Wednesday, February 04, 2009

AS 50 List

AS 50 List
AS 50 List Update. The most current progress is at the end of each project line in bold.
1. The Corset project. See earlier posts. Working on it, and will be for some time.
2. Make a trestle table. It's functional. Not pretty but functional and I will have it at WW. Needs more sanding and a finish. 3. Get better shoes. Either trade, barter, make or buy. I bought a pair of red shoes by Born from Schuler Shoes. They're mary janes and fit wonderfully. 4. Work on the Spanish circle (rapier). Haven't really practiced much.
5. Help someone new make clothing (I believe that one way to improve ourselves is to help others). Done.
6. Eat only period appropriate foods all day at one event and prepare them in a period manner, as in not using modern things like a silicone spatula. Lillies would be perfect for this. I'll have to do this next year. I didn't go this year. Haven't done this yet.
7. Make a period hairpiece because I don't have enough hair as it is. Not started.
8. Make a hat to go with one set of clothes. Not started.
9. Perform a dance before an audience, not just dance during a ball or practice. Preferrably with Master Etienne and I'd like the dance to be Spagnoletto Rigolatto. I'm going to perform the dance solo on Friday night. Done.
10. Make a 6 board box. My brother is actually making two for me, and he is really an excellent wood worker. He has the wood but hasn't done anything with it yet. They are actually made, one from oak, one from pine. I'm going to do stain and polyurethane the oak box and probably paint the pine box.
11. Finish the 15th century table knife. I'm to the point of sanding it, but the grinding is very cold in winter and standing in front of a belt sander that blows cold air back at you isn't my idea of a good time. I'm thinking about starting a new one. I have made progress on the one I've started so I probably won't be making a completely new one. I had no weld failures, but did almost ruin it but was able to fix it. Haven't gone to Danr's for about three months.
12. Make late period hair curling tongs. I'm just going to make these, not actually use them on my hair. Not started. Gotta do some more research yet. Again, haven't gone to Danr's for about three months.
13. Reline Flemish dress and make a pattern from it. Working on it. I've made progress, but I don't need this until it is warm again. Made some progress here.
14. Teach 50 embroidery classes on any type of embroidery, by individual or group. I've taught seven. Make that 11. I am at 13 now.
15. Finish the Tudor undergarments, not including the corset embroidery project, by Lillies. Didn't happen. Enough said there. I'll try to get this done by Lillies next year. Very little progress here.
16. Make a girdle book. Not started. No Change. Still not started.
17. Learn how to do smocking, and how it is combined with blackwork. Haven't learned this.
18. Make an outfit for an infant that can be let out as the child grows. I have the bodice part just about done. It's all lined and ready to be put together. Margaretta gave me some green wool for a coat.
19. Make a set of Roman style clothing. I bought the most wonderful mustard-y yellow cotton gauze today which is a good color for me. I'll probably pair it with a bright green gauze. I didn't buy any white because it came in two pieces and there wasn't enough. I have to get more fabric to do this. Still the same. I might just take this off the list, depending on fabric I find.
20. Make a beaded collar for the black silk Italian dress. I don't have the beads yet. TJ wasn't happy with them so he sent them back. No beads yet. Same here, no change.
21. Make a new chemise to go with the black silk Italian dress. Not started.
22. Find a use for all the fabric I own and don't buy any more unless absolutely necessary. This will actually take seven years. I'm nowhere on this one. Same here,no change.
23. New Champion Baldrics for the Barony of Nordskogen. I almost have all the threads pulled for these to have 12 even strips out of the blue. They will be lined with white linen. There will be a seam at the shoulder so they sit better on the individual wearing them. By the end of September I want to start the embroidery. Got the bardic badge embroidery almost done except for the strings, finished the embroidery on the archery badge, and started on the heavy champion badge.
24. Build a small shade fly with side walls to use for cooking. Not started. Same deal, not started.
25. Complete one set of wax tablets by 12th Night. Didn't get them done because I couldn't find the other half of the set. I just found it.
26. New Rapier Clothing. I bought wool and found some heavy linen that with one layer of each passed the drop test.
27. Make stands for Baronness Eithni and myself for our new ceramic cooking pots. Again, haven't gone to Danr's for a few months.
And the newest item:
28. Make a new apron.