House Capuchin Shield2First thing – A Summits Travel Fundraiser There are a couple of styles of shirts and a hoodie!

Next, Happy Birthday to Brandon! …all the way up in Eskalya!


We had what seemed to be a short week, with last week’s report coming out late and then the monthly pointer in the middle of the week…or it was supposed to be. It helps to remember to hit, “publish”…..

Amy stopped by to chat during a non-meeting time. She’s working through the njalbinden

instructions in her new book.

Finished, but the letters still don’t show.

Gudrun has a write-up of her week below. We’re setting up a “care package” for her, too, with some feast gear, wool and a spindle. Hopefully, that will go home to her after AWW.

Foods for the Queen’s Tea are being picked up on Wednesday. Susanne and Anja are going to AWW on Friday, so that Anja can teach her blackwork class and they’ll drop off the Gudrun box at that time. Saturday/Sunday meetings will be as usual.

  • 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 Potluck – 7/21, 8/18, 9/15, 10/20, 11/17, 12/15
  • Winter Feast Date is 2/16/20, Theme German Renaissance

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 – …sailed on past. Last week’s report went out kinda late, and Anja and Loren are crazy busy with a get-ready-for-summer project in their shop.

Gudrun reported in during the early week. She’s getting ready to do more on her Chinese costume project and was doing a lot of research on Tuesday. She has a write-up of her week below.

Sasha handed back some dishes and a set of small wooden animals for largesse.

Gudrun before the fashion show at 12th Night 2016

Gudrun’s week – On Friday June 28th Wyewood had held their monthly business meeting in Renton, for which I, officers, and various populace members had been in attendance for. At the meeting, I had met a number of officers and populous members, in addition to the current Baron and Baroness. During the business meeting, several topics had been discussed including, and not limited to replacements for current officers in addition to a search for an event steward specifically for the Feast of Saint Bubba’s along with an Archery and Thrown Weapons fun-ness on July 4th and two new elevations yet to be coming. Afterwards, there had been a small giveaway of fabric, and feast gear. I got a mug!

Saturday June 29th Wyewood had then held Archery and Thrown Weapons practice, for which I had been there! We had brought out Bows, which I had gotten to shoot for about 1 hour (Spoiler: I wasn’t terribly good.) and then for more time, I had participated in Thrown Weapons utilizing an Axe. (Spoiler: Also not very good, but getting better!)

Sunday June 30th I had then gone to Rapier practice, however had been nearly an hour late. Counting myself, there had been 5 participants. I got to learn the beginnings of Italian Fencing! All in all, much fun to be had.

Two finished cheeses wrapped in rum-soaked fig leaves, left peeled back to show the cheese

Cookery – Setting up the cheeses to sit and age until needed happened in the very early week.

Anja is on the Stromgard culinary group and saved the recipes from this week’s “ginger” meeting. Ask if you want a copy.

More recipe research happened.

Finished, but the letters still don’t show.

Sewing – Anja finally decided how to finish the birth sampler and got to work on that, along with a very mundane biscornu and then, by request, worked out a pattern for a combination historical recreating and nerd-stuff and sent it off. During the cleaning, several partially finished items popped up that got put away and a couple tossed into the laundry, ‘coz of where they’d been. …and then some embroidery fabric, irretrievably stained, landed in the ball stuffing box.

Sewing workshop on Saturday was just Anja.

Sciences, Sundials and such… and beeswax – Loren kept on with cleaning up items for sale and/or largesse during the week. The wax is coming along. One more melt and strain and cool and it will be put by to age. Anja’s talking about not aging it and just making her thread waxers out of the un-aged wax and letting them age under the counter.

Herb Bunch – In the early part of the week the plants from last week got shifted into the garden area. Some harvesting of greens for sandwiches got done and a lot of watering. The lemon balm went into the open sign window for the shop, so it’s out of range of the snails, this time. They ate the last one right down to the ground.

The hanging rack is being stripped of old herbs and those are being crunched for compost. We finally got that far! That’s what we did during Saturday’s workshop and then late in the day some harvesting happened for salads, sandwiches and the raspberries are ripe!

Bone needle

Project Day – Loren made a bone needle, first, while Anja was doing photos. That and some embroider is all that was accomplished, because we also had some mundanes in, who were in need of an embroidery lesson.

Miscellaneous pix

Music – A fun one! 

Song, Gryphon’s Flight –

Les Bouffons –



Posted on Facebook for 6/26/19 – Joe Cook-Giles – I have a question for heralds.

Let’s say you are at an equestrian event, and you see a horse covered in heraldic barding. If the heralds begin talking about it, is that an example of blazon saddles?

Loren, Anja, Gudrun (v), Sasha (v), Amy

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 – 146
  • ASLIV – 41 plus 2 puppets, 20 powder fort packets, 25 pouches for block-printing, 1 medium pouch, 8 bookmarkers, 5 in-process kisslock pouches, 20 unfinished pincushions, 1 sewing kit (except for bone needle), varnished stuff (124)

Total as a Household = 3870 handed off

moving writing pen motifIn ministerio autem Somnium! Anja, graeca doctrina servus to House Capuchin
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