In the last few months my SCA participation has been slowly increasing. I am spending more time at home doing projects and have under-taken a few service activities including applying for an officer position, to be confirmed soon I hope.
My Boy's suit for riding is progressing slowly. Slowly partly because I lack a lot of time for doing work on it, also because I am sort of making decisions about each step as I go. This seems to be my S.O.P. at the moment and I suspect that it is because my fuzzy-M.E.-brain can't handle working out the whole thing in advance. Anyway the doublet and trunkhose are done and the cloak is about two thirds finished. I just need to add the sleeves which are all ready to go and line it. I am held up a little due to a lack of lining fabric and with some of my favourite fabric shops closed this could hold it up for a while. I had hoped to enter it in the Lochac arts competition which had cloaks as a category for Rowany festival but have missed that deadline.
The next piece of the suit that I intend to make is an embroidered shirt. I have started thinking about the cutting layout and what I am embroidering where. The collar and cuffs will have the 'sad jesters at fence' design because I think that its very sweet and I have decided to use various sprigs, animals and what-not over the bodice and sleeves but usually these also had some long repeating design in between them running down the length of the piece and I haven't decided what to use there yet. I have the linen so if time is available I might cut that out this weekend.
My final sewing project is re-lining the skirt of my green silk French gown and adding woolen guards. This is proving tricky to get everything laying flat and I think that I need to sew the skirt to the gown and then set the guards and lining with it on my dress-maker's dummy and farthingale to ensure it lays flat.
In addition I have finally got the spinning wheel that I bought from Rob up and running and have started doing some spinning. Really just to get back into it again so what I'm doing is a bit rough for now. I am enjoying it though and its working well to do some while listening to an audiobook when Nick is making dinner.
So with work and all that I am actually pretty busy and actually having fun making things again. Its great to have that.