House Capuchin Shield2Discovered that we have our monthly potluck set for Eclipsapocalypse Weekend. Uh, no…. putting it off to 8/27! Also, no Herbs or Sewing on Saturday 8/19 or Project Day on Sunday 8/20. Not *even* going to try! So the only meetings this week are Cheese and Wine on Monday evening, (going to make Schizz again) and Thursday’s Sewing.

The final set

The week was quiet progress, but ended with an awesomely productive Herbs Workshop and then a *fun* project day with extra people! Marcus stopped by and dropped off Loren’s armor and some other things.

  • Sewing Night – At Ancient Light, Thursday, 6-8pm
  • Herb Bunch – At Ancient Light, Saturday, 11am-1pm – Not this week!
  • Sewing Time – At Ancient Light, Saturday, 3-5pm – Not this week!
  • Loren in armor

    Project Day – At Ancient Light, Sunday, Noon to 6pm – Not this week!

  • Cheese & Wine – Monday evening 5-8pm.
  • Next Potluck – 8/27 Date change because of the Eclipsalypse!

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 – We got pix from Jay from last Saturday!

Arlys and Anja talked about the inkle loom we’re making for her, and various folks chimed in on the feast, asking about the menu, giving suggestions, asking for invites.

Sewing Time – Thursday …was Loren, Amy and Anja. Pincushions happened, which were mailed on Friday, then more pincushions happened and a needle blank.

Sewing Time – Saturday – …was just Anja, talking with this person and that person and working on pincushions. 🙂

Herb Bunch – Early in the week some harvesting got done and then on Saturday we got serious about it. Anja was planning on making some herb and cheese biscuits, so she got a lot of snips and bits for that, plus pulled 2 shallots, one of which got separated into 3 and then replanted. She also harvested the garlics, replanted the small bulbs, thinned the radishes and collected some greens from that. She discovered more bulblets once at the shop, so those went back into the ground Saturday evening.


Once we were at the shop, Loren spent some time washing the harvested herbs while Anja and the Herb Bunch sorted, prepped and chopped, ending up with two cups of herbs. We ended up putting one cup into a bread loaf instead of biscuits and the other cupful in with barley for a pottage.

That’s the crumb of the bread with 1 cup of chopped herbs and 1/2 a cup of cheese added. It was delicious!

Pottage and bread herbs

More herbs – We got a lot done!

Project Day – …was just awesome even if we didn’t get a lot done!

Amy brought a wonderful trail mix for a snack and we made great inroads into it. Stella got to stop by on her way to the Blues Jam and told us about her visit with her Mom and we talked Feast entertainment and got her caught up on news from the last few weeks.

Anja was sewing by then and kept pecking away for the next 4 or 5 hours while Loren tended the shop.

>>>>>>>>>> A lotta pincushions! >>>>>>>>>>

A couple came in who turned out to be SCA from Stromgard and stayed for the rest of the afternoon, talking and discussing history, food and other things. We’ve invited them to the feast, too. Loren was working on his catapult, but we were having so much fun talking that no pictures happened but one!

Kaldorness Workshop Weekend (last weekend) – Kaldorness is in St. Helens Oregon – Anja taught at this one last year and her Laurel, Mistress Arlys, did this year.

Miscellaneous pix


For the House records – Some books and other things



Tudor Sexting!

Anja, Arlys(v), Jay (v), Amy, Loren, Herb Bunch (1), Stella, Doug & Jenn (Stromgard), Marcus

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Largesse Item Count – (includes gifts, prizes, auction items, etc.)

  • ASXLVII = 24
  • ASXLVIII = 88
  • ASXLIX = 794
  • ASL = 2138
  • ASLI = 731
  • ASLII = 151+12 = 163 plus 4 pouch, 25 pouches for block-printing, 35 (plus 18 unfinished) pincushions, 5 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 = 3522 handed off

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