I miss my Shire. They’re my people, the ones who first got me into the SCA, and taught me that it could be something more than drunken parties, or stick-jockeying. That there are people for whom the love of history comes first. When Nick and I decided to move to Austin (Barony of Bryn Gwlad, Ansteorra, if you’re interested) one of the things that tore me up was the fact that we were leaving this group behind.
So, to always have them with me, I decided to make a favor with the Shire’s coat of arms on it. I’ve been working on it pretty steadily since I posted last, and it’s almost done.
It’s actually a bit more done than that. I divided the last part up into three parts: the plain blue part above the laurel wreath, that plain blue part below it, and the really fun bit in the wreath. Yesterday I finished both plain bits and this morning I’m into the laurel wreath part. I don’t think I’ll get it done today, but certainly by the end of the week.
I finished the embroidery on Edmund’s Anglo Saxon Tunic. Finally. I’m very pleased with how well it turned out.
Doesn’t that look nice? There are some parts where the blue line is a little lost in the sea of fill stitching, but I think it’s okay on the whole.
I finished the neck embroidery and decided that something was missing. So I did some quick decorative stitches around the cuffs too. The blue is stem stitch, the ecru is a chain stitch (with 3 strands instead of 6), and the yellow and red is a tied herringbone stitch. Not sure if it’s period, but it’s pretty.
Don’t worry, this will be the last post that this tunic gets. Until I manage to get a picture of Edmund in it, of course. And lest you all think that I’m shirking my embroidering now, I’ve got another project in the works already: a “butt-flag” favor with Afonlyn Shire’s device.
The popovers were indeed a hit. And I did take pictures. However, in my attempt to delete every photo on my camera in anticipation of an upcoming event… I merely succeeded in erasing every photo on my camera. So popover-pictures will have to wait until next time I make them. Which could be sooner than you’d imagine; those buggers were good!
The event for which I unhappily erased all my scrumptious popovers for was our Shire’s “Getting to know the SCA” Non-Event Event. It was a nice way to get the people newer to the group acquainted with things like persona, heraldry, chivalry, and (most especially!) dance. I have pictures up on the Flickr account, but I thought I’d post a couple favorites here.