Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Season 3

Battlestar Galactica Season 3 just came out.. bastards. I want to watch it till my eyes bleed.


Tuesday, March 11, 2008

New Site for scribal stuff

Given the SCA nature of some posts and I know that its strange, I will have a Blog for that stuff (links, images.. you know). I'll post the big important stuff here as well but in any event - here it is.

Note that its a work in progress

Monday, March 10, 2008

yet another scroll

Ice Dragon is this weekend and more scrolls need to be done, especially for the tourneys. You see, I'm into Medieval reenacting. I belong to a the Society for Creative Anachronism. I'm a geek through and through. Not only do I knit, crochet and sew, I also scrapbook, do illumination and calligraphy, embroider, cook, bake and do lots and lots of research.

Back to Ice Dragon. Its the big event for the area and I offered my services to do 2 scrolls - 1st and 2nd place Novice. From one Novice to another I say. Well, I again offered my services - how much time does it really take to do a scroll? Lets take one more. Heavy Arms tourney.

So far - 1 hr research
1 hr to pencil sketch
1/2 hr to ink
2 hrs calligraphy (this took me longer since I had a cat bumping my elbow as I wrote)

Left - Color.

Will it be done by Friday? Hell yah! Will it get the 'Ah' factor? I hope so. I have also found my new favorite resource - the Maciejowski Bible. I lost some time researching this bible and its great images. I can see why so many reenactors use this.

I'm done for the night. night all...

"Just like you..."

We're home today on a sick day (yeah soft toilet paper). She's watching TV while I work and 'crafting'. You know, coloring various thing and gluing Stuff.

She asks me for some string and I give it to her. I ask, "What are you doing?". Her reply as honest as could be "Crafting mommy. I want to Craft like you."

That made me smile. She's beading a necklace from some beads. I love my girl.

Sunday, March 09, 2008


Finally, its done. The snood for Ice Dragon is complete. Its the same color as the salmon linen tunic.

I messed it up a bit for for the better. No big deal.

yeh me!

Saturday, March 08, 2008

Going to Plan B

So the party didn't happen. Travel Advisory, a foot of snow and ice. hmmmm.. a few friends made it over but we politely told them to go home (but take the cupcakes!)

Its a sad day in the house but what can do you. So Erin and I made a sledding hill instead. Check this out.

Now, she's all mopey and whiny. I'm working on Garb and hubby is watching TV with her. I want a drink.

Friday, March 07, 2008

Please don't snow....

Its 1 day until the Birthday party. This week we have cleaned the house, made 50 cupcakes, decorated those same cupcakes, made party games, filled gift bags and planned a family party for tonight. And to top of it, there is a Winter Storm Warning and Watch in effect until Sunday.

Note the timing. Today is Friday. Party is Saturday at 2. Storm is expected to be at its worst Saturday Afternoon.

Do see a problem with this? Her heart has been set on having the girls come over and now there is a good chance it won't happen. Much less get her Birthday present on Sunday morning. I need a plan B. I don't have a plan B.