Inside the Bardic Circle with Lily MacRuarie

Time has gone by so quickly this year! After coming home from King’s and Queen’s Bardic Championship last weekend, I realized how little time I have left as the Baronial Bardic Champion for Settmour Swamp. As I prepare to pass on the mantle, I reflect on the time that I have served as champion. One…

Always a Bridesmaid…but so happy to be a Finalist!

Yesterday was an incredible day at King and Queen’s Bardic Championship. Dragonship Haven hosted a busy event in a beautiful and resonant space; if you ever get the chance to perform in that room, do it. The was my second year performing in this competition. I felt much more prepared this year and I was…

Feathers and Strings

This post is all about feathers (making quills and plectrums) and strings (recent embroidery projects)… I’ll begin with feathers– as Emeline does a lot of calligraphy and illumination, she has been curious to attempt to make her own feather quills. As luck would have it, while at Birka, we came across some feathers for her…

Capital Improvements to the Encampment

Scroll to the bottom for photos! I wanted to take a moment and share some of the wonderful antiques that I have been fortunate enough to come upon lately and share these beautiful pieces that will be making their way into our encampment at Pennsic this year. I will also share a few photos of last years encampment for reference….

A Market Day at Birka

Today is Sunday; one week ago today Emeline and I made our way back from Birka. We had such a great time seeing everyone, and of course, who doesn’t love all the shopping? I also fought in the bear pit fencing tournament this year and was pleased with my 16th place result. Sticking it out…

A Note of Introduction

Thank you so much for taking the time to visit our blog. This blog focuses on our adventures as members of the Society for Creative Anachronisms. Though we play 14th Century French personas (Emeline la Chauciere and Phelippe le Vigneron) our interests are many and varied and may include: calligraphy, illumination, embroidery, carpentry, fencing, brewing,…