House Capuchin Shield2 Rommelpots… a discussion of those started off the week, along with the desserts for Winter Feast, once Anja was back, at least. Embroidery and antler carving went on and then we finished up with a lot of Herbs. Lots of links this week, too.

Loren’s antler runes project, sanding the pieces.

It looks like there might be a Cheese Night on Tuesday and/or Thursday this week. Watch the Facebook House Capuchin group…. Otherwise, meetings are on time.

  • Herb Bunch – At Ancient Light, Saturdays, 11am-1pm
  • Sewing Time – At Ancient Light, Saturdays, 3-5pm
  • 8/3 Snip sheathes

    Project Day – At Ancient Light, Sundays, Noon to 5pm

  • Cheese and Wine happens irregularly, usually announced with little notice on our Facebook group.
  • Next Potluck – 7/21, 8/18, 9/15, 10/20, 11/17, 12/15
  • Winter Feast Date is 2/16/20, Theme German Renaissance

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:

Lane County Fair Demo – Monday – Anja

Monday started very early, but very quietly. Emma had gone home Sunday night so it was just Alys and me. We had coffee and talked books until about 9am, then had some scrambled eggs with onions…and then talked it over and went back to bed! Both of us were still really tired from the demo.

Who drinks, sleeps.
Who sleeps, sins not.
Who sins not, is holy.
Therefore to drink is to be holy!

There was a cat-sized puddle of sunlight on the foot of the bed and I tucked my toes into that, put my head on the pillow and faded really fast. I woke just before noon and seeing that Alys’ door was still closed, pulled out a book and my embroidery and just sat and stitched until she got moving.

Drying rosebuds (Anja)

We chatted for awhile, packed stuff up, commented on and toured the neighbors rose garden (I was sniffing for all I was worth, delicious!) and once the van was packed, headed out. We stopped at the closest fast food, since I needed a soda for the trip and I bought a dozen chocolate chip cookies, so’s to have some for Alys and me and some for both of our long-suffering hubs. 🙂

So we headed across the Coast Range in utterly beautiful weather, commenting as the passing landmarks brought things up, and discussing business things and books and SCA and books and food and books, and maybe some books. 🙂 Mapleton actually surprised me. I didn’t think we’d been on the road that long. Gulls were flying along the river.

We ate lunch at the A&W in Florence and then talked about stopping to take some pictures and enjoy the day. We did, twice, both places that Alys hadn’t been.

The first was just south of the Sea Lion Caves. Alys got a good pic of the seastack there. We also stopped at Bob Creek. She braved the ankle-turning beach cobbles to go down to the sand and get her toes wet. (I didn’t.) There was an oriental family, tourists and speaking little english, with a little girl who were playing, taking selfies and having the most marvelous time. 🙂

…and then we just rolled on to Waldport through the late afternoon light, enjoying the views and the chat. After off-loading we sat down for a bit, doing some planning for later in the summer and fall and then she headed home and I collapsed. 🙂 Unpacking happened in the evening. Alys got home in good time and let us know.

Two more pix, taken by an attendee of the fair.

Early Week – 

…didn’t really start until Tuesday, because Anja was so late getting back, but a fair amount of small embroideries got finished that night and on Wednesday (see under Sewing). Loren kept going on the antler rounds.

Cookery – We finally got the sauerkraut uncapped, tasted and fridged on Wednesday. It’s pretty loud, but it’s summer and it got left for 10 days, instead of 7.

…an idea started to get tossed around last week, when we found a picture of an Italian wedding cookie table. It’s worked its way around to putting all the desserts onto one table in the pattern of a german eagle and a set of boxes so folks can fill a box to take home. No one is unstuffed by the time we get around to the last part of our feasts, so this would make something pretty and sobtelty-ish and make it easy to not have that part of the feast be 99% left over.

We have a rolling table that could be set up in the morning, covered and set aside to make this *really* easy.

Sewing – Anja worked on small projects during the early part of the week.

Loren’s antler runes project, sanding the pieces.

Sundials, etc. – Antler rounds are still being sanded. We have yet to figure out how to get the runes onto the rounds.

That’s a ceramic tile with sandpaper taped to it, to give a flat surface to sand the rounds until the saw marks vanish.

We’re back and forthing about carving or painting or something else on the rounds. We want to make a rune-set.

Anja already made a pouch for them.

Herb Bunch – We’re working on incense for awhile, now, building skills in measuring and grinding, mostly. We’re making up recipes by “parts”, too, which is something most folks haven’t done. We bagged up the lavendar and sage blend from last week, made a “clearing” blend and then started a “purification” blend. …and we had a visitor. He was determinedly making his way from the shop door back to where we were working.

…and on Sunday, the onion skins

…and making use of the new grinder.

Harvested at the end of the day. Only the oregano was set aside for drying. The rest went for salad.

Project Day – Loren spent about an hour picking onion skins that Anja has been drying for dye out of stuff on the back side of the work table. Between wind, clutziness and not-enough-time a *lot* of those onion skins went flying. Once that was done Anja got them processed and into a jar. (in Herbs, above) She had been writing, checking out links (many below) and once the onion skins were done was also opened the tumbler that had been running for a month… not very much had happened on the bamboo, so we’re going to try it with regular grit instead of sand.

A little sewing and a little sanding happened, too.

…and then salad at the end of the day.

Miscellaneous pix

Music – Some medieval this week.


Anent Rommelpots – Just ‘cuz

The rommelpot song accompanied by a rommelpot!

Typical street musician style, French tune –

A medley that includes the song Die Rommelpot



Anja, Loren, (Alys), Amy (v), Gudrun (v), Gogor (v)

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 = 304
  • ASLIII – 146
  • ASLIV – 141 plus 2 puppets, 20 powder fort packets, 25 pouches for block-printing, 1 medium pouch, 8 bookmarkers, 2 in-process kisslock pouches, 18 unfinished pincushions, 1 sewing kit (except for bone needle), varnished stuff (124)

Total as a Household = 3970 handed off

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