All hail the new Heirs to the Lion Throne. All hail Christian and Helene! Not a lot of photos have come through, yet, since people are just getting home today (Monday) so I’ll have more next week. Already shared some on the Facebook group, plus the video from finals! That was Ataias up against Christian! Kinda frustrating that pix aren’t showing up, yet….. Oh, sheesh, now that this is ready to go out here they come! Ack!

Needle blanks

Heads up! Potluck date for September is going to be 9/22! Forgot about Shrewsbury and Anja will be in Philomath on the 15th at the demo.

Finishing up a busy week of summer with labor day “ate” most of us, and everyone that I’ve heard from is still trying to catch their breath! Some planning is going on for Shrewsbury, the German Renn Clothing workshop and all. The sauerkraut

Sauerkraut went into the fridge.

has gone into the fridge, and we have some embroidery and bone carving this week. Herbs workshop was productive.

All meetings on time this week. We might have a Cheese Night on Thursday.

  • 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 Potluck – 9/22, 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:

Barbara Millard –Posted on Facebok on 8/28/19 – Used with permission

I shared this story in the SCA humour page…but thought it would fit here. My first event…Clinton War 1995. I am wandering around kind of lost, and found out they were having an auction of items abandoned on site more than 2 years before. So I went to watch. This amazingly handsome man wearing the most amazing green velvet Elizabethan costume is trying to figure out what this THING is that he has to sell. So after a few minutes of dithering with many shouted suggestions from the audience, he decided it was a nightcap for a two headed giant. And Baron Gerhard Kendall wore a large woman’s bra on his head…and sold it for 20 bucks…and I fell in love with the SCA.

The AnTir CultureWiki page about him. –

Some interesting comments about the things we make in the SCA and how they don’t have to be perfect, after all. These are collected on Facebook and we have permission to quote.

Katerina Blakelock – “Handmade is the best. I received an inkle woven belt once and thought it was the BEST THING EVER. Fast forward several years after I learned how to weave and it’s only at that point that I realized this was someone’s beginner piece because the tension was off and the selvages were wonky. I still love it and use it even though I can now make something that is technically superior because handmade is just that cool.”

Andi Murdock – “I always have the sense that in the SCA we (or at least, I) tend to put a greater burden of quality on our works than what period examples display. Not every embroiderer in period was a master, nor was every item crafted to exacting standards.”

Early Week – …flew past. Anja was continuing to work on the Mamluk-era design pouch, but also did a few small motifs. Anja also realized that the basket with the puppets disappeared and we can’t figure where! The runes sat on her worktable all week…. …and the puppets appeared late on Sunday. They were sitting in plain sight!

Cookery – The sauerkraut was bubbling away and we set it down on the concrete so’s to not let it get too hot, since it actually got pretty warm in Waldport. We were supposed to do a trial run on seedcakes on Tuesday, but the plans fell through, so that will be this coming week.

In the bib! 6 months old.

Sewing – Started the week with the sewing pouch and playing with some new tools. By Sunday the embroidery for a bob, a pincushion and a zipper pull were done, the pouch embroidery had 4 of 6 steps done and two spool pouches were started. Also, on Saturday, got a picture of Sioned in the bib Anja was embroidering in July.

Loren started on the bone pieces for the sewing kit on Saturday and finished a fid on Monday.

Anja got one spool pouch finished Sunday evening.

Sundials, etc. –

Needle blanks

Mostly was the bone things for

Needs sanding and finish…

the sewing kit.

Herb Bunch – How did we get no pictures? Herbs Workshop went pretty well in the morning. We worked on vetiver and dragon’s blood and discussed both. We also pulled some of the new sandalwood and burned it, plus burning some of the vetiver root. We were coughing on the dusts that things made, but had fun. We got some put by for later use and packaged some.

Project Day – Anja embroidered all afternoon, except for a short while to prep string for some marlinspike. Loren started the set of bone needle, fid and njalbinden needle. Late in the day a friend stopped by that we haven’t seen for several years (she’s been living in Indiana) and we talked sauerkraut and told her about making it. Anja finished the spool pouch embroidery in the evening. (Pix above)

September Crown


Sunday – Victory to Duke Christian Bane inspired by Duchess Helene d’Anjou! Huzzah!

Luciano Foscari is the Summits newest knight! Photo by Tessina Felice Gianfigliazzi

Music – Minnesang – Neidhart : Meie din liechter schin

Lyrics – German (Middle High German) from –

meie, din liehter schin

Meie, dîn liehter schîn
und diu kleinen vogelîn
bringent vröuden vollen schrîn
daz si willekomen sîn
ich bin an den vröuden mîn
mit der werlde kranc.
alle tage ist mîn klage,
von der ich daz beste sage
unde ir holdez herze trage,
daz ich der niht wol behage
von der schulden ich verzage
daz mir nie gelanc.
also noch genuogen an ir
dienest ist gelungen
die nach guoter wibe lone
hoveschlichen rungen,
nu han ich beidiu umbesunst
gedienet unde gesungen.
Maien, dein heller Schein
Maien dein heller Schein
und die kleinen Vögelein,
die aus voller Kehle schrei’n,
sie soll’n mir willkommen sein,
doch bei aller Freude mein
wird mir noch ganz bang.
Alle Tage bringt mir Klage,
die die ich im Herzen trage,
von der ich nur Gutes sage,
auch wenn ich ihr nicht behage,
spüre, dass ich fast verzage,
weil mir nichts gelang.
And’ren ist in ihrem Dienste
so viel mehr gelungen,
Die um ihre Anerkennung
voller Fleiß gerungen,
Ich nur habe ihr umsonst
gedienet und gesungen

…and a link to a page with an English translation of the lyrics and some photos of pages of the book that this comes from! –


Video – Modern History: A Funny Thing About Medieval Hoods


Loren, Anja, Stella (v), Gogor (v), Sasha (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 – 145 plus 2 puppets, 20 powder fort packets, 3 snip sheathes, 8 tiny bobs, 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 = 3974 handed off

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