Archive for March, 2009

Ice Dragon!

Jokes were made that Caleb did a really good job taming the ice dragon this year… though it didn’t last long, as it snowed this morning.

But that’s beside the point.  I really don’t get why this even wipes me out so much, but it does.  We all had a lot of fun; Mistress Mahin came up – it was the first time we’d seen her since she moved to Aethelmearc; some friends came to check out the SCA too, and had a great time.

Shoshanna's first A&S EntryBoth Shoshanna and I entered the A&S competition – she had made an “alphabet board” patterned after ones used to teach the aleph bet to young kids in the Angevin Jewish community.  She wrote and painted all the letters herself (in English rather than Hebrew) – all we did was coach her and I drew the initial lines for her to paint over.  I entered the in-progress mauve gown as well as the award medallions in both needlework and heraldic display.  Shoshanna’s comments were awesome, and she got a number of tokens from various people.  I got really great comments on the heraldic display entries and really supportive comments on the embroidery.  It’s hard to say much about the in-progress dress (or the comments on it) because it is so very in progress.

All in all, a good time was had by all, I think.


Writing documentation for an entry into a “heraldic display” category is a COMPLETELY DIFFERENT BEAST than writing documentation for clothing & embroidery categories.


Saturday morning we piled six of us into Irene’s truck to go to the College of Three Ravens in Thescorre. I was on the reserve list to teach my hosen class, fully expecting to be asked to step in for a cancelled class. As it turned out, I wasn’t. I went to two classes – one on making list-legal rapier armor (I was curious about how another person would approach it) and one on tabletwoven edgings – correcting mis-representations in some of the line drawings in Textiles and Clothing.  It was really interesting, and now I really REALLY want a copy of Woven Into the Earth.

I displayed a handful of things in the A&S display – the mauve gown as it currently exists, the award medallions, and Liadain’s gowns.  Well, HRH displayed the gowns – I just stuck the docs on a table with a note to go look at the Princess if people wanted to see the actual garments.  They looked STUNNING, and were selected as Baron & Baroness’ choice.

I also caught up with someone I met at Pennsic to geek about 13th century iconographic sources – she’s forwarded me a citation for a book with a number of pictures of 13th c. tomb effigies, which is awesome.

Shoshanna had a really good day, too.