Hall walk-though and reservation is done. Pincushions, herbs and wood-working all happened. Fight practice achieved! Details below.

  • Cheese & Wine – Planning for Wednesday. Watch the Facebook group for time!
  • Anja carving

    Sewing Night – At Ancient Light, Thursdays, 6-8pm

  • 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 – 8/20

Here is the direct Portfolio link which has all the past Project Day reports and various projects, original here:  https://housecapuchin.wordpress.com/portfolio/  and new one here:  https://housecapuchin2.wordpress.com/portfolio/ and number three is here: https://housecapuchin3.wordpress.com/portfolio/

Early Week – Aimee & Nick found a spinning wheel and some other things for us! There’re several extra parts for the wheel, plus a loom frame and some knitting needles and a few odds and ends. It looks like we have the standard pieces and we found an online owner’s manual so we’re going to try to see if we can get it up and running.

The Hall walk-through happened on Tuesday and the checks were handed off. Anja got pix. On Thursday we did some carving/sanding while a friend was there during the day.

Sewing Time

Thursday – Anja was the only one sewing, but we had 3 people there for at least a short while.

Saturday – Just Anja, but other than mending a flag it was all pincushions again.

Herb Bunch – …worked on preparing herbs for drying. No pix. Borage was the only unusual one, and we’re starting to get radishes.

Special Fight Practice – On Saturday, Loren and Jay headed for the Valley to go to a fight practice with Evan Burns and his group. They had a great time! The guys took a batch of the pickled mushrooms with them for the supper. Jay got pix and a vid, but the camera wasn’t cooperating.

Loren – ROAD TRIP!!!!!! My friend Jay (also a House Capuchin member) and I had the opportunity on Saturday to investigate reports that a mercenary barbarian horde had taken up residence in Coeur du Val, and were inviting people to come to their fight practice. Now, as is well known, you can never have too many barbarians around. They help make the nobles look good, and also give the nobles somewhere to go when they get bored with being noble and want to have some REAL fun. So off we went, and even though it’s a bit of a jaunt from the coast, it was way closer than any of the other alternatives. We had only a couple minor missed turns, with no real problems finding them.

Evan and Alek gave us the grand tour and showed us their armory, and told us a fair bit of their history and what they were about. I have to say that I was impressed. I’ve always liked Coeur du Val anyway, for a variety of reasons, and was not disappointed now. But the best part was that after all this they PUT US IN ARMOR, and we got to do some actual fighting practice! I haven’t had the chance to throw a shot in probably 25 years, and although I have always thought about getting back on the field, lack of time and equipment, and especially lack of ANY support for a fight practice that was close enough to drive to from the coast before it was already finished really got in the way. The Tuesday practice in Coeur du Val was theoretically close enough but mundane responsibilities interfered.

I had also had some concern that I might be too old, too out of shape, to actually get back in the game …. but when that helm slid back over my head, and my hand closed over that sword hilt, well, I could only think that this must have been what Theoden felt like when the spell was broken. And then they FED us, too!

These are folks that while they are serious about what they are doing with the Society, they have not forgotten that the main idea is that people should be having fun and making friends, not playing politics and making enemies. There is plenty much, and more, of the latter in the mundane world, we have no need to drag it into the Dream with us (even though that seems to be a few peoples favorite hobby). Evan, thank you, sir, for your gracious and openhanded hospitality. Today you made some friends.

Project Day

Anja started with a bay-wood spoon that she’s been ditzing with, since the carving, (all but the bowl), was complete and it needed to be sanded. Sanding got done, bowl got done, more sanding…. Loren was writing about the fight practice.

When Amy got there she brought a bunch of lucet cords that she had made for the largesse pile. We sat down and discussed fight practice and feast and then period versions of fairy tales and projects in process. Anja didn’t get much done on her projects because after the carving/sanding her hands quit and she really didn’t get back to projects until way late.

Miscellaneous pix

Music from the group Unholy Rackett – I can’t get these vids to load! So, their instagram link (where it’s all findable) is https://www.instagram.com/unholyrackett/ 


Remember this clash of epochs? Anachronism, alright!

Well, it’s been immortalized…. A Runestone….


Aimee, Nick, Anja, Loren, Amy, Jay, 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 = 151 plus 4 pouch, 25 pouches for block-printing, 45 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 = 3510 handed off

moving writing pen motifIn ministerio autem Somnium! Anja, graeca doctrina servus to House Capuchin
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Last updated 8/6/17