|View out the walkout, to the south and Taktakmin Mountain across the valley.|
Floor cleaning tools in foreground: garden hose, boat brush, bucket o' citric acid.
|'After' photo, after many hours of scrubbing stubborn stains |
(why oh why didn't I do this the first summer?!), after painting and after 3 days of drying.
CREATING A MEDIEVAL COSTUME
I haven't got complete photos of the entire costume yet ... never mind why.
This is one of the patterns I used. You can find it here.
|Pattern for the medieval dress ... in Finnish with annotation in Canadian.|
The surcotte pattern is similar but without sleeves and with longer armholes.
|Laying out the dress pattern.|
|The surcotte on the dummy (and 'she' doesn't do it justice) prior to |
tweaking and hemming.Taken at the same as above photos. You'll note the classy room I sew in.
When the front half of the basement is done, this is next to be done.
It's not all wine, though. There are galleries and bistros, walking trails and spas. A nice place for a weekend.
|Looking more west from the same spot as last photo. |
Summerland is on the other side of the lake, as is Highway 97.
It's Gordon Lightfoot's 74th birthday today. I heard that on CBC driving in this morning. In tribute to a great songwriter and performer, I played "If You Could Read My Mind" video while working on ads. Second favorite Lightfoot song? This one: Canadian Railroad Trilogy