House Capuchin Shield2More classes, more links! Being home is making bored teachers go online! 🙂 That’s why I’ve separated the Class Links from the Music Links and from the rest of the links.

The Elizabethan outfit I’ve always wanted! on a doll. Oh well. Believe it or not the doll is a Betsy McCall pattern. Remember her? I bet lots of folks don’t!

Projects are continuing. Herb Bunch people have turned our Earth Day field trip into a delivery of plants, and we’re working on our home gardens. The Hedeby bag (for a gift exchange) is finally started. Footstool cover is almost done, on to the next step!

…and this is a day late because of migraine… <sigh>

All classes and meetings are either on hold or in the Virtual Realm. We still need to decide on our theme for the coming year’s Winter Feast!

  • 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 Realm)
  • Cheese and Wine happens irregularly, usually announced
    Sadb – Masks

    with little notice on our Facebook group. (on hold)

  • Next Virtual Potluck – 4/19, 5/17 (Virtual Realm)
  • 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:

Well, the Mid-Realm took up the Challenge!

Some of the “Your Own Version of Art” pictures that are from period

Amor’s Bagpipes – I spent most of Monday laughing in delight! Amor called during the afternoon to say that he had decided to make a set of bagpipes. He was inspired by this picture….

OK, what nut would think that would work, right? So, he started in….

He posted a video that you can see on the House Capuchin Facebook. I couldn’t save it to put here…. I don’t know if this link will work. Let me know!

Early Week – Nothing much.

Cookery – Anja made sunkoflecky, a Czech easter casserole on Tuesday and the recipe turned out to be awful. The stuff tasted ok, at least.

On Wednesday we started making up some of the excess pie dough ingredients from the feast, planning to freezer them after making some for now and some for freezing for potlucks. The first set of actual pieces was on Thursday: strawberry, peach and cherry.

On Saturday the meat filling was finally finished: apples, almonds, a few pecans, currents and craisins, nutmeg, and some maple syrup. Yum!

On Sunday in – SCA Virtual Classroom and Artisan Display Sylvie la Chardonniere‎ posted –
Virtual cooking challenge #1 – Capouns in councy XXIL – The Forme of Cury
Something new, let’s see how this works out.
This is a challenge, not a competition. Try something new, learn something, teach something.
This is a picture of a recipe from “The Forme of Cury” (~1390 London, England) ( As with most medieval recipes this is fairly open to interpretation.
I challenge our cooks (and cooking curious folks), give this your best shot and then in one week on April 18, 2020 we will share images/videos of what was created and feedback on the dish.
Yes, I know that scarcity is a thing (Quarantine and all)..substitutions encouraged as needed.
New to medieval recipe interpretation? Share your questions below and I (and our members) will do our best to help.
Bonne cuisine!!
— in Orangevale, California.

Sewing – A couple of things were getting worked on during the week. Anja is also looking into the rest of the footstool project and picking a pattern for the sitting stool.

Sundials, etc. – Loren’s current project set.

Herb Bunch – During the week we were all discussing getting herbs from the Thyme Garden, since a number of us need starts. Plant buckets were getting painted. On Friday one of the Herb Bunch people set up the plant delivery for Tuesday. I got my lotus seeds on Saturday.


Project Day – There was a virtual RenFair running on Facebook in the early part of the day. I don’t know whether the link will open or not.*F-R&eid=ARDbdTgycz7iz_-_RvV0POnXx95o6tro7aOEJ8jGAqZHBBKST22mtD1Tab0Lw3eQVgJwXRYv3UL01M_v&hc_location=group_dialog

The Virtual Project Day started a bit early. Dame Juliana chimed in, first.

Then Peggy did.

..and Isabeau & Sadb

…and Loren’s and mine.


Official bowtie setting tutorial

Video about dressing armor around 1360 from our exhibition “In the Service of the King” in the Velhartice Castle. The exhibition took place between 2016 and 2019. This video was professionally prepared by archaeologist Mgr. Pavel Macků.

This is a series of classes on silk banenr painting

Fingerloop braiding

Anglosaxon bread

Making medieval shows



Miscellaneous pix




Anja, Loren, Amor (V), Stella (V), Peggy (V), Juliana (V), Isabeau (V), Sadb (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 4 puppets, 3 hippocras mix, 4 powder fort, 9 cheese spice and 10 powder douce packets, 10 tiny bobs, 8 pincushions, 5 pins, 5 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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