House Capuchin Shield2There wasn’t a lot that got done during the week worth talking about, but the Tri-Baronial Yule weekend was pretty awesome.

Our hearts go out to our SCA brethren in the Barony of Eskalya with the earthquake on Friday and the aftershocks since. We’re glad it was mostly property damage, as bad as that is, and not lives lost. Brandon, one of our House members who is living up there, said, “It’s just stuff!” He’s right! Brandon and Amor are both fine. Amor wasn’t even in the state, away on leave.

Wilhelm posted this to me tonight, thanks to local knowledge! “The Barony of Selviergard was hit just as hard… the loci of the quakes was in Selviergard (Eagle River & Mat-Su), not Eskalya (Anchorage Borough south of Eagle River). Both suffered for it.”

The cup that Loren has been sanding the interior of.

This coming week should be more normal. We were hoping to get some of us to Adiantum’s or Tymberhavene’s A&S nights this week, but it’s not going to happen it looks like. Meetings will be on time. Goodness, it’s *Wednesday* and this is just getting finished!

  • 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
  • Next Potluck – – 11/18, 12/16, 1/20 (no Feb potluck)
  • Winter Feast Date is 2/17/19

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 – Cleaning things, packing, research, making arrangements for the weekend is *all* that happened this week! We also sorted out the largesse stuff that we’ve made and then couldn’t print the tags, so that’s had to wait.

Some of Amy’s contributions to largesse. The ribbon on the right is already turning into bookmarkers.

Amy stopped by and dropped some largesse things.

…and then on Friday the earthquake went off in Anchorage. We have two House members that live there. Amor was on leave in CA, but Brandon was right there. We heard back, fairly rapidly, that they were both fine. Anja did some hunting on the Eskalya sites about emergency services and damage reports for them and passed on the info. Amor didn’t hear until Sunday that his apartment complex is undamaged, but who knows on his things until he’s back from leave? A lot of the Eskalyan folks are reporting things like dumped bookcases and dishes scattered across the kitchen, but nothing major.

Tri-Baronial Yule – Friday – Anja’s tale – The frustration over the tags meant that a whole box of

A Yule gift from Arlys to Anja

stuff that had been supposed to go with me got left at home. Wilhelm and family (House Slivermist) showed up 4-ish and after chatting for a bit, we headed out. We took 101 to 20 across to I-5, and then stopped just short of Salem for a break and a meal. We were at Arlys’ at a decent hour and after a short chat, Wilhelm and his family headed off to stay with family.

Wilhelm’s wife is still in Alaska and reported in that she was heading to stay with friends….

A pair of Yule ornaments for Anja and Loren (and Loren gets to keep the pouch. )

Arlys had some goodies for Loren and me. My goodies for her and Marya, I suddenly realized at that point, were still at the shop in Waldport! Ack!

Arlys and I, despite planning on getting up pretty early to be sure we got through the gate for an event that was expected to be really crowded, did the two-girls-at-a-slumber-party bit and probably didn’t drop off until after 3am. 🙂 We told stories, discussed all kinds of things, plans, projects and my A&S entry, practiced a couple of bardic things and finally dropped off. 🙂

Tri-Baronial Yule – Saturday

We got up around 7am and got ourselves put together for the day, which took a little doing as the yawns were so wide. 🙂 Once we were ready, Arlys called a cab and we headed for the event site, stopping at Starbucks for coffees and a breakfast sandwich on the way.

We were placed at the ADA table, initially, and while that had good access, it was in a spot where everyone was standing and sort of hanging over us, which became oppressive after awhile. We found another spot right in front of the thrones and Wilhelm stashed my walker so it wouldn’t be in the way.

I got my feast contribution (some of Loren’s pea flour bread) dropped at the kitchen. Arlys pulled out some chapbooks that she was working on for Tullia and the A&S competition. She roped a couple of people in to help her get them done and they really went fast at that point. I was working on that last cuff.

Progress on the cuff by the end of court.
Marya at the Vigil

We went to Marya’s vigil and loitered around chatting, then went back indoors and I went right back to embroidery. I got to talk to a lot of long-time friends and pass on messages from Loren, but really got to spend time with Kat (Mistress Kateryne of Hindscroft) which was wonderful, since it’s been years. I also got to talk blackwork with a number of people including the Summits Ban-Tanist who watched me working during court.

