I have a lot to catch up on. It's been a busy few months since I wrote last. Much of my early spring was taken up with assisting Their Majesties prepare for their coronation. I was thrilled and more than a little proud that they decided to focus on the Anglo-Normans in the twelfth century, and honored that Her Majesty asked me to help her make a bliaut. It was a pleasure to help cut out and embellish their garb, and it looked fantastic. I was also honored that The Queen honored those of us who helped her in court with lovely pewter valkyrie pins. I was able to get some new embroidery done for my seafoam green bliaut, and received several compliments on it. I am also proud to report that I am now officially the apprentice of Baroness Antonia d'Alessandria, a fiber artist I count among my friends. Both of us are a bit awkward and shy about ceremonials, but we called a group of friends and SCA family together in our pavilion, and I was honored that Her Majesty and several other laurels whose work I admire were in attendance. Mistress Antonia gave me a beautiful card woven belt, with spindles on each end. It's like she knows me or something.
I'll post again soon with updates on Artemisia's crown tourney and the Feast of St. Pyre.
I like to: play with fleece, spin, knit, weave, sew, garden, cook, eat, bake bread, dance, read, sing, and learn new things.