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Beltane IL post-mortem

This last weekend was West Kingdom Beltane. This is the beginning of the 49th year of the SCA and the West Kingdom. We camped. This is the first time we have camped at an event since our son was born. He’s now 5 1/2 months old. The good: – We camped! The whole weekend! We didn’t chicken out and run…

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Fearghus MacAirt Vigil and Meadhall

Be it known to all who should read this missive that Fearghus MacAirt, my right and worthy Lord, having been invited to become a knight of the realm by the late King Obidiah will sit Vigil on this Friday night, June 21 the first day of Summer. With all humility he begs a boon of all that they should come…

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Pennsic War XLI Post-Mortem

OMG Pennsic! It rained and it was hot and it was humid and it was dirty and it was fantastic and humbling and over-the-top and I wish I had done so much more and I’m so sore I can barely move and I can hardly wait to do it again. *gasp* Most important lessons: Glide and Braies continue to make…

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Pennsic War XL Post-Mortem

OMG PENNSIC! Ok. It was hot and horrible and fantastic and humbling and over-the-top and I wish I had done so much more and I’m so sore I can barely move and I can hardly wait to do it again. *gasp* Most important lessons: Glide and Braies make me happy. Make sure you have more than one pair of comfortable…

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An Tir-West 2011 Post Mortem

Originally we weren’t going to A/W War. Because of the costs of fixing our kitty’s broken leg we really couldn’t afford to pay for the gas to drive 8.5 hours up and 8.5 hours back for the war. Their Majesties heard about this and offered to carpool with us to share gas costs. We really wanted to go.. so even…

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Beltane 2011 Post Mortem

I day-tripped Beltane. That trip turned out to be much shorter than I remembered it.. it only took about two hours to drive up there.. it took longer than it should have because I noticed my “low fuel” light had flashed on when I was half way up the mountain. I could probably have made it onto and off of…

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Fabric Sale

The great fabric cull has begun. My stash is bulging and it’s time to clear some of this stuff out. Send questions to: Sylvie@fibergeek.com. Shipping and handling will be added to purchases where the fabric needs to be mailed. I will be attending West Kingdom Beltane and I’m willing to bring the fabric there.

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Mists Spring Coronet 2011 Post Mortem

I day-tripped to Mists Coronet. Fearghus has Saturday classes for the next month or so and it’s just easier to day-trip than to all-out camp. I’d be tempted to skip the events.. except that I’m on multiple overlapping courts and I do want to be as helpful as I possibly can be. The day was won by Miles Fitz-Rauf fighting…

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Stumble-upons

Interesting Stumble-upons: The Colorful Iron Age Interesting conclusions about Medieval/Iron Age dyes and mordants. Researchers dyed some wool samples and then simulated aerobic and anaerobic burial conditions. “The dyes included madder, cochineal, Brazilwood, indigo, weld, and walnut, and the mordants included alum, copper, cream of tartar, and tin.” Pleatwork Yahoo Group Nice articles about early 16th century German pleatwork Aprons…

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