Not a lot happened this week. The holiday ate things. No one for Sewing Workshop this week. Sewing and Project Day are ongoing. Masks required. We’re keeping right on with the virtual meetings side-by-side with the actual. 

  • Herb Bunch – At Ancient Light, Thursdays, 7am-9pm, on hold
  • Herb Workshop, In the Garden – Done for the season. There will be occasional workshops through the winter.
  • Sewing Time – At Ancient Light, Saturdays, 3-5pm
  • Project Day – At Ancient Light, Sundays, 1 to 4pm
  • Cheese and Wine happens irregularly, usually announced with little notice on our Facebook group.

Next Potluck – Next Potluck – 12/11 (note changed date!!!), 1/15/22

Winter Feast LVI, Norse Theme. Page here – More pages coming!

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:

Misc – The beauty of medieval artwork revealed by restoration

30,000 Medieval items available online for the first time


December 9 , 2022 until December, 11 2022 – SUMMITS INVESTITURE – The Principality of the Summits
The Shire of Coeur du Val (Corvallis, Benton County, OR ) Event site: Philomath Scout Lodge, 660 Clemens Mill Rd Philomath, OR 97370
Good people of An Tir, join our Alpine Highnesses Datu Bato and Dayang Emma von Bern as they bestow the Summit Coronets unto their heirs. More information to come soon!

December 17 , 2022, 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM – ADIANTUM YULE – The Barony of Adiantum (Eugene, Lane County, OR ) This is a Level 2: Branch Event where no Kingdom or Principality business is expected to be conducted event.
Event Main Contact (Event Steward): Murchadh Monaidh Chraoibhe
The Barony of Adiantum celebrates the coming of winter with Baronial Court, a potluck dinner, and a day of friendship.


JAN 13, 2023 AT 12 PM – JAN 15, 2023 AT 5 PM – An Tir 12th Night 2023 – Valley River Inn
Event by Barony of Adiantum, Pam Perryman and Esther Reese
Hello From An Tir 12th Night 2023!
12th Night 2023 will be held in the Barony of Adiantum (Eugene, Oregon). Our event site is the lovely Valley River Inn, which is happy to host the SCA again.
For those new to the site, the “SCA block” is the entire hotel! The staff is friendly, with many having been our hosts at past events in their hotel. They know us, and they love our events. At 12th Night 2020, fifty-three+ hotel staff worked with Gold Key to wear garb during the work shift. It’s a welcoming space that’s all ours for the weekend!
Your event Stewards are Dame Yseult of Broceliande Ol, OP (Pam Perryman) and Honorable Emma Haldane (Esther Reese).The best way to reach them is to send an email to
The event email will be checked at least once a day, and usually several times a day.
Site Fee is $30.00, with a $5.00 discount for SCA members. There is no pre-registration or payment; pay and sign in at the gate.
The event page is hosted on the An Tir server, on the calendar page.
That will always be the most up-to-date place for information:

House Capuchin Winter Feast – 2/19/23 – Come join us for a Norse Feast (Viking era)! We’ve been researching for two years, now, because of the virus, so you can expect some good food and fun! The site is open from noon to 8pm, although we’ll be there from 8am to midnight or so. If you’re there outside of the event times, you’ll likely be put to work. 🙂 We’re planning a couple of classes, music, stories and possibly some dance as well as food all day and the feast proper starts at 5pm. Bring your feast gear and some containers to take leftovers home with you, along with the “travel food” that we usually plan as the last course of the feast. This is a free event, although there’s a donation can by the front door to help defray the costs.


Introducing: The Alpine Festival of the Arts!
The event formerly known as A&S&B Championships is now Alpine Festival of the Arts.
So why the name change?
The event has been expanded to a full two days (Presidents’ Day Weekend, 2023)
We will still have the A&S and Bardic Championships, organized by the current Alpine Scholar and Summits Bard according to tradition.
Plus, we will have one day devoted to the Alpine Artisan Showcase. This is a non-competitive opportunity to display your art, schedule one-on-one discussions with Laurels and other interested artisans, and generally geek out and celebrate the varied and fabulous arts of the Principality of the Summits.
Our fantastic Event Stewards have secured a venue that will enable the competitions and non-competitive Artisan Showcase to be set up in separate spaces, so no interference between the two, yet everyone has access to both.
This is advanced notice to start planning your Artisan Showcase display now. Further details will be posted as plans develop.

