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..but the blackwork bug has bit me again. I love doing blackwork. LOVE IT! Not that I do a persona that is tudor or elizabethan or spanish in anyway shape or form but man I love that form of embroidery.  I have it in my head to make a coif for my student as a gift since she is going to get given an award soon and she has a tudor persona. I voiced my desire to my guy and he immediately said "Nope, you're not allowed,".  WHY?! "Because you are setting an unrealistic deadline to have it done by x date and it will kill you to get it done and I think you need to make things for yourself or me and the boys instead of everyone else."  

I grumbled and showed my unhappy face. He wouldnt budge.  What I hate to admit is he is right. Then I thought I would do it for her birthday but its a month after XX event and that doesnt really give me enough time.  Before I had this conversation with him I started doing research into a different style than the original that I made ten years ago.  I had these two sites on just quick searches:

http://www.wornthrough.com/2009/07/an-english-coif-with-embroidery/

and

http://www.wornthrough.com/2009/07/an-english-coif-with-embroidery/

I do need to do a set of cuffs for a friend that asked me sometime ago. cuffs are fast and easy and I can make quick work of them and get them back to her. Maybe that will satisfy the blackwork bug rising in me.

I have an A&S list of things I want to do for myself and my family. Perhaps listing it here will help me stay on track:

-Embroidery my black apron dress with some seam stitching
-Fix the new burgandy viking undergown and embroider that with runes and beasties
-Make my boys some garb. Currently, they only have about two tunics each and they are summer weight
-Finish embroidering the green tunic I made for Ryan. Also make another set of winagas for him.
-Embroider the apprentege belt that I put together for myself to go with the viking
-Make a couple more viking outfits for myself
-Embroider the red flannel tunic I made for Ryan
-Add some embroidery to his blue/plaid flannel tunic as well
-Make a few more embroidered book covers

Projects I have for others to do is:
-Blackwork cuffs/collar for one friend
-Commissioned laurel vigil book for a friend being elevated this winter
-finish trim on a friends tunic

I believe that is it. Much much smaller than it use to be.

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