July 25th, 2011

Gee, it’s hard to get back into the swing of this blog thing again! I’ve become rather lazy of late. My letters lay unanswered (apologies to all my dear correspondents), my blog is neglected, and I can’t seem to do anything but read, embroider, and *blush* watch TV reruns online. Maybe it’s the heat. Or some rare disease. Or too much to eat. At least I can say with assurance that it isn’t what comes next.

But in the spirit of gearing up for some real posts again, here are a few glimpses at what I’ve been up to lately:

Helping some good friends to organize New York’s very first Bartitsu Seminar. It was taught by historian and martial artist Professor Mark Donnell, seen below teaching a similar workshop at the Steampunk World Fair (who knew).

The Wall Street Journal (the only paper I read growing up, since it was the only one my father took) reviewed the Civil War Photography exhibit that I curated with Dr. Stanley Burns of The Burns Archive.

And I’ve read a number of wonderful books, including “The Mill on the Floss,” “Dr. Thorne,” and “Of Human Bondage,” to name a few.

Oh, and last but not least, I completed the broderie anglaise for my petticoat frill, and have worked about one third of the scalloped edge! Pictures will be forthcoming, just as soon as I feel up to hauling out my camera…