 8:00 am (yes, in the morning!) when I heard them rustling around. Of their own volition. Without nagging, prodding, or any additional aid.

Relax-- this is not, as one might logically conclude, a sign of the apocalypse.

Instead, D and BF had an internal motivation for early verticality; by 9:30, they were headed north to the Bristol Renaissance Faire. They've been up there before, with a larger group; but this time the two damsels (age 17 and 18) are making the pilgrimage unescorted.

Of course, they are suitably clad. BF had two period costumes, though only one blouse (designed to be worn under either dress). So while they were showering and coiffing, Morning Mom was whipping up a second blouse. I got it cut out last evening, so today's work was just assembly.

The maidens fair elected not to don their garb here at the house (preferring to make the 2+ hour drive in modern comfort) so I don't have pictures. They have promised faithfully to model upon their return, however; then, with their kind permission, I will augment this post with appropriate images.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

"...whipping up a second blouse"

July 24, 2005 5:54 AM  

Blogger Jane Ellen+ said...

Well, it's not like it was tailored, or had any fancy stitching or anything. Simply a pullover blouse, with gathered neckline and sleeves. Took a little less than two hours, start to finish-- but I'm not a quick seamstress.

July 24, 2005 12:41 PM  

Blogger Reverend Ref + said...

As opposed to me who would cut a hole in a large white bath towel and say, "Done."

July 24, 2005 7:46 PM  

Anonymous Si said...

When you say "period costume," you're not referring to THE costume, are you?

July 26, 2005 6:08 AM  

Anonymous revmom/cheesehead said...

I have some friends who LIVE at Bristol Ren-Faire. They just love that stuff. I'm in awe of those who can do the costumes.

And Rev Ref+: You made me spit coffee on my monitor! Too funny!

July 26, 2005 6:54 AM  

Blogger Beth said...

Si - THE costume is in my dorm room, so I'm pretty sure the girls (and their companions) were safe.

July 27, 2005 10:30 AM  

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