As expected, Mr Najekci dispatched the K&C wool before the Hook, so last Thursday evening when I arrived home after Gallery Night, there was a box of delicious waiting for me. And, also as expected though mostly hoped for, the wool and shoes were super simpatico. This will be a fun project when I get myself sorted to it.
I have not yet had the time to put all the projects into a spreadsheet, but I think it would help keep things organized and on schedule. For example, I have:
- to work out the details and rationale of the sacque, vis-a-vis date and style
- to finalize the Spencer pattern
- to pattern and fit a frock coat, waistcoat and breeches for Mr S ca. 1775
- to ask about the regimental for Mr S, which will be wanted eventually
- to face making a tent by next summer
- a plan for kettle bags, since I’d like us to pack lighter & more authentically
- to fix my stays situation
- an inordinate desire for a splashy bonnet to go with that Spencer
- two shirts to make up for Mr S and the Young Mr
- a red short cloak, for easier movement
Once I have a schedule and a plan, making things by deadline is somewhat easier. It’s “bridge” season now, between cooling and heating, summer and winter fashion collections, and that’s as good a time as any to work out plans for the winter. There’s nothing the guys must have for an event that they haven’t got already–for Fort Lee, they can wear their short wool jackets under their 10th MA hunting frocks and be perfectly authentic and warm. (The brown and green coat is 1777, and the Fall of Fort Lee is 1776. The blue and white short-tailed regimentals are 1781. No coat for you!)
So it’s worth taking the time to regroup, even as I rush headlong into projects…and considering I have jury duty (no scissors!) this week, maybe I should add hand-knit stockings to that list.