House Capuchin Shield2Progress… the Hedeby Bag has gone out and the next one is drawn and ready to cut. The small collar band and cuffs is ready to ship. Leftover food got taken care of and more cheese is being contemplated and researched.

Your scribe discovered that the largesse tab hadn’t

Project Finished

been properly updated since May! So, that got fixed on Thursday.

We’re starting to put the display stuff together for Shrewsbury, which is less than two weeks away and hoping to drop off some largesse stuff at that time. Meetings at the normal times this week, although the Saturday workshops might get

Bookmarks with charms

disrupted if tourist traffic is heavy.

  • 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 – 8/19, 9/16, 10/21
  • Winter Feast Date is 2/17/19

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:

Katherine said it very well. After the upheavals in the last few weeks, I was very glad to see this from the “other side” of SCA reality.

Katherine Lois Beer Napolitano – Shared on Facebook, used with permission, 8/23/18

There has been much going on in the SCA. People talking about their experiences and responding to issues. I’d like to change it up a bit and talk about a different kind of experience with the SCA.

About 9 years or so ago my family joined the SCA in the then shire of Dragons mist in An Tir. We were greeted by the chataline and welcomed into the group. The first big event was coming, AnTir/West war. We had nothing, knew no one and didnt really even know where to start. A lovely household let us join their camp, gave us garb to wear, had us share cooking duties such that we basically only had a couple of meals to cook for the group and a couple to clean up after the rest were shared with the rest of the household and all use the same camp kitchen. It was a fun event and we loved it.

Our lives took us on to another country and another kingdom and shire. Eplaheimr in Drachenwald (Ireland). Far from home and family. We were once again welcomed. We learned much. And we’re accepted as part of the SCA family. Fast forward a few years. My husband was diagnosed stage 4 lung cancer. We weren’t able to attend as much but enjoyed what we could do. He became Albion Herald and loved being able to help people with their heraldry even though physically he wasn’t able to do as much at actual events. Move on a couple more years, to July of 2018, the end was very near. He only told people that he had to resign due to his health, he didn’t tell them that he only had days to live. After spending nearly 2 weeks at the hospital with him I let it be known that he was dying. That he would never leave the hospital. Many, SCA friends stepped in to help me. Many were at events far away as July is prime event season. The word spread rapidly. Royalty called from far away events to thank him for all his service. Awards were given. Of the few friends that were not out of town they wanted to help, they helped at the farm and the hospital one brought is food that was much appriciated after 2 weeks of eating from the mini market at the hospital. But even more important she brought some of the most Awesome hugs. Gentle loving kind and strong enough to help hold together my shattered heart for the few more hours I needed to be strong. Another friend drove from one side of Ireland to the other after work to take my daughter out of the hospital for a break and to get stuff for her so she could take a shower. Then she sat with me in my husband’s room while we waited for him to die. When he died in the early hours of the morning she helped us collect 2 weeks of clutter and pack up the car to go home. She then drove all the way back to her home, showered and went back to work.

These are the kind of people I have found in the SCA. I know that like all families there are problems, people that are not nice, things happen. Please look for the good people, be the good people, protect and nurture members that need it. Change what you can, but don’t forget to be the change you want to see. A smile and a kind word, a loan of garb or a ride to an event, or maybe stepping in to make someone feel safe and welcome, all these are things that mean so much more than you might think. The SCA is a part of my family, warts and all. I will help where I can, change what I can, and be open and welcoming.

I think maybe we need a sign or token that says to all, “I will welcome you as I was welcomed. I will help you as I was helped. I will stand between you and any that would choose to cause you grief.” This is my SCA. And I am willing to work to make it your SCA too.

Katherine Bakere of Eplaheimr

Gift exchange

Early Week – Anja finished the Hedeby Bag and sent it off as part of the gift exchange. She added one of her blackworked kiss-lock pouches, a handmade ball, one of the sewing kits with a bone needle in the needlebook and a pearl-headed gold pin, a spoon and a bookmark.

…and heard back from the recipient whose cat ran off with the ball, immediately. 🙂

….and I swiped this from Nathan Miller, who posted it on Monday… You know the tune. 🙂

It’s a world of heralds, a world of peers
It’s a world of shields and a world of spears
There’s so much that we share that it’s time we’re aware
It’s a Knowne Worlde after all!

Cookery – A little research this week and putting leftovers in the freezer, along with washing and sorting the feast dishes.

Sewing – Tuesday – Back to collar and cuffs project and made progress. …and bookmarks

Sewing Time – Saturday – Was just Anja again, although she was discussing things with folks online. One set of bookmarks got their ends and some charms were found for the set. Later she got a bit farther on the last piece for Jerrick’s shirt.

Herb Bunch – No pix this week. Bagging of herbs and discussion happened, but all of those were for Anja and Loren’s shop. Harvest of honeysuckle happened before the workshop time.

Project Day – Went a little sideways because no one showed up but the D&D group that’s meeting at the shop. Anja and Loren went on into the evening with sanding and embroidery.

Miscellaneous pix

Music – Guillaume Dufay Journey In Italy

  1. Supremum est mortalibus 0:00
  2. O spirito gentil, tu m’ay percosso (Prepositus Brixiensis) 7:31
  3. Morir desio (Bartholomeus de Bononia) 12:02
  4. Excelsa civitas Vincencia (Bertrandus Ferraguti) 16:41
  5. Quel fronte signorille in paradiso (Guillaume Dufay) 19:27
  6. C’est bien raison de devoir essaucier (Guillaume Dufay) 22:34
  7. Belfiore (Italian anon) 29:22
  8. O felix flos Florencia (Antonious de Civitate) 37:51
  9. Vasilissa ergo gaude (Guillaume Dufay) 41:33
  10. O sancte Sebastiane/O martyr Sebastiane (Dufay) 44:42
  11. Exultet celum laudibus (Dufay) 49:29
  12. Mirandas parit hec urbs,”Imperatrix angelorum” (Dufay) 53:58
  13. O proles Hispanie / O sidus Hispanie (Dufay) 58:05

La Reverdie Enseemble

Painting: Andrea del Castagno, La Cene, ca.1450



Anja, Loren, Amor (V), Sabrina (V), Amy

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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 – 19 plus 25 pouches for block-printing, 15 (plus 25 unfinished) pincushion, 1 sewing kits (except for bone needle), varnished stuff (124) 7 snap pouch, one double drawstring pouch, 4 brocade pouch

Total as a Household = 3683 handed off

moving writing pen motifIn ministerio autem Somnium! Anja, graeca doctrina servus to House Capuchin
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Last updated 8/27/18