Well, here we go. Hi folks, in the Society for Creative Anachronism I’m known as Genevieve de Vendome. I’ve been in the SCA / West Kingdom most of my life. Way back in 1987 I became a Laurel for Costuming, although back then you didn’t get recognized as a Laurel for one thing as much as is the case now.
I grew up in a sewing family. My grandmother worked in sweat shops and sewed most of our clothes when I was a kid. My mom sewed as well, making me fantastic animal Halloween costumes. I’m old enough to remember there being sewing sections in major department stores. When you needed a nice dress our a special occasion outfit, it was sewn for you by your mom or by you.
When I was 17 (or maybe 16) I joined the SCA basically for the clothes. Over time I just kept sewing and learning. Nothing has really changed — I keep sewing and learning.
I love to teach, and I’ve had the opportunity to teach at my (old) sewing center and within the SCA.
So welcome to my blog. I hope my sharing here will help both you and me.