Hello world, my name is Lia, and I'm an oath-breaker. I did not snap a single photo at Civil War this weekend. *hangs head*
I was too busy having a good time and being a retainer.
The secret project? It was four giorneas
for myself, Mistress Helwig (who is now officially my Laurel), Viscountess Filippa and Lady Iseut. We were the four contracted ladies-in-waiting for Her Majesty, and I found this fabric at a ridiculously low price this summer. Ten metres for 100 SEK. So, we made the giorneas with matching sleeves and we blinged it up with points procured through Mistress Jaelle who has stashes of many useful things.
I don't currently have a good picture of them, but I kept seeing the others across the hall and going - damn that looks good! We also got many complimentary comments on them, and most people understood what they were and what they were for. Success!
The last-minute scribal assignments was two Lindquistringe scrolls. One for Viscountess Yrla Kristersdotter, the other for her lord, Sir Cormac Lawless O'Toole. I made Yrla's from scratch using MS Digby 36 from the Bodleian Library as inspiration, and Cormac's scroll was made from a blank Lindquistringe scroll that Helwig fortunately had. All it needed was calligraphy and the capitals painted.
Fun story to go with that is what I was retaining during court, and had all the tokens to be handed out by Their Majesties, including the two OLinq pendants strung on separate loops. They were in one of my pockets until it was time to get them out and hand them out. But I couldn't separate one from the other, the strings had gotten tangled. So when His Majesty wanted the token for Cormac, who was called up first, I had to apologise and say that they could not be separated. At which point His Majesty asked Sir Cormac to go fetch his lady and it was announced she was also getting the same award. It was almost as if it was meant to be.
There was dancing, food, fabulous people - lots of people actually - and I didn't want to go to bed because I was having such a magical time. Mornings come much too hard on the heels of the evening before! Ah well, next weekend is Crown Tourney, with more wonderful friends to meet.