At Mesa Union the seventh graders have a Renaissance Banquet in the Spring. This year it is April 30th.
Last month I had pulled out my fabric (lots and lots of colors everywhere) and I spent about an hour looking at patterns. I had decided to work on a Renaissance costume; thinking that I would make it for a future time.
I have completed the first piece of the costume. It took me seven hours to complete it. I had decided that I would just set it aside for another day when I had more time to complete the other 5 pieces of this costume.
Last night Aislyn starts handing me papers from school and the very first piece of paper was the flier for the Renaissance Banquet. I said: "I thought the Renaissance Banquet was for 8th graders." Aislyn says: "Nope," grinning from ear to ear. She looks over at the bodice that was already complete. "I guess I know what I am working on this week," smiling back at her.
I still have the peasant blouse; the under skirt; the over skirt and the head piece to cut out and sew. It is about another 20 hours worth of work.
The fabric I have chosen is light weight and colorful. It looks rich without the uncomfortable weight of most renaissance costumes. Both Aislyn and I will be able to wear it. I am losing weight and Aislyn is taller than me. It will fall differently on us, but it will still look nice.
When I completed the bodice Victor was impressed: "Wow! That is really nice. I think that is the best work you have done." I was pleased, mostly because I thought the same thing.
I think my life just got really busy.