Tuesday, July 5, 2011

4th of July / Cannon Shoot

It was SO hot this weekend.

At FMRF I saw a weather report that said it might rain in Victorville over 4th of July weekend, and I was worried that it might interfere with the shoot.

Rain might have actually HELPED.

It was so hot on Saturday that no one else wanted to go back out on Sunday to shoot again. We all ended up sitting around at Piper's and watching season 1 of Game of Thrones... twice. Great show though.

I bought a pound of powder and 100 balls for my gun. We ended up shooting it a whole 6 times.

I never got to fire the cannon.


Mom had a BBQ for the 4th. My cousin and his girlfriend came too. We made up for my lack of shooting at the cannon shoot - everyone got to shoot my gun.

Fabrics-Store.com Blog

Was interviewed for the fabrics-store.com blog during faire this year. Just found the article. They messed up Mat's name more than once, but I'm re-posting anyway.


May 11, 2011
Meet Mortimers Skully and Katie.

Mortimers Skully & Katie

Name: Matt Graves, aka Mortimers Skully
Occupation: Plays with the Belles of Bedlam at the Faire. A massage therapist outside of the Faire.
How many times have you been to the Renaissance Faire? This is my fourth year.
Did you make your costume? No, actually my costume was made by a friend.
Does it incorportae the use of linen? Yes, for the shirt and other parts.
What is your favorite dessert? Creme brulee. (Mortimor also suggested we try the "Sin on a Stick" sold at one of the food booths. It is chocolate covered cheesecake on a stick. Yum!)

Name: Katie
Occuation: Plays in the parade at the Faire and is a retail associate at JoAnn's Fabrics.
How many years have you attended the Faire? Ten years.
Did you sew your own outfit? Yes.
Did you use linen to make some articles of clothing? Yes! (Katie is actually a huge fan of Fabrics-store.com and used some of our linen in her ensemble.)
Why do you like shopping at Fabrics-store.com? Because its cheaper than anywhere else and it's all 100% linen!
What is your favorite dessert? Chocolate mouse and German chocolate cake.