Loren and Anja have been working on bones all week, plus Anja always has her embroidery. Other than that there was Adiantum A&S and Project Day was very busy. It looks like some folks were interested in classes, but most are waiting for the videos to be published. 

This coming Saturday is Adiantum’s Mid-Winter Feast online. Anja set up the cookbook for it and it working on the cookbook (due 3/1!) for House Capuchin’s Winter Feast which is only virtual this year. Our monthly potluck will be the following week on 2/21. 

All meetings are on hold for the moment, although Project Day and the Monthly Potluck are being held in the Virtual Realm. We’re also doing mini-potlucks, just Anja & Loren and one other “pod” at a time. Let us know if you’re interested!

  • 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
  • Cheese and Wine happens irregularly, usually announced with little notice on our Facebook group.
  • Next Virtual Potluck – 2/21, 3/21, 4/18
  • No Winter Feast in 2021. We’ll revisit for one in 2022 next spring.

Here is the direct Portfolio link which has all the past Project Day reports and various projects, original here:  https://housecapuchin.wordpress.com/portfolio/  and new one here:  https://housecapuchin2.wordpress.com/portfolio/ and number three is here: https://housecapuchin3.wordpress.com/portfolio/

Educational Events

Other Good Stuff

Knowne Worlde Entertainment Guide – KWEG – Entertainment List – https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1xEZAwCca4IQham3TpxfWnonQscG668mmYgIMA18YZ-E/edit?fbclid=IwAR3UAXblIOd9u-N5IKtJNLzLFS52KPibZEAuwoDHjWzFoCtN_gDHETI9iCo&fbclid=IwAR3LHjEqnVdiWwe8G4s_zyAy46spXdgThJieqPnF5Metn9IOFzJWGpLkLNw#gid=0

Classes – 

Online Class: Norse Wire Weaving with Baroness Disa i Birkilundi, OL – EarlySweden – Join Baroness Disa i Birkilundi, OL to learn about Norse Wire Weaving! You can follow along with the class or watch and ask questions to try it later.


  • Dowel (I recommend somewhere around 1/2 inch to start)
  • 24 gauge wire (artistic wire works nicely but anything should be ok to begin learning)
  • 20 gauge wire (only a small amount is needed to finish the piece)
  • Draw plate

For more information including the PowerPoint and links for materials visit my blog post here: https://earlysweden.wordpress.com/202…​ This is part of a series of online classes I am hosting through Zoom meetings Sundays at 2:00pm Pacific. You can find the details for attending the live classes as well as links to the recorded classes through my Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/earlysweden . Each class will be recorded and posted at the link above so that they are available to anyone who was unable to attend.

The Great Library of Nineveh with Irving FinkelBritish Museum Events – Join Irving Finkel as he raises the curtain on the ancient library of Assyria, pride and joy of Ashurbanipal, king of the world in the 7th century BC. Glossing over the complexities and intricacies of cuneiform writing, Irving will inspect some of the calligraphic masterpieces in the Museum collection that were once housed in that library. He’ll survey the range of documents that reveal court life and what people got up to, and consider the significance of the whole, in terms of the libraries of the world, at home or exiled. Part of a series of events inspired by Edmund de Waal’s ‘library of exile’ at the British Museum, supported by the AKO Foundation. More details here: https://www.britishmuseum.org/exhibitions/edmund-de-waal-library-exile

Period Card Games with Justin du CoeurBarony of Terra Pomaria – Justin du Coeur joins us from Carolingia in the East. Join us to learn 2 period Card games from “the card games Laurel”! (“Laugh and Lie Down” and “French Terot” Useful links site https://playingcards.io/​ Justin,s library of game written for “Playingcars.io” https://github.com/jducoeur/playing-c…​ You’ll find Laugh and Lie Down for 4-7 players, and Early French Tarot for 3-6 there. To use those, on the website you create a “Custom Room”, then go into “Edit Table”, choose “Room Options”, and “Import From File” one of the .pcio files from my stuff.

Early Week – All the kerfluffle with the messed-up report having to be re-done took up the first part of this week. We did get the rye bread batch made and had some with the leftover bacon and leeks. (pix in cookery) Tuesday night Anja attended the Adiantum A&S Night. Those are fun! The focus was mainly on archery this time. 

Cookery – Loren did a batch of light rye bread on Monday. That was supper with the bacon/leek dish. Yum! 

Sugar-Plums and Comfits – https://www.historicfood.com/Comfits.htm

Sewing – Anja took her embroidery with her to the Tuesday A&S meeting and made a lot of progress. The progress from the rest of week doesn’t have a picture yet, so it’ll go in next week’s report. 

Progress during A&S

Here is a good, online gallery of basic stitches for embroidery. – https://www.thesprucecrafts.com/surface-embroidery-stitches-1177584

Sundials, etc. – The first pot of bones was de-marrowed early Monday morning and the bones put back with plain water. That was changed out for some with de-greaser Monday evening and they sat until Tuesday.  The 2nd pot was started Tuesday night, de-marrowed and put back with water on Wednesday. …and so on and so on. Loren is experimenting with running scrubbed bones through the dishwasher as a sterilizing thing. He’s planning on cutting some treated that way, this week, to see how well it works. 