Hlutwige and Atais had cut down a birch tree in their yard that was dying and stripped it of bark. Arlys got several pieces to work with and Marya’s “scrollette” below was done on some of that bark.

Gilbert of Dumfries receives the Lion’s Cub (Arlys and Anja to bottom left, yes, that close!)

Arlys and I also helped with the judging in the A&S competition and then I hung on to one of the pieces that I had far too much to say about to write it out in a 2×3 inch book. 🙂 I finally caught up with the lady later and gave her my input. It was a lovely smocked apron, but she made some very beginner mistakes. I hope I encouraged her to keep learning because she’s going to be awesome once she gets past the beginner stuff.

Court! There were two, one in the morning and then one starting at 4pm. For once in my life I heard almost all of what was happening! There

The Oath on the Orb of State – Photo by Ursel Lindenhayn

was a line of thrones and chairs of state stretching across the length of the room! Three Baronies, Their Majesties and heirs, Their Highnesses and heirs, plus some guests… the Baron/ess of Glymmere, too? Offices changed. Champions stepped down and new ones up and oaths were taken. Many, many awards were given out, mostly to people that I didn’t know.

…and then Marya’s elevation to the Laurel. That was beautiful! I learned a *lot* about Marya that I hadn’t known, from the speakers on her behalf.

Her reactions were priceless, ranging from the one in the pic below to tears (of which she says, “Hmmpf. Did not cry, so there”, but she was so lovely, taking the oath, that *I* was moved to tears, as were many.

The Anglo-Saxon-style poem that one of Marya’s speakers read.

I, Laurel-Companion, Ælfflæd Ælfgaresdohtor
Speak for Marya Kargashina, once my apprentice.
Fine friend she has been to me, a full score and four years,
When well-met we wandered, students in the Summits.
Before oaths were sworn, to teach and to learn,
We weighed her wergild, the weapon-wielder and I
Counsel-sharer, she speaks and she hears.
Gracious Name-giver, words spread world-wide.
My student’s mind delves, deep in Novgorod’s mud
Bringing forth knowledge, from the floor of wind’s hall.
Blue-handed tutor, tints woven textiles,
All of the colors, of Os-gearth’s bridge.
Her hammers she wields, striking hard Weyland’s way.
Bright bronze and silver, deck temples with Slav-rings.
Loud is her language, with the word-fame of others.
Word-sword wielder, bright the runes written.
Through fire and flood, my fierce friend forges onward.
Jubilant, her joy, flares in others a flame.
Knowledge-sower, her seeds cross the kingdom.
Garth-grower now, guides her own plantings.
Bittersweet my tears, at the loss of my student.
Great is my joy, greet the laurel tree grown
I give you my gratitude, mighty ring-givers
For making my bench-mate, a peer of the realm!

What an emotional ride! …but eventually court ended and after a few farewells, Arlys and I headed out, both of us being exhausted and unlikely to be able to safely eat much at the feast.

After we were changed out of court clothes, she ordered a pizza, but in the process ended up calling a Pizza Hut in Pakistan of all places! I got my things together and prepped/re-packed and set out for morning. …and then we sat down to talk some more, ate pizza and talked some more yet, but we were both tired enough to go to bed at 10pm.

Wilhelm and family got to talk on the phone that night. “Mom” was back home and doing fine other than cleanup.

Tri-Baronial Yule – Sunday – …and I ended up in the middle of the night having to go sit in the living room, having a nasty asthma attack, but I finally managed to get back to sleep and we didn’t actually get up until going on 10, had breakfast and got ourselves together. …and talked some more. 🙂

I’m not actually sure what time we left Arlys’, because when Wilhelm and the girls got there, we sat and talked and the girls played with the dogs for quite awhile. We had a good drive back in lovely weather. We stopped in Oregon City for coffee and then later somewhere along I-5, most of the way to our turn to the coast, at a DQ for burgers and ice cream.

Project Day – Loren was the only one there until we all arrived, but he kept working on the cup.

We got to the shop well after dark, and then sat around talking about the differences between Eastern Rite and Roman Catholicism. Eventually Wilhelm and the girls headed home to Alsea.

