House Capuchin Shield2t-letterThis whole week was crazy for Anja and Loren and that means your scribe has no clue what everyone else was doing unless they were at the Championship! That went well and Marcus’s pins were mentioned by His Majesty in court! Anja ended up losing her voice after it was all over, but keeps saying, “Dobby has her sock. I is free!”

Lion's Strength (service to the Kingdom for more than 20 years. His Majesty kept saying, "You have lots of friends!"
Lion’s Strength (service to the Kingdom for more than 20 years. His Majesty kept saying, “You have lots of friends!”

Meetings are at normal time this week and we’re going to be discussing when to do Cheese and Wine, so please chime in on that!

  • Sewing Night – At Ancient Light, Thursdays, 6-8pm
  • 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 – 3/12

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:

…and please check the House Capuchin Facebook page for lots of links and discussion!


Early Week – There wasn’t much happening other than Championship stuff that your scribe knows of, but she was working pretty hard on that.


Sewing Time & Packing – No one showed for sewing, (probably folks not wanting to get roped in on packing. 🙂 )although Anja was sitting and working for part of the time. These favors, although finished at the event, were the result.



Herbs Workshop – During the week a set of things that are going to the Apothecary Guild display happened. Apparently no pix happened of pouring into the little tins that are testers. These are the oils that have been going during the last month being turned into ointments.


Friday Summits BA&S and trip there – Anja

We were awfully tired, but it was a very good day. We had a fun and lovely trip, got to the room, got to the site, got offloaded, got set up, sat and talked to people, got back to the room and the rest of the people were there and talked some more and then crashed…. That’s it in a nutshell.

motif animalinnkeepers-slaughter-a-pig“We were finally ready to leave Waldport at 12:50 and it was trying to snow and rain at the same time. The bamboo shop in Florence had a sign that read, “Noah called. He’s picking us up in five minutes.” We stopped at Freddie’s for gas and cough syrup and then rolled on down the coast through increasing snow/rain (Snain? Slain? Row?) It’s a beautiful drive and we watched all the waterbirds in the lakes and bays as we went. There was an interesting light effect where the Coos Bay Bridge is still low to the water where the flat quality of the light made little wavelet look like small brown ducks until they collapsed. Trees and daffodils were both in bloom along the way there. It was low tide and the mudflats were showing as they do in Alsea Bay. We even saw geese and cormorants in the wetlands in the upper part of the bay as the highway curved around and then ran into fairy rain just as we were pulling onto 42. ”

proud-duck“There were lots more ducks all along and when we got to the flooded grazing lands in Pretty Valley the sun came out and turned it all to silver, making the butts of the dabbling ducks near the highway look like odd rocks until they righted themselves. I wonder why no one is growing rice in that area? I’d think it’d be perfect for that. We saw a bunch of very wide cows, obviously getting close to calving and at one point a pickup full of “marshmallows” picking its way across a semi-swamped area followed by a St. Bernard (or some other large shaggy), whose head was nearly as high as the roof of the pickup. The dog was bouncing in and out of the puddles and having a great time. Not so, the truck. :-)”

sheep-motif-flock“I think I hate online maps… we ended up running around in circles several times trying to find places, one of which was the motel, since we weren’t sure of the name. Marcus was there and I went into transports over the blooming narcissi, daffodils and rudbeckia in the flower beds, also the calling geese out on the flooded lowlands beyond.”

“Once we were offloaded we got back on the road for the last 10 miles or so, driving past a crane standing in the silvery waters of the flooded motif animal fox-catching-a-roosterspots, cows with small calves and a gate, standing all along in a flooded spot, no fence, no path, just the gate….”

“We set up at the site and then had fun talking to folks, or rather I did. Loren curled up in a rocker near the fire and went right to sleep. I spent some time with Sadb and Yseult and got Seamus set up and once it was plain the other two weren’t coming in, headed back to the motel and talked with Arlys, Luitgard and Marcus until I fell asleep.”


Saturday Summits BA&S – Anja’s take

Morning 2/25 – “…and we’re all talking hard and getting ready so I’m having trouble writing. Today is the Championship. We have to leave in 15 minutes. Yikes!”

Morning 2/26 – “Yesterday was a long, tiring, exciting day. We were at the site early (for us) and spend some frustrated time trying to track down my judges. Eventually we did that, then discovered that Court was going to set everything back, and one of the entrants wasn’t even there, yet! So, once I was done freaking out, hauled Marcus and Loren up in court to thank them, (“Sumus Bigas!”) and had handed over the baldric, we were all put together.”

