We got up at the crack of dawn and readied ourselves. We ended up arriving around 9:30.
We started the day off by giving the confederates forces some fabulous coffee cake Michelle had made for them.
Here you see her serving it. And before y'all start speculating about her being among the guys without an escort...she had one. lol Plus me, Megan, and Sarah kept a close guard. ;)
We then watched them do a bunch of drilling and quickly exited the field when they fired an unexpected volley. I'm afraid it frightened poor, Sarah dear, quite alot... lol
Over looking his soldiers!
(I really like how that picture turned out. :D)
Next we spent some time sewing and socializing with some of the folks. And I took some measurements on a client for a new project that I'm really excited about and can't wait to show you! ;)
Here I'm working on a pinafore that I started quite awhile back...okay like a LONG time ago. lol My goal: get it done this year. *blush*
Then it was time for a few photos...
Left to right:
Megan, me, Michelle, and Sarah.
Megan got a new gown for the weekend. Its not finished yet, but once we get it done I'll be sure to share some pictures. :) It was our first time doing a silk 1860s dress so it was quite an experience. :)
This has to be one of my favorite pictures from the entire day!
The charming Sarah.
Don't you just love her hair?!?! Her and Megan both got bobs this week...I was a bit concerned about pulling off period correct hairstyles, but they both did wonderful and looked *very* beautiful!
Me and my fabulous big sister!
We were trying to practice our pose for a future wet plate image. Still needs a bit of work, but we are getting there. ;)
I wore my hair up for the first time in like forever. I was quite pleased with how it held up. I wish I had a good picture of the back. It looked kinda cool if I may say so myself. ;p
The 'twins' traditional photo.
Aren't they just the most gorgeous ladies ever?!
After that we visited with this lovely lady, Emily, whom we had meet last year at Minooka. It was such a wonderful surprise to see her there!
With her is her 15 month old son Liam. He was like the cutest little thing I'd ever seen!
Her husband was also portraying a confederate soldier that day. We really enjoyed talking with them and they are like the most darling little family of all times. Very sweet people and I hope we'll be able to spend more time with them this year.
Michelle and Emily looking SUPER lady like.
While Megan, Sarah, and I were a bit more unruly and went off to watch the action..lol
And now for a few shots of the battle...
I may be a bit biased, but I thought these gentlemen looked pretty great. :D
A Federal artillery man.
Megan did a GREAT job capturing this. Tho I have to admit I'm not really sure what's going on in this picture. I see Federals and Confederates in the same spot and the apparent canon fire coming from the federal side. lol Confusing, but none the less a pretty sweet picture. :)
Michelle and Liam.
Can you tell she loves babies?!?! lol
It was a splendid day. One of the better times we've had... :) And nice way to put an end to our season for awhile. We probably won't be able to go to anymore reenactments till October. Which is really sad, but I'm hoping to revamp my wardrobe in the meantime... :) The rest of our pictures can be seen here.
In other news...Michelle and I started GED prep classes at a community college today. That's a new experience for us. So we could definitely use some good wishes for us in that venture. ;) Hoping to graduate later on this year!