Stephanie reminded me that I never posted the highlights of the Cabildo trip. It's all Louisiana history and we took some funny pictures.
Meet Sir No-Neck.
We marveled at the tiny military uniforms. They were so tiny!
To give you an idea of the size... probably a women's size 0-2 now.
This was from the room about all the terrible ways to die in New Orleans in the 1800s. I am replicating the statue's awesome expression.
I swear, this exhibit was designed for people to pose like this! It's about 3 feet off the ground, with a spot in the middle for your head... how can we resist?
My personal favorite, the Baroness de Pontalba, who really looks like a man in a dress. Stephanie said "I would have had the painter leave out the mustache..."
So historical clothing: woman, child, man.
This dress was very intricate and awesome.
It's a suit, with the jacket and the fancy skirt. The skirt has shirring and the draping on the front, as well as a trim of pleats all around the bottom.
Operating a printing press...
To end, this is the creepiest monk ever, with a truly evil glare on his wizened old face. He is the giant portrait that greets you as you enter!
We just got back from five days at the beach, so I really haven't made anything interesting recently. I am going to work on my Ceylon dress, and I have the rest of the week off for Spring Break. I will mix that up with the fun of job hunting, whooo hooo! Ick.