Hubbyfink and I braved the torrential storms and attended today's Challenge of the Novice Heart Tourney because we're insane and that's how we roll. We visited with thatpotteryguy
while waiting for a short break in the weather so we could erect the shade without getting completely soaked. We were all set up by the time tattycat
joined us and pretty much decorated when the rain started back up. During the heaviest rain, there was one spot where the rain pooled up and caused a steady waterfall; tattycat
moved the chair back from the "water feature" and we called it good. We all got lightly misted, but that certainly beats getting drenched.
The shade got lots of compliments, which tickled me pink, and we enjoyed the company of many, many friends. pirategirleee
and I put out a yummy spread of sourdough bread, three cheeses, red grapes, garlic pie, chicken in green (sage) sauce, plump strawberries, cherry bread pudding, candied ginger, sekanjabin and lots and lots and LOTS of water. It was a bounty of food and, happily, many people partook of the nibblies. PG's sage chicken got RAVE reviews, and I wish I'd snagged some of her cherry pudding to bring home. Oh, so yummy!
When the skies cleared, I wandered down the row and found myself pawing through duchesssimone
's bolts of fabric. You don't need fabric!
my sensible side hollered at me. But I don't have LINEN!
my spendy side yelled back. I walked out with five yards each of Atlantian blue, coral, and goose turd green linen. Her Fabricness also had the most amazing silk which would be PERFECT for a recreation of the sleeves and underdress worn by Caterina Cornaro
in Gentile Bellini's "Miracle of the Cross on the Bridge of San Lorenzo". ( Nattering. )
Duchess Simone said the silk was very
Italian-looking and I agreed. But I couldn't remember in which picture I'd seen fabric like that when I was in her shop and I couldn't think of what part of the outfit had that fabric which meant that I had no idea how much to buy. So I had to pass, but I know where the fabric is located.
Hubbyfink and I pulled the shade down and packed up the Prius in record time. Court was short and sweet with geoffreyapclywd
's induction as a Companion of the Pearl and courtney_d_h
's husband's inclusion in the Order of the Coral Branch. Hooray!