House Capuchin Shield2This week was minimal and the coming week is going to roll over into 10/22’s report! Your scribe is up to her eyeballs in a large event on the 13-15th and hasn’t been able to track down as much as usual. No meetings this coming week, at all. Some activities may happen, but not at scheduled times, just when they get reported.

Pincushions 10/5

The following week, from 10/16-22 is likely to be busy. Meetings will be at the normal times on Thursday and Sunday, plus we have a potluck coming up! Some of us are planning on Amergin’s which knocks out the Saturday Herbs and Sewing workshops.

  • Sewing Night – At Ancient Light, Thursdays, 6-8pm – Not happening on 10/12.
  • Herb Bunch – At Ancient Light, Saturdays, 11am-1pm – Not happening on 10/13.
  • Sewing Time – At Ancient Light, Saturdays, 3-5pm – Not happening on 10/13.
  • Project Day – At Ancient Light, Sundays, Noon to 6pm – Not happening on 10/14.
  • Sewing Night – At Ancient Light, Thursdays, 6-8pm – Next meeting on 10/19.
  • Herb Bunch – At Ancient Light, Saturdays, 11am-1pm – No meeting on 10/21.
  • Sewing Time – At Ancient Light, Saturdays, 3-5pm – No meeting on 10/21.
  • Project Day – At Ancient Light, Sundays, Noon to 6pm – Next meeting on 10/22
  • Cheese & Wine – Watch the schedule or the Facebook group! This is going to be irregularly scheduled for when tasks need to occur.
  • Next Potluck – 10/22 (Amergin’s Weekend)

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

Other than private projects and the Dembinska page that Anja put together, not much House stuff was happening. Loren and Anja are concentrating on getting their classroom ready for the big event on the 13-15 that’s going to eat the House meetings for next week. Some fabrics for totes and largesse pouches got washed, too.

Herbs Workshop – Loren prepped some black sage that we’ve been talking about, getting it off the stems and crunching it up for use. Stems are to the left and leaves to the right. This herb is often mistaken for mugwort, which is a period herb, one of the “9 Herbs” in back, but that’s artemesia vulgaris and this is different and *not* native to Europe, but to California.

Black Sage – Salvia mellifera –

Sewing Time – Thursday – Anja, Loren, Amy

Anja was working on a project that there won’t be any pictures of yet for awhile, but also filling/sewing/stitching pincushions. One set of those headed out to the door for a non-SCA purpose for an SCA friend. The kit for the kneeling cushion piece arrived, but without instructions.

Sewing Time – Saturday There wasn’t an official Sewing Workshop on Saturday, but Anja kept sewing, anyway.

…and then Project Day got eaten by prep for the event at Ancient Light, but the insurance paperwork is in…. 

Miscellaneous pix


Period Music – Breve regnum erigitur is a Polish (Crakow) “Student Song” written (in Latin) about the custom of “Juvenalia” or topsy-turvy days in the Renaissance. There’s a good Wiki article here, but you’ll have to hit the translate button. (It’s in Polish.) I wasn’t finding anything in English!

By nieznany – Pamiętnik Literacki, 1973, z. 1, Domena publiczna,

according to the medieval spelling conventions              

Breve regnum erigitur,
Sublimatum deprimitur
Et depressum elabitur
Transmutato tempore,

Puerilem militiam,
Perargutam periciam,
Regencium industriam,
Hanc eduxit in opere

Cracoviensem filium,
Fulgentem velut lilium
Ac de numero milium
Cunctis preferendum.

Octo dierum spacia
Hoc sustinet solacium,
Post hoc regis palacium
Plagis feriendum,

Namque regis eleccio
Fit study negleccio
Ac desolatur leccio
Tota septimana.

Anja’s Translation (hey, this was *fun*!)

(chorus)Breve regnum erigitur, Quickly set up a kingdom
Sublimatum deprimitur                 the high is knocked down
Et depressum elabitur                   and the low lifted up
Transmutato tempore                   In the changing time

(Iow) Quickly! In topsy-turvy time, rearrange our lives where the Nobles will serve the lowly students.

Puerilem militiam,                           The host of children
Perargutam peritiam,                     Intense experience
Regentium industriam,                  The industrious ruler
Hanc eduxit in opere.                     Has brought this work forth

(Iow) We kids hafta be the ones to make this fun happen!

Cracoviensem filium,                      Sons of Crakow
Fulgentem velut lilium                   Shine like lilies
Ac de numero milium                     And numbering in the thousands
Cunctis praeferendum.                 Are better than….

(Iow) The Sons of Crakow are dressed to the nines. Thousands of us are looked up to.

Octo dierum spatium                     For 8 days
Hoc sustinet solatium,                   This fun  is kept up
Post hoc regis palatium                 After this the King’s Palace
Plagis feriendum.                             We strike!

(Iow) We’re going to be at this for over a week and last of all we’ll hit the King’s Palace!

Namque regis election                  Now to elect a king
Fit studiam neglectio                      And make a mess of our studies
Ac desolatur lectio                           And the Readers will be neglected
Tota septimana.                               All Week!

(Iow) Now, Studies and Professors, pfui! Let’s get the party rolling!

A wonderful rendition by Kings and Beggars


Links –  – The Luttrell Psalter Film – Guided by the detailed and often humorous images of everyday life from the Luttrell Psalter –

Rocket Cats?

Safety while cutting bone and/or antler –


New & Updated Pages

Medieval Polish Foods –

Anja, Loren, Amy, Sasha (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 = 163+14 plus 4 pouch, 25 pouches for block-printing, 35 (plus 26 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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