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Lady Iohanna filia Iacobi
23 November 2008 @ 10:10 pm
Long time, no post; been "OBE" at work and with home rehab project -- good times! Things I have learned / done / thought in the last *mumblety* since I posted:

- I do in fact have sufficient items to open a small arts & fabrics store; better than half of the storage space I've rented during renovations is art supplies of some flavor ;-) Heh.

- The attic has been renamed "the second floor" and there are honest-to-goodness cunning plans in the works involving ductwork, electrical stuff, and pencil lines a-plenty for the to-be stairs and the to-be archway into the living room.

- Volunteers at the Good Will drop off site may recognize me by the end of the month; I've been there every few days for the last couple of weeks. Amazing what a season change will do for wardrobe purging when I'm motivated ;-) and have an empty back seat ;-D

- Shopping really is therapy; I love the smell of DSW in the mid-afternoon ;-)

- My ribs hurt from laughing :-) BFF Wonder Twin + son = GTs

- Going from a .45 to a .22 shows how I anticipate recoil for the first couple of magazines. Hrm. I can haz dry fire time?

- Looking fwd to an "excuse" to make four pies this week :-D Why choose a flavor, when I can show up as Pie Fairy 2008 with mince, apple, pumpkin, and TBD berry? Muuu-ahhh-haaaaa, etc.

Hope you all have a great Thanksgiving :-) See you at 12th Night if not before!

Lady Iohanna filia Iacobi
14 September 2008 @ 10:01 pm
Quickest of posts to capture the link to Mistress Belphoebe's photo of my mosaic, which I based on the left-hand pomegranate in the Hinton St Mary floor held by the British Museum.

More later, including my documentation :-)
Current Mood: tiredtired
Lady Iohanna filia Iacobi
12 August 2008 @ 11:54 pm
So much I could write about! .Best.Pennsic.Evar. and I am going to try to hold focus on Roman(ish) things in this post. Mostly. ;-)

The Plan: Low Drag, New Stola and Belt, &tcCollapse )

A Snark, or Hadrian Had It RightCollapse )

The Wearing: Hair Fu, Flipflops, Mamillare of Wonder, and How to Look Like a Traffic ConeCollapse )

And Then There Was ShoppingCollapse )

And my "low pro" Pearl chain / cord? Worked *as though I had planned it* as the best medallion chain thingie ever :-) And I'm calling that Roman due to Venus' scallop shell iconography. :-)
Current Mood: chipperchipper
Lady Iohanna filia Iacobi
17 June 2008 @ 12:21 pm
Most recently to Viking Age Gotland, inspired by questions from a lovely lady in the West who is supercurious about Gotlander beads :-) So I finally managed to post up the "biggies" that I know off the top of my head.... :-)

More to come, I'm sure.

Anyone have other questions / things they'd like me to post? Seems that my flurry of updates of late have largely been driven by requests from others. Spot the business analyst, eh? ;-)
Current Mood: pleasedpleased
Lady Iohanna filia Iacobi
09 June 2008 @ 01:02 am
This is what happens when the temp outside start to resemble "preheat to..." parts of my cookbooks ;-) I'm taprooted on the couch with NPR and the cat, running with pixels.... see what I mean??

Various updates / corrections (see the nav bar on the left) and a few new pages:
- a portal page for my stola research and projects, and two new "how to" pages (both drafts) for the banded stola and gathered stola (as seen at KASF and Sapphire, respectively)

- Roman Undies! based at the moment largely on a past post to LJ + my docs for KASF. More to come, esp on the subligar (bottoms)

- updates to PDFs, Roman main page, site map, etc. etc. etc.

Enjoy :-)

And please ask me more questions -- what do you want to know about Things Roman?

Near term plans for a tunica page ... and I'm thinking I'll end up with a page for each major garment / garment type ... Tricky to be meshed in my design w/o a database driving things ... but perhaps I'll leave off that redesign for this fall ....

OK, off to Bedfordshire.

Stay cool, peoples!! 105 degree heat index tomorrow **wilt** here in DC area.
Current Mood: chipperchipper