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The Kin is focused on friendship and sharing and involves exchanges, discussions and games, as well as other fun activities! We are not limited to elderly women who can't fully channel.
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  2. Thank you! It was a lot of work, but very rewarding in the end. ๐Ÿ™‚
  3. That's beautiful work, Lady! I'm glad you won!
  4. So, I don't recall if I ever shared this one here. I finished it at the very beginning of the pandemic, but was only able to deliver it to the gentleman who requested the scroll (to go with the honor he was given in court several years ago), the last weekend of June, now that we are able to start having SCA events again. I spent three years researching this piece, composing the text, and then putting it together (along with the many pages of documentation of the research). This last weekend I entered it in the Arts and Sciences competition for that barony, and it won (and also got the best A&S Judging score I've ever had. Working in period materials definitely helped there. ๐Ÿ˜‰ ). The piece is painted 'on' the first piece of parchment the gentleman in question ever made himself right about the time he asked if I would do his Lion scroll. (For those who don't live in/play in the SCA in Ansteorra...the Lions of Ansteorra are known as 'the Defenders of the Dream.' A crown may only name one per reign. It is given to those who, for that crown, really 'make' the SCA the dream/game/immersive medieval experience wonderful.) The illuminated words of the crown that go with it are therefore researched to match the period and persona of that individual. More importantly than winning a competition however, it made him cry with joy.
  5. Oof. Where do I start? I've been staying at an LGBT farm in Colorado and am going to Ohio for the summer. I'm off-and-on in grad school as I can find time and resources, but it's not a priority. Gonna take a firefighting course in Ohio, and I start working in a bakery next week! How's you?
  6. Fantastic! Have fun settling in and making the new place yours. ๐Ÿ™‚
  7. Iโ€™d love to learn weaving with an inkle loom!!
  8. Wren!!! โค๏ธ How are you! Tell us whatโ€™s happening in your life!
  9. Your new house sounds wonderful! Take care of yourself, so you can enjoy it once you get all moved in! ๐Ÿ™‚ So far we are also enjoying summer. We built a shed in the back yard, which pulls some things out of the garage. We have gotten the paint to paint the back fence, and we have gotten a back-yard trampoline (still in the box until the fence is painted), to give us some at-home enjoyable exercise. Now that we are ALL vaccinated (including the 15 year old!) we are going to an SCA event at the end of the month, where I can finally deliver the two commissions I finished March of '2020' (one of them will be entered in the Arts and Sciences Competition there before the recipient takes possession. ๐Ÿ™‚ ) . Activities have reopened as long as we are outdoors, masked, not sharing food, etc.... (in limited numbers until July) so we are slowly reacclimating ourselves to hanging out with folks (And the weather because the heat roared in late and hard. It was 106 two days ago with the humidity!). Yesterday locally we had a weaving class and I 'finally' learned how to warp a small loom for card weaving! Proud of myself. As much as I love the beautiful of fiber arts, I generally am awful at things that involve three-dimensional movement. I'm better at flat art (like painting. ๐Ÿ˜‰ ).
  10. That's so exciting! Please take it as easy as you can. I wouldn't want your injuries to get worse.
  11. Are you enjoying summer? We are buying a house. Itโ€™s supposed to close by Tuesday! Fingers crossed. Itโ€™s an older house with hardwood floors, a fireplace, and new flooring in the kitchen and bathrooms. The best thing about it is that it has a built in pool! Oh, there is a lemon tree and other fruit trees plus grape vines. Iโ€™m trying to move while I have lateral & medial tears in my meniscus. I have a good friend that is helping me.
  12. Not having read a lot of Mercedes Lackey, I don't get to guess. lol I only am familiar with her work in the Darkover universe. I did really enjoy her writing there.
  13. Got it! Awesome name choice! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Yes! Ours was Sunday of Labor Day weekend too (on the year that it happened anyway). We did an Early Tudor English wedding. Ours was also outdoors, so it was a good time weather-wise.
  14. I have the same issue with D*Con and wedding anniversary - we got married on Labor Day, since the venue was cheaper on a Sunday. ๐Ÿคฃ Brightly Burning usually makes me cry, but there are so many great moments in it! Hint on the character: She has her own stand-alone book, while her Aunt has a trilogy. ๐Ÿ˜‰
  15. Okay, as a huge Mercedes Lackey fan also I'm also now very curious about your daughter's name! There are so many great women in those books. (Four months?! So tiny!) I'm actually in the middle of re-reading Brightly Burning (and waiting for the new novel coming out next month!!!). I have always wanted to make it to Dragon Con but distance and funds have so-far prevented it. We are nearly to a point in life where it might be plausible if I could take enough days off to incorporate the drive, and get in on a carpool. I do have many friends who drive there every few years. The biggest challenge is that late August/early Sept is back-to-school, and I teach high school. Taking off then is not necessarily great with work. ๐Ÿ˜‰ My BFF from high school is an artist and sells at Dragon Con every year though! Also Labor Day weekend almost always overlaps my son's birthday 'and' our wedding anniversary, so really it needs to be a family trip.
  16. Thanks, Ryrin! I hope your packing is going well (or at least quickly).
  17. @Merena Yes! These are the Ariel Burgess transformation posters (of the Emonds Fielders, Lan, and Nynaeve), that were for sale on Ta'veren Tees when the site was still up. They don't make them anymore. I bought them all before the store closed down, and have just now finally gotten them all framed and up. ๐Ÿ™‚
  18. @LadyWordsmith Wow - WoT a great collection! ๐Ÿ˜œ Who is the artist? Looks like it was the same person?
  19. I'm coming back to the Wheel of Time fandom after a long absence. I finally had time to finish the books during maternity leave. I convinced my husband to name our daughter after a character from Mercedes Lackey's Valdemar books. ๐Ÿค“ She is now about 4 months old! I also enjoy reading Sanderson's other works, and recently received my 10th year anniversary edition of The Way of Kings from his kickstarter campaign. They are so cool looking and came with a bunch of swag! I love searching out cool old hardcovers for my library and other swag. I went to DragonCon for the first time in 2019 and had a blast (bought a Moiraine print from Dan Dos Santos that is hanging up in the library ๐Ÿ˜). D*Con 2020 was also great (all hail Chad). Does anyone here go?
  20. ๐Ÿ˜ฎ That is so... fabulous!!! Iโ€™m over here packing, and packing...

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