It's the New Year, which always brings new beginnings. We are only into the first month, but it's been good so far. I have begun my work on putting together this SCA Persona website, along with documenting my actives in the SCA through this blog. And of course, I have starting working on sewing projects!
First Project 2010
I’ve told myself, this year I will use the fabrics that I already have and try not to buy more. I’m sure if you are a seamstress, you will laugh at that comment. The good news is that I have friends that are more than willing to help me find garments to make out of the fabrics I’m hording. You can see the kosode in the photo to the left. Of course His Lordship Kuji has piled many other garments on top of it, but until I get a photo of the garment specifically, this is the best illustration I have of.
Photo taken by Tom Henneman. Subject is His Lordship Kuji Kaoni Musashi performing magic at Tree Girt Sea’s 12th Night Event. For more photography by Tom Henneman, visit www.rusticroadsphotography.com
The 12th Night event itself was great. I always enjoy this particular event because I get to see many friends that I don’t typically get to see throughout the year. The location was the same as many years past, but the site has made a few upgrades to the main hall that is used for the event. The main hall now has stylistic drop ceilings and many chandeliers, along with a new paint job and a large full service bar. It is truly an improvement to the room. Though I found it interesting that the event coordinator’s decided to have the merchants stationed in the main hall, which was the same room that feast would be served in. At the time I wondered how that would play out, seeing as the merchants would have to be packed and out of the room before they began to set up for feast. Overall, the merchants were very efficient and had almost everything gone from the room by the time the staff started to arrange the tables for feast. Well done to both the event coordinators and the merchants. It did give a nice social atmosphere and the feel of a lively town market.