Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Day off

Hi Mum if you have found this site yet!?!?!?!

Well today is day three of me learning the gentil art of fighting with sticks and shields......I am suprised to admit that my sword arm hurts less than I thought it would - it still hurties though hehe.

This year I havent been able to stop smiling.......I am getting my sewing under control, I have been learning how to make chain mail, Im learning how to fight (its for double reasons i) to give peddles a training partner ii) to tone up my arms and boobs haha) it is definately not so I go and fight in tournies or wars cos getting hurt is so overrated haha. The G banger has asked if I would get authorised and I think I will as I think that is a nice thing to do and he also wants to make me armour (the mention of chain mail and fur armour was mentioned....dirty old man syndrome) and I am more than happy to fight him properly as he wouldnt do it to hurt me or to prove a point but I have absolutely no desire to fight others (which will probably mean I never get authorised) but its the thought that counts. And out of everything I am trying more things with my cooking........Hold onto your computer desk as I used chili in my stir fry last night

For some reason I have stopped saying "I so couldnt do that"and am now trying it. I am definately not up to the standards of sewing that I want to be but that will come with practise and I am enjoying the learning process - I cant wait for this weekends "extreme sewing" I have also lost a couple more kilos and am finding I am not eating to cope anymore. I have to admit though I dont know whether to hate or love my brother for introducing me to smoothies - apparently they are ok but I am so not caring cos mango smoothies rock!!

Tonight peddles and I are going to drive to Andamoka (no one can spell it properly) for dinner it is about 25ks from Roxby so that will be really nice. It is an opal town and apparently it looks like the moon as people keep digging holes everywhere and nobody fills them up - will take a pic and try and put it on the computer!

I hope I dont jinx it for him but peddles bhp job application seems to be coming through nicely. Im hoping that if I get the chandler job at the core farm we will work the same days on so we will see each other more as currently (and this sounds strange) but we dont see each other much.

Well computer time is up so will have to love and leave you all - I hope everyone is going ok and look forward to catching you all on the phone sometime!!

Love to you all


Sunday, January 28, 2007

Quick update

Hello world!

Just a quick not to ask everyone to please cross their fingers for me as I have an interview tomorrow with chandler mcleod. Its only a reference check and get to know me before they are able to send my resume through to bhp for a job at the core farm. This job is not the most pleasant but should be a good challenge and a way in. I cannot believe I have finally got chandlers attention (to tell you the truth I think the receptionist is sick of me harassing her). So hopefully with all things panning out I should have two interviews this week one with a trucking company to drive to Port Augusta and back each day (about a ten hour day) and this one with chandler. I have left a note again with Boarts as they havent got back yet (slackers) so hopefully I have sacrificed enough goats to please everyone.

I have been doing some chain mailing which has been suprising me as I have been enjoying the bending and cutting of wire way too much haha.

Well I am off home now to do some organising of material (will bring the badly cut pants babs for you to check out but I personally think they are really wrong)

Love Bronwyn

Monday, January 15, 2007

I had the BEST time!

So I didnt get to do the EXTREME sewing that I was hoping for (due to suprise suprise my procrastination) BUT I did get to buy $400.00 worth of wool and linen (bad bad bronwyn haha)

Babs helped and guided me into the happy world of cloak making. I picked up 4.6metres of black fabric (no one knows in the dark that its not dark blue haha) and we were left with heaps so I will probably make the G banger a tunic out of that. I also picked up some white linen for chemises and G wants two metres of that. I picked up a beautiful bluey grey linen for an under dress for my viking and managed to cut that out at Babs. Speaking of the G banger he has decided that he really wants to do tudor........I am happy for him but I also know that his procrastination levels are worse than mine so I have stood my ground and said that until I am a better sewererer I will only be making him basic viking (six hours in the confined space of a car can make a man agree to anything). Once I know I am getting better at the basic things AND that we have enough garb to go to festival without having to wip anything else up I will then go onto the more involved things. Im really enjoying learning the tricks of how to maximise the fabric and tricks of putting things together that I am slowly getting there. (I hope anyway - well there is one positive Babs gets heaps of laughs out of it haha)

So we have been finding that the more times we go back to Ade the more friends are demanding our time.......which is lovely but there is only so much time in the day. Our lovely friends are very understanding if we dont make it but I (G was there ages ago) am getting to the point where I wont be telling certain friends when we come down because I just dont like the grief that goes with it. The worst part is these certain friends (and I know I am bad to put in boxes) are just above aquaintances and they are actually getting really nasty about it all. It was so different going to Syd as people understood that we couldnt make it to everyone - look out festival for those people haha :P

We are going to head down again in three weekends time for extreme sewing with Babs, Michelle and I. Im really looking forward to just hanging with these two as they always have some good mischief for me to get into hehe. I am cat sitting this weekend so Ill be staying at a friends house up here who has........A KITCHEN TABLE haha (life in a caravan there just isnt room) so I am going to sew my cloak together and cut out some chemises for my italian, viking and hopefully put together some decoration for my blue italian (which is the blue I made my viking underdress with as I really like that colour) Oh and dont forget the sleeves!!

I have offered my services to the fighters to be water bearer as there is no way I can be a marshal in training. G is very insistant that all female water bearers have to wear white.....he is slotting into the dirty old man category very well.

Miss Jane Doe I know you wont really be thinking about festival for a while but I was thinking that maybe........you would like to do a couple hour shift with me on the welcoming desk (at night of course) at festival????? I thought that way we could catch up on serious gossip and I could see your pics?? If you dont find this post I will harass you in other shapes and forms and if it isnt a good idea I will trap your attention in another way :)

Anyway I have to go and be domesticated. I have spent all day on a forklift in the sun and in the dirt so I have to go and do food shopping and get ready for work tonight - boring!!

Love to you all


Tuesday, January 09, 2007

I get to go material shopping!!!

Hello World!

Im sorry I have been hugely slack to everyone.......Its really hard getting all emails read, banking done and having time for the blogger in the half hour library internet time.

I managed to make it across to Sydney before Christmas......Im sorry we missed a few friends - it was awesome catching up with the others!

We are heading down to Adelaide this weekend which is awesome (much needed sanity check) and we are going to stay with some good friends and catch up with others. There is a tourney on Saturday night which everyones favourite Knight Marshall is running. And I get to stay with the KM and her Dai man haha.

Im going to go fabric shopping Saturday morning - HOORAY!!! I have to buy some wool for a cloak (viking jacket) and I also have to buy linen to make some more chemises and under dresses.

I CANT WAIT!!!!!!!!!!!! It is so obvious I need to go shopping more often but the choices of 5 shops in Roxby just doesnt cut it haha.

Will try and update again soon and as this is a sewing blog I thought I should mention - I HAVE BEEN PRACTISING MY HAND SEWING......dont all fall over in shock! I have a lot more practising to go but Im getting there!

Love to you all

Fiora xx