House Capuchin Shield2This was another fairly quiet week, but some decisions got made after polling the House.

House Capuchin is going to continue as a Household. We’ll keep on with Sunday Project Days, 3rd Sunday Potlucks and the Saturday workshops. The other workshops are going away. This newsletter will keep going, but may not have as much in it as we did at one time when there were more of us active. We may also shift how it’s being posted around, but that’s not decided quite yet. We’ll also meet at events as a group.

None of us got to Coronet, which was disappointing, but we have new Heirs! Hail to Atilla and Eleanor!

We had a good potluck on Sunday, but only 4 of us.

  • 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 – 4/15

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

We made pekanky on Monday. Anja was also working on that blue pouch, finishing the front on Monday and starting the back. She got the stitching of the back finished on Tuesday and the whole thing sewed together on Wednesday.

Cookery – We made pekanky on Monday.

Herb Bunch – Still tending re-grown veg and herbs. We have some starts that are going to need to be potted, too. Did some repotting on Sat./Sun.

Spring Coronet – Congratulations to Sir Atilla, fighting for the honor of Duchess Eleanor! They’re Couer de Val.

Anja didn’t manage to go, after all, so time was spent on cookery.

Saturday Sewing – …was just Anja of the House folks. She got pictures of the pouch she’s been working on for a couple of weeks and then started sewing a different pattern.

Project Day – ….started with cooking. We had a chunk of corned beef to cook with cabbage and then some čočky, figuring to have those for the potluck, but with leftovers. Anja ran around

Drying onion skins for dyeing.

doing herbly things….putting away the dried onion skins, doing the same with oregano and bay, while Loren got some more of the equipment washed and put away. .

Around 1pm the cooking got started: a beef brisket and a pot of čočky. The beef got onion (from the frozen stuff, mustard seed, salt, a dab of caraway and burgundy (although it was thinned out by water). The čočky got the lentils, salt, caraway, onion and carrots.

We knew that it was going to be later than usual on the cookery, but since we were the only two expected, figured that wasn’t an issue. So, Amy showed up unexpectedly. She got her schoolwork done early.

Project Day – Potluck time – We ate later than we’ve been, starting just before 5pm, but we’re talking about starting potlucks, anyway, at 5pm rather than 3pm, since the folks that we had coming who needed them to be earlier are long gone. It’s easier to get the cooking done with a couple of extra hours.

We ate until stuffed. Anja told the story of the Silver Veil Mine and a little history about it. She also worked on the pouches in the picture and we talked about languages and borrowed words.

…and then after Amy headed home, Stella showed up on her way back from the Blues Jam. She got a share of the food and we talked for an hour or more. It was really good to see her! …and she reminded me of a song, that I put the lyrics below.

Project Day – Menu

  • Bean Pottage – Leftovers from feast
  • Hawaiian Rolls – Amy
  • Butter – Leftovers from feast
  • Bean pickle – Leftovers from feast
  • Cabbage pickle – Leftovers from feast
  • Corned Beef & Cabbage – Jeanne, Anja, Loren & leftover cabbage
  • Pekanky – Anja
  • Makovny Kolacky – Leftovers from feast

Miscellaneous pix

Music – This is a mix from Mapas Illustrados that’s all good stuff.



Down at the Inn By Francis of Saxony –

Hey, digga din, Hey, digga din, down at the inn,
Down at the inn, Down at the inn,
Hey, digga din, Hey, digga din, down at the inn,
Down at the inn, Everyone’s down at the inn,

My lady’s a hosteler, hosteler, hosteler,
Such a fine hosteler she.
All day she mounts horses, mounts horses, mounts horses;
At night she comes home and drinks tea.

My lord is a jester, a jester, a jester,
And such a fine jester is he.
All day he makes jokes, makes jokes, he makes jokes;
At night he comes home and drinks tea.

. a woodworker . screws bolts .
. an armorer . bangs iron .
. a herald . blows horns .
. a mason . lays bricks .

final verse:
My Lady’s a herbalist, herbalist, herbalist,
Such a fine herbalist she.
All day she drinks tea, she drinks tea, she drinks tea;
At night she does nothing but pee.

Loren, Anja, Amy, Stella

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

    • ASXLVII = 24
    • ASXLVIII = 88
    • ASXLIX = 794
    • ASL = 2138
    • ASLI = 731
    • ASLII = 278 (includes secret project, 5 pieces) plus 25 pouches for block-printing, 13 (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 = 3638 handed off

moving writing pen motifIn ministerio autem Somnium! Anja, graeca doctrina servus to House Capuchin
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Last updated 3/18/18