Dance The Busy Seamstress 883

Strathspey · 32 bars · 3 couples · Longwise - 4   (Progression: 213)

Devised by
Marie Boehmer
Intensity
400/888/844/888 = 53% (whole dance)
Formations
Steps
  • Strathspey setting, Strathspey travel
Published in
Extra info
A more recent, local sighting ...

A more recent, local sighting tells the story of a ghost that allegedly haunts the ancestral home of my husband's people in the Jacob Shoemaker Home in the Village of Bridgeport (now part of Kitchener). She likes to sew and was reflected in an adjoining room through a corner dressing table mirror, busily snip-snipping with her scissors, then disappearing into the kitchen. The tenant was frozen to the spot as she watched fascinated for some time. Her daughter saw the same apparition sitting quietly in a corner of the attic, and on another occasion two gentlemen were startled to see her in the same spot. I took a picture in the attic, hoping to catch an image on film, as has sometimes happened, but was disappointed.

The Busy Seamstress 3/4L · S32

1--
1M sets to P | casts off (2M up) ; 1W sets to 2M | casts off (2W up) (2,1,3)
9--
All dance BtoB ; all NHJ A&R (PdB) (2,1,3)
17--
1c turn RH 1¼ into facing lines3 across (1M between 2C facing 1W between 3c) ; all NHJ A&R (PdB)
25--
All change places RH | set ; 2c & 3c repeat while{4} 1c turn RH to 2pl (2,1,3)

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