House Capuchin Shield2We started off this month of activities working on tools, cleaning blades and sanding handles and even creating a few (point turners….) Bone needles and lacing fids got made, even a tiny piece for a pendant, and working continues on the antler pieces, making rune pendants and a few carvings.

The Herb Bunch has been working almost exclusively on incense although harvest and


tending are moving right along. We’re drying at lot of herbs right now and the sweet grass and angelica smell wonderful. The herb garden had to get moved, so a lot of things are living out in front of the shop at the moment that really can’t stay there, although we have a shelf that’s going to go up inside for a lot of the indoor plants, which means that the ones for sale will be in front, rather than ones we intend to keep. The tumbler with the bamboo pieces got opened during the month, and it *is* working on the bamboo pieces, albeit slowly.

After the learning process on the schnitzel last month, this month’s experiment was with onion

More onion pies

pies. The ones we’re doing are rather like a quiche and they’ve turned out to be pretty darned good. The recipe is definitely a keeper. More sauerkraut is going and a bunch of pickles got done, (beans, mixed veg, eggs) mostly for taking to Shrewsbury, plus some tvarog and another scalded milk cheese.

Embroidery focused on getting a sewing kit of related patterns finished. It ended up being the

Sewing Kit

main pouch with an emery, pincushion and scissor bob, snips with a sheath, a spool holder, bone sewing needle, njalbinden needle and lacing fid, and several needlecases of various materials and colors. As always some other pieces got done, like a pouch with an embroidered insert and more of the little bobs.

There were a lot of links this month, some funny stories and a few other bits, like some commentary about how our work doesn’t all have to be perfect.

Strive Academy students at Anja’s display (photo by Helen Gaskins)

Of course Crown and Coronet were held this month, so Heirs to the Lion Throne and the Gryffin Coronets have been chosen. All Hail Christian and Helene! All Hail Kenric and Dagmar!

Anja went to Shrewsbury with blackwork and toys and spoons. It was a pretty good event, even if we came home soggy from the Sunday rain. Antonia was displaying her paints and painting, Alys was in the A&S tent and there were a bunch of fighters. Even Claire was in the royal court!

Our various members all reported in this month. Nothing much is new except the Estella is going to be a grandmother! Huzzah!

This month (these are standard meeting times) 

  • 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 is an occasional meeting. Watch our Facebook group for notices!
  • Potluck is usually 3rd Sunday of the month. In garb (if you can) and bring a dish to share! Next on 10/20, 11/17, 12/15, 1/19
  • Winter Feast Date is 2/16/20 (date will probably change to Theme is German Renaissance



Activities through 8-25-19 –

Activities through 9-1-19 September Crown –

Activities through 9-8-19 –

Activities through 9-15-19 Shrewsbury demo –

Daily Stuff 9-22-19 Potluck & Coronet –

…and this coming week’s (live by Monday) – Activities through 9-29-19 –

Here are the direct Portfolio links which have all the past Project Day reports and all the various projects, just whomp through pictures until what you see appeals to you, mouse-hover on the pic and then hit “view” when that shows.

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moving pen motifIn ministerio autem Somnium! – Anja Snihova’, graeca doctrina servus to House Capuchin.