Sunday, July 3, 2016

Conference-Surgery-Costume College!

I don't even know where to begin...

So much has happened in the past two weeks, but I don't have the energy or dexterity to write out a detailed post on it all. You may have noticed my previous posts about the 17th century clothing conference I helped organize. Well, it finally happened last weekend! It really was just my boss and me running this show, which was horrendously exhausting but so worth it in the end. The feedback we have had from our participants and presenters is just overwhelming. The conference included tours, workshops, lectures, and interpretive demos. Everyone had a fantastic time and learned so much. We assembled a veritable powerhouse of 16th and 17th century clothing historians and costumers, including The Tudor Tailor, and it all took place at Jamestown Settlement. We partied in the reconstructed fort and ate fantastic food, and watched the sun set over the James River from the deck of one of the recreated ships. It really couldn't get much better than that!

But right after a showstopping weekend, I went right into wrist surgery. It was just time to get it over with. That means all sewing has come to a screeching halt, and everyday tasks are pretty painful, including typing! So while I want to gush about what a fantastic event I helped put on and how much I learned, I physically can't. I also am desperate to sew but, again, I can't. My doctor is quite sure that the surgery will be the cure to my troubles, but I won't really know until everything is healed up. I'm less confident. I just hope I can finish the last few things I need to do before Costume College...

Here's just a few pictures from the conference, and links to other folks' albums. There are too many great pictures to share them all here!

Jen Thies' photos from the weekend: https://www.flickr.com/photos/52716085@N00/sets/72157670331598125

From the fort party, by Fred Scholpp:
 


By Victoria Dye:



And a couple of me in hospital and my wrist! :-P



8 comments:

Sarah W said...

Sounds like an awesome conference, and you looked great. I hope the surgery turns out to have been successful :)

Historical Ken said...

Wow---simply wow---!
What an amazing opportunity.
Next time we're down that way we will have to go to Jamestown.

Thread-Head said...

Congratulations on the raging success of your conference! Try not to get too stressed or frustrated during the healing process. The more patient you are with yourself now, the better. Borrow some of your doctor's confidence, get plenty of rest, and waste lots of time watching trash on Netflix. You'll be back before you know it.

MindLess said...

Get well soon! I'm glad to hear that your conference was such a success, the pictures indicate it was awesome!

L. R. Stern said...

Congrats on a successful event! And best wishes for swift healing :)

Ocean Senta said...

The pictures look great, and that ruff is particularly stunning. Wishing you a speedy recovery!

G. Thomas Fitzpatrick said...

I hope you are feeling better and able to do the things you want & need to do without pain very soon!

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