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July 5th, 2008 (01:16 pm)
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 So I have decided to start a new live journal after deleting my old journal almost 2 years ago. 

Its going to be a work in progress for a while until I get it like I want it. Im also going to be posting pictures of some of my projects Im working on and some of the reenactments I am going to be attending in the upcoming month...

Friends only!!!


Posted by: Chelsea Elise (camptramp9th)
Posted at: July 5th, 2008 09:08 pm (UTC)

It sews? for king and country?

It puts the man lotion on!

Love you. Glad to have you back. <3

Posted by: Living Life Frame by Frame (driftingfocus)
Posted at: July 6th, 2008 04:16 am (UTC)
18th Century

Hey! Thanks for adding me.

Posted by: Shaun (shaunpekar)
Posted at: July 6th, 2008 01:03 pm (UTC)

And thanks for adding me.

it seems it is a very small world.

I was told you were looking for UTR photos. Here are some from the 76th.


Posted by: Living Life Frame by Frame (driftingfocus)
Posted at: July 6th, 2008 01:10 pm (UTC)
Marc and I at Reenactment

Thanks! Since I'm on hiatus from the hobby while I'm here in damp, smelly South Korea, I love being able to live vicariously through photos from events I'm missing (maybe I'm a might masochistic). Plus, I always love finding photos of Marc. ;)

Edited at 2008-07-06 01:10 pm (UTC)

Posted by: Shaun (shaunpekar)
Posted at: July 6th, 2008 01:19 pm (UTC)

I stil cant get over finding out that you were Marc's girlfriend, I was standing over Chelseas shoulder and just happened to look at that photo of the guys playing chicken and was like "oh hey, thats Marc, hes gonna be at Phillips in the 33d with us" What a small world.

Are you teaching English in Korea?

Posted by: Living Life Frame by Frame (driftingfocus)
Posted at: July 6th, 2008 01:34 pm (UTC)
18th Century

Yep, I'm the girlfriend. Though, don't make the mistake of seeing me as a tag-along at reenactments - I've been reenacting for 7 years longer than he has. ;)

I have yet to attend an 18C event with him, due to timing issues and me needing to re-make most of my clothes, but he and I do WWII and Korean War together for right now. I love doing WWII, but F&I and Rev War are really my "home", so to speak, and I am looking forward to getting back into it. I have two petticoats done, and I need to complete a shift, apron, cap, and jacket before I can really restart. I need stays as well, but my sewing isn't quite advanced, so those will have to wait until I get home next spring and Marc can help me, or I may just be lazy and use some of my absurd pay here to commission a pair.

Yep, I'm teaching English on a small, highly rural island at 7 schools. One of them doesn't even have indoor plumbing, and I have trenchfoot from the constant rain and mud. I deal with it by thinking of it as "experiential research" for reenacting. Ha.

Unlike most of the teachers here in Korea (who are just fresh college grads trying to make a buck), I'm actually trained as a teacher (though, by trade, I'm a photojournalist), and so I make a pretty decent living here. Virtually all my expenses are paid for, and so I should be returning to the states with about $20k saved, after paying off my debt and my living expenses. I figure that it will give Marc and I a buffer to figure out what the hell we're going to do when I get back, and will allow me to polish some of my impressions from all periods.

Posted by: Shaun (shaunpekar)
Posted at: July 6th, 2008 01:57 pm (UTC)

Good, Tag Alongs are generally boring.

What units do you field with?

Phillips Massacre is going to be one of my first events in almost 2 years. I had a bit of a falling out with my former unit after much effort to change them from within. Back in May I got a call from one of the guys helping to start up the 33d asking if I was interested in Phillips Massacre and perhaps a new home with the 33d, so this is a very exciting year.

Hopefully this journal will end up as a bit of an outlet for all of my reenacting related stuff, as Chelsea is a bit tired of hearing about it.

As for stays, after you have a pattern made, I can make you a leather pair, which seam to be just as accurate for a middle and lower class impression, if you are ever interested. Sometime in the next few months Im going to make Chelsea a pair, right after I make Burgoyne Caps and finish Breeches and a Waistcoat and all of the other things I need to get done for Phillips.

Posted by: Living Life Frame by Frame (driftingfocus)
Posted at: July 6th, 2008 02:21 pm (UTC)
Red Army

Yes, and I find they generally complain a lot as well. -_-

WWII: QRF (Quick Reenacting Force) and Pyervaya Rota (whose site I run, though it is still under partial construction). I'm currently looking for a *quality* American unit to run with, for my correspondent impression, but they are few and far between, sadly.

Korean War: QRF

18C: None thus far, but I plan on joining up with La Milice de Sorel (Marc's French milice unit for F&I) and I'll probably join whatever Rev War he ends up relocating to. Though, a small part of me also wants to find a hessian unit so I can have an excuse to buy a jaeger and indulge in occasional girlfarb-ery.

What would the leather type be (thickness, etc) and can you give me a little more info? What would you charge?

Are you ever on any sort of chatting service? AIM? MSN? etc...

Edited at 2008-07-06 02:21 pm (UTC)

Posted by: Shaun (shaunpekar)
Posted at: July 6th, 2008 02:34 pm (UTC)

I was contemplating doing German for RevWar, but its extremely expensive. I just want the Tornister. When I get home I will pull out the info I have on leather stays. The leather used to make them if I remember correctly is about 2-3 mm thick. I dont remember what weight that comes out to. They get grooves cut in them so that they fold in the proper way ( I think the grooves are almost in the same pattern as the boning) As for cost, I have a habit of charging friends nothing above cost of materials.

Im seeing family now so Im about 350 miles from all of my research.

And whats that about american units...hehe. You dont want to join one of the 70 101st units out there.

I am on AOL on occasion. SN: mercinary16

Posted by: Living Life Frame by Frame (driftingfocus)
Posted at: July 6th, 2008 02:48 pm (UTC)

You want the pack, I want the gun. :P Though, I'm not too fond of the idea of dressing like a Christmas elf.

The leather stays sound very neat. I have read of them, but I have only seen one pair in all my years of reenacting, so I suspect they are under-represented. They also seem a bit more flexible than boned stays, which is appealing to me, since I am rather active at events.

I like to refer to those units as "Hundred and Worst". I have a photo of one of them basically aiming at his buddy's ass. It's a hilarious shot. Ah, found it.

Cool. I'm on AIM pretty much all day, except when I'm teaching class, if you ever want to chat. SN: tabibitosan

*Edit: I realized that I didn't list the unit I was with for about 6 years - basically a sub-group of the NLRA (horrible farbs, but the only reenactors near me at all). We were at a fort in Louisiana - Fort St. Jean Baptist. Southwestern-most point considered to be a part of the F&I war, actually. It was a neat site. The reconstruction is about 30 yards off-set from the original site, which is now a swamp. There hasn't been terribly extensive excavation done, as the fort itself was pretty well documented, and so I used to go wading in the swamp to find stuff. I have a couple musketballs, a spoon, etc.

Edited at 2008-07-06 02:53 pm (UTC)

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