On Saturday evening we went up to Bluebell to our friends home and did some black powder shooting . We had a fun time, and for me it was the first time I had ever shot a primitive long rifle! There is an order to things...and if you don't load it in order, you a mess. Three things to remember, powder, patch, ball. Well, truthfully there are more than three things to remember.........lol anyway, I said it over and over in my mind so I wouldn't forget.... powder patch ball, powder patch ball, powder patch ball........ LOL We had a good time! I even hit the target, which did surprise me. I am a little proud of myself........OK, you know how much I love history, and you know how much I love to go to Rendezvous and dress in my period clothing, and you know how much I love to sew 18th century clothing, ( I know, I know, you're all rolling your eyes at this point in my post and wondering if I don't have other things in my life to think about besides this......) Anyway, I have been needing, yes, NEEDING, to make some new stays.
J.P. Ryan pattern of 18th century Stays
I have some started from last year that I didn't get done....... and at this point I am trying to decide if I want to dress in mid 18th century clothing anymore, or if I just want to make a three hide dress and go "stay less"! lol :-) ......Hummmmm what to wear, what to wear.
Tomorrow, hopefully I will have my cable back , and can show you my samplers, and a few odds and ends of things I have finished up as well as some possible petroglyphs not far from this old Stone House.
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