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Apr. 17th, 2014

09:40 am - In which I achieve a milestone of obsession

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Last night while I was stitching Cullen's elbows, my roll of waxed thread ran out. This means I have used 180 yards of the stuff* since I bought the speedy stitcher 9 months ago. Which equates to about 60m of stitching.

Essentially, I have stitched my way to the end of our driveway. Gosh.

Meanwhile, yesterday I ordered the hardware for the Saarebas costume. This one's going to be a heavy one too - it contains about 72 pointless brass rectangles, which will make the leather chaps hang beautifully but don't seem to actually do anything. I am really looking forward to making this one because it's almost entirely leather which will make it comfortable, and it'll be my first attempt to make something that's completely larp safe as well. Not that I think there's any larp around that needs a saarebas in it, eh?

*cough*

Speaking of larp, for those of you who are into it and also webseries (ms_danson I am looking at you), you should go have a look at this. AFK, a webseries about larp/RPG in the making. The trailer cracked me up, I want to see this made.

Oh yeah, and I will be going to Fidels tonight since tomorrow's Pricegouge at Cafes Day a public holiday. I hope someone else will brave the sataa, ja tulevat juo kahvia kanssani. That would be awesome.

* Random fact - the waxed thread I use is made in Poughkeepsie. Oddly enough, this isn't listed as one of the industries for the town on its wikipedia page. Another random fact - Poughkeepsie is a bastardisation (oh sorry, anglicisation) of a Wappinger (local native tribe) word - as I suspect many place names in the US are. My first thought was "At least NZ native place names haven't been bastardised" and then I thought "Oh yeah, Pram. Doh."

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From:pombagira
Date:April 16th, 2014 10:02 pm (UTC)
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gosh more costumes for me to photograph.. you are so awsome!!

*skips about*

and yes i will be at fidles.. in my damp coat.. that smells a little damp.. .. *sigh*.. i will send it to the drycleaners soon.. when it stops raining ... ummm...

yeah..

:D
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From:tatjna
Date:April 16th, 2014 10:05 pm (UTC)
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I had to dry my clothes in the dining room this week, and they smell a bit musty too. Damn you Wellington, where is your wind when we need it?
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From:pundigrion
Date:April 16th, 2014 11:05 pm (UTC)
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Colour this non-sewer as being very impressed at the thought of someone actually using up a whole spool of thread!
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From:tatjna
Date:April 16th, 2014 11:07 pm (UTC)
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I am kind of in awe of how much stitching that adds up to - especially since most of it was leather. Yikes, no wonder I have a callous....
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From:anna_en_route
Date:April 17th, 2014 12:06 am (UTC)
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congratulations on driveway thread!

Also at least an effort is being put into unbastardising placenames (no matter what mr Laws thinks)
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From:tatjna
Date:April 17th, 2014 12:18 am (UTC)
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Mr Laws is a knob and I am amazed anyone listens to him at all...
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From:anna_en_route
Date:April 17th, 2014 08:00 pm (UTC)
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Agreed!
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From:richaarde
Date:April 17th, 2014 12:38 am (UTC)
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Yes, there are lots of bastardized Native American place names. Around northern New Jersey and the adjacent parts of New York, lots of bastardized Dutch names too.
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From:meathiel
Date:April 17th, 2014 05:25 am (UTC)
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60 m of stitching ... oh ... wow!
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From:adam_0oo
Date:April 19th, 2014 01:12 pm (UTC)
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Random Fact - I was in Poughkeepsie a week ago!
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From:m_danson
Date:April 22nd, 2014 02:39 pm (UTC)
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That looks promising. I'll check out the videos when I get home. Thanks for pointing it out to me.
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