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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Note to Self

Dear Self,

From now on please use the plastic coated playing cards when warping your loom. The strings just rip right through the other kind, and then you have to re-do your warp.


Thanks so much,



Rose, originally uploaded by alyssadyane.

So, I had to hurry up and finish this in time for Mom's birthday on Friday. It is done and mailed off to her house in the Kingdom of Atenveldt. Now I can get working on my next project, my Largesse donation for coronation. I warped my loom last night, and get to start the actual weaving today. Woo Hoo!

Monday, October 26, 2009

PRT report & photos

The Pink Ribbon Tournament was a very great success! Over $8000 was raised for breast cancer research and that is really saying something in these tough economic times. Mistress Bridget and Duchess Chamayn did a fantastic job putting this event together. Look up the word "organization" in the dictionary. I am certain there are photos of them on that page.

There was combat, rapier, henna and face painting, music, dancing, fiber-play-day, food and drink, T-shirt sales, and of course, the raffle. Pink was the color of the day and many a strong and burly man was sporting said color. I always say it takes a secure man to wear pink and that was never more true than yesterday.

One of the most coveted, if not THE most coveted, raffle items was an exceptionally beautiful damascus blade knife with a carved stone cat handle.
This was donated in the name of and to honor the Duchess Kolfinna. There were literally hundreds, nay, thousands of raffle tickets for this item. It was won by an extremely happy Lord Cormac.

Alys and I had a great time, as always, and wish to send out a hearty thanks to everyone who made yesterday a success. Remember those of us who have fought the fight against breast cancer and have passed on. Please continue to support our sisters (and brothers...I was informed that about 5000 cases of breast cancer occur in men every year) who have won the battle and those who continue to fight the vile scourge of all cancers, for it is only through research that we will (and I believe we will) find not only a cure, but ultimately the prevention of all cancers.

A final note on yesterday's activities;there was some sort of mis-communication with the local IHOP and their commitment to donate 20% of our dinner service to breast cancer research. Our sizable group, some in garb, some not, then went to The Monrovian Family Restaurant at 534 S.Myrtle Ave. in Monrovia. They were fabulous! Excellent service in spite of getting about 30 people all at once and great food. I highly recommend them.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Crafting for Pink Ribbon Tournament

Alys and I have been crafting a few projects to donate to the Pink Ribbon Tournament this coming Sunday. I had a few skeins of different pink colors that were begging to be turned into something useful. Thus these pink knit and felted clogs were created. These are fun to make and they fit right into the pink theme.

A couple of weeks ago I warped up a card weaving project, also for the Pink Ribbon raffle. Only 10 cards can produce a really nice pattern. There is a total of over 4 5/8 yds of approximately 1/2" wide cotton trim. I am grateful there are creative people out there producing patterns for me to use! Maybe I'll get to the point of designing my own someday, but for now I tap others' talent.

Pink Ribbon Tournament

Just a reminder to everyone that the Pink Ribbon Tournament is coming upon us fast! La Maison d'Artemesia will be in attendance and looks forward to seeing all of our friends throughout the Kingdom of Caid out having fun and supporting an good cause.

It's not too late to sign up as a volunteer! I am sure Mistress Bridget Lucia MacKenzie and Duchess Chamayn of Castile could use all of the help they can get to make this a successful and fun day.

There are lots of great raffle prizes and fun times in store. Complete event details are listed on our page over on the right side bar.

You can still bring items to donate for the raffles the day of the event!

Hope to see you there!

La Maison d'Armoise

Greetings, fair Gentles.

La Maison d'Armoise has decided to start an official blog. Thank you for coming and visiting our Household.

La Maison d'Armoise is a Household within the Kingdom of Caid. The main goal and purpose of La Maison d'Armoise is to join together with like-minded souls to collaborate and share our love for the Arts and Sciences of the SCA. Each of us has a strong creative drive and we love to share our projects with each other and the known world.

We will be using this blog space as a place to keep everyone up to date on events La Maison d'Artemesia will be attending; projects we are working on; and general other random oddities that come floating through our minds.

Thank you for stopping by our world, and please feel free to share your thoughts and ideas with us.

Alys de Montcharmont