I just got home from our shire meeting were we off loaded the last stuff from the event. It was a great weekend even though I was coughing quite a bit. I tried to focus on doing the dishes in the kitchen instead of cooking and it worked out fine.

Met a lot of friends and had a good time and reflected over the fact that this is the first time in six years that I was neither the head cook or the event steward – freaky but very relaxing! 🙂

After a long break from SCA (mainly focusing in my own crafts and the shire) I’m really looking forward to going to events again. Next time will be Luciafesten in Styringheim in December.

Elsa made my day when she gave me her Crafty Challenge. She had written a song which she preformed for me and all the others during the feast. She totally surprised me and I was very flattered of all the nice things she sung about me!

I delivered my gifts to the Prince and Princess of Nordmark. It was four tablet woven silk garters that they can use as tokens for the new members of the Order of the Golden Ribbon. They were very pleased and I was happy to se two of the garters finding new owners during court. I promised the Princess that I’ll weave more and hopefully there will be a few ready in December so that I can bring them with me to Luciafesten.

Silk garters for the Order of the Golden Ribbon

Silk garters for the Order of the Golden Ribbon

I uploaded the documentation as well as another picture in the weaving section.

Came home from work today (first day after summer vacation) and the mailman had brought me a package! It was a lovely Crafty Challenge gift from Racaire – a very cute needle roll. Thank you Racaire!

Needle roll from Racaire

Needle roll from Racaire

On another note, a couple of weeks ago I gave Dis her Crafty Challenge gift. It’s was my latest tablet woven band (TWE No 3). She promised me pictures when she has put it to use (probably on her viking garb).

Racaire finally got her crafty challenge gift from me this week. I’ve been preoccupied and forgot to send it to her so it has been laying around here forever… She got a gathered apron and hope she will find it useful!

The list!

  1. Racaire – a gathered apron
  2. Dis
  3. Alenn von Horn
  4. Elisande
  5. Elsa

There are, at the moment, two four five people who can expect at personal gift from me in 2009:

  1. Racaire
  2. Dis
  3. Alenn von Horn
  4. Elisande
  5. Elsa

Come on! Join the fun! 🙂

EDIT: added two three more on my list! Wow, a complete list, better start making plans for the gifts. I already have a few ideas. 🙂

Feeling inspired (thanks to Racaire, Ezabella and K-Money among others) and after some pondering, here it is!

A Crafty Challenge

The first five people to respond to this post will get something made by me! My choice. For you.

This offer does have some restrictions and limitations:
– I make no guarantees that you will like what I make!
– What I create will be just for you.
– It’ll be done this year.
– You have no clue what it’s going to be. It may be a story. It may be poetry. I may draw or paint something. I may bake you something and mail it to you. Who knows? Not you, that’s for sure!
– I reserve the right to do something extremely strange.

The catch? Oh, the catch is that you have to put this in your journal as well. We all can make stuff!

So… write something in the comments and I’ll get started (sometime this year 🙂 )!

I don’t really believe in New Year resolutions. What I do believe in is challenges. I’ve been thinking about the stash challenge but not really felt the inspiration so this is what I’ll do this year:

For every new project I start this year I´ll finish an UFO (unfinished object)!

Sounds simple right? The thing is that I have a bunch of UFO:s that’s just laying around, usually without me remembering that I started them. This pile needs to stop growing!

These are just a few of the things…

  • leather belt
  • tablet woven bands that needs to be washed
  • a half finished woven basket
  • stuff that needs mending – I actually managed to wear a hole in my nalbinding socks…
  • all those notes from various lectures that needs to be written out fair

In a year we’ll see how I fared!