So, I made it back after a fantastic weekend up at Loon Mt. for the NH Highland Games. If you have never been there, you should try it. It’s up in the White Mountains, about 2 1/2 hours north of Boston. Loon Mt. is a ski area, and the games are held at the base of it, using the lodges and other facilities available. It is surrounded by other mountains, and is adjacent to parts of the White Mountain National Forest. At the end of September the trees are just beginning to turn colors, and if you take the gondola up to the top, you can get a beautiful view of the White Mountains. There is so much to see and do at the games too–this is a big one.
The dance competition went well-it takes all day with 3 judges and 3 stages going to get through pre-premier, a pre-championship, and the championship in the afternoon. Many of the best dancers form the US and Canada are competing, including the current world champion, Marielle L’Esperance. It was fantastic to see her!
On the sewing front, I am about to try something that I have never done before. I am going to alter a sport coat into an Argyle jacket for a man who will be attending a Scottish function in November. This will involve changing the front panels, making the whole thing shorter, and possibly putting in some type of epaulet. Wish me luck!