Welcome Home! (Part Three)

It’s here! The final installment! This is the last of my posts sharing the inside look at the encampments we visited last Pennsic as part of our “Better Pennsic Encampment Walking Tour.” For those just joining us, my husband Phelippe and I organized a walking tour of various encampments this past Pennsic War. We were…

Welcome Home! (Part Two)

As promised here is the much anticipated inside look at our “Better Pennsic Encampment Walking Tour!” To catch everyone up, this past year at The Pennsic War, my husband, Phelippe le Vigneron, and I organized a walking tour of several different Pennsic encampments. This tour was inspired by the Facebook Group: Better SCA Camping. In…

Welcome (to our) Home! Part One

When Phelippe and I return from Pennsic, we always feel like we are running a bit. Immediately following Pennsic, Settmour Swamp hosts its largest Demo of the year. Being the Chatelaine, I am heavily involved in that process. We had an amazing demo this year! However, it feel like the moment we get things from…

Looking Dagged Good

Yesterday, Phelippe and I attended one of our favorite events– Brennan and Caoilfhionn’s Ducal Challenge in the Barony of Settmour Swamp. It was a perfect day filled with friendship, food, and fighting. It began as Phelippe aided in set-up and I organized Chatelaine materials prepping for the event. It finished with a wonderful court that…

Busy Season in the Swamp

It’s here… the baronial busy season in Settmour Swamp. Last week we played host to Mudthaw, today we hosted a demo, in a few weeks we will have our tavern event– Black Gryphon Inn, followed quickly by our weekend camping event– Quest, and then Pennsic… and then Ducal Challenge… and then we wake up in…

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…