Holidays mess with schedules and projects…. Still waiting on a bunch of the test recipes, but the bookmarks are finally up and finishing, one at a time. How many of you are planning to hit 11th Night? …and Potluck this weekend? Links, embroidery and sewing this week, and Loren’s working on a new sundial design!

Arlys’ work from 12/7

Project Day is now open for in-person meet-ups as well as in the Virtual Realm! Potluck this month will be Virtual and Real-World! Herbs Workshop and Sewing are ongoing. Masks required. When will the rest of these open up in person? We’ll keep right on with the virtual ones side-by-side with the actual. 

Making clothing for next weekend
  • Herb Bunch – At Ancient Light, Thursdays, 7am-9pm, doing incense
  • Herb Workshop, In the Garden – Irregularly scheduled. Please ask to join the facebook chat!
  • Sewing Time – At Ancient Light, Saturdays, 3-5pm
  • Project Day – At Ancient Light, Sundays, 1 to 5pm
  • Cheese and Wine happens irregularly, usually announced with little notice on our Facebook group.
  • Next Potluck – 12/19, 1/16
  • 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:


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SATURDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2021 AT 10 AM – 8 PMSummits Winter Investiture – Event by Principality of the SummitsShire of Coeur du Val and Jacob Sanchez, Philomath Scout Lodge, – Good people of An Tir, join our Alpine Highnesses Kenric and Dagmar as they bestow the Summit Coronets unto their heirs, Viscount Luciano Foscari and Signora Tessina Felice Gianfigliazzi. To the rapier fighters of the Summits, bring your courage and steel for the tournament that decides who will stand with Their Alpine Highnesses as their Captain of Cats.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 1, 2022 AT 3 PM – Tymberhavene Yule – Social Gathering – 1225 Ferry Rd, North Bend, OR 97459-3619, United States – Come join Tymberhavene and celebrate our winter festivities!!!
Feast and Socialization! You will need your vaccine card or Negative Test in the last 72 hours and government issued ID, as well as providing contact information. Masks are required.
Although the SCA complies with all applicable laws to ensure the health and safety of our event participants, we cannot eliminate the risk of exposure to infectious diseases during in-person events. By participating in the in-person events of the SCA, you acknowledge and accept the potential risks. You agree to take any additional steps to protect your own health and safety and those under your control as you believe to be necessary. See less

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JAN 7, 2022 AT 2 PM – JAN 9, 2022 AT 12 PMAn Tir 12th Night 2022 – DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Seattle Airport – Tickets – We welcome An Tir and the Known World to the celebration of our Crown and Kingdom. This grand celebration will be hosted by the Baronies of Wyewood and Madrone, on January 7th-9th, 2022 at the Double Tree by Hilton at Seattle Airport.
We are pleased to announce that room reservations are now open for An Tir 12th Night 2022. This grand celebration will be hosted by the baronies of Wyewood and Madrone, on January 7th-9th, at the Double Tree by Hilton at Seattle Airport. Our room rates are available for the 6th and 10th as well should you opt for a longer stay. The parking cost is contracted to be 50% off their daily rate, which at one time was $32 but may change before our event, thus an additional cost of $16/day per vehicle parked. Please understand this is an airport hotel, that dictates the parking market. You may reserve online with this link: may also reserve by phone. Please call toll free (800) 222-8733. Reference the group code: SCR, or the group name: SCA 12th Night

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SATURDAY, JANUARY 15, 2022, 9AM–7PM – Adiantum Mid-Winter’s Feast – The Long Tom Grange – Event by Barony of Adiantum and Nái Martyn
Public · Anyone on or off Facebook
Event Main Contact (Event Steward): Naible Martyn
Event site: Long Tom Grange, 25823 Ferguson Junction City, OR 97448
This is a Level 2: Branch Event where no Kingdom or Principality business is expected to be conducted event.
Join their Excellencies of Adiantum for a Midwinter Feast & Revel. It has been a long dark winter, but we are in this together. Let there be light, laughter, music and revelry.
All attendees will either show proof of full vaccination or show proof of testing within 72 hours of the activities pursuant to the Society’s Policy dated September 25, 2021.
“Although the SCA complies with all applicable laws to ensure the health and safety of our event participants, we cannot eliminate the risk of exposure to infectious diseases during in-person events. By participating in the in-person events of the SCA, you acknowledge and accept the potential risks. You agree to take any additional steps to protect your own health and safety and those under your control as you believe to be necessary.

