Sunday, June 11, 2006
Busy Day in Pennsylvania
We had a wonderful and busy day in the Pennsylvania countryside yesterday. The day started off with a trip to the Mannings Spinning Seminar, visits with some of the spinners that I know at their large spin-in (I didn't know they were going to be spinning this year so my wheels were at home). Then we headed to Gettysburg where we did a little bit of shopping and then changed our of our "new-fangled" clothing into Period Correct dress for the Ball in the nearby town. We've been going to Victorian Period dancing once a month for a few months this year, and this is the annual end of season ball put on by the Citizens of Gettysburg. It was lovely, with everyone in Period dress, I was, of course, studying dresses and fabrics and trim for future sewing projects and dresses that I'll hopefully make. The one I wore had period correct fabric and trim, and is considered a "fancy day dress" as opposed to a ball gown. I felt that it would be too warm for a satiny ball gown this time of year. Mark went, as most reenactors did, in his uniform, and there were plenty of Civilian dressed men as well. We did so enjoy ourselves and arrived back home tired but feeling great!