Loooong Hiatus

Not sure if anyone reads my blog, but it’s been a looong time since I’ve posted or done anything, and I’m working on organizing my whole life, and this is added to the list. :) It may take a while, but I have things figured out a bit so maybe I can start to post more regularly.


My Project Journal Organizer!

So, I played with publisher, and totally made my own crafty project journal with weekly calendar and blog planner pages… :)
It’s fun – have it printed out double sided somewhere, then have it cut in half so you have 8×5 pages. Hole punch them for your mini binder or old day planner binder, and you’re set! :)

I’m trying to be more organized, as I tend to get messy and forget where I’m at on projects. :)

Yearly Calendars – 2014 and 2015 calendar pages. Print double sided, throw half a page away (couldn’t find a good 2016 or 2017 calendar page, so I’ll update this next year :))
half page calendar – blank monthly calendar, 4 per sheet. Cut in half, hole punch above the week line, and you’re golden.
Weekly Calendar 1 week per page. Cut in half, hole punch in side, and then I put the Weekly Blog Planner in between each page – it makes it so you can plan your blog next to your week if you want to.
Journal 01 4 different pages per sheet. Each sheet is a set. It’s annoying when cutting, but makes a nice 4 page worksheet with a blog planner in it.
Passwords – I tend to forget passwords. A lot. I constantly have to reset them, which gets annoying, so I’m totally using the hell out of this! :D
Project Master lists – A project master list, with the name, start date, completion date, and cost on one side of the page, then a quick view project notes and materials list. a bit redundant, and I may end up just making a tear out shopping list page for in the project journal area. If I do, this will change.. :)

Hooray for HUGE projects!

I had a wonderful offer from a dear friend, Vittoria. She’s amazing – She knows so much about crafting medieval and renaissance clothing that it boggles my mind sometimes..

So she offered a huge deal – to teach me how to make my own garb, patterns and all, from the skin out. By hand. If I do this, by hand, and using things like linen and silk and such for all threads and fabric, she’ll help me. Amazing, right? Also, I must blog it. :)

What makes it more awesome (not that much could, because WOW!!!! Learning from someone who’s a MASTER!) She also offered, if i do this project…. BEAUTIFUL fabric for the overdress… :)

So, there’ll be a new page up here in a minute, the Garb of Amazing Handsewingness, to help track some of my progress.

So far – List of articles I want to make, and ordering 5 yards of white linen for the underpants! :)

It will be SO AMAZINGLY FUN… :)

Winter is here in An Tir!

Yay for the winter months in An Tir!
Project time!
I finished blackwork bands for Baroness Francisca’s new chemise, and am working on’ almost matching cuffs for a shirt for Baron Johann.
Also got started making girdles to sell in Thistle Hollow, a merchant friend of mine, who is amazing. We’re hopefully going to build her a website this winter, so she can get the best silk embroidery threads for her booth.
Anyway, pictures will be coming soon, as well as an updated finished projects page and in progress page.
And as another note, I love my Aunt Nori – she’s amazing and wonderful!

An Aside for 4-H Stuffs :D

Just a quick post, it’s event season for us and i’ve had an event nearly every weekend this summer! It’s been wonderful!

So, Just in case a 4-H person Needs them, I created a spreadsheet linked (ish) to a Scoresheet for herdsmanship.
If you number the clubs, you can place individual scores on the sheets 2-25 in the workbook, and they’ll add the daily scores up for you, then place them on the first sheet and add the daily scores up to total all scores to make it easier to figure out who won, with no adding errors. The Daily Herdsmanship scoresheet is based on the Lewis County, Washington Scoresheets that have been in use for over a decade.
These are freeware – and any and all edits are wonderful – if you use them and edit anything, i’d like to see it!

Herds for Lewis County