Sunday, June 30, 2013

1813 Remembrance Service

The Craney Island Bicentennial weekend continued with an 1813-era church service and a wreath-laying ceremony honoring War of 1812 veterans buried at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Norfolk.  

Friday, June 28, 2013

Victory Ball!

Yes, I got into Regency costuming so that I could attend fancy balls.  I'm not ashamed.

Caution:  This is a picture-intensive post.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Regency Days at Fort Norfolk

This past weekend marked the bicentennial of the Battle of Craney Island, a little-known but strategically significant battle of the War of 1812.  To commemorate the event, people from all over the state came for re-enactments, living history, authentic 1813-era church services, and a Victory Ball.  I participated in much of this, though my involvement mainly consisted of wearing my Regency dresses and feeling pretty.

Caution:  This is a picture-intensive post.

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Regency Dress-Up at John Marshall House

Last Saturday I joined three other members of the Regency Society of Virginia at the John Marshall House in Richmond, Virginia.  We participated as costumed interpreters at the open house they were holding for the public.

It was a fine day in 1813...

Monday, June 3, 2013

A Day in the 18th Century

So I finally "did" Colonial Williamsburg over Memorial Day weekend, after living here in Virginia for over a month now.  It was a lot of fun!  Brian the Engineer and I enjoyed a carriage ride around the historic area:

Don't we look cute in our Colonial hats?

Sunday, June 2, 2013

No New Fabric Challenge - May Recap

Five months down, only seven to go!

This was another not-so productive month for me, but I did finally get my sewing machine set up today!  :D  I haven't sewn anything on it yet, but I plan to tomorrow.  In the meantime, here's what I did accomplish in May: