Well this Saturday, my local SCA group, The Shire of Abhainn Ciach Ghlais worked at the Taber Museum Yesteryear Event in Williamsport Pa, a first time we were there. We displayed a medieval encampment showing heavy weapons fighting, various things you can do with string, illumination, weapons making, music, costume, and archery. Fun was had by all!
I would say the day was a success, despite most of us having a later start than we would like. Personally this is how my day went. I got up at 8 am, later than I wanted but needed the sleep.My husband and I arrived home late from the tournament up in Williamsport for Magic the Gathering. I then had to gather the items I wanted to bring and pick out a full Tudor garb to wear. Which I didn't have the hat that I planned to wear so I ended up picking something different than I planned. Which I need to do some fixing to get the underskirt and hat up to par. I repaired the skirt, needed a new drawstring, which took about 5 minutes to pull through the skirt. The hat I worked on while at the event, it was bothering me most of the day, I had problems arranging my hair with no mirror and getting the hat to sit comfortably on my head, though I got it secured 1/3 through the event.
It took a while to get dressed but my part of the demo was set up before I changed. Which means as soon as I was ready I could get right into the things I am working on. Which was working on one of the embroidered sleeves for my jacket, I did get some details done. Though I did have lots of talking and explaining for the large amount of folks that came to our mini medieval encampment, its much smaller than what we are used to putting on for the Lewisburg Demo.
I fixed my hood after we got started since the people didn't get back to us till well hour after the event started. The staff was super helpful getting us unpacked, dressed if needed, and making sure we knew where to park. We had to vacate our tents when the civil war group was firing the cannon many times throughout the day, was a great chance to take a bathroom or food break . Which either was not very far from the backyard location. So all in all a good day, I included some photos of me at events recently I haven't posted yet. They are action shots and are not that great, plus I am scratching my nose in one, so laugh.
Looking forward to FFF,