A message from Her Excellency Ylva...
It is always overwhelming to me to go to Queen's Prize....so many people with so much talent and drive. This was the first time that I was a judge, and I was more nervous about doing that than I was when I entered, but it was wonderful! I learned so much from the entrants, both the ones that I judged and the ones I just visited, that I am am now quite inspired by their enthusiasm to get busy on my own projects.
And then there was court, where Lord Andrew Vukovic was the "runner up" for Queen's Prize! His hand-made (of course) 14th century poulains ( leather shoes with long pointy toes) were said by Her Majesty to look like they had fallen right out of the picture that inspired them. Congratulations Andromir!
Now, to everyone who attended, I would ask you to please take a moment and write at least one award recommendation. You can look herehttp://op.calontir.org/ to see what awards the person might already have, and then go here http://awardrec.calontir.org/ to submit your recommendation. You don't have to be a member of the order to recommend, even for peerages! And if you don't have every bit of information requested on the form, just do your best.
Fighter practice is now indoors, so it will be happening rain or shine. Also, I believe that HL Giraude will be teaching a netting class this week. This is a very versatile skill that can be used for many practical and decorative purposes from hair nets to tote bags and beyond.
Please keep in mind that our Baronial Moot is next weekend, 9/20, and that I need for anyone who can help with the Lathrop Demo held October 10-11 to drop me a line. email@example.com If you have questions about either, just let me know.
Thank you to all of our Barony's inspiring artisans!