House Capuchin Shield2This was one of the quietest weeks we’ve had in a long while. Just three of us doing stuff, although there were others who thought they were going to make it to meetings and things came up. It’s summer on the coast. Everyone is *way* too busy…. and tired. All meetings at the usual time this week.

  • Pickled mushrooms with some of the turnip.

    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 – 8/20

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 – .…was all about cleaning up, adding wine to the mushroom pickle so that the added turnip was submerged, eating yummy leftovers and working on projects that got neglected on Sunday. The plants from Herbs went back home, watered. Pincushions got stitched and filled. No pix.

Cheese and Wine Workshop – We thought we might be able to decant and bottle on Wednesday evening, but no one else could make it, so we put it off again.

Sewing Time – Thursday sewing was just Anja, working on pincushions, but she went over to the fabric store across the street and got some black broadcloth to do backs on some of the pincushions that have been ordered. After that she worked on putting the buckle onto her Lion’s Strength belt that Finn made, but stitched it wrong 4 times and when the last time she sewed the buckle on upside-down, she hung it up for the time being.

Amy showed up on Friday evening and while Anja was stitching another couple of pouches for her tools, Amy gave some decorative knots a try. Didn’t work as well as she’d hoped, so she put it by for another time.



Herbs – Not a lot this week. Hung some St. John’s Wort and ferns to dry, got some dried oregano prepped.

Project Day

We started with Loren making a oat/wheat bread and then trying out the mushroom pickles. They’re pretty good, but stronger than what we expected and the turnip pieces were “meh”. When Amy showed up she settled down with working out how to do nalbinding. She has a new book. Anja was working on pincushions and a pair of needlebooks and eventually some ironing. The needlebooks were for the two sewing kits that are mostly complete. Now all they need is the bone needles. We all sat and chatted and worked.


Other stuff


Miscellaneous pix


Magna Melodia – Medieval Music From The Time Of The Magna Carta, Trouvère Medieval Minstrels, 2015, Orange Dog Productions, ASIN: B00VDNZVQQ –

  1. Can Vei La Lauzeta / La Dousa Votz
  2. L’Autrier Jost’un Sebissa
  3. Kalenda Maia
  4. Congaudentes Iubilemus
  5. Natali Regis Glorie
  6. Fort Chose Avias
  7. Rassa Tan Creis / Mon Chan Fenisc
  8. Anni Novi Circulus
  9. Omnis Mundus Iocundetur
  10. Orientis Partibus
  11. Ex Regali
  12. Rex Tua Nolo Munera
  13. Cum Doctorum
  14. Abacuc / Nuntium Vobis
  15. Volez Vous Que Je Vous Chant
  16. Parti De Mal
  17. Dance
  18. Foweles In The Frith / Man Mei Longe
  19. Verbum Patris Umanatur
  20. Mirie It Is

Links – War! From above! 

Mildew, A perennial problem in AnTir with our mild, wet winters –


Anja, Amy, Loren

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 = 151 plus 4 pouch, 25 pouches for block-printing, 31 pincushions, 1 lucet cord, 1 hat, 1 bone needle & case, 2 sewing boxes finished except for bone needles, 1 sewing box (in process), varnished stuff (124)
  • Total as a Household = 3510 handed off

moving writing pen motifIn ministerio autem Somnium! Anja, graeca doctrina servus to House Capuchin
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Last updated 7/23/17