Just to keep you posted, rehearsals are over and we open "Is He Dead" this weekend. Here I am in my second act costume as Bathilde. This is going to be a fun run...
It is always nice to be reminded of just how restrictive these styles were for women. I literally have to be dressed into this outfit that has at least four closure steps. No wonder women were always fainting. But, this really is a fun show and I'm looking forward to it. The cast is really top drawer and it's a privilege to be on stage with them. The run is almost totally sold out, and it's always fun to play to a full house. Wishes of "break a leg" are welcome!
North Carolina State Fair Craft Entries
Well, this was a week of surprises, for me, at the State Fair! Last Thursday, they judged all the entries and I have been so busy that I hadn't been able to find out how my entries did. Monday morning, my sister called me from work and told me that one of her friends had seen that the pysanky egg I entered for the North Carolina Egg Association had won the second place red ribbon. I was thrilled. It never occurred to me that I would win a ribbon, I just wanted to 'test the waters'since that this was the first time I had ever entered a contest. So, here it is, along with the first and third place winners.
And, these are close-ups of the four different designs:
|Cotton Boll on NC State Outline|
|Lighthouses and Tobacco|
The Dogwood flower encircles the egg at top and bottom.
A Mystery is Solved - Wonderful Surprises!
|OMG! A Blue Ribbon!|
And, then, I went looking for my angel and found her here with a beautiful second place red ribbon!
|And here's a close-up|
So, that's what happens when this solar cooker takes a little break.