Hi Sean & Nasser
thank you for writing. Thank You Nasser, but my father is actually alive and well, he's just off in his own chosen world, of which we shall not speak here. Sean, you and anyone are very welcome to visit if you are in NS, or if you can't make it to my area I'll heh heh tell you where to go.... The General's place is just a littl further down my own road, actually. I thought that was where the Southern couple with the horses and the lady who SO loved chocolate pie lived. Things you learn in the village cafe. http://www.bearriver.ca/introduction.htm
I get to Cape Breton 2-3-4 times a year, my best friend lives in Howie Centre near Sydney, I do show up there, and we also go to Louisbourg to play in the 18th c. My Aunt in NB has some shoe buttons (and parasol handles frames!) she'll give me when I'm there next; i've been collecting other suitable buttons for practice in the meantime, and I have button hooks. I have more big paying jobs lined up this Jan & Feb than ever before, which is good, but this used to be my own R&D & Play Project time. I did put a pic of one shoe on my profile page, a style typical in the 1750's, typically made from fabric from a decade or 2 earlier.
back to work, hand hemming a few miles or so of silk. Oh, and your GF's Sister inlaw is who?
nice to meet you all
Jenny in NS - not used to there being more than one Jenny on a list!!