House Capuchin Shield2How is it possible to feel so much like the guy in the letter <<<< there, when it’s been a very slow tourist season? We’re dealing with illness, leftover fatigue from illness and other things.

Most of this week was projects continuing. Other than making a batch of bread, Loren wasn’t feeling too well so he didn’t get much done. Anja was just chugging along. Tamra posted in the Virtual Project Day.

The doll Sunday morning

We’re coming up on some *big* virtual educational events! Go look at the websites and get registered!

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!


From earlier in the day, collar across the back, coat to the bottom and notions on top

Our meetings

  • 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 -9/20
  • Next Winter Feast tentative Date is 2/15/21, Probably not being held….

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:

Faire instead of SCA, but….. Wakanda Forever! 

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In May 2018, I was newly Queen of Newcastle, at the Georgia Renaissance Festival. Black Panther had come out just three months before, and it was on everyone’s mind.
I was still learning how to Queen, as the shoes before me were large, and pavilion time was always a time when I felt particularly inadequate.
It was one of my insecure days when I had a young black girl and her dad come and visit the Royal Court. I introduced myself as Queen of England and the girl said “I’m a princess!!” And then got shy.
I wanted her to keep talking, so I said “oh! Are you a Princess of England?” She shook her head. “Are you a Princess of France?” Another head shake. I don’t know why, I’d never done it before, but I thought I’d take a chance. “Are you a Princess of Wakanda?”
Her eyes grew so big.
Her father jumped with excitement.
And she nodded regally.
I crossed my arms over my chest. “Wakanda Forever, my princess. We are so honored to have you in our Kingdom!” Now she stood a hundred feet tall, and her dad nearly trembled behind her.

I touched Joshua Miller’s shoulder, who’d been carrying on a very different conversation as King Henry, and said “my dear Henry, we have a visiting guest from Wakanda!”

Without missing a beat, his arms crossed over his chest. “Wakanda forever, dear princess!! And welcome to England!!”
That shy girl walked out of pavilion with her head held high like an empress.
And I remember her dad just dancing next to her, whispering “Wakanda, baby!! They know you’re from Wakanda!! You’re royalty too!!”
Mr. Boseman, I’ve worked Renaissance festivals for almost twenty years now. Since that point, I have seen dozens of black boys and girls accept themselves as royalty in a way that I’m not sure they would have before. The doors you opened echo throughout time like Arthur pulling the sword from the stone.
Thank you.
🖤 Wakanda Forever.

Educational Events

11/7 – The Trimaris Heraldic, Scribal, and Linguistics Symposium

Past and Recordings

SCA Iberia –

First Virtual Courtesan College –
has a lot of recordings here: Knowne World Courtesans –

8/15 – Wyewood We Wait? –

Classes – 

Online Class: Veil Making 101 with Lady Helena Zancani

Ruffles, Pleats,& Frills Surveilling the Middle Ages for the Extraordinary w/Cristiana de Huntington

Online Class: Waiting for Cadeax with Lady Alicia du Bois

Online Class: Woodworking 101 With HL Alasdair #5 – Trestle Table

How to make a Medieval Trestle Table (DIY)

How to make a medieval bench seat (DIY)

How to make Oseberg Vikings Sea Chest 178 (DIY)

So You Want To Be A Medieval Falconer W/Lady Dagrun

Early Week – Just kept projects going.

Cookery – Soup happened Monday night. It was a “scraped icebox” soup, so no pix or recipe, and ended up with more than a few modern ingredients. It started with the pork dripping and the last of the roast and kept going. 🙂

Tvarog Wednesday into Thursday. This was a “sweet tvarog” intended to go with berries…. huckleberries to be exact, and we were hoping for palacinky….

We had a nectarine that had been sitting to ripen that started to go bad on the bottom on Friday and was almost too hard to cut other than where it was going bad! Anja cut it up and made a tiny batch of nuker jam.

Bread happened on Monday and Saturday.

Ancient Roman Dessert – Ova Spongia ex Lacte – Sweet Omelette

Jane’s Medieval Kitchen – Recipe 33 Honey Oat Cakes

Tasting History – Loseyns – Medieval English Lasagna!

Medieval Sweet Rice

Fried Gourds with fennel flowers – 15th cent Italy

Sewing – Kept going on doll bits on Monday, then got a trial run of a lattice pattern going on the sampler. Doll apron happened on Thursday. Finished ends on the sampler on Friday, then kept going. Doll sat because Anja is trying to find felt for the bodice.

Doll Progress

Sampler Progress

Blackwork prints

Herb Bunch – Watering, watering, watering….. It’s that time of the summer.

Project Day – Anja stayed by the computer, working on a sampler after photos got done. Tamra was the only person who sent something. She was working on the fur collar for one of her outfits.

Anja took the DreamWeaving class from 2-3pm, then worked on plants and her sampler after getting the photos taken earlier in the day processed. Loren was feeling ill, so slept most of the day, but made a batch of bread, later.

Miscellaneous pix

The superheroes of Kingdom Feast, 10/2015. I know Conchobar, Rafr and Svava, at the least.

Music – These days I’m really going for lute music for some reason.

Renaissance Music – Classical Guitar Collection (Lute Music) : John Dowland


Video Links

How Was Butter Made? | Tudor Monastery EP5 | Absolute History


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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, 10 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

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