While the guys ran gas line, I packed. I got about half the books packed- including all my cookbooks, all my 'dressy' shoes (I have lots- V has a 'thing' for shoes) and a bunch of the wine goblets. I also sorted and repacked lots of clothes that the children have outgrown that we are going to 'hand down' to some friends.
While I packed, my Mom and J15 worked on her costume. I already had the shirt and skirt from previous costumes but she made the vest. We purchased the pattern a while ago but all the fabric is from my 'scrap' stash. I know it looks black in the picture but it is actually really dark blue wool- left over from when I was subcontracted to make Civil War era Cavalry shirts for a movie- so it's Union Blue.
Doesn't she look like a serving wench?
Things are starting to come together. Definitely not as smoothly as I would like but they're moving in the right direction. Now if it just doesn't frost tonight. Of course, as soon as I get everything planted out they are predicting near record lows tonight in the mid 30's. I'm hoping that since the garden is on top of a hill and there is a breeze that we will be spared. V forgot to cover things like I asked him to before they left so I hope it will be alright. If not, I'm going to be scrambling to find replacement plants.
Think warm thoughts.