House Capuchin Shield2Other than the Faire, it’s been a quiet week of just getting projects farther along. Next Sunday is our monthly potluck again. Anja’s going to try making some of the dumpling recipes. Everyone’s invited to the potlucks. The rest of the meetings are at the regular times this week.

We’re short on pictures this time, since most of our Faire ones didn’t turn out, so pix may get added later in the week!

  • 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
  • Cheese & Wine – Watch the schedule or the Facebook group! This is going to be irregularly scheduled for when tasks need to occur.
  • Next Potluck – 9/17

Here is the direct Portfolio link which has all the past Project Day reports and various projects, original here:  and new one here: and the newest (2/6/17 and newer)

Early Week – Some research was happening on dice and dumplings, but for a lot of it we were worrying about various friends in the vicinity of the fires. Anja was sewing and Sasha was sanding, other than that…. well, there are some research results below.

Sewing Time – Thursday – …was just Anja, cutting out pincushions and pouches.

Sewing Time – Saturday – Anja and Loren sat and talked and worked on sewing, then on pincushion filling, then she made a forehead cloth and a quick skirt so she could do Shrewsbury. …waiting for pix to be posted for the ones from Sunday.

Herb Bunch – Still doing mint.

Shrewsbury Renn Faire – Waiting for promised pictures from others, since Anja only got the ones below in the gallery.

Anja and Loren drove over there on Friday with the blackwork and toys displays. There was a little kerfluffle over the difference between Google maps and the map that was on the original website, but we found it, alright. Anja was dumb enough not to take her walker though, and took a tumble on the rough ground. She was ok, although wincing a lot on Saturday. We got the displays set up, talked with various friends and then headed home.

Late Saturday Amy told us that she wasn’t going so we had to do some working out of plans. What we did was that Loren did the drive twice on Sunday, driving out in the morning, driving back to open the shop (roadwork made him a bit late), spending the day there, then closing early and driving back to the site, getting there at 7:30, instead of 6:15, when we had planned, again because of roadwork.

Shrewsbury Renn Faire – Anja’s take

Yesterday was fun! I had a blast. I love telling people about what I do, my research and the projects that come out of it and I had plenty of opportunity to do just that all day long. I was tired and sore, so I sat very still, only getting up a few times to point out something.

It was far too warm for me for a part of the afternoon. Only the breeze made it bearable. I’m so spoilt by living on the coast!

It was fun seeing bits of the jousting. They actually tilt at rings and such!

I got to see a bunch of people that I haven’t in awhile and talk with Isabeau, one of my students, at length. I also got to interact with a lady that I had seen before, but we’ve never been in the same spot for very long. Yesterday we got the whole day to chat!

Isabeau’s tunic – This has been a long-term project. It’s stitched almost completely by hand and then embroidered over. Anja finally got to see it up close and examine the stitching at the Faire.

Project Day – …wasn’t much. Loren worked on starting a bone needle and Stella showed up for a bit. Stella showed up for a bit before the Blues Jam gig, so she and Loren got a visit for a few. No pix, ‘coz Anja had the camera….

Miscellaneous pix

I have no clue what the story is on this one, but what a great shot! by Cornelius Vom Hofe Hofe

Dice – Anja’s project

I went hunting for long dice this week, trying to find some historical examples… there’s only one, so far, the pic on the right from Kornbluth photography of a roman one. Just two links here…

Funnies – …and the Magic cards! 

Anja, Loren, Sasha (v), Isabeau

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Largesse Item Count – (includes gifts, prizes, auction items, etc.)

  • ASXLVII = 24
  • ASXLVIII = 88
  • ASXLIX = 794
  • ASL = 2138
  • ASLI = 731
  • ASLII = 163 plus 4 pouch, 25 pouches for block-printing, 48 (plus 32 unfinished) pincushions, emery bags, 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 = 3522 handed off

moving writing pen motifIn ministerio autem Somnium! Anja, graeca doctrina servus to House Capuchin
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Last updated 9/11/17