Sunday, March 22, 2009

Historical Ball!

I spent yesterday with some of my favorite people in the whole world! To celebrate my best friend Elise's 18th birthday, we went to a historical ball. It was so much fun! We got there in the morning, and they taught us the dances. (Pride & Prejudice kind of dances.) That lasted for 2 hours, and then we had a picnic at a park and went shopping. We got back to the church at 4:30 to get ready. The ball was so much fun! I'm not a great dancer, but I didn't have much trouble. They were such pretty dances! Even if you weren't that good at it you felt so graceful. I wish people danced like that now. I loved seeing what everyone else was wearing! You could come dressed in something from any time period between Medieval and World War 2. My dress was medieval. We got the dark purple velvet part at the thrift store, and Mom made the white part to go underneath. I loved it! I'd always wanted a dress with sleeves like that. I danced probably half the dances with guys, but there weren't quite enough guys to go around, and some of them just stood around talking. I was a bit nervous at first, but I had so much fun! We all did. After it was over, we spent the night with Elise. Here are some pictures!

At the park.
Trying on hats in the mall. :)
Mom made my headdress too! It has a sash in the back.
Getting ready
Erin, Parri, and Kelsey taking a break from dancing.
Happy birthday Elise!
Kelsey and Alex
From left to right: Alex, Elise, Me, Erin, Kara, Parri, and Kelsey
Elise, Hope, and Me.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

My latest dishcloths

I actually finished these a few weeks ago, but alas, I haven't gotten around to posting them. Oh well. I'm still as busy as I have been, but I think I'm starting to get used to it. I'm going to have a table at a craft sale in May! I'm really looking forward to it. I have quite a bit of inventory left from the craft sale in November, so I'm going to branch out and try a few new things. It should be fun! I've been working on some larger projects lately. I've finished one sock, (You'll see it once it has a twin, but that may be awhile!) and just yesterday I finished a baby sweater! That was probably the most involved thing I've made so far. I haven't taken a picture of it yet, because it still needs buttons. Anyway, back to the dishcloths. The first one is the February cloth from the dishcloth calendar. I love this pattern!
This one was designed by Sue Schaefer of Harvest Moon Designs. She is one of my favorite designers, and this cloths is just beautiful!

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Colonial Williamsburg

This week we went to Colonial Williamsburg! I had been once, when I was 6. I was bored then. That certainly wasn't a problem this time! I love colonial history, so I was in heaven. It's amazing what you can learn in only two days! I don't know if any of you have ever been, but it's absolutely beautiful. It's amazing being in a building and thinking that George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and Patrick Henry were all there once. I can't decide which part was my favorite.

The Capitol Building

Happy criminals in the stocks. :)

Drilling with the militia.

Bruton Parish Church

Calf's head for dinner in the Governor's Palace. Yummy!

The ballroom in the Governor's Palace.

Our buddy Thomas Jefferson.

In "gaol". (jail)