Saturday – It’s Company of Legends weekend! That usually means I’m run off my feet cooking and cleaning up but thanks to COVID 19 we aren’t making a meal tonight and we have time to kill… strange. So I thought I’d write a post.
I’ve been really busy with my mum lately preparing for a friend’s (Lindsay’s boyfriend’s) wedding. There’s a steampunk theme so we have been making waistcoats, modding a skirt I bought that was far too small (that’s what I get for ordering from wish.com) and most recently making an outfit for the teddy bear backpack, Max. Because even your accessories need to accessorise lol
We decided to make him a newsboy/ baker boy hat first out of some grey felt and gold lining material…
We added a strip of the material we bought for braces to the hat too as the little band, along with a couple of spare cog buttons from Etsy
The braces were made from bias binding sewn down the edges, fastened with clock buttons at the front and snaps at the back so I can get into the compartment. Max’s outfit is complete with some clothes he already had and a pair of swimming goggles with cogs superglued onto them.
I’m really looking forward to the wedding. It’s very emotional for Lindsay for various reasons but I am a step away and just happy that Paul has found a second life partner in Mary, another soul mate. Mary is cool and our polycule have a good laugh together – the wedding should be no different. Oh and of course it’s on a train. Because it wouldn’t be Paul if trains weren’t involved
Monday – well I completely forgot I was writing a blog post in my tiredness after a good natter Saturday night with a few of the guys at the event. So I’ll continue now…
Company of legends went great. People seemed to really enjoy themselves. Several that I heard were talking about when the next one, disappointed the tickets were already sold out and hoping for tickets for next year. Thanks to an early run back with a load of stuff and a mahoosive car, we managed to get all the scenery and odd bits back in one trip – that’s 13 large boxes and a couple of mats, laptop, printer, random bags of food and boxes of hand gel, etc… and I had the fun job this morning of tidying it all up in the kitchen to find, well, the kitchen!
Hobby accountability – I’ve been dallying with painting these grots for the Mek gun. They are mostly done, I just keep finding other stuff to do. Like reading. I’m a sponge with reading at the minute. We did a massive house sort and I got rid of some books to the charity shop and amalgamated a shelf of books I’ve never read and my mission is to get through it before the end of the year. Not helped by finishing my book at mums and hungrily searching for a new book to read when my eyes happened to land on Billy Connolly’s autobiography. I’m glad they did – I’m half way through and it’s hilarious. And every word is in his Glaswegian accent! Amazing how the brain works, I’ve got a little Billy in my head giving me a private concert. I love books!
As for other hobbies, other than all the sewing of outfits I’ve not picked up a crochet hook for most of the year, or my cross stitch. Maybe my mind views them as more cold weather hobbies because it seems every autumn/winter I start to crochet something new. Weird. Or it could be that my ability to stick with anything is non existent. More probable.
Mood – content, relaxed, not stressing at all about my coming holiday and it’s proximity to going away for the wedding honest!
Beverage Last Consumed – spiced pumpkin pie tea from Bird and Blend
Food Last Eaten – PB&J on whole meal toast
Show Last Watched – the last leg of Tokyo 2020
Song Last Played – lo-fi study beats
Game Last Played – Jaipur on the iPad at company of legends
Hobby Last Done – reading
Place Last Visited – Jervaux Abbey for mum’s birthday
Current Reading – Billy Connolly Tall Tales and Wee Stories
#PaintSlam’21 –the mek gun crew are mostly finished, must get back to them now the weekend is done (model count 36/52, ork pointz 555/1000)
Tea of the moment – Bird and Blend Vicky Sponge Cake. It’s my go to black tea and a comfort drink now.
Recipe of the week – this weeks meals have been fairly simple, no new recipes or anything. The stew last night was delicious though. Nothing special, but coming in from a busy weekend to a slow cooker full of warming, comforting and tasty beef stew, well it made it into top notch cuisine!