House Capuchin Shield2Not having any unbusy time until Tuesday evening after a tiring, awesome weekend, means that this is coming out *way* late. Apologies!

The week itself was quiet. Amy seems to still be busy with school. Loren, Anja and Stella were working on various projects. …and then the weekend, which really mostly was Anja.

We’ll be trying for a Cheese and Wine night late in the week. Watch the Facebook group for a time! Otherwise all the meetings are at the regular times.

  • Sewing Night – At Ancient Light, Thursdays, 6-8pm
  • 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 & Wine – Watch the schedule or the Facebook group! This is going to be irregularly scheduled for when tasks need to occur.
  • Next Potluck – 5/21

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 – Loren and Anja were working on the Sewing Kit for the Egil’s Prize, trying to get it finished so Anja could hand it off over the weekend, which ended up not happening. It needed the dividers, which Loren got half-lapped on Tuesday, after cutting them last week, so Anja could sand them, and he found the varnish, so that could get done. Anja still needed to do the pincushion, too, so we worked on it for the rest of the week and will keep on this week.

During the early part of the week, too, lots of people were mourning Conchobar and posting memories. There are going to be some memorial services at a couple of events.

…and Grendal! Tuesday was the Forged in Fire episode that we’ve all be talking about for a couple of weeks. Here’s the link. Spoiler…. he won the $10K!

<<<< …and yeah, that’s Grendal!

Sewing Time – Anja spent a lot of time packing on Thursday. No one was in for Sewing, so she took her projects home. Starting a new style of pincushion! It’s done with 8 hexagonal pieces, top and bottom are embroidered.

The work was done Thursday and Saturday, and then was promptly mislaid. Anja’s starting to think it got left in Corvaria! So, all she has to show is one pincushion. 😦

All Fool’s – Trip to – Friday – Anja

Friday started in a flap, because I had way too much to do. Packing! Loren helped, but then took off around 1pm to get his errands run. I still needed to make some marzipan and pack the foodly things that had been left and wrenched my wrist again getting stuff off the top of the freezer where some of the stuff was! Oof.

I ran around finding all the bits and then sat and waited. Estrella got here and as I was looking for one more thing a whole bunch of stuff bailed out in back and I smashed a pyrex measuring cup! Loren had to clean up for me because we needed to get on the road.

Stella and I had a good trip to Florence, me whale-watching and both of us talking about the beaches and scenery. Gorgeous day! We got root beer floats at the A&W and just about the point where I was slowing down on drinking mine Seamus showed up. We packed my stuff in his car (event Tetris) while Alexander got some snacks for them and then we hit the road.

That’s a long trip to just past La Pine! We watched scenery and talked and stopped at a Safeway in Eugene (I got Loren a chocolate bunny. 🙂 ) rolled on past a lovely rainbow east of Eugene, up and over the mountains through snow (?!?!?!!!!) to the spot where we’re all staying, getting there just before 8pm.

We had a fun evening, talking over projects and classes and even some gossip, had a delicious supper and then scattered to our various tasks. I finally quit around midnight.

All Fool’s – Event – Saturday – Anja
Saturday was just a wonderful day! I had a great time at the feast and hanging out with all the folks. My class went really well, too, and the 2nd half in June ought to be fun.

We started with a lovely breakfast thanks to Temperance and Tryggr, got things together and headed for the event site.

>>>The great site token (love the crazed eyes!) >>>

After my stuff got brought into the hall, I sorted out my potluck contributions (lots of little stuff: the mustard, some garlic butter, honey butter, the cheese wheel and a lentil pottage that had been frozen, but was put into a crockpot borrowed from Temperance and Tryggr for the day.) got it all into serving plates/bowls and with utensils and Seamus got it to the table.

After that I set up my class table and display and once enough of the class people showed up we got started. I had 3 folks who actually took/paid for the class and two more that kibitzed in and out.

At just a little past the 1/2-way point in the class, since one of the folks had a consort in the tourney, we stopped to watch for awhile. These are just random shots of the fighters.

Obviously a lot of others were watching. 🙂

We went back to class and finished all of it except for the fabrics section, which fits just fine in the 2nd 1/2, anyway. One person didn’t get back for the rest of it, but I’m going to catch up with her before Investiture and make sure she’s got the info and she knows what she’s to work on.

Then came the bardic competition. I did my “Squire” story and “Stranger than the Knights”. My brother, Moudry, won with his version of the beginning of the Premyslid dynasty and another folktale.

The potluck was really good. There’s was plenty of food and I actually got enough to eat, even if most of the main dishes were peppered.

Unfortunately, my camera wasn’t working right and only a single picture taken indoors actually turned out (the class pic above). I’m hoping someone will let me use a few more, so you can see how fun it all was!

The evening was a tremendous amount of fun, too. A bunch of folks were staying at my friend’s place for the evening and the jokes and giggles and belly laughs were thick on the ground. We ended up listening to an acoustic concert on TV and pulling out all kind of herbal and history texts. We didn’t go to sleep until past 2!

All Fool’s – Trip home – Sunday – Anja

The day started slowly for me. No one was moving quickly after our late night. Temperance made me an easter basket that’s got lots of lovely spices in it!

She made us a tasty oatmeal breakfast and we talked a lot in between slowly packing up and tracking things down and getting them to the car. Everyone was tired and moving slowly, but cheerful, and we just took things a step at a time. We had a long drive home ahead of us, and intended to stop and do some shopping, but decided against it after the later start than we planned.

We had a good drive going back through La Pine, the Willamette Pass and Eugene into Florence. We stopped once to grab some food, and I dozed for about an hour and a half at one point, but I loved watching the river (the MacKenzie?) as we followed it down and then the Siletz after we turned at Mapleton. I haven’t a clue what all we talked about, but I know we did, seemingly the whole way. A lot of that kind of conversation is, “Isn’t that a pretty tree?” and “Oh, I just saw a….!” but it’s fun.

A couple of things I do remember, though. One was a couple of deer standing right near the road that turned and jumped over a downed tree, just soaring through the air and landing so lightly. The other was a house on the way into Eugene whose whole end wall is taken up by 3 stylized cats that appear to be doing the wiggle-butt preparatory to pouncing on the garden shed!

We hit Florence a few minutes before Loren did and the guys offloaded my stuff. I told ’em to head home, but they waited until Loren got there. Those two took *such* good care of me over the weekend! They headed south to Coos Bay and Loren and I headed back to the shop.

Project Day – No one showed! Well, holiday….. Loren worked on some of the projects all by his lonesome, and then headed to Florence to pick up Anja. We tried to take some pix when we got back to Waldport, but it was already too dark and then Anja couldn’t find the new pincushion….


Codex Engelberg 314: Music of the Late Middle AgesVELLARD / SCHOLA CANTORUM BASILIENSISSCHOLA CANTORUM BASILIENSIS , August 28, 2009, SPARS Code: DDD, Label: Sony Import, ASIN: B002HQWQPC

Les escholiers de Paris (Motets, chansons et estampies), Ensemble Gilles Binchois|Dominique Vellard, December 31, 2002, Cantus Records, © 2002 Cantus Records, ASIN: B01093GRLS


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Anja, Loren, Stella

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

  • ASXLVII = 24
  • ASXLVIII = 88
  • ASXLIX = 794
  • ASL = 2138
  • ASLI = 731 plus 3 sewing box (in process), 1 fid, 1 awl, 4 needles, 29 pincushions, varnished stuff (124), 3 hats
  • Total as a Household = 3359 handed off

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