The Archbishop of Canterbury

23 March 2008

Easter Sunday

After an eleven-hour, much-needed sleep, I awoke, and stumbled toward the coffee pot.  What I found in the kitchen, in addition to the already brewed coffee, was my husband scrambling eggs!  What a marvelous surprise that was!  I have since teased him about being the Pod Kyle, and told him I was okay with it!  I had breakfast, found something appropriately Easter-y to wear today, and headed out the door.  Realizing as I stepped onto the porch, that we hadn’t unhitched the trailer, Kyle offered me his car, and off I went. 

I arrived at the faire site, just in time to visit with a few folks on my way down to the Crown Stage.  The Costume Parade event started almost on time, and it was a fun time, as always.  Glenn Boswell puts together an entertaining little show (and I’d wager that his lovely wife Brittney has more to do with it, than just “stage managing”).  The items I am responsible for all looked good on stage, and my customers seem  pleased.  Some of them can be seen on my flickr stream.

The photo I chose to include seemed the most appropriate for Easter!  Steve Zalman plays Scarborough‘s Archbishop of Canterbury, and had requested a white chausuble (some spell it chasuble) with blue accents.  As a part of the design process, we decided to make it reversible, so the opposite side of this is actually blue, with a white/gold brocade stripe.  The backs are ornamented with large crosses.  It’s the sixteenth century style, according to my research.  I’m pleased with the end result. 

I collected all the various parts and pieces of garments which require my further attention, and a few alteration/maintenance issues for the queen, and headed back toward home.  I got caught up on the KRuMB, had dinner with my husband, and spent a couple of hours in the workshop getting a head start on my next busy week.  At least I’m feeling well-rested and plan to start the week by getting another eight hours tonight!

~MB