March 11-13th, 2022 The West Coast Culinary Symposium is coming to Caid. It is a full weekend up at a Camp Wrightwood of culinary classes, hands on workshops, lectures and all things food (and drink). People from all parts of the Knowne World, from beginners to advanced cooks, travel to enjoy being around like-minded foodies and to geek out about historical cooking. All are welcome and encouraged to come and enjoy the event! Registration for this event is currently happening with early registration discounts up until January 3rd, 2022. All those that are wanting to either reserve a bed for the weekend or day trip, need to please register in advance. Registration link to Google Form: you are wanting more details and updates on this event, please check out the FB event and add yourself to it as interested. FB Event link: Hope to see you all there!

Classes – 

A Brief History Of Henry Of Windsor – Henry VI Of England – Brief History – A brief history of King Henry VI of England. I am new to youtube and hope you enjoy my content. Cheers!

Where Did The Syphilis Pandemic Start? | The Syphilis Enigma | Timeline – Timeline – World History Documentaries – In 1495 a new disease hit Europe. It was deadly, devastating and attacked those who were promiscuous, well-heeled and well-travelled. But what was Syphilis and where had it come from? The traditional view has been that syphilis was part of “the Columbian exchange” – one of the things, along with tobacco and the potato, that the New World gave the Old. Arriving in Spain in the 1490s with Columbus and his crew, this destructive new plague spread quickly across Europe, leaving no country, no city, no royal household untouched. But what if this assumption is wrong? There is evidence of syphilis in skeletons dug from sites in France, Italy and England. Bones found in a medieval graveyard in Hull show signs of the ravages of syphilis. But if syphilis was present in Europe before Columbus went to America, why was the 1495 outbreak so deadly? And why did everyone see it as an entirely new plague?

CATHERINE PARR’S burial & SHOCKING CORPSE MULTILATION | First Protestant funeral for English royalty – History Calling – A GROUND-BREAKING funeral and a SHOCKING CORPSE MUTILATION. That was the fate of Queen Catherine Parr’s body after her death in 1548. After being given the first Protestant funeral for English royalty in history, Catherine lay undisturbed in the Chapel of Sudeley Castle for over 200 years. Then her body was rediscovered by grave hunters and disinterred multiple times in the 1780s. One of these disinterments led to a disgraceful and gruesome case of grave desecration. By the time she was finally (badly) reburied, the remains of Henry VIII’s sixth wife were in terrible condition. In this six wives documentary from History Calling, we go back first to September 1548 to look at how Catherine’s body was handled and interred after her death from childbirth complications. She still had a funeral fit for a Queen, but it was very different to any of the ceremonies observed after the deaths of Henry’s other wives. We’ll learn about the actions of her chief mourner, who was Lady Jane Grey, see where she is buried and learn about the funeral procession and service which preceded her interment, for this was a funeral of a Queen which was like no other before it. The second part of the video will look at the events surrounding the rediscovery of this famous body and provide detailed, contemporary accounts of how she was mishandled and her eventual and final reburying.

The Lost Christian Masterpieces Of The Dark Ages | An Age Of Light | Chronicle – Chronicle – Medieval History Documentaries – The Dark Ages have been misunderstood. History has identified the period following the fall of the Roman Empire with a descent into barbarism – a terrible time when civilisation stopped.
Waldemar Januszczak disagrees. In this four-part series he argues that the Dark Ages were a time of great artistic achievement, with new ideas and religions provoking new artistic adventures. He embarks on a fascinating trip across Europe, Africa and Asia, visits the world’s most famous collections and discovers hidden artistic gems, all to prove that the Dark Ages were actually an ‘Age of Light’.
In the first episode he looks at how Christianity emerged into the Roman Empire as an artistic force in the 3rd and 4th centuries. But with no description of Jesus in the Bible, how were Christians to represent their God? Waldemar explores how Christian artists drew on images of ancient gods for inspiration and developed new forms of architecture to contain their art.

The Bright Ages, with Matthew Gabriele and David M. Perry – Medievalists – For medieval historians, a large part of the job tends to be working against common myths, using research to push back especially against narratives that erase people or that oversimplify complex issues. This week, Danièle speaks with Matthew Gabriele and David M. Perry, who have teamed up to write a new history of the Middle Ages in counterpoint to these old ideas: The Bright Ages. Their book The Bright Ages: A New History of Medieval Europe, which is published by HarperCollins you can buy it through at

Early Week – Mostly was just continuing projects. The findings for the bookmarks finally arrived, so those got sorted out and started on Saturday. Embroidery continued, finishing the two left from last week and starting another with snails.

