House Capuchin Shield2We don’t have nearly as many active members as we did for awhile, so projects are going  slowly and we’re still sorting out from various events. This week’s meetings are at the normal times.

  • Sewing Night – At Ancient Light, Thursdays, 6-8pm
  • Herb Bunch – At Ancient Light, Saturdays, 11am-1pm
  • Basil and lemon thyme

    Sewing Time – At Ancient Light, Saturdays, 3-5pm

  • Project Day – At Ancient Light, Sundays, Noon to 6pm
  • Cheese & Wine – Watch the schedule or the Facebook group! This is going to be irregularly scheduled for when tasks need to occur.
  • Next Potluck – 11/19

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 – …was some herb things (see below) and a trip to get some floss for the kneeler panel. Anja was also collecting info on how the foods went over with folks.

It sounds like the onion pies are a winner, and the apple, too! We got most of our dishes back and Anja plans to remind everyone that if you want stuff to take home, bring containers with lids or ziplocs! The cookbook is getting worked on.

Amy is still working on getting the insurance for the hall worked out and we found out on Friday that they’re going to charge us over $200! So, something needs to get worked out.

Sewing Time – Thursday – Amy, Loren and Anja were there. Amy had made a lot of progress on the lucet cords for the feast necklaces. Anja worked on her kneeler piece, and then finished it later that night. It still needed to be blocked, though.

Sewing Time – Saturday – The finished piece doesn’t pass muster for “ermine spots” on the tree, so out comes the black and it’s being re-done! Amy has done enough lucet cords that we have what we need for the February feast tokens.

Herb Bunch

Now that harvesting is almost done and things are dying back for the winter, re-potting and shifting things around is the order of the day. We had to pull the plants from one of Anja’s box gardens, as the bottom was coming out. That was a couple of pots of chives, a small fennel root, a purple ruffles basil, an odd local herb that Anja has to find out the name of and a dandelion that’s getting quite a root. Since it broke in the transplanting, the busted off piece is going to get hacked up and dried.

On Saturday during the actual workshop time, we were processing the harvest: mint for tea, plantain for adding to bread, lovage, basil oregano and sage for seasoning and lots of others for magical or medicinal purposes.

Project Day – This started with sorting out and pulling out the projects and equipment that were put away before Anja and Loren’s event. It went on with trying to find the paperwork for the Garden Club building, which was an unsuccessful hunt. Anja sat down with the frustrating kneeler panel and worked on it. …and then took pix and sent the off to consult with the designer. Amy came in late in the afternoon, but we didn’t get a lot done, other than making progress on some pouches.

In the evening Gogor and Anja started brain-storming on how to replace the drinkables for the feast.

Music – A You Tube Mix of period (at least sortof) music

Miscellaneous Pictures


Anja, Amy, Loryea, Loren, Stella, Gogor (V)

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

  • ASXLVII = 24
  • ASXLVIII = 88
  • ASXLIX = 794
  • ASL = 2138
  • ASLI = 731
  • ASLII = 177 plus 4 pouch, 25 pouches for block-printing, 38 (plus 20 unfinished) pincushions, 7 emery bags, 10 lucet cord, 1 hat, 1 bone needle & case, 2 sewing boxes (finished except for bone needles), 1 sewing box (in process), varnished stuff (124)

Total as a Household = 3536 handed off

moving writing pen motifIn ministerio autem Somnium! Anja, graeca doctrina servus to House Capuchin
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