Friday, July 16, 2010

18th Century Reenacting

I finally had a weekend off! (last weekend) and I got to go to a reenactment! Which is like my favorite hobby ... except for knitting! Luckily this weekend I got to sit at a craft tent and meld my two favorite things!

The event was "The Escape from Wyoming." I'm not going to go into the history of my unit or the Battle however lets just say it wasn't a smashing win for the home team. However in the end Cornwallis surrendered and the United State was born! Go USA! :) I took more pictures than I have at any event in years and I'm posting them just for all of you! :)

The event took place on a farm in NEPA and the view of the battle field with the mountain in the distance was EXCELLENT! I wish I could have done it justice!

This is my friend Linda's sutlery. She sells homemade soaps, teas, oils and jewelry. Here stuff is awesome and very much helps in making sure I don't stink to badly.
My friend Dave is the best carpenter I have EVER met! I love that he can work with 19th century tools and make beautiful things. This weekend he made a table and a candle box. I am jealous I can't even cut fabric straight!
Of course some of the guys had to stop and talk shop.

Me knitting! And of course I have sun glasses on. I hate being in the sun! They help a little bit! You are looking at the knee sock that i started got like 6 inches completed on and promptly ripped out! :(
My friends Donna and Kim. Donna is carding wool and Kim is spinning. Can we talk about how jealous I am!? I want a wheel so badly!
At the events my unit hosts my friend Donna has gotten in the habit of having a ladies tea while the boys are out making noise with there guns. Here is how that looked! :) Donna invented the tea sandwiches I made at the Pride and Prejudice tea and we had them again here. They are ALWAYS a big hit!

My little brother and my Daddy looking a little over heated but def. having a good time!
Garrett getting a face of black war paint. He is truly frightening when he goes out as an indian. You would never know he was the sweet kid who has been protecting me since he was 3.

This is a photo of the British camp. I really liked how it looked. We were up the hill from them, and after the battle the boys came and hung there regimentals over there tents and for some reason I really enjoy how it looked! :)

Thats all I've got for today. My family has been in for a week for a family reunion and I haven't had the time to knit. And now I'm working at my friends yarn store this weekend and the air conditioning is broken. And I have a terrible time making my yarn work when my hands are sweating!


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  2. Looks like fun - very believable re-enactment - and so HOT... glad you had a great time!

  3. It was hot! lol If you ever have a chance to go to one I highly recommend it!

  4. I'm jealous.