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Offline Hausfrau Monica

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Time to get excited about the 2011 season
« on: April 23, 2011, 09:40:55 AM »
Hey everyone! Time to come out of hibernation and start thinking about faire.

I believe that first up is the Great Northern Medieval Fayre just outside of Collingwood the last weekend in May.  This is my "home" faire and I am really looking forward to it.  Linda has been working very hard to improve upon last year's first attempt; there will be a feast this year.

Aelynn and I had a wonderful lunch yesterday catching up on lots of things and talking faire and garb.  I gave her a bolt of fabric so I know she will be busy busy busy sewing new garb for her girls and herself.

My excitement is building and I am secretly hoping that I don't find work too soon so that I have time to work on perfecting my pretzels to sell at faire.  Still a work in progress but I hope that it will happen if I can figure out a reasonable food cost.  So, come on now and share your excitement about our new faire season.  Who has plans already made, who has new garb, what shows will be coming, who will be attending where?????

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Re: Time to get excited about the 2011 season
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2011, 05:09:10 PM »
I can hardly wait for the Country Renaissance Festival and Pirate Festival ;D.  Just wish that the Casa Loma Renaissance Festival wasn't canceled :(.

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Re: Time to get excited about the 2011 season
« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2011, 10:18:51 AM »
I agree with you, Cornwall.

Next up after GNMF is the one in Milton.  We are planning on attending that one too.  What is the next faire after that?

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Re: Time to get excited about the 2011 season
« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2011, 09:20:24 PM »
After Country Ren Fest (June 4-5), the year's schedule is...

Enchanted Ground aka Faery Fest in Guelph (June 18-19)

The Pirate Festival in Milton (July 30 - Aug 1)

Royal Medieval Faire in Waterloo (Sept 17)

As far as I know, that's it for this year! We won't be making it to Collingwood, but we'll be at all the others. See you there!

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Re: Time to get excited about the 2011 season
« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2011, 09:41:30 PM »
Oh no....you and Raven will be missed, my Lady.

How are your plans for camping at Country Renn Fest coming?

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Re: Time to get excited about the 2011 season
« Reply #5 on: May 23, 2011, 12:32:07 AM »
I hope someday we'll make it up there, but right now we'd basically be getting there in time to come back, LOL.

Very good for the camping - we practiced this weekend in my parents' backyard!  ;D Tent was easy to put together & take down. Hardest part was pumping the air mattress by foot!  ::)

I believe we'll be able to make do okay. Probably tomorrow we will do the test packing, to check how easy it will all be to carry. It'll basically be from the car to the GO train, then we switch at Union to the GO bus for Milton. Someone will pick us up at the station, so all should go well!

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Re: Time to get excited about the 2011 season
« Reply #6 on: June 03, 2011, 08:00:26 PM »
I don't think I'll be able to make it to the Country Renaissance Festival.  My handler isn't feeling too well and the allergies seem to be catching up with me.  I know I promised Dougal I'd take him so I'm not going to hear the last of it from him.  Not that a little tummy rub can fix.  For sure I'll be at the Pirate Festival.

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Re: Time to get excited about the 2011 season
« Reply #7 on: June 03, 2011, 08:46:11 PM »
Us too....and I so wanted to show off my new garb and see Aelynn's family and reconnect with faire friends.  I will be sad all weekend but we are determined to be there for Pirate Fest too.

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Re: Time to get excited about the 2011 season
« Reply #8 on: June 03, 2011, 11:11:49 PM »
I'll be at the Pirate Festival this year.  I'm searching for little battery operated fans for my Mum so the heat won't be such a bother for her.  I'll be (hopefully) wearing my new pink garb
I love historical sewing for the lack of zippers ;)

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Re: Time to get excited about the 2011 season
« Reply #9 on: June 04, 2011, 08:42:34 AM »
I'll be at the Pirate Festival this year.  I'm searching for little battery operated fans for my Mum so the heat won't be such a bother for her.  I'll be (hopefully) wearing my new pink garb

Love the Red Queen outfit.  Very nice! :)

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Re: Time to get excited about the 2011 season
« Reply #10 on: June 13, 2011, 11:33:14 PM »
Love the Red Queen outfit.  Very nice! :)

Thank you :)

That was what I made for Halloween.
I love historical sewing for the lack of zippers ;)

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Re: Time to get excited about the 2011 season
« Reply #11 on: July 19, 2011, 07:34:56 PM »
I really hate to be the bringer of bad news but I don't think I'll be able to make it to the Pirate Festival this year.  My father is having knee replacement surgery and my mother has recently suffered a stroke.  I was looking so much to going this year.  Was going to bring Dougal along. :(
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Re: Time to get excited about the 2011 season
« Reply #12 on: July 20, 2011, 06:37:29 AM »
You will be missed, Cornwall.

I am so looking forward to being there....only our second faire this season.  I have begged and pleaded for the  Sunday off from my new job...she has put me on the schedule twice now, but I have gotten it off.  Here's hoping that the weather will be kind to us.

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Re: Time to get excited about the 2011 season
« Reply #13 on: July 23, 2011, 08:54:30 PM »
You will be missed, Cornwall.

I am so looking forward to being there....only our second faire this season.  I have begged and pleaded for the  Sunday off from my new job...she has put me on the schedule twice now, but I have gotten it off.  Here's hoping that the weather will be kind to us.

In lighter news it seems that my mother didn't have a stroke but still have no idea what she had.  Maybe it's just something to do when we all get older.  Anyways there might be a chance that I can make it.  It'll either be on Sunday or Monday.

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Re: Time to get excited about the 2011 season
« Reply #14 on: July 24, 2011, 10:25:35 AM »
Did anyone go to the faire in Morrisberg or Ottawa this summer?

Six days to the Pirate Festival! Who's going?
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Re: Time to get excited about the 2011 season
« Reply #15 on: July 24, 2011, 10:47:01 PM »
Raven & I will be at Pirates, of course! See you there!!!

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Re: Time to get excited about the 2011 season
« Reply #16 on: July 29, 2011, 07:50:45 AM »
My entire brood will be there, rain or shine!  All of us sporting new garb! ;D 

As of this morning they are calling for t-storms, but we are all going to think positive and envision beautiful weather - sunny, but not to hot and NO humidity!
Come on now, everyone do it with me....

Can't wait to see everyone!

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Re: Time to get excited about the 2011 season
« Reply #17 on: July 29, 2011, 03:16:54 PM »
Thinking positive thoughts.....can't wait to be there.  We are pulling out the garb box later to get everything ready since I work tomorrow and will want to leave as early as possible on Sunday morning. 

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Re: Time to get excited about the 2011 season
« Reply #18 on: August 04, 2011, 08:01:46 PM »
It was very close but I managed to make it to the Pirate Festival on Monday.  The main factor was my handler and he was all good to go.  Also aside from my handler I wasn't alone.  I managed to bring along my little buddy Dougal with me.  Yes I've told him about the Pirate Festival and wouldn't hear the end of it if we didn't go.  He may have bigger fangs than me but he's harmless.  Though he can be a little trouble maker when I'm not looking.  Hopefully he didn't cause too much trouble.  Fortunately he managed to score a bag of some very nice kettle corn.

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Re: Time to get excited about the 2011 season
« Reply #19 on: August 05, 2011, 07:15:55 AM »
I have quit my job so we should be good to go to Waterloo this year...and with new garb to arrive any day now....wooohooo!  Oooops!   I should say....Huzzah!!!

 

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