House Capuchin Shield2All of us are feeling the want of in-person events. Your scribe is finally top-dead-center on classes, but I’m saving links to ones when I have the time to watch. They didn’t record as much for AnTir/West as I’d been hoping. 😦 Still no camera here. I’m still dithering.

These are elephant garlics. They had little corms on them, little bulblets, which I left in the ground. They won’t be garlic bulbs until the summer after next… if we’re still around on this planet…

We had a lot of people for Virtual Project Day this week. Lots of input below.

We’re scattering more of the classes and vids through the newsletter. Makes it easier to read.

Nothing really new this week, and this coming week is more of the same. Loren and Anja are dealing with “tourist season” such as it is, at their shop. Might get a chance for more cookery pix. Anja found another recipe to try. 🙂

All meetings are on hold for the moment, although Project Day and the Monthly Potluck are being held in the Virtual Realm. We’re also doing mini-potlucks, just Anja & Loren and one other “pod” at a time. Let us know if you’re interested!

  • 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 – 6/21
  • Next Winter Feast tentative Date is 2/15/21, Theme ??

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:

Anja has a banner! – This is from the gift exchange. It’s Anja’s device, as submitted.

Banner by Ekatarina Kazimirova

Classes – (More are scattered through the newsletter)

1000 AD – A Tour of Europe / Medieval History Documentary

Conservation of a Tudor ceiling at Hampton Court | Beyond Palace Doors

Medieval Mayhem – Several new Anglo-Saxon videos –

Royal University of the Midrealm – RUM – 6 classes uploaded this week –

Early Week – Once the newsletter was out Anja sorted out embroideries, again. She found the sippy cup insert and got back to work on that and we still trying to work out the pattern for the kiss-lock pouch. Once we have one they’re pretty easy, but until that point….

Estella sent a whole album on Dehydrating Garlic! “It’s easy to grow garlic in tubs, and drying good fresh organic garlic that you grow yourself is very satisfying. If you don’t have a yard, maybe try some herbs, like a good lemon basil plant for your Pho.”

Cookery – Monday evening Anja started the base for the Transylvanian Cherry dish. Loren was working on getting some of the feast gear put away and bone needles. Anja’s embroidery was all very repetitive stuff. Leftovers for supper: dumplings, chicken stew, carrots, mushroom pickle…. Tuesday supper was the bread and cherries dish. We had another serving to put in the fridge, which reappeared on top of rice pudding. The last couple servings of the chicken and leek stew got carrots added and were eaten over cooked rice. Pork patties to be cooked in beef and wine broth got set up along with a set of the dumplings made with parmesan. On Wednesday the last of the cherry stuff got eaten. On Friday the dumplings and meatballs got cooked in the wine/beef broth and sampled. Good! …and the last of the leftovers got eaten, except for pickles that can sit, anyway. …and from Saturday through Monday, dumplings and meatballs were eaten with tomato soup, chicken soup, a basic veg stew and a leek stew!

Cooking A CAPON Dish For A Medieval King – Sweet Measure

Limoncello – Italian –

Jane’s Medieval Kitchen – 4 (5?) New vids –

Sewing – Anja worked on getting a working pattern together for the new kiss-lock pouches. What she had wasn’t working. A print-lined-with-solid pouch got done right at the end of the week, the “proof” pattern. Another pattern got started on the sampler.

Embroidery for the SCA Period – Part 9 Long Arm Cross Stitch

Sundials, etc. – Sanding needles

Herb Bunch – Mostly tending and harvesting this week. 

Weird Garlic

The Weird Garlic – One of the garlics that was planted as a tiny clove in the big tub at the south end of the garden suddenly did this. ^^^^^ It had gotten bent, hard right at the point, probably by someone walking by. I’ve never seen one do that, so I asked on some of the gardening groups. It turned out that some garlics make “bulbils” (I’ve always called ’em bulblets…” at the top of the stalk if you don’t cut off the scapes. Never seen one in the middle…. If you plant ’em you get garlics in two years…. honestly, looks to me like a “next summer” thing. Well, we’ll see.

Herbs, Food and Flowers

Project Day – Anja started with sewing. Loren started with bread. Anja went on to photos of plants and harvesting some feverfew. Then developing pictures. What on earth is going on with that garlic in the gallery above? …. next was lunch and then back to sewing, trying to get the pouch to work right.

Various people participated in the Virtual Project Day. Arlys sent in her Dragon Puppies, Louisa and Isabeau are doing masks. Estella sent a gallery of pix about drying garlic (in Cookery, above.)

Peggy wrote the following, “Still working on the brickwork project, but it is nearing completion (at least the embroidery part). Visited An Tir/West War yesterday…took the Opus Aglicanum (sp?) class and submitted for the war points for that. It was a very interesting class, I learned quite a bit about it.

Turned out that I was the only student at the class, along with the teacher and the host. If I ever get up enough ambition to try Opus Anglicanum it will be a very small piece.☺️

I have some metallic thread that I might try with.”

Sounds like an interesting class!


Miscellaneous pix

Music – The sweet sound of medieval England

French Perion Dance – Rudaba al-Marzubaniyya


Leonardo da Vinci’s Visionary Notebooks Now Online: Browse 570 Digitized Pages

Why is Eyam Significant? –


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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 – 222 plus 4 puppets, 3 hippocras mix, 4 powder fort, 8 cheese spice and 9 powder douce packets, 9 tiny bobs, 7 pincushions, 3 pins, 4 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), 2 emery strawberries.

Total as a Household = 4053 handed off

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