Sunday, June 18, 2017

Sunday snippets...

in which our plucky heroine is pretty darn tuckered out...

I have basically been sewing like the wind all month so far. The most interesting garment this month is this custom SCA tunic commission, with Viking Age bears embroidered on the front yoke, and a simple border embroidered on the cuffs:

A closer view of one of the Viking Age style embroidered bears. Holding a hammer, because Vanya, the man the tunic is made for, is a blacksmith:


The last several days with my Blue Cedar House pals up here to help with housey work has been really busy as well -

Farbjorn came down here first, on Thursday evening, and on Friday we worked on wall anchoring some of the Ivar shelf units in the workroom, the ones that hold the kiln, and the drill press, and the pickle pot - which entailed adding plywood panels to the backs and sometimes the sides, adding 2x ledger boards to the wall, and then the actual anchoring. This has been on my to do list for several years now, and I am very happy to be able to cross it off, and bring my space just a little closer to being earthquake safe.

Thora came down Friday evening after the work week ended, and she put in hours of work weeding and mowing the yard all day Saturday, and then today helped encourage my decluttering and reorganising efforts in the workroom, which were in part necessitated by how much got moved around in attaching the shelving, and in part because it is an ongoing effort.

The impressive list of "stuff gone" from Acorn Cottage this weekend - three bags of corks, a bag of wood pieces, two lamps that needed work, two random bags of stuff to Goodwill, and at least two bags of paper recycling!

Sent my Blue Cedar House pals home with a big pile of new basic clothing, which, while not particularly exciting, will add to the SCA wardrobe they already have, so that they will be able to make it through the week of ATWW with *enough* to wear - in the last month I have sewn for them 3 Farbjorn shirts, 2 Thora undergowns, 2 Asa undergowns, and a Geniveve undergown... (still have to sew a pair of Farbjorn pants)

June SMART goals (x=extra)
1 Farbjorn undertunic wall anchor shelvingbag to Goodwill
2 Farbjorn undertunic wall anchor shelvingbag of corks
3 Farbjorn undertunic wall anchor shelving bag of corks
4 Thora undergown back for kiln table bag of wood
5 Asa undergownx floor lamp
6 Asa undergown x workshop lamp
7 Thora blue undergown x bag to Goodwill
8 Genivive undergown x bag to Goodwill
9 Vanya tunic x paper recyling
10 x x paper recyling
11 x x x
12 x x x
13 x x x
14 x x x


  1. Sounds like you've had a busy time. Be sure to have some self care too! Hugs Ruthie.

  2. your stitching and the color combinations are lovely!