Herb Bunch – outside plants got watered and tended a bit on Wednesday. Indoor plants got watered off and on all week. 

Project Day – A couple of people chimed in before we actually started, because they were going to be at work during the online time. 

Amy DeWilde – Working today. I have been knitting scarves. One is done two more are on the needles.

Isabeau – I’m working today also. Will start the embellishment in the red tunic tomorrow. The teal project is complete and delivered.

Arlys – May do a class today. Or watch discovery+ streaming. I am embroidering a needlebook though using your charming kit!

…and then a lot of folks checked in during the first hour. 

Anja – So, Heather Dee , what have you all been up to?

Heather’s crochet

Heather Dee – crochet. Crochet. Crochet. Kids going stir crazy  Steve is just work work work poor guy.

Rosamonde Sherwood – No sleep night… so I’m knitting a neck warmer on a circular loom. I feel like I’m doing something , but there’s less chance for a terrible screw up & I can do this & listen to tv. Nap time is approaching.

Helen Louise – Good, just getting ready to draft a shift pattern for a friend. Washing linen to start making after pattern is finished. Just finished a not HA shift for granddaughter

Peggy – Got moved in to our new housing. Renting from a 70 something artist lady that seems like she may have been a hippie.

Claire – I took the dog for a walk. Finished this earlier this week on the 1st and then did some doll accessory knitting to use up the partial skein from the MiL’s shawl.

Anja – Everybody please check the announcements section. There are currently 7! Most of those are classes, one of which is today at 2pm

Miscellaneous pix – Found by Yseult!

Music – Early music to drive the cold Winter away… – Musica Medievale

Ensemble: St. George’s Canzona, Directed by John Sothcott
Album: To drive the cold winter away – A fireside presentation of music for merrymaking down the ages http://www.facebook.com/musicamedievale

Entry Of The Minstrels And Waits:
1 Branle De L’Official (1588)
2 Pavane – ‘Good King Wenceslas’ (1582)

Festivities In The Tavern:
3 The Dressed Ship
4 Staines Morris / Here We Come A-Wassailing (Trad. North Of England)
5 Green Garters
6 Fandango A Medieval Holiday:
7 Edi Beo Thu (English 12th Century)
8 Salterello (Italian 14th Century)
9 Alle (Psallite Cum) Luya (French 13th Century)
10 Rosa Das Rosas (Galician 13th Century – Cantigas Of King Alphonso The Wise)
11 Ductia (English 13th Century)
12 As I Lay (English 15th Century)
13 La Manfredina (Italian 14th Century)

Festivities At The Manor:
14 Fanfare Written-By – John Sothcott
15 All Hail To The Days (To Drive The Cold Winter Away) – (Trad. Tune) Lyrics By – T. Durfey
16 Captain Digorie Piper’s Galliard Written-By – J. Dowland
17 I Saw Three Ships (Trad.)
18 Peasant Dances (Tanz Der Bauern Und Tanz Der Büaerinnen) Written-By – M. Praetorius
19 God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen (Trad. London) ‘To Entertain A King’:
20 Fire Dance (Feuertanz) Written-By – M. Praetorius
21 Stepping Dance (Schreittanz) Written-By – M. Praetorius
 22 Windmills (Die Windmühle) Written-By – M. Praetorius
23 Village Dance (Dorftanz) Written-By – M. Praetorius
24 King Of Denmark’s Galliard Written-By – J. Dowland
25 Sailor’s Dance (Schiffertanz) Written-By – M. Praetorius
26 Fishermen’s Dance (Tanz Der Fischer) Written-By – M. Praetorius
27 Festive March (Aufmarsch) Written-By – M. Praetorius

Baritone Vocals, Percussion, Bells – Ray Attfield
Citole, Gittern, Lute, Percussion – John Grubb
Coordinator – Roy Carter
Cornett [Cornette], Recorder, Snare [Pipe And Tabor], Crumhorn, Dulcian [Curtal], Percussion – Michael Oxenham
Design – Bob Fell
Directed By, Arranged By, Recorder, Rauschpfeife, Citole, Rebec, Vielle – John Sothcott
Engineer [Balance Engineer] – Bob Auger
Performer – St. George’s Canzona Producer, Recorder, Gittern, Rebec, Fiddle [Medieval], Percussion – Francis Grubb
Rebec – John White Rebec,
Countertenor Vocals – Derek Harrison
Recorder, Crumhorn, Percussion – John Lawes
Recorder, Crumhorn, Shawm – Leila Ward
Soprano Vocals [High Soprano] – Rosemary Harrison
Soprano Vocals [Low Soprano] – Mary Sothcott



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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 – 146
  • ASLIV – 230 plus 4 puppets, 4 powder fort, 8 cheese spice and 9 powder douce packets, 1 kiss-lock pouch, 9 tiny bobs, 7 pincushions, 3 pins, 3 snip case w/snips, lucet cords, 25 pouches for block-printing, 1 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

Total as a Household = 4061 handed off

moving writing pen motifIn ministerio autem Somnium! Anja, graeca doctrina servus to House Capuchin
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Last updated 2/9/21