Music – Medieval Landini e La Musica Fiorentina séc XIV Itália, Ars Nova

Álbum: Landini e La Musica Fiorentina – séc. XIV – Itália, Ars Nova
Artista: Ensemble Micrologus
01. Salterello (anon.) 0:00 Compositor: Anon.
02. Quand’Amor (canzone di Giovanni da Firenze – XIV séc.) 5:17 Compositor: Giovanni da Firenze (Itália, Florença, (fl. 1340–50)
03. La Manfredina 10:13 Compositor: Anon.
04. Ochi Dolenti Mie (ballata di Francesco Landini) 13:07 Compositor: Landini, Francesco (Landino) (Itália, Florencia, c. 1325 – idem, 02/09/1397)
05. Io Son Un Pellegrin (anon.) 16:17 Compositor: Anon.
06. Mille Merze, Amore (ballata di Magister Gulielmus (XIV séc.)) 19:30 Compositor: Magister Guliemus
07. Come In Sul Fonte Fu Preso Narciso (madrigale di Lorenzo Masi (?, 1372/73)) 22:01 Compositor: Lorenzo Masi (?, 1372/73)
08. Incalci (toccata delle buccine) 31:06 Compositor: Tradicional
09. I’ O Perduto L’Albero (madrigale di Donato da Firenze (XIV séc.) 33:29 Compositor: Donato Da Firenze (Italia, (fl. 1350 – 1370))
10. Chosa Non E Che A Se Tanto Mi Tiri (ballata (anon.)) 36:44 Compositor: Buccine
11. Giporte Miebramant (virelai senza testo di Donato da Firenze (XIV séc.) 39:45 Compositor: Donato Da Firenze (Italia, (fl. 1350 – 1370)) / También aparece como Giovanni da Cascia, Jovannes de Cascia, Johannes de Florentia, Maestro Giovanni da Firenze
12. De Poni Amor A Me (ballata di Gherardello de Florentia (Itália, 1320/25 – Itália, 1362/64) 43:16 Compositor: Gherardello Da Firenze (Itália, Florença, c. 1320/25 – Itália Florença, 1362/63).
13. Tre Fontane (istampita (anon.)) 46:58 Compositor: Anon.
14. Abbonda Di Virtu (ballata di Francesco Landini) 51:29 Compositor: Landini, Francesco (Landino) (Itália, c. 1325 – 02/09/1397)
15. Salterello (anon.) 55:13 Compositor: Anon.
16. Non Posso Far Bucato Che Non Poiva (ballata (anon.)) 58:29 Compositor: Anon.
Francesco Landini Francesco Landini or Landino (1325 – 2 September 1397) was an Italian composer, organist, singer, poet and organ builder, one of the most revered composers of the second half of the 14th century and the most important of Italy in his time. Little is known about his life. He appears in Florentine chronicles from 1385, and was probably born in Florence, although his great-nephew claims that he would have been born in Fiesole. His father, Jacopo del Casentino, was a renowned painter of Giotto’s school. Blind since small because of smallpox, Landini soon devoted himself to music, and mastered various instruments, singing, poetry and composition. Filippo Villani reports that he also invented an instrument called syrena syrenarum, which combined characteristics of the lute and the psaltery, regarded as the predecessor of the bandura. The chronicles tell that he received a laurel wreath from the King of Cyprus, who visited Venice several times in the 1360s, suggesting that the composer spent some time in northern Italy at this time. His music also indicates it, since it dedicated a moteto to the Doge Andrea Contarini and its works appear in several sources of the region. In 1361 he was working in Florence for the Monastery of Santa Trinità, and from 1365 onwards for the Church of San Lorenzo. In Florence he became involved in political and religious matters, but appears to have enjoyed the protection of the authorities. He met other important composers such as Lorenzo da Firenze and Andrea da Firenze, who asked him for advice on the construction of an organ for the Servitas house. Records of the wine order he received over the three days he passed by, tuning the instrument survive. He also assisted in the construction of organs in the Church of Santissima Annunziata and in the Cathedral of Florence. Several contemporary writers attest to his fame not only as a composer but also as a singer, poet, organist and as a dedicated citizen. Reports report that his music was so touching that hearts jumped in the hearers’ hearts. He was buried in the Basilica of St. Lawrence in Florence. His tomb, lost until the nineteenth century, was found again and today is exposed in the church. In it it is represented with a small organ. (Translated by Google)


Anja, Loren, Amor (v), Gudrun (v), Sasha (v), Amy, Brandon (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 = 304
  • ASLIII – 82 plus 25 pouches for block-printing, 7 bookmarkers, 25 bottles of gall ink, 25 unfinished pincushions, 1 sewing kit (except for bone needle), varnished stuff (124)
  • Total as a Household = 3766 handed off

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