Gearing Up (In more Ways Than One)

Kilt Camp is on the horizon!  Am I ready?  Yes and no.  We have a wedding next Saturday, which will take all of my attention for the next 8 days.  After that I can go through my checklist.  Those of you attending or returning to camp can do the same thing.  The following is a complete list of supplies.  Newcomers to kilt camp need ONLY items with an asterisk (*)

tartan – if you haven’t ordered it by now, you need expedited shipping! *
#9 quilting/between needles – check
#7 sharp needles – check
matching thread (Guterman, not the other stuff) – check
carpet thread, cream or black – check
measuring tape – check
thimble – check *
pins (just a few)- check
tailor’s chalk – check
small sharp scissors – check *
dressmaker’s shears – check
basting thread – check
interfacing – check
lining – check
notebook *
buckles – check
straps – check
beeswax – check

IMPORTANT: your personal copy of The Art of Kiltmaking *

Ott Lite
Music of your choice

My car will be packed with other stuff like the presser, ironing board, and so on.  This year I feel like I’m on top of things just a bit, because I have all of my supplies ready to go except the beeswax, but I know where that is to be had, so I’m good.

It looks like we have at least 2 newbies coming, and I will be happy to see them.  One is my “adopted” dance daughter, a girl who danced with my own daughter, who I dressed, and helped at the games.  Now she is an adult, and ready to make a kilt for her husband.  I can’t wait to see her. Time flies!

The other thing we’re gearing up for is the Tour de France–my July is very much taken up with this.  I find the strategy fascinating, and it really lends itself to sewing, because I can just listen, and then look up when it’s important.

I will post again before camp, and then we’ll go live–with pictures, maybe, so that you can see what goes on at Emma Willard!


One thought on “Gearing Up (In more Ways Than One)

  1. Hi Judy!,Thank you very much for all your time and help last week. Talk about time flying . . . gosh! It was a blur. The only part I didn't really enjoy was all the driving. Not fun.I do have a question . . . How did you arrive a the 3 different zones when you figured my pleats? You did it all so fast, I just went with it, but now I'm curious to know why. I know you're busy, but if you have the time, I'd appreciate it. JonPS: Great pictures, BTW. Who took them all?

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