MAR 17, 2023 AT 5 PM – MAR 19, 2023 AT 12 PM – Summits Spring Coronet – Jackson County Expo & Fairgrounds
Event by Barony of Glyn Dwfn – Summits Spring Coronet will be home to the Principality Coronet tournament where Their Highnesses will determine their heirs. The event will feature a Friday night social/ball, Saturday meetings, coronet tournament, C&T championship tournament, provost tournament, A&S displays and bardic circle. We will also offer a simple $5 bagged lunch for Saturday (pre-reg only). Sunday we will have Principality Moot and tear down. Site is a dry site with designated smoking areas elsewhere. No pets are allowed. Site does not have on-site camping/bunking so guests will need to find lodging nearby.

Dance Vids – 

Tom Tinker – Adéla Jelínková – ukázkové video k plesové příručce (longway ve dvou párech se jedničky a dvojky stále střídají)
Zdroj/Source: The Dancing Master, J. Playford, 1651……
Hudba/Music: Housebroken consort

Early Week – Cleanup and leftovers early on….

Cookery – Was all Thanksgiving this week.

Ancient Roman snacks found in Colosseum dig –

Easy Medieval Food: Cryspels – Monk’s Modern Medieval Cuisine – In this new series I’m showing you how to make easy medieval food that tastes delicious. The first video is Cryspels, crunchy fried pastries, brushed with sesame, and drizzled with honey. Heavenly!

Another hedgehog, this one of pate in a modern (Czech) party platter! I asked and the spines are spring onions, turnip, and basil stems.

Crabapple Vinegar

Sewing – 

Getting Dressed in a Houppelande, circa 1430s – priorattire – Welcome to another instalment of the getting dressed series! hope you enjoy the 1430 style – and don’t laugh too much at my riding pillion! –

Weave Along with Elewys: Roger II of Sicily 12th century – Elewys of Finchingefeld – Re-creating a 12th century design using a threaded in pattern and a bit of history about Roger II, King of Sicily and Africa.

Warm Dress for a Cold Tornado: Clothing a Medieval Kid – Opus Elenae – IN WHICH our intrepid recreatrix scrambles to make some cold-weather gear for her kiddo, because apparently Texas is cold sometimes (who knew?). Come along with me as I make a flannel medieval tunic suitable for a chilly SCA war.

“Hennin” Discoveries, Part Deux // Construction, Materials, and Originals – The Creative Contessa – Here is part two of a possibly ongoing series on the “hennin”, the most iconic headdress of the Middle Ages. Materials, construction, extant medieval pieces, and plans for future creations are discussed.

Patterns from a 17th Century English Embroidery Sampler – Lynne Fairchild – Double-running stitch embroidery patterns based on a 17th Century sampler at the Royal Ontario Museum.

Sundials, etc. – 

The Origins of the Gunpowder Age

Frontier Blacksmithing – Smokehouse Door HingesTownsends

Primitive Smokehouse Built By Hand – Townsends Wilderness Homestead – Townsends

Herb Bunch – 

Archaeologists uncover medieval farm in England –

Project Day – Anja was pretty much by herself this week, embroidering at the computer and working on pictures and the marzipan page. The stuff that got posted is AWOL, as is the whole event page and I have no clue why?

Arlys posted a set of scissor keepers that’s she’s putting into a Dirty Dozen.

