Activities through 1-22-17

House Capuchin Shield2n letter motifNot a lot got done during the week, other than getting ready for Saturday and Sunday’s fun stuff! Marcus and Anja went to Adiantum’s Winter Feast and Marcus was given an AoA (yes, it’s a 2nd one….) House Capuchin was complimented for our largesse contributions, too. The potluck on Sunday was fun and we worked on some music for the House Feast, as well, as working out some portion sizes.



This week will be a more usual schedule, although Sewing is going to be in a couple of places again, since folks are more comfortable using their own sewing machines.

  • Sewing Time – Aat Ancient Light 6-8pm
  • Herb Bunch – At Ancient Light, Saturdays, 11am-1pm
  • Project Day – At Ancient Light, Sundays, Noon to 6pm
  • Next Potluck – 1/22
  • House Capuchin’s Winter Feast 2/12
  • Cheese & Wine Nights coming in March

Here is the direct Portfolio link which has all the past Project Day reports and various projects, original here:  and new one here:

Clipart border courtesy of Mabs’ Creations (C)2017 M. Bartlett

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Early Week

Why are you standing out in the hail, sillies!

Why are you standing out in the hail, sillies!

The Duckmeister came in with a batch of lovely duck eggs and we talked about Cheese & Wine Night. With what she’s got going on, it looks like we’re probably going to be using the shop for the get-together, except on special occasions.

motif-food-wineMore research was happening on cheese and also some talk about the workshops in making wine & mead. Loren’s even talking about putting a pamphlet together with some of his private recipes.

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"Starting to make more garb. My younger brother, Wayne, gave me a gift certificate to Joanne for Christmas."

“Starting to make more garb. My younger brother, Wayne, gave me a gift certificate to Joanne for Christmas.”

Sewing Time – …was Anja and Loren, so they worked on cutting out pouches and pincushions. Pix are with Sunday’s stuff, because we got mixed up what got done, when.

Amy also worked on her clothing, getting some fabric with a holiday gift card.

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Adiantum’s Winter Feast (Marcus and Anja, Anja writing)

medieval-travel-motifMarcus and I had a good drive to the site, starting around 7:20, having loaded the truck. We drove down the coast to Florence, stopped there for gas and some breakfast sandwiches, then out 126, through Eugene to Springfield, where the event was. It was held at the Norwood Church, as it has been for many years.

I had a good spot in the middle of one wall, facing the High Table, two tables set together in a V shape, which was perfect for me displaying the things from last year’s Alpine Scholar competition. (Sorry about the blurry pix, no tripod!) One 10-year-old (or so) got fascinated with the balls as I was setting up and kept coming back to talk about them. His mother got a batch of pre-cut-out ones to make for him and her older boys. I got him hooked up with Arwen (Jacqueline de Lioncourt) to practice juggling, which was fun to watch.

There were a lot of things going on during the day. Marcus took two classes, one in Novgorod Illumination and the other was the silk banner painting class that we’ve wanted to do. Those were two among 8? 10? classes held during the event. Adiantum’s Baronial A&S Championship was going on and also their Rapier Championship.

fish feast food motifThe food was amazing, despite a technical problem with the ovens and one dish, there was plenty, it was tasty and I could eat just about everything. Not only that, but an ingredients list was posted online so that folks could check things out ahead and I printed it out for myself, so I felt safe in eating. …and one better still… Ayla has been posting the recipes to anyone who asks! Her Crispels recipe is far better than mine, too, and the cheeses were just delicious, a fresh chevre and a mozzarella, that I think I ate 1/2 a plate of. …and ….and… It was both a lunch, buffet style, and a dinner. Yum!

food-motif-shroom-basketDuring the day my display drew a lot of people and I got to seriously geek out with some. Others needed the basic info, and got that. I got a lot of compliments on my work. I got to talk to some friends, too, which is always fun and got to laugh with Yseult at Vesta being a nut in the kitchen behind the serving hatch, ostentatiously licking a spatula. 🙂 I worked on pincushions, both putting the dimples in and cutting out some.

Court was interesting. Tjorkill and Alina are running some fun courts. There were the usual gifties and goodies going around, but House Capuchin’s largesse donations were complimented. When it came time for the kiddos to get goodies, one very small person who was riding his Dad’s shoulders while I talked wood carving with Dad, got one of our little wooden cut-out animals and the ball kid chose a ball! It was kindof a goodie day. I got to give Antonia her prize for the Scramble-it-Together Largesse Dozen competition from 11th Night. It’s two lapis head and two pearl head gold pins stuck into one of my pincushion strawberries.

…and then it was *really* a goodie day. Alina and Tjorkill didn’t find Marcus’ AoA in the OP, so they gave him another. Tjorkill made his circlet and designed the charter.

Tjorkill told his story, “Hammer Time”, about the big war hammer that he and Alina have been hauling around. It was interesting to hear the history of and reason for such a big beast!canturbury-pilgrims-travel-motif

…and then it was tear-down and cleanup time and we all headed home. I was fighting sleepiness all day (dozed off during the feast, even) and fell asleep 4 times on the way home, but other than fog it was an uneventful trip back.

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Project Day – Potluck

COoking lady motifAnja and Loren’s day started with unpacking her things from the day before and cooking. Anja got the silphium/lazer sauce made first (it smells horrid right at first) commenting on how good it makes the chicken taste even if the original small is rather like old socks, mixed with black jellybeans and rotten eggs!


012217-pincGary ran in for a bit right after church and then took off to get his dog home.

Loren ran around finding cooking equipment and serving dishes and feast gear. Anja set up the chicken in the roaster and then made the “hummingbird tongues” for the feast. Eventually Amy got there and Gary was back and we talked music while we waited for the other two folks that didn’t show and Anja worked on pincushions.

012217-feast1We had our first course of a couple of breads and garlic butter while the rice was cooking and then the 2nd course, which was the “hummingbird tongues” >>>>>> over rice with olives on the side. …and we got to the hummingbird tongues too quickly to get a picture! That’s what’s in the white bowl with pink rice…. or was….

012217-feast2Then Anja discovered that the powerbar had flipped while the chicken was cooking so it wasn’t done yet! So we had to wait for about 15 minutes for that to finish, but eventually had our 3rd course of silphium <<<<<<< chicken and pickled chickpeas.

We talked for awhile after that and then everyone headed home and Loren cleaned up and put away the leftovers, while Anja developed pictures.

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Potluck Menu

  • Sourdough bread – Gary
  • Rolls – Amy
  • Garlic butter – Anja
  • Hummingbird tongues and rice – Loren and Anja
  • Olives – Loren
  • Silphium Chicken – Anja and Loren
  • Pickled Chickpeas – Anja

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Miscellaneous pix

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Eirny has started a new series on Thimbles! –

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Duckmeister, Anja, Loren, Marcus, Amy, Gary

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

  • ASXLVII = 24
  • ASXLVIII = 88
  • ASXLIX = 794
  • ASL = 2138
  • ASLI = 711 plus 3 sewing box (in process), 10 pincushions, varnished stuff (124), 2 hats
  • Total as a Household = 3339 handed off

moving writing pen motifIn ministerio autem Somnium! Anja, graeca doctrina servus to House Capuchin
Page Created 1/13/17 & published 1/23/17 (C)M. Bartlett
Last updated 1/23/17

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