House Capuchin Shield2Staying at home is getting people really upset, but so many are getting creative instead! The Dance-Off and Glow videos are really amazing. There are tons of class links and some other links in the report this week.

House stuff is pretty quiet at the moment. We’re kinda all tied up in personal stuff. You’d think we’d have more time to play, but no…..

Onion and leek

All meetings are on hold for the moment, although Project Day and the Monthly Potluck are being held in the Virtual Realm.

  • 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 and Wine happens irregularly, usually announced with little notice on our Facebook group.
  • Next Virtual Potluck – 5/17
  • Next Winter Feast tentative Date is 2/15/21, Theme ??
Poppy flower

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:

Happy 55th Birthday, SCA!

Some pictures of the awesome 20th year tapestry from Adiantum.

Misc – Lest we forget…. Absent Friends

Dance Vids – What a lot! Everyone’s hitting full stride! – and we have a page to stash these on. –

AnTir! AnTir! AnTir! Dance-off Better When I’m Dancing!

Here comes Caid! Dance-off I’m Still Standing.


Artemisia – Dance-off Gangnam Style!

West Kingdom – Glow up

…and they get weirder! Trimaris (Star Wars, Our House and Never Gonna Give You Up)

…and still weirder! ….this one really made me laugh, though…. the beard…. 🙂 CUC challenge

This is from the Viking Meadhall.

Atlantian Glow Up – Hymn of the High Seas

Ansteorra – Jailhouse Rock

East Kingdom – Dance-Off – Eye of the Tyger

East Kingdom Ethereal Court

Classes – 

Duct tape pattern class

Oh, Hel! A development of language class

Starting a fire with flint and steel –

Putting on Arrow Heads

What to expect when the Royals are expected. –  Video does not start immediately.

History of Goldwork Embroidery

Medieval Trekking Camping Kit

Black Soap (Three videos)

Class Handout –

Related article –

Firing raw earthenware with wood, pit fire

Medieval Mayhem, Leather Belt, Leather Pouch, Frame Saw, Sewing Box

Glass Making (ongoing series) –

Kumihomo –

Make a Pamphlet Stitch Book

A whole series of horse-related stuff!

My Guitar’s Persona is a Lute

Interview with Sir Ataias, Lion of An Tir

Early Week – We caught up on getting projects cleaned up and then caught up on mundane stuff. A lot of Tuesday was spent writing, as well.

Cookery – Estella says, “I ate some fiddleheads for the first time, after boiling them in lots of water. I had been destroying these ferns that grow all over my yard. If I don’t get sick, they may live and prosper.”
“Picked ’em, boiled ’em in lotsa water for 10 minutes [I started the water heating while I went out in the yard with a bowl and scissors and harvested them], took ’em out of the pot with a slotted spoon and ate them right away with nothing on them. Yummy.”

Caution! Some fiddleheads can make folks sick!

Know which before you start chewing! The following link can help.

The last batch of Capouns in Concys got made Monday evening and consumed in two nights. Anja wanted to try making some cheesy goo, but we didn’t have the ingredients. That’s the biggest problem with sheltering at home…. Potatoes in Chive butter were consumed all week. Friday night was a chicken soup using greens and herbs from the garden pots.

This week’s challenge recipe

Sewing – Progress on the cuff.

Herb Bunch – Indoor plant tending was a lot of the week; moving pots so that plants get better light, trimming dead stuff, staking up floppy things….. Several batches of really old herbs went for compost, too.

Project Day – Peggy and Rafny stopped in to the Virtual Project Day.

Anja was online and also in a few classes as the afternoon went on, stitching on the cuff while she was in the classes. She did the songwriting class, then puppetry. After she and Loren she worked on the outside plants, especially getting the fig trees planted.


Cooking Payne Foudre (something like fondue) –

Also a recipe for

Medieval Apple Pie

Miscellaneous pix

Music – 

Cariadoc’s Virtual Bardic –

This was written by the same person who taught the songwriting class.


That’s a lot of strings!


Surviving climate change in 6th century Finland –

The Art Of The Vikings (BBC Secret Knowledge Documentary) –

Why So Many Medieval Manuscripts Depict Violent Rabbits? –

Working with Bone Antler and Horn (PDF) –

A-Z of Tudor Places – YouTube channel:

Video Links

Shoes! –

X-ray analysis of artifacts from Henry VIII’s warship the Mary Rose –

History of the Home Living Room – 1st 20 minutes

History of the Home Bathrooms – (1st 25 minutes is the period stuff)

History of the Home Bedrooms – (1st 20 minutes)

History of the Home Kitchens (1st 15 minutes is the period stuff)

New and updated pages

– and we have a page to stash the dance vids on. –


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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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