House Capuchin Shield2Crazy, crazy amount of work this week and only a few pix to show for it! That’s 12th Night for you!

Classes went well, although Loren and Anja only managed the one day at the event, and we were it, as far as House people go.

Lots of pix below, snagged from facebook albums and the few that we managed.

This week is all sorting everything out and we’re starting the “keeper” cookie baking this week. Potluck this Sunday!

  • Herb Bunch – At Ancient Light, Saturdays, 11am-1pm
  • Sewing Time – At Ancient Light, Saturdays, 3-5pm
  • Project Day – At Ancient Light, Sundays, Noon to 6pm
  • Cheese and Wine happens irregularly, usually announced with little notice on our Facebook group.
  • Next Potluck – 1/19/20, 3/15, 4/19, 5/17
  • Winter Feast Date is 2/23/20, Theme German Renaissance

Here is the direct Portfolio link which has all the past Project Day reports and various projects, original here:  and new one here: and number three is here:

Early Week – Cookery and planning….

Cookery – Working on cheese and food for the trip.

  • Monday was a batch of rolls and cooking a tvarog.
  • Tuesday – finished tvarog and did a savory almond cheese.
  • Wednesday was all making equipment lists for the cheese class
  • Thursday – Bread
  • Friday – Cheeses for class

Sewing – Some pouches got worked on during the week and the cuffbands. On Saturday at 12th Night Anja finished sewing the pear pincushion. It still needs weighted and stuffed.

12th Night – Friday – Prep

We were so unhappy about suddenly having to cut the trip back to just the one day! But all day Friday we were working on lists and packing while doing cheeses and we really didn’t get enough sleep. Photos were showing up on Facebook all day Thursday and Friday from the site.

12th Night – Saturday – The crazy everything day

…and wouldn’t you know, I forgot the camera! Loren said that he would take pictures for me on his phone, but then he forgot, too…..

By 4:30 we were up and getting things going, but by 5:30 things were walking out to the car. We were on the road at 6:30, but had to turn around a couple of miles later to retrieve the copy of the directions. The Moon was westering over the ocean and we had some wonderful views on the way to Newport. In Seal Rock I was commenting on how rough the ocean was and wondering whether we were going to see sea foam “snow”. We were both laughing in seconds because we did! Once we were on 20, it was just rain, and more rain, and the occasional idiot who decided to drive in the trunk of the car with high beams on. <sigh>

It was getting light and we stopped in Philomath for a quick potty break and a breakfast sandwich. By the time we turned on I-5 the rain had pretty much stopped and we were in sunshine several times. We saw several flocks of geese overhead. The sun fighting his way through the clouds to create silver and gold glory in the sky was pretty spectacular. The last bit was pretty nerve-racking, since it was obvious we were going to be late… and we were…

Loren dropped me at the hotel entrance and I trotted in to gate and asked if I could deal with it later, since I was late for class. I trotted over there and found folks waiting for me. Bless them for giving me the benefit of the doubt!

…and a bit of a shock. Last winter’s gift exchange ended up with me being late, but the person that I was being gifted by was even later, so I got an “angel gift” of saffron bulbs, a table banner and some other little things. That was plenty, as far as I was concerned, but when I walked into class I got handed an amazing jewel/makeup box with a snowflake on the lid. It’s the kind with an internal mirror. I’ve wanted one for 25 years or more and I got handed one! I hugged the maker really, really hard and thanked him profusely. …and in my usual inimitable style I never got his name….

…and then dove right into class. I completely forgot to get the class fee, but plowed through the whole class with some info for further study. I did get them to sign up on a signup sheet. I gave them all the apothecary guild info, too

After class I got nabbed to go back to gate before they closed for Court (I had forgotten) I managed to wrench a hip trying to walk too fast. <sigh>

Yseult come into the room for a bit and we visited for a few minutes. Same with Marian.

Loren and I started setting up the cheese stuff, then we both got naps. I woke and tended cheeses and such until it was time for class. I ended up doing a couple of mini-classes, both on the cheese and one on the almond cheese that I did during that break. I got to visit with a couple of the students that came in early and found that one lives in Eugene and one in Drain. We had one younger student who was very enthusiastic about stirring the warming milk and that was a good grin. We whomped through the whole class with a few minutes left to spare. Everyone got to take cheese home and to sample textures and flavors. I got the class fees and everyone’s names, too!

At the end of class-time a couple more people showed up to get samples. We spent some time chatting until that thinned out and then we started packing down. It took awhile, since Loren got some of the dishes done so they could just get put by when we got home.

Temperance stopped by to see whether we were still there and we chatted for a bit. She also handed me the bardic champion’s cloak for Corvaria, for me to wear until April.

We were back on the road by 8pm and I dozed off and on most of the way home. Loren had curled up and napped, first in a chair and then on the floor for most of 6 hours during the day, but I was wiped from class. We were home and in bed by 10:30.

12th Night – Sunday – Unpacking & Project Day – We were so tired from the event that we slept very late. We finally got to unpacking the cheese stuff and getting that put away after dark, but I got photos and then Loren put all the stuff away. We have 3 recipes of tvarog to eat up! Some work happened on the pear pincushion, but we’ll get that into next week’s report.

Class cheeses

Finishing up.

12th Night pix

Prep & Windows


Legends of AnTir series – New adds!

The Royalty Banners – These are the embroidered devices of all the Princes and Princesses, when An Tir was still a Principality of the West and then the Kings and Queens. This project was started by Amanda Kendal and is now being organized by Eduardo. The photos of the individual banners is by Tierzah Nic Cathal who is the current organizer of the embroideries.


How Yseult keeps it together (photo by Marian Harris)



Anja, Loren,

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Largesse Item Count – (includes gifts, prizes, auction items, etc.)

  • ASXLVII = 24
  • ASXLVIII = 88
  • ASXLIX = 794
  • ASL = 2138
  • ASLI = 731
  • ASLII = 304
  • ASLIII – 146
  • ASLIV – 184+1=185 plus 2 puppets, 3 hippocras mix, 20 powder fort packets, 3 tiny bobs, lucet cords, , 25 pouches for block-printing, 1 medium pouch, 4 small pouches, 12 bookmarkers, 18 unfinished pincushions, 1 sewing kit (except for bone needle), varnished stuff (124)

Total as a Household = 4016 handed off

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