House Capuchin Shield2Anja and Loren have been busy with their shop this week. Project Day was a relief, although Anja was supposed to be teaching and that didn’t quite work, so the class is rescheduled for April 11.

We’re still trying to figure out in-person things. It’s probably all going to wait until

Filled seamed

everyone’s had their shots. 

Potluck this coming week! Whatcha makin’? We’re thinking to try Volker Bach’s pears (below in cookery) along with more usual things. 

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 – 3/21, 4/18, 5/16, 6/20
  • 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:  and new one here: and number three is here:

Misc – Pillars of the SCA (Vesta’s Song) – Christina Moroney – “This is a song I wrote about Her Awesomeness, the Supreme Shenanigator, Vestia Antonia Aurelia. It is a filk of “Modern Major General” from Pirates of Penzance by Gilbert and Sullivan. Enjoy!”

Educational Events

 Other Good Stuff

Knowne Worlde Entertainment Guide – KWEG – Entertainment List –

Dance Vids –

Kings & Beggars – Vittrad – Kings & Beggars – The girls are dancing norwegian roundelay.

Classes – 

The English ReformationRoyal University of the Midrealm – RUM – Dame Elizabeth Alles discusses the English Reformation. Learn the basics of the English Reformation: the timeline, politics, major players, and what differentiates it from the the Reformation on the continent.

Sleighs, Sledges and Sleds – Royal University of the Midrealm – RUM – Lady Kathleen Redrider discusses sleighs, sledges, and sleds, along with details on how they were used, and games that could be run while driving and riding them.

Ladies Luxury Travel Wagons – Royal University of the Midrealm – RUM – Lady Rachael of Bhakail discusses travel wagons from the SCA time period.

Cookery – We cracked open the utopenci on Tuesday and started eating them. They weren’t quite as spicy as usual, although I think the only horseradish in them this time was the powdered stuff in the broth, not nearly as “hot” as the root. A vegetable soup happened on Friday. Marionberry pie happened for Pi Day. 

Volker Bach – More experiments this weekend, again from the Mittelniederdeutsches Kochbuch:

95 Item if you would make pears, take them and cut the pears off above (cut off the tops). Cut out the core and throw it away. And pound the other with fat meat. And take (add) egg yolk and spices and salt. Fill that back into the pears. And set them in the embers and let them roast.

Candied Fruit Peels – a Medieval recipe from 1393 – Nick Saint-Erne – A recipe from 1393 for making candied orange peels using honey, from Le Menagerie de Paris (The Goodman of Paris). Modern recipes mostly use sugar to make candied citrus peels, but sugar in the Middle Ages was imported into Europe, so it was expensive and honey could be procured locally. The candied orange peel can be used to flavor sauces and desserts, or just nibbled on like candy.

Sewing – Finishing touches for some pieces of the sewing kit happened. The mistake in the ripper case got picked out and more of the embroidery finished. A pouch to hold things is now in process, as well. 

The Underrated Haute Couture of Jacobean Needlework –

Wearing Medieval Head Coverings. Part 1: the Veil – Lynne Fairchild – Want a simple feminine head covering for your medieval event experience? Try using a veil. It’s simple and easy.

Medieval Head Coverings. Part 2: the Turban or Kerchief – Lynne Fairchild – A short video with historic examples of medieval turban-style head coverings for women and how to take a simple piece of fabric to create your own medieval head covering.

Sundials, etc. – One larger needle is finished. Another is in process. 

Bone Needles and Njabinden -file:///C:/Users/Ancient%20Light/Downloads/PURPUREAE_VESTES_VI_2016_Poster_Bone_nee.pdf

Herb Bunch – Strawberries! A lady in Bayshore was giving away plants. Ours are getting a little tired, so these will perk up the one bucket and we can set up another. 

How to Grow Organic Food like Medieval Farmers

Arlys – From an English medieval manuscript, adapted from Spies’ basic pattern. I’ll be challenging with the finished piece. Grey-FitzPayn/

Project Day – Right at the last second Disa had to bow out of doing the class today. She got her COVID shot yesterday and was feeling pretty bad. <sigh> 

So talking online was the big thing for awhile. The template was being futzed with by Facebook, too. Arlys was also fighting Facebook trying to get a new page up. She did post her little lion, earlier. 

Helen was working drafting a pattern. 

Michelle Crocker posted two pix of an underdress.

The button that we add to other folks’ blogs and posts when they do a Gross Project

A look back at the Gross Project of 2014 – The House members challenged ourselves to make at least 144 pieces of largesse! This was 168….

…and well received. We won the prize and the Princess honored us with a bunch of goodies. 

Music – Medieval music – Arany Zoltán 

  • Saltarello della Pioggia – Italy, 14th century 2:29
  • Mirie it is while sumer y last – England, 13th century 4:35
  • Palästinalied – Germany, 13th century 8:26
  • Estampie – France, 12th century 10:56
  • Da que Deus mamou – Spain, 13th century 15:34
  • Ai vist lo lop – Provence, 14th century 18:57
  • In taberna quando sumus – Germany, 13th century 21:53
  • Deinceps ex nulla – Germany, 14th century 27:47
  • Santa Maria strella do dia – Spain, 13th century 30:20
  • Laudar vollio per amore – Italy, 15th century 34:25
  • Saltarello la Regina – Italy, 14th century 37:11
  • Tourdion – France, 16th century 40:56
  • Ecco la primavera – Italy, 14th century 43:22
  • Platerspiel – Germany, 16th century 45:22
  • Saltatio Mortis – Italy, 14th century 48:48
  • Pase el agoa – Spain, 16th century 51:38
  • Je ne l’ose dire – France, 16th century 52:36
  • Riu riu chiu – Spain, 16th century 55:23
  • Sokféle részögösről – Hungary, 16th century 58:17
  • Parson’s farewell – England, 17th century 1:00:16
  • Schiarazula Marazula – Italy, 16th century 1:02:26
  • Greensleeves – England, 16th century 1:05:30
  • Non é gran cousa – Spain, 13th century 1:09:18
  • S’om pogues partir son voler – Provence, 12th century



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  • 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, 48 key bottle openers

Total as a Household = 4061 handed off

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