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  • Kittehs!

    Just some pictures of my favorite sewing helpers. Someone decided that the camera was nonsense and just wanted pets. Hey, Mama, you’re not using this, are you? What?  It’s comfy. Plus, you can’t resist petting me before moving me. Hihi!  Why aren’t you petting me yet?  I’m totes helping. They’re so pretty, my babies.  They

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  • Rapier Marshal Hood

    Last November, I was Marshal in Charge at a rapier event, and I wanted a fancy garment to show that I was acting as a marshal.  For years, I’d always heard the phrase “marshal tabard,” but I never wanted to wear a tabard.  Then a member of my barony made a gorgeous marshalling German capelet,

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  • Laurel Weaving

    As I mentioned last week, the peerages are the highest awards in the Society for Creative Anachronism.  The Order of the Laurel is for arts and/or sciences, indicating that someone has done years of research, artwork, and teaching of a medieval craft. Another good friend of mine was elevated last year to the Order of

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  • Garden 2016!

    Once again I have a garden!  These photos are only from 11 days ago, and I’m already astounded by how much the garden has grown since then.  I’ve already eaten two salads from it, and used some kale and herbs in a bean soup.  It’s so wonderful! I’m just so excited to have a garden

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  • Dragon Pick-Up Weave

    I was asked to post the pattern for the dragon in the Norse-inspired Draco Invictus weave I made a few years ago.  Draco Invictus (dragon unconquered/invincible) is the motto/war-cry of the Middle Kingdom, and I wove it in Viking runes along with two dragons.  I made the pattern for the dragons myself, after being inspired

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  • Life Stuff

    Recovering from a mental wound is very similar to recovering from physical injuries.  It hurts like hell for forever, and then slowly starts to improve, with lots of fits and starts.  Then, once the initial wound is largely put back together, there’s lots of time with physical therapy.  You push the boundaries slowly, and it

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