Two events in two weeks! It's like some sort of record.
Red Mountain Mead Hall
This is a charming, laid-back event at a gorgeous 4-H camp in Isenfir. The main hall had a large fireplace and a really rustic log-cabin look to it - really felt like a mead-hall. I took classes on Birka posaments and sprang, did my "Beowulf" performance as requested, and enjoyed a quite delicious feast.
I tent camped, and there was frost on the ground both mornings. Lessons learned: my old blue puffy sleeping bag is still hella warm. Next time I put up the pyramid tent, try not putting the stakes in all the way. Get the pole up, and then get the stakes down. It was just unreasonably hard to get the pole up. The only thing I can think that I did differently from when I first got the tent is that I drove the stakes all in. (I remember I did not when I first used the tent, because I caught my gown on one of them and tore a hole in it.)
Night on the Town
I don't know if I've been to this local Lochmere event before. Since I've been rationing my events (e.g., since kids), a mostly-fencing event doesn't usually rise to the level of me spending one of my 'chits' on it. Having just spent a full Fri-Sun in Isenfir, I didn't think I'd be able to make this one. But the weather was lovely and my husband was okay with it, so off I went.
Good Garb: I wore my oldest still-fitting violet tunic under my 7th cen. caftan, with appropriate jewelry and headgear. And you know what? I rocked it. More and more these days, I am looking in the mirror and seeing things that fit well and look right, instead of seeing a to-do list of things to improve. And at the event, a lady actually recognized what I was wearing down to the era, because she was interested in making the same sort of garb. Yay more Anglo-Saxons!
Bardic: Lazy afternoon hanging with the bards. Got some tips from Lord Wyn that might help my strained throat. Warm up with humming, then open-mouth humming, then la-la-las. Keep throat relaxed when singing. I tried it and I think it helped. I told "Thrymskvitha" here and at Red Mead Hall, and it went really well both times. Comedy!
Spinning: I entered my spinning into the Novice A&S competition, since I've been doing it just since last year's Sheep and Wool. And I won! Woot.