Week through 3-15-15 Feast

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W Letter motifWe had a productive week, some experiments beginning to bear fruit and other projects actually getting finished! Candles are well underway, drop spindles are nearly finished, puff cushions happening and we had a *yummy* potluck!



During this next week the regular Thursday/Saturday workshops will happen, but then folks are going to be scattering around to various events over the weekend. Some of our largesse things are going to Coronet and a couple of displays, as well.

Here is the direct Portfolio link which has all the past Project Day reports and all the various projects. https://housecapuchin.wordpress.com/portfolio/

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Some candles

Some candles

Candlemaking kept going on Monday, following out of the experiments over the weekend and Marcus was working on more pin documentation. On Tuesday Anja was collecting fabrics for the separators for the feast gear sets. Worn cloth is going to be machine quilted into pieces to keep the dishes from breaking each other in the pottery sets.


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Candles & Toys – Early week

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Sewing Time was Gogor, Anja and a new young girl named Darby who wants to learn “how to sew clothes”. Gogor has the 2nd seam done on his pouch. Darby is working on an apron. Anja sorted pouch fabric before she got there and then worked on pincushions afterwards and a little on her forehead cloth.

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Saturday Herb Bunch potted up some starts, but we ran out of potting dirt before we were finished. Three pincushions were finished. A 4th was set to drying, plus a 5th was partway stitched, plus all of the drop spindles but two ready for finish sanding. The last two still need pilot holes. Geurin did some of the sanding on Friday, but Gogor got the rest during Saturday afternoon. It took most of the day for the wax to melt, but Anja got some dipping time in right at the very end of the day.

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This was a nice meal!

  • Wine – Marcus
  • Garlic Butter – Gogor
  • Italian Butter – Anja
  • Salal Berry Jam – Anja & Loren
  • Cheese & Sausage Plate with fennel – Loren
  • Bread – Loren
  • Czech pickled cabbage (sauerkraut with caraway) – Anja
  • Bean Pickle – Anja & Gogor
  • Pork Roast (from Apicius, cumin, horseradish, honey) – Marcus
  • Mashed Potatoes – Rowan

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Project Day – We’re almost done the drop spindles (two cuphooks left!) and Anja is making headway on the puff pincushions. We ended up only having a couple of hours to work after the potluck and ended up talking research and CA’s.

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Embroidery frames – mostly scrolls and q-snap, but at least pieces of one tapestry frame

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A page of links about weaving – http://larsdatter.com/weaving.htm

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beehoneypot food brewing feast motifA story by one of Anja’s apprentice Sisters, Kate the Candelmaker –  The story, though very embellished, is entirely based in fact!

Honey Vs. Bacon (it was at Honey War 2012, and BaO was trying to bribe people with bacon all weekend).

motif TrumpeterFair friends, allow me to tell you a tale of glory wherein a small lass, a mere ten years of age, did win a war.

The mighty Baronies of Blatha an Oir and Glymm Mere had, for months, been at dispute over stores of honey and bacon, each side accused of shorting the other. So great was their contention that their armies finally met at a small village. War was in the air. As is often the case, families had followed their brave warriors to battle. In an effort to keep the smaller members of the populace entertained and out of harm’s way, the Honorable Kolfinna did organize a foot race.

motif Man NA merchant’s daughter, Savannah by name, saw the efforts of HL Kolfinna. Being ten years of age, she felt herself drawn to the idea of besting the other girls in the camp. And so she ran. Savannah ran forwards, backwards, and even in circles. So fleet of foot was she that she was deemed the best of all the girls.

That night, as the golden sun slowly gave way to the encroaching moon, a grand and glorious Court was held. The Baronies did come together, each waiting to hear how their warriors had fared in the various battles held that day.

musician motif double fluteA surprise awaited them. While all other competitors had declared their allegiances prior to Court, there was one not yet heard. The war was tied, as all entered the joint Court of the two Baronies.

The Honorable Kolfinna did come before Their Excellencies and proclaim that the children’s activities were a grand success. Save, that is, with the exception of the foot race. There was one question left to be asked, one answer left to be made. She spied Savannah and her mother seated at the front of the assembled populace, and asked Savannah to rise from her place.

motif Archer3She did so, a slight blush coloring her cheeks. Their Excellencies sat upon their thrones, as attentive to Kolfinna as the rest of their Court.

