What a lovely weekend. Yesterday I never left the house. Yes, I am a homebody. As Jane Austen says: "home keeping hearts are happiest". I have always loved Jane Austen - books and movies and love the clothes from her era. When I made Robin's confirmation dress, we used a pattern for a dress from the 1820's. I used to be a tailor, seamstress, and costumer for a university theatre. I got to costume a Shakespeare festival (several plays) and a personal favorite, "The Importance of Being Earnest". Love the humor. I also love costumes from a variety of eras - 1820's first. I also used to be pretty active in a civil war reenactment group, I did learn a lot about American history, and enjoyed making myself several outfits that were historically accurate - and later sold them. I love American, English, and French history. I also love Swedish and Scandinavian embroidery, cross stitch, and folk art. I'll share more later. For now, as promised, more George and Martha.