Coronation finish (5/6):
So, when I last left off it was Saturday afternoon May 6th and I was still in shock from getting the "Glory of Atenveldt" and hungry, so court ended and we got lunch at the kiosk on the lawn. Got a lovely picture of me, Duchess Deborah and lferion
which I need to get copy. Got fed and then things taken care of before we headed into court. Ari and I had been doing our standard "untangle yarn at coronation" schtick. Her Ravenclaw socks were being persnickety. We had lots of people just agog at our efforts to not cut the yarn. We got about 85 % done by the time the second court finished. Now back to my previous post...I knew things were happening...and it was a waiting game while our new to Atenveldt Majesties (they'd reigned many times in Meridies). They did a play which was funny and having Count Dennis of the Titan's being the "voice of tradition" for Atenveldt was a really nice way. So the big finale of the coronation court was them calling up the pelicans and speaking about service etc, and keeping with the schtick from earlier HRM Amber (a member of the Laurelate) talked about art and how people can do both service and art and called up the Laurels. I sallied up to the front of the area and purposely did not look to where I knew the candidate was...since I'd known this was coming. They called up my wonderful apprentices husband Domnall (Domegnev) and the crowd went wild. He was a bit thunderstruck. His knight, americanknight
was ecstatic. Yay!!!!!
So we know what the summer work will be since he will be answering the offer in Sept. Research has shown that the last time a laurel/pel was given was to Aaron Swiftrunner (former Society Seneschal) whom I know quite well from my time as seneschal the first time during the embezzlement fiasco. So that is cool. He deserves it and the household is also just happy as clams. There was some drama where they forgot to call out Asa as a Duchess of Atenveldt and they never thanked Ari for her service as Signet before I took over. The Kingdom herald took to FB to "fix" that but seriously. That was lame.
Sunday was another busy day where Sam and I got the signet case all reorganized and sorted withteh 40+ scrolls that got turned in by Twin Moons. I sat and chatted with people and watched teh tourneys and it was nice. Mel and 7 other guys made it to the king's champion finals and they realized that they all were going to different events and they had the "hateful 8" for the champions. Morgan was the true victor but they all are going to be a rotating stock of Champions. So Monday at scriptorium Poe designed a hyrda with the heads of each of the winners. She got them laminated for badges for them to wear. Its cool.
The weekend after coronation I was running Baronial A&S in BTY. There were issues with the site that made a few things annoying but all in all it went well. We got things to look really nice and there was good art on display. I put on like 13-14k steps that day and was dog tired when I was done. Hrafnheim won the household championship again. Ivan won the Championship even though he didn't enter. They basically talked with everyone (but him, he was off site dropping boy off at a party) and missed them asking him. Lol. But its all good. We had a nice turnout but not spectacular. The smoked chicken we did was a big hit with Ari's curry.
Work has been nuts. Lots of OT and me not having the time to work the OT. Sighs. The weekend after A&S Mel went to San Diego with Paul for a kung fu thing. I coped wth being a single parent but did some work around the house etc. The following weekend (memorial day) was PHXCC.
There is a lot to say about that con. There was a lot of stupid, There was a lot of awesome but we did have fun. Dick Van Dyke, The voices of Batman the Animated Series, Alan Tydk and John De Lancie were faboo.
Ari won the con with Jim Butcher freaking the heck out over her Mab. I got stopped a lot in my Lolita which was great. And I painted on things at the SCA booth while stuff was going on for the demo portions.
Lolita: with a gal in the same fabric:
Cool Pic of Ari and I in cute dresses:
This past weekend (Jun3/4) was the kingdom collegium and I took 2 classes and then sat around both days and painted scrolls. TRM are big on giving things out and I'd done 4 pieces of calligraphy that week alone and I've been behind on on things and just wanted to finally finish something. So the scroll I had low lighted at the con I managed to finish completely on Saturday and then started another one.
So, now I need to finish a knit hat and 2 tunics and then I can really start work on TRM clothing and Dom's scroll.