This past weekend, I finally cleaned out all the boxes of pottery that have been stacked under the sewing table. I had to move the table too, so when I got home on Sunday I got out the vaccume cleaner out and sucked down several cats worth of hair that had accululated in that corner. Never make a clean spot on a Sunday, it's like giving a mouse a cookie.
The rest of my weeeknd was taken up by a class on Spanish Feasting practices in the 15th century. It went pretty well, thanks to everybody who helped, and those who took the class.
Thanks to Eliška who packed a lot of pottery, Rhys who let his dad come to do dishes, Rosario who sewed on buttons, Mark & Diane who agreed to sit at the high table, John who leaps on greneades for me, Miyake who brought unexpected tables, Gianetta who brough rose water and makes the best mazapan ever, and Constantina who provided a much-needed lunch.
Many thanks to Juan Santiago and Rose de Le Mans for being our hosts; to our autocrat Vittoria Aureli; and our Spanish language translators, Rosario de la Torre and Brighid ni Chiarain.
Senior Hall Staff
Marshall: Geoffrey Mathias
Butler/Panter: Tangwystyl verch Morgant Glasvryn
Cupbearer: Isabel D Triana
Almoner: Vyncent atte Wodegate (Christian de Holacombe, research)
Master of the Wardrobe: Cynthia Barnes
Carvers Lead: Vyncent atte Wodegate
Aurelia de Montfort, Brian FitzWilliam of Glastonbury, Brion of Bellatrix, Cynthia Barnes, Godric of Castlemont, John Theophilus, and Lüthold von Altstadt.
Servers Lead: Aasa Thorvaldsdottir
Ascelin Meere of Ravenslock, Ghislaine d'Auxerre, Mari inghean Cúán, Miyake Nobuhiro, and Sedania de Corwyn.
Cooks/Kitchen Staff Lead: Juana Isabella de Montoya y Ramirez
Gianetta del Bene, Aelf of King's Crossing (scullery), Krysta MacIntyre (sweets), Wulfric of Creigull, and Ysabella Dolfin. Team Garnish: Christian de Holacombe, Cordelia Tosere, Catherine Holcombe of Arden and Donata Bonacorsi. Thanks also to Vyncent atte Wodegate, Cynthia Barnes, Cordelia Tosere, and Tangwystyl verch Morgant Glasvryn for freezer space and the Barony of Darkwood for use of their cooking equipment.
Knives Lead:Godric of Castlemont (who also made many of the prickets and the sugar rasps)
and knife cases:Geoffrey Mathias, Vyncent atte Wodegate
Spoooooon! Lead: Geoffrey Matthias
Catherine Holcombe of Arden, CoenWulf Maclachlainn, Crystal of the Westermark, Cynthia Barnes, Donata Bonacorsi, Effric neyn Ken3ocht, Flidais ní Eitigen, Gelis of Balweary, John Theophilus, Klaus Rother von Schweinichen, Lüthold von Altstadt, Tangwystyl verch Morgant Glasvryn, Vyncent atte Wodegate, Vittoria Aureli, and friends.
Napkins, towels, and tablecloths: Cordelia Tosere, Constance Lymnour, Crystal of the Westermark, Cynthia Barnes, Etain du Pommier, Geneviève de Vendome, Gianetta del Bene, Johanna Ludwiger von Hertesbergk, Klaus Rother von Schweinichen, Marguerite du Royon, Sophie Xylander, Vyncent atte Wodegate, and friends.
Portpaines and high-table cloth: Aldith Angharad St. George.
Team Trencher: Lead: Geoffrey Matthias.
Catherine Holcombe of Arden, Constance Lymnour, Gianetta del Bene, and Rose de Le Mans.
Benches: Lead: Vyncent atte Wodegate
Crystal of the Westermark, Donata Bonacorsi, Etain du Pommier, Flidais ní Eitigen, Gelis of Balweary, Geoffrey Matthias, János Mihály, John Theophilus, Juana Isabella de Montoya y Ramirez, Tangwystyl verch Morgant Glasvryn, Vittoria Aureli, and Wulfric of Creigul.
Pottery: Lead: Cordelia Tosere. Featuring the work of Lodema the Potter and Mercy the Potter.
Painters: Aasa Thorvaldsdottir, Constance Lymnour, Crystal of the Westermark, Cynthia Barnes, Diane de Winchester, Dona, Flidais ní Eitigen, Geoffrey Matthias, Isabel D Triana, John Theophilus, Krysta MacIntyre, Mark von dem Falkensfenn, and Tangwystyl verch Morgant Glasvryn.
Special thanks for loan of furniture, linens, serving ware, curtains, AV equipment, and muscle power: Aldith Angharad St. George, Donata Bonacorsi, Éireannach Katleen Nic Ghiolla Chainnigh, Cynthia Barnes, Flidais ní Eitigen, Geoffrey Matthias, Rosario de la Torre, Étaín du Pommier, János Mihály, Juan Santiago, Rose de Le Mans, Wulfric of Creigul, Tangwystyl verch Morgant Glasvryn, Vyncent atte Wodegate, Violet Ruthvene, and a host of others.