I can’t believe it.

Today is November 8th. Estrella War isn’t until February 14th. And I am starting to stress about garb and transportation already!!!!

First off, I need to start sewing, which isn’t exactly my strong point. I CAN sew. But I don’t enjoy it, and I tend to get impatient with the process which in turn makes me a sloppy tailor. Plus, I don’t have ANY patterns for anything I want, which makes things doubly difficult.

Luckily I have time. But I DO need to start figuring out what I want and need so I can actually utilize the time I have in a well organized and planned out fashion so I don’t find myself rushed at the end of it all.

First and foremost I need to plan out the garb I will need for the 3 Drunken Celts Resurrection Whiskey Tasting at Estrella. Raz, Fergus, and I have decided to arrive in all grey-toned garb as if we were ghosts (since we killed ourselves off two years ago). This will most likely entail a short sleeveless wool coat, paned slops and a simple grey ruff or other high collared shirt. FUN! Ugh.

Of course, once I get at least one more complete set of garb complete, I will need to figure out how to haul all of our crap out to Estrella. (For those not in the know, Estrella War is held out in Goodyear, Arizona just West of Scottsdale.) So we can’t make our normal two trips out. We need to either cut back on what we bring, or buy a bigger vehicle, or maybe even a small trailer. Honestly, I’m not too keen on either of the last two ideas.

Even renting an RV or trailer isn’t feeling too good, though I know that would help Aisha get out there too. On the plus side though, I really don’t need to worry about this until after the new year. Right now, sewing takes precedence.

7 thoughts on “I can’t believe it.

  1. We rented a U-Haul trailor to get our stuff to Estrella last year and it worked out well. If you go that route, make sure you call the U-Haul place once or twice a week for the couple of weeks leading up to your pickup date to make sure they will have a covered trailor for you. We reserved a covered trailor last year but they didn’t have one when we went to pick it up. We heard from other people that they’ve had the same problem so you have to nag the U-Haul people for a couple of weeks.

    1. Damn that sucks! The other problem with trailering is that I don’t have a hitch on my truck, so I’d have to get that set up too. Not to mention I really don’t want to keep my Grand Cherokee much longer, but I also don’t really want to get something BIGGER. Ah, predicaments! gotta love ’em 🙂

      1. Well, we went and bought something bigger, but now it’s filled to capacity too, so we still have to take more than one car (three of us with three tents, a kitchen, beds, garb, chairs, benches, tables, feast gear, archery gear, etc. makes for a very uncomfortable Lizzy)

        1. True, but right now we hvae to make two trips to take JUST the following: bed, tent, food/drink, garb, armour, 4 chairs, and one small table. Really, two peploe should be able to make one tripin one vehicle without so many issues! 🙂

  2. I haven’t decided for sure if I’m going yet, however at this point I’m going to move forward as if I am. In a perfect world I will have a new vehicle sometime around the end/beginning of the year. I’ve decided on a Honda Element, it’ll just depend on what Honda Motor Financing has to say about it. It comes with a tow hitch so, assuming I actually have the vehicle by February, that problem is solved, I can haul a trailer for you. In fact, we may even be able to go in one vehicle and split the gas/trailer expense if you and Jean would like.

    I’m totally with you on the garb/sewing thing. I really, really want to start playing more too, so I need to just suck it up and start sewing. And I’m going to take everyone up on all of those very kind offers of sewing assistance (Kerri, Chris, Nancy…are you still there?). The descriptions of the Italians they’re all making cause me to drool every time they post about it. Anyway, I see much fabric shopping in my immediate future (I need wool!), and I will offer up my house (and use of my serger and rotary cutting mat) for any and all who would like to come over for sewing days between now and then. Which reminds me….does anyone know how to work with fur and where I can get pelts?

    1. Hmm something to think about at the least. Along with your home, we can offer ours up to work days as well. In fact the 3DC will be having one on Dec. 10th (soon to be announced) to work on walls and sur-coats and tunics etc….
      And the more work days we host, the more work I will actually do!

      For pelts, there is a GREAT leather shop online here: http://www.brettunsvillage.com/leather/haironhides.html
      And another one Raz knows of though I can’t remember the name or web address.

    2. I’m happy to help you with garb – just let me know when and where. Let me re-phrase that. . . let me know when and where as long as it is after January 1st (since we *should* be moved by then!).

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