June 27, 2018


2017: An old friend.

Not all Comic Con attendees are young and mobile.  This lovely man is our favorite jeweler in real life.  Also in real life, he is an enthusiastic member of the Society for Creative Anachronism.

Their web page tells me, “The Society for Creative Anachronism is an international organization dedicated to researching and re-creating the arts and skills of pre-17th-century Europe. Our “Known World” consists of 20 kingdoms, with over 30,000 members residing in countries around the world. Members, dressed in clothing of the Middle Ages and Renaissance, attend events which feature tournaments, royal courts, feasts, dancing, various classes & workshops, and more.”

Even at Comic Con, they not only joust in mail and armor they built, they have a booth where they share all the crafts and arts.  I find them fascinating, but personally cannot imagine spending all that time and energy on reenactments.  I have enough trouble maintaining one costume that I wear just one day a year.  I took the side seams all apart yesterday to bring it up to specs.  After the sewing machine stabbed me in a finger, it refused to sew with an unappreciated clatter. 

Tomorrow I will attack this glitch with great verve.


  • Himself:  Working way too many long hours.
  • Me, myself, and I:  Would you believe, a foot fungus.  I have joined other friends and am turning off the negativity in the news, and as a result am feeling less angry.
  • Reading:  Hillerman, and sitting with it in my chair downstairs, I keep falling asleep.
  • Gratitude’s:  Books till noonish, then maybe tackling the sewing machine.  I only have two major seams to sew.  LOL


  1. Turning off the news is probably a good idea.....there is nothing we can do about any of it any way.

  2. The machinery gods strike again. Hope you're sewing again soon.

  3. Went to lunch with friends. I faced the TV. Periodically the print on the screen would strike me dumb. So glad there is no TV left in my house.

  4. I always learn something from you Mage! Another great post!

  5. Love the outfit but I am glad to live in these times and not those times. Yet, ancestors did manage to live through those difficult years.

  6. There are times when I wonder how people lived in that day and age. What did they eat? How did they prepare their food? A bit too primitive for me. LOL I like my comforts! I have about 1/5th of the baby quilt quilted. Will try to get a bit more sewn today. Good luck with your machine. Ouchers on the needle stuck finger...

  7. Cool looking outfit and cool looking guy. Me too on the news.


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