other quick update first- Last weekend I went to the baby shower for lilianafriendly
's little girl, who was born last week. Welcome Beverly Vera!
This weekend was the last weekend for the NY Ren Faire in Sterling Forest/Tuxedo, NY. I got in a lot of tupan playing, a few compliments too (including, "You've only been doing this for about a month? I wouldn't have known"). One of the vendors, Van Ness Studios
is now doing wood carving and lathe turning. Andy made me a smaller beater to go with my drum (the one I got is larger than the drum itself), and it works wonderfully!
My brother Ed came down for Saturday- it was our birthday present for him (gas, getting in, food...).
Saturday night we ended up going to dinner with Paul, Olyssia, Scott (all from Karpathos), and some of the other Faire vendors/workers. In that grouo was the owners of The Neon Gargoyle
, who had been so nice in letting us hang out (rain or shine) and store our stuff there between sets.
Because it looked like it could turn at any moment, we ended crashing up at the Stronghold on Saturday night (getting a chance to see prisoner007
) instead of trying to deal with a tent and the wet and the dark. Even though rain threatened... there were only a couple of drops here and there all weekend.
And twice during the little bit of visit time before everyone crashed ioldanach
came up with the same line at the same time.
Marnen got a pony tail holder from Medieval Metal
. I might order one later. As neat as a lot of the stuff was at the faire, there wasn't a lot that said "buy me or die". I might get boots from Renboots
when I have the money though. Or wait until next year when I can try them on again... boots and me can be such a tricky thing.
I think I'm going to miss the Faire, and I look forward to the next season.
This week I have archery practice, a Rebekahs meeting, and Carla's baby shower/staying on Sunday at the Stronghold to finally meet sagefemme11