Friday, July 8, 2011

Home from Hawaii!

My family and I had such a lovely and relaxing time this year, with the added bonus (for me, anyway!) of getting to bring one of my dresses to wear in the 4th of July Parade and the Mission Houses Museum. 

Everyone that I met in the Hawaii Civil War Roundtable was so kind and enthusiastic. The weather was really glorious and I was perfectly cool in my newly adapted teen sheer. My poor bonnet got a little banged up on the plane, though... But I think it's time to re-cover it anyway.

The Mission Houses Museum features a collection of c. 1820 buildings built and used by the Protestant missionaries who were in Hawaii from 1820-1863. No pictures were allowed inside, but we managed to get one sneaky one when our tour guide was in another room. ;-) I think next year, I should definitely have an 1820s dress to wear here!

And so... I'm madly stitching a matelasse petticoat for this weekend's event. It's literally seaside and even in the height of summer gets pretty chilly. 

Saturday, July 2, 2011

UTR Write-Up: Quick and Dirty

Hello everyone!!

I've been meaning to do a write up on the UTR event, but life has been CRAZY since I got home, and I'm leaving tomorrow morning for a week in Hawaii! No rest for the wicked... ;-)

I promise to write more in depth when I get a chance, but in short-- it was amazing!!!! The 33rd kitchen and serving crew (Mike and myself included) worked their tails off, but boy did we have fun doing it. I always enjoy events the most when I have something to do and interpret. But definitely the best part of the weekend was spending time with dear old friends and meeting a TON of awesome LJ friends! I wish we could have spent more time together, girls!

For my first trip to Williamsburg, I was absolutely enchanted with the place. I like to think of it as a historical Disneyland. And I LOVE Disneyland! I would have liked to wander around the city more, but I was (happily) chained to the kitchen for the majority of the weekend.

I came away with good memories and good souvenirs (fabric included!). Hopefully I will get around to writing about it...

Thank you to those of you who introduced yourself to me! I love meeting people who have managed to stumble upon my little place in the blogosphere...

My favorite picture, from Katherine! It just makes me so happy! :D