Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Preparations are underway.

Project Transylvanian Ball:

Tessa’s Victorian Costume:

  • Corset [check]
  • Gold Bodice [check] Oops, wrong colour!
  • Brown Bodice [check]
  • Gold Underskirt [check]
  • Bustle Overskirt [check]
  • Gold Bodice Jacket [check]

My gown:

Corset underway—received boning last night… must weigh about 5 pounds. Found really nice boning with lacing holes.. got two sets, an extra set for my new Regency stays I’ve cut but not sewn.

Project Horse:

  • Acquired at significant discount, a new halter, rope, 54” girth, fleecy saddle-pad, gloves and saddle cover (god that was fun… I can’t remember the last time I went tack shopping it was like snorting pure, untainted sparkly happiness powder)
  • Bought a brand new pair of Fuller Filly PUPPI Jodhpurs today.
  • Cleaned and oiled both of my saddles.
  • Arranged for appointment to see the newest member of the Mt. Hood Johanesen Clan (Saturday)
  • Found and secured lodgings suitable for the giant hoofy baby.
  • Need to go up in the attic and pull down two tack-boxes to inventory additional tack, oil bridles, and insure they haven’t been eaten down to scraps by mold.
  • Need to soften my old paddock boots.

Project Evil:

  • Found lodging for Satan (aka; my mother) near Gresham.
  • Obtained, completed and submitted necessary paperwork for said lodging.
  • Took steps to secure lodging, including a long, unnecessarily complicated and costly process just to get my mother to inconvenience herself enough to get me her signature on a piece of paper (faxing to a local pharmacy is too complicated you see…)
  • Pestered sister to get financial aspects covered…
  • Hopefully secured lodging for mother within 40 minutes of my residence.
  • Considering moving to the Tibetan plateau.

Project Exhausted:

  • Somehow managed to come down with a case of upset stomach and body aches.
  • Emotionally drained from dealing with Satan (aka Mother).
  • Sick of house-hunting for mother.
  • Fizzled out from trying to find care facilities for Papa.
  • Burnt out from Horse-Boarding hunt.
  • Still trying to make up from the sleep debt from late-night sewing.

Project So Excited I Could Cry:

  • I’m going to have a horse again! OMG OMG OMG!!!!


Lauren said...

Is Tag really yours? That's awesome!!! I love the dress, it's gorgeous.

Misty said...

You are one talented lady! I love the dress and corset!

Tag is such a cutie. And I don't know how to say this without it sounding mildly dirty, but he looks rather... long? Must be the angle of the picture. :) Oh, and I mean his back looks long (even though the 12-year-old in me snickered while I typed this).

Great job dealing with Satan. My heart really goes out to you.

Hungarican Chick said...

You know Misty, he is pretty snausagey looking, isn't he? ::teehee:: The fact that he has a round belly doesn't help. We'll work him down to a more lithe shape.

AlohaAroha said...

That's so exciting about the horse!

I'm afraid that my interaction with horses these days is limited to making sure that all my skirts are long enough to cover the horseshoe shaped (and sized) scar just above my knee. Yeah...that was a good day...

And I love the dress and the corset! They are so gorgeous!

Is your mum really that bad? You poor thing...


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