Isabeau posted that they had a day off

Feast Planning -Discussion about the subtlety

Anja – Thinking about the longship…. does it make sense to y’all to make a cardboard form to bake it on? I haven’t been able to find any kind of dish that’s shaped right. What I’m thinking at the moment is a bread/pizza dough boat baked upside down over the form, then flipped upright, filled with the meat-loaf-ish mixture and re-baked. At that point it would be set on a “sea” of curly kale and given the hard gingerbread tail and head. We’re still going to have to experiment on the sail, but I’m thinking a pretzel rod mast…. and then we need shields for the outside…. Vanilla wafers? Or would it be better to find something savory? Sail…. the lemondae flavor that was nearly white isn’t around any more, I’m only finding red and blue….
Or would it make more sense to fill the “ship” with a cooked filling and just squash it into place?
Hmm… yeah, probably, then re-heat before assembly. It’ll come to the tables luke-warm at the most, but should be tasty. It was good, cold.
Rosamonde Sherwood – How about a Smorgastorta? Video on YouTube. It’s a layered huge sandwich carved to look like a Viking ship
Anja – 🙂 Sounds awesome!
Rosamonde Sherwood – If you want it sweet try gingerbread clay …. Very user friendly.
Anja – I had thought about that, but the consensus when we were talking about it was savory. THis goes in as one of the main dishes, iow….
We used hamburger, onion, wild rice (subbing for barley) and carrot with cheese salt for seasoning. Planning to add mushrooms and scallions or leek. Loren suggested pinwheel of puff pastry for the shields. Since he really liked those the other day…. puff pastry, spinach, ham, cheese… and they bake hard enough to add, and can be done ahead. We’ll be using squeeze cheese and toothpicks to put things together.

Recipes – Carrot pudding is something you see in late period recipe collections. Works really well for Thanksgiving! Something different!

Carrot Pudding, 17th Century, England (adapted from Divided by 4


  • 1 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1 cup frozen carrots.
  • 2 eggs
  • ¼ stick butter
  • 1 TBSP white wine
  • 1/4 cup? 1/2 cup? milk
  • 1 TBSP sugar
  • Grated nutmeg


  1. Thaw carrots.
  2. Put breadcrumbs in food processor. Add carrots (drained, if necessary).
  3. Process until both are “crumbs”.
  4. Add eggs and process.
  5. Melt butter, add and process.
  6. Add milk and sugar and process.
  7. Put into a casserole dish that can be covered and bake at 350 until it reads over 165 in the center and is no longer liquid. (1 hour for the 4x.)

Miscellaneous pix

‘Coz I’m on a ship kick….


Peggy found this – This Song From the 1500’s Blows Me Away – Rick Beato – In this episode I discuss the Music of Renaissance Songwriter and Lute virtuoso John Dowland (1563-1624).

Isobel, one of the Starfollower Consort people, found this – Michael Praetorius: Dances from Terpsichore; Voices of Music 4K UHD – Voices of Music –

Psalm 107 – They that in ships – Passamezzo – An anonymous 16th Century setting of Psalm 107, “the sailors’ psalm”.
From Henry Ainsworth’s Book of Psalmes Englished both in Prose and Metre, 1612. This psalter was one of the music books carried on board the Mayflower in 1620 by Elder William Brewster.
Eleanor Cramer: soprano
Alison Kinder: bass viol

They that in ships unto the sea down go,
That in the many waters labour doe,
They see Jehovah’s operations,
And in the deep his wondrous actions.
For he saith, and doth raise the wind stormy,
And it doth lift the waves thereof on high.
They mount to heav’ns, down to the deeps they go;
Their soul it melts away in evil woe:
They reel and stagger like a drunken wight,
And all their wisdom is upswallowed quite:
And to the Lord they cry in their distress,
And he outbrings them from their anguishes.
The storm he to a silent calm doth set,
And then their waves allayed are quiet;
And they rejoice because they are made still,
And he them leads to haven of their will.
Confess they to Jehovah his mercy,
His marvels eke to sons of man earthly.

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Largesse, Gifts and Auction items
·       ASXLVIII = 88
·         ASXLIX = 794
·         ASL = 2138
·         ASLI = 731
·         ASLII = 304
·         ASLIII = 146
·         ASLIV & ASLV = 230
·         ASLVI & ASLVII = 187 plus bookmarks, 4 puppets, 4 powder fort, 8 cheese spice and 9 powder douce packets, 1 kiss-lock pouch, 10 tiny bobs, 7 pincushions, 3 pins, 3 snip case w/snips, 23lucet cords, 25 pouches for block-printing, 2 medium pouch, 4 small pouches, 12 bookmarkers, 14 unfinished pincushions, 1 sewing kit (except for bone needle), varnished stuff (124), 2 emery strawberries, 1 woolen spool-knit cord, 46 key bottle openers, 4 dishcloths, box of thread waxers.
Total as a Household = 4240 handed off

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