House Capuchin Shield2Pandemic… who’d’a thunk it?

Things are going in the virtual realm. Well, that’s where they are being communicated, even if they happen in the real world.

  • Herb Bunch – At Ancient Light, Saturdays, 11am-1pm (on hold)
  • Sewing Time – At Ancient Light, Saturdays, 3-5pm (on hold)
  • Project Day – At Ancient Light, Sundays, Noon to 6pm (virtual only)
  • Cheese and Wine happens irregularly, usually announced with little notice on our Facebook group. (on hold)
  • Next Virtual Potluck – 4/19, 5/17
  • Next Winter Feast tentative Date is 2/15/21, Theme ??

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:

Estella says, “My tiny new baby grandson, born a month early, which seems like a good thing. He’s home and Mom, Dad, and Baby are happy and healthy. Their first child, my first grandchild. My daughter and her wonderful husband had both already set up working from home a few months ago.
I tye-dyed the infant hat, the size of my outstretched hand, during tye-dye sessions at my house about 25 years ago. I knew there was a reason to hold onto it. Baby’s Mom may have been in on some of those sessions as a kid, LOL!
You may address me as Granny Blue.

The shelves

Early Week – Anja and Loren are re-setting their shop, preparing for tourist season…. which will hopefully happen…eventually. In the process the section of historical re-creation stuff for sale has gone away, spread out around the shop, but those shelves are going to become project and largess places, so we can keep that under better control. That area is where we already put the House Capuchin library, in any case.

Cookery – 

Radish spread – No, this isn’t period, although it’s possible, but it’s delicious!

Anja says, ” I’ve been craving more of the radish and cheese spread. I had meant to do a tvarog to try it with, but I used that, already. So, cream cheese, and I had one of the ones that had frozen and were very crumbly. I overdid it on the garlic, using 2 cloves instead of the chives that are only just really getting going after being cut for the feast. ….but can there be too much garlic? …especially in a time of illness…. 🙂 I taste-tested with the last caraway rye roll. Dang that’s good!”

So, pies. We ate the trial ones without thinking about it, so here’s a full set, ending up with two peach pies….

Later in the week a beef stew and some other things were created.

Sewing – A bunch of mundane sewing happened during the week including the shop curtains, which needed to be hemmed, and masks, which are starting to be asked for. The grandbaby needed a few toys, as well. Some feast gear bags got made, plus a few pouches for the largesse pile. The footstool cover is progressing and so is that cuff, which is just a few stitches from being done.

…and finished stuff on Sunday.

Sundials, etc. – Wood toys

Wooden toys in various stages of sanding/finishing.

Herb Bunch – Things are at 6’s and 7’s with the chaos coming out of the pandemic, but plant tending goes right on. We set up some small pots to makes starts of that geranium that throws runners.

Project Day In the Virtual Realm

Arlys says, “I can’t show anything! I spent last night ripping out an embroidery bit from fabric, and I doubt if anyone finds naked Aida cloth exciting!

Peggy Vlach My first try at German brickstitch. DMC floss (3 strands) on 32 count linen. (a purse) 

Isabeau’s projects

Miscellaneous pix

Music – This should be a link to the whole list…. Some of these are 17th century, like the first one. Still pretty cool.




Loren, Anja, Isabeau (v), Arlys (v), Peggy (v), Sasha (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 = 304
  • ASLIII – 146
  • ASLIV – 207 plus 2 puppets, 3 hippocras mix, 4 powder fort packets, several cheese spice and powder douce packets, 8 tiny bobs, 9 pincushions, 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)

Total as a Household = 4038 handed off

moving writing pen motifIn ministerio autem Somnium! Anja, graeca doctrina servus to House Capuchin
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Last updated 3/23/20