This recent weekend Marya drove the Laurel Van north; she and Ursel and I went to Athenaeum on Saturday. This was the second year for this kingdom wide artisan showcase specifically for non-Laurels, specifically not a competition but a chance for folks to simply meet and show what they are doing, and talk to one another without required judgement or undesired critique. It was great, if exhausting*. Imagine a science fair but the hall filled with people discussing their creative endeavors. (How I wish there had been something similar in the years before I was elevated to the Laurel)
It seemed like a good idea to have some SCA business cards to hand out at the event, so Friday morning saw some quick carving of three stamps to transform the back of my regular business cards. Just using the motifs from my heraldry ("... a horse courant regardant between three acorns slipped and leaved argent"), and my name, since all the contact information on the "front" side is accurate and current. Getting the acorn and oak leaves motif carved was a bit of a faff, but it turned out quite recognisable, given that stamp is only a bit over 1/4" across
|ignore modern dress, |
and imagine proper
A new undergown made from natural/bleached herringbone linen is currently in the works. When that is finished, the next project is to make a tablet woven Laurel headband, (similar to the one I made for Marya), and the first step will be dyeing the background wool a pale indigo blue.
June SMART goals (x=extra)
|#||THINGS MADE||THINGS FIXED||THINGS GONE|
|1||blue floral blouse||backyard clothesline||dead rope|
|2||charter #3||boombox cord plug||bag yard waste|
|3||batik popover dress||weeds gone front yard||bag yard waste|
|4||charter #4 ||weeds gone back yard||yard waste bin|
|5||Laurel enamel||weeds gone side yard||yard waste bin|
|6||Aesa wool gown||apple tree mulched ||yard waste bin|
|7||stripey everyday dress||4 sewing shelves sorted ||bag to Goodwill|
|8||wool panova ||new serger needles||-|
|9||x ||rulers cork reattached||-|
|10||x||gussets added to shirt||-|
|12||x||bike brakes tightened||x|
today's gratitude - Marya drove the Laurel van from here to there and back again and all weekend, and arranged for three of us to stay at Oddr and Toki's house. Toki also very kindly took us all out to dinner BOTH nights we were there, which certainly was unexpected and very generous.
* proof positive that despite my enjoyment of social contact with my friends, that I am actually a true introvert. Was so exhausted after the weekend that I came home and collapsed into the quiet and fell asleep for like seven hours!