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Re-introducing myself!
May 27, 2014
11:22 pm

Senior Member
Forum Posts: 30
Member Since:
October 31, 2012

Hello all!

I have been away for so long I thought I would re-introduce myself because I might as well be new!

I have always loved historical clothing and discovered historic sewing by accident (we may partially blame Acacia whom I met at a reenactment). I really enjoy experimenting and exploring new eras. I am an Art Historian and better understanding clothing and underpinnings really helps you understand art better, or at least so I think. I love to make my own clothing as well, and have always loved vintage clothing, especially from the 50s. Since much of it is very expensive now, I like to try to make my own. Slowly my efforts are starting to look not obviously homemade.

I would classify myself as an enthusiastic intermediate sewer with occasional bouts of panic, which is when I usually appear on the sewing forum.

I used to be a fairly active member, but got buried in school work and vanished. I now defended my PhD (I specialize in Ancient Roman Engineering, ask me if you need to know anything about Roman aqueducts, sewers, baths, tunnels or bridges!) and have a tiny bit more time on my hands, so I can focus on my sewing passion a little bit.

May 28, 2014
12:36 am

Junior Member
Forum Posts: 12
Member Since:
May 23, 2014

Very nice to meet you! smile

May 28, 2014
3:51 am
Forum Posts: 403
Member Since:
October 30, 2012

Welcome! You should come on the tour sometime and visit Bath. The Roman baths are amazing!


May 28, 2014
10:45 pm

Senior Member
Forum Posts: 30
Member Since:
October 31, 2012

It is very nice to meet you too! I see quite a few familiar names and lots of new ones.

Frances, I would love to visit Bath. I’ve visited many Roman baths, but none still had water in them!

May 29, 2014
1:11 am

Senior Member
Forum Posts: 61
Member Since:
May 29, 2014

Hello! It’s nice to meet you! I think your classification of yourself applies to me too! lol

"I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will."
May 29, 2014
10:52 am
Forum Posts: 119
Member Since:
November 23, 2012

Welcome back. Congratulations on your PhD! You should definitely go to Bath at some point in your life – it’s a gorgeous town and the Roman baths are amazing. I love your description of yourself when sewing.

May 29, 2014
11:07 pm
Forum Posts: 319
Member Since:
October 25, 2012

Welcome back!  Congratulations on your PhD!!!!  The baths at Bath are pretty awesome. wink

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May 30, 2014
4:34 am
Forum Posts: 636
Member Since:
November 5, 2012

Welcome back!  Good to see you here!
June 3, 2014
3:41 am

Senior Member
Forum Posts: 30
Member Since:
October 31, 2012

Thank you! It is so nice to see you again.

The new forum is a little bit less intuitive to use than the old one, but I think I’m getting the hang of it again!

June 4, 2014
1:41 am
Shores of Lake Ontario

Senior Member
Forum Posts: 74
Member Since:
November 4, 2012

Welcome back Lygeia, I think I recall your name from the old forum.

Congratulation on your hard earned PhD!  I’m impressed and also extremely jealous.  My degree is in Mechanical Engineering but I have a love of history too.  I didn’t even realize you could get a degree in your specialty. 

You must plan a trip to Bath for the baths which are still operational – leaden pipes and all.  Plus the costume museum! Stunningly beautiful city.

June 5, 2014
1:05 am
Forum Posts: 318
Member Since:
November 2, 2012

Congratulations on your PhD and a hearty welcome, back! :)  What an exciting field of study!  I wish I could have you on a personal tour of the baths in/at Bath! :)

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