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Hello from Connecticut!
January 25, 2014
12:44 am
britlitgirl
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Hi, my name is Cynthia and I’m from Connecticut. I look forward to meeting everyone on the forum and becoming friends with you all! I wouldn’t call myself an accomplished seamstress but I do manage not to sew my fingers.smile I also love to cook, draw & paint and when I find the time, I practice archery. I am a fan of Jane Austen’s works ever since I was in high school and I feel that she is one of the main reasons why I am pursuing a career in education. I look forward to teaching people her work as well as other major British author’s. I am also very much interested in historical clothing from any century. I especially have an interest in Medieval and Renaissance history and clothing as well as the Rocco and Regency era. Well, I hope that description narrows down who I am and what type of person I am. Bye! 

January 25, 2014
7:25 pm
Geneece
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Welcome!  I have managed to sew my finger (just once!), and also love archery!  What kind of bow do you prefer?

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January 27, 2014
8:03 pm
Janel
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You should find a ton of Austenites around these parts. :)

I’ve only managed to sew my finger once. Thankfully. Needle and pin pricks are another animal altogether.

Welcome!

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January 27, 2014
11:14 pm
britlitgirl
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I am just into recreation archery but I prefer the recurve to the compound bow. I like to always do things the simpler way without those pulleys and extra gadgets. Lol
I’m glad to hear another woman who does archery. I think its a sport that isn’t much recognized anymore.
As for Austenites in the New England area, I unfortunately don’t see or hear about anyone whose into the whole Jane Austen thing. Most groups are more in the Midwest or further west which is unfortunate because I would love to go to an event.

January 28, 2014
5:19 pm
Janel
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There’s a niche for everything – even in New England. Although, you’ll have to work hard to cultivate it. I suspect there are groups in Boston, but that really doesn’t work for either of us.

When I said “these parts” I meant the board. You’ll find a ton of Austen lovers here. :)

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January 28, 2014
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Geneece
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We got into archery through our local 4H group, so the younger kids have Genesis or Mini-Genesis compound bows, which are very easy to use.  My older ones like the recurve bow.   Our coach has done archery competitions around the world, so he encourged the recurve for the older boys, I think he was hoping one would go for further competitions, maybe even the olympics.   I use a Genesis bow too.  I think I have some photos of shooting while pregnant, and with her in a backpack as a baby/toddler.   It was the best way to keep her safe so that I could continue to practice!  I’ll come back and share the photos if I can find them easily.

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January 30, 2014
12:41 am
britlitgirl
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That’s very true, Janel! When I first got hooked on to anything Austen, I hadn’t realized there were so many who were fascinated in her work or the period as I was. Thanks goodness for internet! lol
That sounds awesome, Geneece! Of course I would like to see your photos of you while you were practicing. I am unfortunately unable to upload my photos at this time but I’ll see what I can do. As you mentioned about competitions ,there is an indoor archery center down the street from me. The gal who does most of the instruction won a silver medal in the World Team Championships. Eventually,
I would like to try using a long bow, but I’m working on that!

January 30, 2014
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Geneece
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It took several years before the kids convinced me to try it.  Then I was hooked!

My older boys would love to have some historic long bows.

 

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January 31, 2014
11:49 pm
britlitgirl
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Aww…that is so adorable! Keep up your archery practice! When your daughter gets older, maybe you could teach her to get into archery practice, too! As for the longbows, I was doing some research on purchasing one and the guy at my archery center suggested a archery company that’s located in the Midwest that deal’s just archery. The company is called 3Rivers Archery. Not sure if you heard about it but they sell all types of bows, including longbows. Or if your local archery store might know where you might acquire one as well. Good luck!

 

Cynthia

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