House Capuchin Shield2To our sorrow, Karen Anderson died this week. The SCA’s founders are getting older…

This was a very quiet week with not a lot of progress on anything but the Feast page. It didn’t help that Loren and Anja both went down sick during the tail end of the week.

  • 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:

Requiesce in pace – Karen Anderson – 9 /16/32 – 3/17/18 – born June Millichamp Kruse on 16 Sept 1932.

Karen married science fiction legend Poul Anderson in 1953.

Their daughter Astrid provided them with a son-in-law, younger SF legend Greg Bear, and two grandchildren.

Karen & Poul were founding members of the Society for Creative Anachronism. They also co-authored eight books together. Among her solo accomplishments was first use of the term “filk music.” For cobbers, she was the Karen in the dedication to Friday.

This was Karen at 35, in the summer of 1968.

Early Week

We had potluck cleanup to accomplish, early on, and Anja decided to go ahead and do the Feast Page even without the rest of the pictures. That took all of Monday, not because of that page, but because of the subsidiary pages that go with it. Archiving stuff takes time because of having to go through every report going back a year and the reports in the month, since! We still have pictures that haven’t made it to the pages, though.  The cookbook still isn’t complete.

Sewing Time – Saturday – …was just Anja of the House people. Still working on the kiss-lock pouches.

Herb Bunch – Most of this week’s was re-potting plants. We had some spring-flowering bulbs that needed a home and a bunch of yarrow plants that were stunted because they had been growing in about 1/2 an inch of dirt on top of a flagstone. >>>>>> an old garden pic of yarrow >>>>>>

Yarrow has been called, herba militaris, woundwort and nosebleed because of its use in stopping bleeding. It also has salicilates that help with pain. It was fed to mineral-deficient cows and sheep and also used for making gruit for brewing and in various medicinal liqueurs.

Project Day – Anja went down sick, so this was just Loren. He carved a cork for a salt-shaker. Amy stopped in for a few minutes.

Miscellaneous pix

Music – 


The Fires of Guedelon 


Funnies – The oldest recorded British joke dates back to the 10th Century AD. Here it is: “What hangs at a man’s thigh and wants to poke the hole that it’s often poked before? Answer: A key.”

Anja, Isabeau (v), Loren, Amy

divider black grey greek key

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
Page Created 1/28/18 & published 3/25/18 (C)M. Bartlett
Last updated 3/25/18