HL Kolfinna did call upon Savannah’s mother, Lady Kate the Candelmaker, to explain some of the convoluted relationship between her family and the Baronies of Blatha an Oir and Glymm Mere.

motif LordHL Kolfinna, “Lady Kate, where does your family live?” she asked.

Lady Kate replied, “We reside within the borders of Wyewood.”

“And you are a member of…”

motif Man“The populace of Glymm Mere, by grace of Their Excellencies Baron Wolfgang and Baroness Juliana.”

Their Excellencies, Baron Johann and Baroness Francisca, did smile at both Lady Kate and her daughter, upon hearing this pronouncement..

“And your ties to Blatha an Oir?” HL Kolfinna pressed forward.

motif Archer 6Lady Kate gazed at Baron Aleksii and Baroness Elspeth, “Their Excellencies granted me admittance into the Order of the Golden Blossom.”

“So, you see Your Excellencies, Lady Kate has a quandary. She turned to her daughter and told her that she needed to make her own decision as to where her hard earned war point would go.” Kolfinna stretched out her arms towards the young lass standing before them. “Savannah, the time has come. For whom did you run today? Blatha an Oir or Glymm Mere?”

motif Archer2Their Excellencies all leaned forward. The spectators at Court held their breath.

In a clear, almost musical, voice, Savannah did declare her choice with passion. “Glymm Mere!” she shouted, making sure none would mistake her words later on.

Lady seated motifTheir Excellencies of Glymm Mere did rise from their chairs, leading the thunderous applause and cheers.

Baroness Elspeth, ever a figure of grace and beauty, did lower her head to her hand and motif Lady Amuttered, “I should’ve made sure she got more bacon!”

And so did a slip of a girl, fleet of foot and tongue, win the war.

©2012 Kate Collins, posted on Facebook 3/9/2015 (first published in 2012)  Used here with permission

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Music 10 02 motifMusic

Thibaut de Champagne – Le chansonnier du roi – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m2LKN0FPFYQ

These are the CD’s that I talked about a couple of weeks ago, a whole series of really decent music.

Another series….just going to give you the first few…. They go at least to 21!

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Music 03 02 motifBagpipe funnies (collected from Gordon Redthorn on 3/5/15 Facebook)

Q: Why does a bagpiper always walk around briskly while he plays?
A: To try to outrun the noise

Q: What’s the only thing worse than a bagpiper?
A: Good question. We’re still trying to find out too.

Q. How do you get two bagpipes to play a perfect unison?
A. Shoot one.

Q. What’s the difference between a bagpipe and an onion?
A. No one cries when you chop up an bagpipe.

Q. What’s the difference between a bagpipe and a trampoline?
A. You take off your shoes when you jump on a trampoline.

Music 05 02 motifQ. How can you tell a bagpiper with perfect pitch?
A. He can throw a set into the middle of a pond and not hit any of the ducks.

Q. How is playing a bagpipe like throwing a javelin blindfolded?
A. You don’t have to be very good to get people’s attention.

Q. What do you call bagpiper with half a brain?
A. Gifted.

Q. What’s the difference between a lawnmower and a bagpipe?
A. You can tune the lawnmower, and the owner’s neighbors are upset if you borrow the lawnmower and don’t return it.

Bagpipes (noun) – I understand the inventor of the bagpipes was inspired when he saw a man carrying an indignant, asthmatic pig under his arm. Unfortunately, the man-made object never equaled the purity of sound achieved by the pig. -Alfred Hitchcock

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Miscellaneous pictures

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Some clipart fun from Anja

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Loren, Marcus, Anja, Gogor, Darby, Duckmeister

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Largesse Item Count 

  • ASXLVII = 24
  • ASXLVIII = 88
  • ASXLIX = ytd 610
  • Total as a Household = 763 handed in plus 10+3+7+18

moving writing pen motifIn ministerio autem Somnium! Anja, graeca doctrina servus to House Capuchin
Page Created 3/10/15 & published 3/16/15 (C)M. Bartlett
Last updated 10/20/15

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