House Capuchin Shield2Lots of pix from Egil’s! We chose a few of folks we know and some of the notables.

Quiet progress this week on a lot of things. We’re planning on setting up a display at the Waldport Beachcomber Days (6/16) since the committee is talking about doing a medieval event in the future and we’d like to get our (both House and SCA) collective foot in the door. We have enough things to display (and to display on, chairs, tables, etc), what we need are a couple of extra bodies to help with manning the display during the day, since us locals are all going to be working hard. (It’s a crazy weekend….) We will feed people during the day and have bathroom and such space accessible. It’s a great spot, just two doors down from the headquarters of the event. The parade goes *right* in front of us and there are a ton of activities in town all weekend. There’s no real place to set up an eric (not safely) although if there’s interest, I’ll see what I can work out with the committee.

Otherwise, we just kept on with projects and did a few cookery things.

All meetings this week at the regular times.

  • 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

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 – Tourist season is starting,  so Loren and Anja’s time is limited and there wasn’t much this week with the holiday. Isabeau is still working on that mundane dress and it’s awfully pretty. Anja saved some Egil’s pix (gallery below) and her blackwork from the shirts can finally be shown, since the Princes wore them at Egil’s.

Cookery – Tuesday night was cookery night. Anja fried up the last of the herb fritters and set up cabbage rolls from the filling that didn’t get used at the feast. Those got cooked on Wednesday and turned out to be pretty tasty, although we probably won’t use the bok choy again. It went a little bitter. On Sunday the tvarog got used to make a dumpling dough (below).

The Princes’ Shirts – (Anja’s blackwork, Onora’s sewing, photos from Egils)

Photos of the Princes and their shirts

The rest of the pictures can be found at which is Anja’s blog of her blackwork.

Sewing – …during the week was keeping on with the kisslock pouches and Anja also published a blog page with the whole of the shirt project (link above)

Sewing Time – Saturday

Herb Bunch – It’s spring and things are growing fast. Loren and Anja worked on getting the hop vines planted this week and cleaning up and weeding the upper garden area. Honeysuckle and oregano were harvested early in the week and ferns and dandelions transplanted later. Quite a lot of greens got eaten during the week, since Anja has not just herbs, but sorrel, arugula, dandelion and sweet cicely planted and has been harvesting plantain and dandelions all over the place.

Amy brought a large bunch of rosemary that we set up for drying.

Some of the previously harvested things (an older oregano and some thyme, among others) were dry enough to put by to store.


Project Day – …started with sorting some spices and prepping some more oregano, setting more honeysuckle aside for drying, etc.

Ashe ran in and out with a batch of friends, staying long enough to get a basic blackwork lesson.

After that we worked on candying violets, and eventually got around to the Czech cheese dumplings. Something was odd, though. You were supposed to be able to work the dough with your hands, but even with 3 times the flour…going on 4 times, it was still more batter-ish, but we stuck it in the fridge to set up and went on with other things.

New blackwork

Anja finally got some time with her embroidery. She got one kisslock pouch sewn and then picked up the new piece.

Late in the day she boiled up the dumplings and yeah, something was odd. They were too fluffy and wet, but


they tasted really good with the butter/sugar sauce. (…which these are swimming in!)

…and because we were still here at 9pm, some folks stopped by and we talked herbs and history and such. 🙂

Miscellaneous pix


Medieval Jewels Of Early Music Ensemble Musica Antiqua: Imagens


De Medici Citrus!

Egil’s Pix

Processional and individuals

Caius and Tullia’s wedding

Wedding Food

Some other fun stuff


Anja, Loren, Isabeau (V), Amy, Ashe

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 = 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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