Setting up

dancergoose-motif“We got started and the 3rd entrant showed up about 1/2-way through the first set of presentations grumbling about road construction, but was set up in plenty of time. We managed to get everything done, find all the judges in time (except for once, and had an alternate there…) got all the scoring done and added up and found a winner. Congratulations to Seamus, the new Alpine Scholar. The biggest problem was the folks all around who were not part of the judging who kept talking more and more loudly over the entrants. It made it *really* hard to hear.”

The entrants displays – Seamus

The entrants displays – Rafny

The entrants displays – Berengaria (Xacuti, Class on Feast Management and Paper on Portugese Expansion)

motif animallambs-maitre-de-charles-dangouleme-les-secrets-de-lhistoire-naturelle-contenant-les-merveilles-et-choses-memorables-du-monde-1485-paris“At that point my spoons ran out. Oi, did they run out! I think they may have run out before and I was just not paying attention. I spent most of the rest of the day limping around trying to find people, thanking them and giving out the goodies, but sitting a lot, gradually getting all my stuff into one place again and waiting. 🙂 Each of the judges got a pincushion and one (who already has two) got a needlecase and a bone needle.”

“The Bardic Championship went on during quite a bit of this and was lots of fun to hear. His Majesty also took a look at my blackwork stuff and was quite complimentary about it. I kept teasing him about not getting pictures of his blackworked cuffs and neckband and he eventually sent me a couple of pictures. ”

Another display – Andrew 

“The changeover ceremony went smoothly and the folks running things were just amazingly funny. Sometimes that kind of thing gets boring, but this wasn’t. …and on top of it, I was given an award for Service of 20 years or more, that I did not expect. Loren had mentioned “being given a sock,” and I made Alina giggle during the ceremony by repeating that.”

“We tried to head back to the motel around 8:30, but ended up listening to some old-timer stories for about an hour, which was a lovely thing. When we got to the motel Marcus was just getting ready to head home and the rest of us sat and talked until one by one we dropped off to sleep.”



Other event pix – Summits BA&S


snowball-fight-utopia-armarium-codicum-bibliophilorum-cod-103-f-12-book-of-hours-of-benigne-serre-1524Sunday Summits BA&S and trip home

Sunday 9am – “I’ve been up for about an hour as the other two got their stuff together, packed up and headed back to the site. Tempus and I have to do the last cleanup, check to make sure nothing was left and then head out ourselves. Mostly this morning is going to be finishing up, getting our things together and then heading home. At least we won’t be driving in snow today!”

(famous last words, above)

His Majesty is known as the Snow King and there were lots of jokes about it all weekend!

motif animalvirgil-observing-bees-oeuvres-avec-les-commentaires-de-servius-paris-15th-cMonday morning – “Yesterday started with cleaning up the motel room after packing and then we headed up to the site. We packed up stuff and then sat talking with folks, finally getting a minute or three to connect. As we were sitting the rain turned to snow and started to accumulate on the cars. We looked at each other and said, “Don’t *have* to be at moot. Let’s head out.” …and did, even though we had to track down a few people to get things delivered and picked up (apple wood!) before we went. I got to say goodbye to Arlys, although both of us were soaked by the time I actually closed the car door. I missed Sadb. She must have been in class.”

Taran’s display stuff (only got pix Sunday!) 

The hills above us were white, but there wasn’t any snow on the ground, just water.

motif animaldairy-scene-from-the-da-costa-hours-flemish-1515“We stopped back at the motel, because Tempus had managed to leave his shoes, and discovered that one of the others had left a pillow! So that was a good thing. We got a snack at A&W and headed home. I don’t remember much of the drive. I kept falling asleep and then I would startle awake, comment that I couldn’t keep my eyes open and drift off again. I finally mostly woke up once we were back at the shop, but Loren says that it snowed on us, all the way home, never sticking, but continuing to come down. So, I kept doing the same thing at the shop and then once home I fell into bed and slept hard until 9. Loren got up then, too, and headed upstairs to grab the laundry and get a shower. We both went back to sleep around midnight and woke late this morning. Tired, much? Oof!”



Miscellaneous pix






Anja, Loren, Marcus, Sadb, Isabeau

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

  • ASXLVII = 24
  • ASXLVIII = 88
  • ASXLIX = 794
  • ASL = 2138
  • ASLI = 725 plus 3 sewing box (in process), 13 pincushions, varnished stuff (124), 3 hats
  • Total as a Household = 3353 handed off

moving writing pen motifIn ministerio autem Somnium! Anja, graeca doctrina servus to House Capuchin
Page Created 2/20/17 & published 2/28/17 (C)M. Bartlett
Last updated 2/28/17