House Capuchin Shield2You’d think we hadn’t been working on things this week from the lack of pictures! …but we were. It’s just that most of the things we were doing were cookery and would be repeats….

Our Winter Feast is two weeks from today! Most of the pre-cooking is done and we’re getting equipment together and making the last-minute shopping list.

Tray of egg dumplings ready for freezing

Regular meetings will be happening all week, but if there’s nobody there but Anja and Loren (as all too often of late….) we’ll probably switch over and do some cooking instead. We’re pretty sure that Monday will be a cheese day, since we have tvarog to do, but it might get put off until Thursday/Friday and we’ll do schiz instead.

  • 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 – 3/18
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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 & Cookery – We made a batch of knedliky on Monday that turned out to be perfect. Even the next day they were really tasty, but we forgot to take pix. Loren made the dough in the breadmaker. Now, all we have to do is to figure out whether we’re making ’em fresh or frozen or what for the feast.

During the week Loren finished making the rye rolls for the feast (they’re being frozen) and started on the barley. Once those are done he’ll be doing batches of breads.

Egg dumplings happened Saturday afternoon. Anja made enough for the feast in a couple of hours, which included an hour for freezing on a cookie sheet.

Sewing Time – Thursday – Anja had been stitching in the early part of the week again, continuing with the snap-top pouches. Apparently the official name of the snap-top thingies is “kiss-locks”. 🙂

Sewing Time – Saturday – More of the same – …and the pix here are manipulated to show the steps better.

Project Day – …started with putting away some things that have been drifting around, mostly tools and materials that aren’t in current use. After that Loren went in back to work on the SCA gear shelves, since we need to space to set up feast gear. Anja got the navy blue with floral stripes purse pinned up, then stuffed a pincushion, then pulled out the purse frame.

We took a break mid-afternoon for some pickles: cabbage, sweet and utopenci (sausage)

After that Anja finished the pouch, then Loren set up a babovka dough as the last thing for the day. …and the camera abruptly died doing the pictures of the babovka…ok, now I gotta get one.

Miscellaneous pix

Music – We’ve been listening to  all week. They have a playlist and a streaming service. …and they’re where we picked up these two musician pix!

An Old Welsh Lullaby –


Some lovely pictures and a description of a scribe’s notebook –

We were looking at these for largesse kits, but not sure they’re actually period.

Updated Pages

Winter Feast page – The cookbook is available.


Loren, Anja, Gogor (v), Stella (v), Amy, Gudrun (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 = 271 plus 25 pouches for block-printing, 14 (plus 27 unfinished) pincushion, 2 sewing kits (except for bone needles), varnished stuff (124) 6 snap pouch, one double drawstring pouch, 4 brocade pouch

Total as a Household = 3630 handed off

moving writing pen motifIn ministerio autem Somnium! Anja, graeca doctrina servus to House Capuchin
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