Our household decided that since the event is in the heat of summer, and to honor our brother Titus, who became a squire at Raptor War 2016, we would put together some Roman garb for the occasion. It worked very well for maternity wear, since I was about 28 weeks pregnant at that point.
I took it easy for the most part, but did teach a class/workshop on identifying knitting techniques used in period pieces and trying/using them in recreations. I'll share the handout below for anyone interested. Please let me know if you use it and refer people to my site.
I was honored to receive a few awards at the event, which I certainly didn't expect, but which made me glad to be there! Den Grimme Aeling (the Ugly Duckling) is an award from the Principality of Cynagua in the Kingdom of the West. We hosted the Prince and Princess of Cynagua in our encampment, and they gave the honor to the whole household. I also received the Golden Maple Leaf, Artemisia's AoA A&S award, and was again nominated for the Blackfox Award for the baronial newsletter.
Finally, our new Baron and Baroness, Gomez and Merin, stepped up at the event. Their investiture was so cool, and I am really looking forward to their time on the Moose Thrones. My husband and I have volunteered as largess coordinators for them, which should be a lot of fun.