House Capuchin Shield2It’s been another quiet week in Lake Woebegone… wait, wrong program, there… 🙂 It applies to House Capuchin, though. We accomplished some things, mostly cookery and herbal stuff, but the pouch project that Anja’s doing made progress, as did the Hedeby Bag.

Planning is going for the display next weekend, although it’s going to be a little iffy as to how it’s manned.

This week the workshops on Saturday are cancelled because of Beachcombers’, but the Sunday Potluck will happen.

  • 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 – 5/20, 6/17, 7/15
For a drawstring bag. Found the mistake right at the end of the Sewing Workshop time.

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 – On Monday the hop vines *finally* got planted! They’re on two sides of a tomato in a tall cage that they can grow on, too, and the third bucket is for bean vines.

<<<<<<<< pink towel is so you can see the actual plants! Tomato in the middle, hops on either side. <<<<<<<<

A little planning for the display happened. Nobody seems to be volunteering from the valley. 😦 …and there are only a couple folks who aren’t working that day. <sigh> This one’s gonna be tough.

Cookery – …on Tuesday was a soup of harvested greens, lentils, bacon and an onion and carrots purchased at Gathering Together Farm. These were greens that Anja and Loren grew. The carrots were absolutely delicious and tender! It was almost a shame to put them into the soup, so Anja snagged enough to fill a small canning jar for pickling. She and Loren also ate several, as they were. 🙂

It took Anja several hours of washing greens and chopping to get all the ingredients into the crockpot. She started with lentils and water and then about 1/4 cup of leftover rice. Next was dried mushrooms, caraway, mustard seed and wasabi powder. That’s when the greens started being hacked up. After all those were in, the carrots and carrot greens were next, then the onion, then the bacon ends. It was stirred every hour for the first 4 and then sat from 3am-6am when they it got fridged …and the chives got parked on top. .

Sewing – ...was just Anja this week during the workshop time, although she talked to several customers about her work and did a short class on the embroidery style for someone on Sunday.

Herb Bunch – On Monday Loren and Anja spent a long while harvesting various herbs and plants and then prepping them for storage.

Cow Parsnip (for dye, and other things)

More harvest

…and Saturday’s workshop

Hedeby bag frame in process

Project Day – Anja started by getting some photos done and Loren was working on the Hedeby Bag frame. Eventually they went on to starting to pull out things for next weekend’s display. That’s most of what we actually accomplished, but it was a rainy day and not a lot of ambition….

Miscellaneous pix



Anja, Loren, Jay (v), Sash (v), Isabeau (v), Amy,

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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 – plus 25 pouches for block-printing, 15 (plus 25 unfinished) pincushion, 2 sewing kits (except for bone needles), varnished stuff (124) 7 snap pouch, one double drawstring pouch, 4 brocade pouch

Total as a Household = 3664 handed off

moving writing pen motifIn ministerio autem Somnium! Anja, graeca doctrina servus to House Capuchin
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Last updated 6/10/18