Cookery – Nothing fancy this week, just pumpkin muffins and other mundane stuff, so no pix.

Tudor & 17th century Experience – The pineapple, which does not keep very well fresh, was very unlikely a fruit seen in Tudor England and there are no contemporary records which mention it either.
However, there is one entry in the Dinner Book of the London Drapers’ Company, that lists ‘Pyneaple’ comfits’ for their feast dinner in 1568. They paid 2s for a lb. Now this, could potentially be pineapple pieces dried or candied in sugar. It is very likely that they bought this extremely exotic treat from Bathesar Sanchez (Sans), a most successful confectioner from Spain with a shop in London.
He came to England from Spain (probably in 1547) and was married to an Englishwoman. Died in 1602.
Comfits were known in England by name by the 1480s, but from the 1550 they were seen more frequently in London
Comfit makers appeared in the 1570s to 1590s and they were usually aliens
To see fresh pineapples, the English had to wait another century and when fresh pineapples finally made it here, they started a real craze!
John Gerard’s illustration, next to cocoa beans….
Pine nuts. Other docs make that fairly clear. Pine apple usualy means pinecone. Apple often just means a fruit even in medieval documents, and later. Eg pommes de terrs. Earth Apples. – I was just checking the Middle English Dictionary, and it gives a quotation from Bartholomew’s ‘On the Property of Things’ (1398), which states clearly that the ‘pynnapel/pyneappel’ (two spellings) is the fruit of the pine tree, a very great nut and which contains instead of fruit many kernels. So, it seems likely that the reference to pine-apple comfits in 1568 may have indeed referred to pine nut comfits. I’m terribly disappointed!

2.15 . De sopa, lo mismo da mucha que poca – Fogones en la Historia – Receta de Sopa de natas (siglo XVII), del tratado de cocina de Francisco Martinez Montiño. 2.15. Soup, the same does not matter much – Stoves in History – Cream Soup Recipe (17th century), from the kitchen treatise by Francisco Martinez Montiño.

Sewing – Bookmarks got a few steps farther. We have the findings, so finishing is started.

Arlys’ work from 12/7

Wearing medieval clothes in Florence // A living history experiment! – The Creative Contessa – I spent a whole day walking miles in and around Florence in clothing that I have hand made from the late 15th century – gowns based on portraits by Ghirlandaio, shoes based on an extant pair of pianelle owned by Beatrice d’Este from 1495.

Sites visited:
-Palazzo Vecchio – Signoria
-Boboli Gardens
-Palazzo Pitti
-Statuto die Firenze
-Fortezza di Firenze
0:00-3:05 Videos of wearing the shoes around Florence
3:06-5:12 Observations about wearing the shoes
5:13-6:51 Structural changes I would make
6:52-7:27 Wear and tear on the shoes
7:28-8:52 Construction changes to be made
8:53-9:08 Moment of Kitty Zen

Naturally Dyeing with Mud History Science Fiber – We explore dyeing wool with the beautiful red soil of Hawai’i. We cover how to prepare your fiber and the mineral earth to get shades of peachy-red and deep orangey-browns. While more of a stain than a dye, this type of soils can be plentiful in some areas and easy to dye with. Whether you’re a beginner or experienced dyer, dyeing with children or simply looking to create textile keepsakes from a place you love, dyeing with mud has a rich history and is easy to mess around with.

Sundials, etc. – Some work happened on a new sundial design.

Herb Bunch – No Herbs Workshop this week. We had folks down sick.

Project Day – 

Arlys posted early, “No Project Day for me–getting kidnapped into the wilds! Hugs!”

Isabeau – We’re at our new to us mechanic shop working on projects for the modern world. Next weekend should look more relaxing.

Helen Louise

Making clothing for next weekend

Late in the afternoon Peggy Vlach posted, “Went to archery/thrown weapons practice in early afternoon. Worked on a needlework project this evening. No pictures right now.” Anja hadn’t gotten her pix done, yet, either. 

Miscellaneous pix

Comments by Rosalie’s Medieval Woman – Yule Countdown

MusicRenaissance Christmas – Mike Field


I Saw Mother Kissing Krampus – Gallows Humor – OoP (explicit lyrics….)

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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 = 177 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, lucet 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, 48 key bottle openers
Total as a Household = 4238 handed off

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In ministerio autem Somnium! Anja, graeca doctrina servus to House Capuchin
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