I will say that grad school is taking up a lot of my time right now, and add in some unexpected health issues and a full-time job, and I've got a lot to juggle. I'll keep doing my best to keep at this, and someday there'll be happiness again in Nottingham. ;)
Last Sunday the Cavalry got together to have another project day to brush up everyone's fighting tabards for the upcoming war season. I brought over a bunch of scraps of linen, Beth bought a few more yards, and we got to work putting in side panels for the rapier fighters and adding applique arms all over the place. They are looking great, but we'll need one more gathering to finish them up. Honor War is just under a month away, so hopefully we will do it before then.
I decided that since I find ramsons so tasty, and since they feature so prominently on my device, it was time to have some around. They aren't native to the U.S., and one previous attempt to grow them failed miserably (I'm an avid but inattentive gardener), but I bought more seeds and they arrived with a bonus package of corn salad, which I've also never grown before. Wish me luck! I'll be starting both indoors in the near future. They may stay indoors, to be honest, since Idaho summers are very hot and dry, and very different from the moist cool shady floor of a deciduous forest, which is where these normally grow. Check out kykeonplants.etsy.com for all kinds of cool seeds and garden stuff. I'll be back for more, I'm sure.
P.S. check out the lovely arrow bag my husband made for me! He's so talented, and he just whipped it out in a couple of hours. It's based on the Mary Rose quiver. It worked really well. I can't wait to decorate it!