Scriptorium – new AoA blank scrolls for Meridies… :)

You maybe remember my recent posting with the sneak peek at my calligraphy work for the vigil book for a friend. And today I have even more calligraphy for you – I just finished three new AoA blank scrolls for the SCA kingdom of Meridies. :D

Scriptorium – new AoA blank scrolls for Meridies - calligraphy - Bastarda - Batarde - hand writing

While I was working at my calligraphy for the vigil book, I had so much fun that I decided to practice my Batarde/Bastarda hand a little more. Therefore I started working at an AoA blank scroll. Well, doing calligraphy again after such a long time felt so great that I finally created three new AoA blank scrolls. :)

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Racaire’s move to the USA – my sewing and crafting room progress .1 :D

Racaire’s move to the USA – my sewing and crafting room progressI promised my sister to post photos of my new sewing and crafting room already two days ago. And after cleaning the room, unpacking and moving in more of my books, I am finally able to fulfill my promise. Yeah, today I have some new pictures of my new sewing and crafting room for you. :D

I am so excited! I might repeat myself but with every box I unpack and with every thing I move into my new home and especially into my new sewing and crafting room, it feels more and more like I am finally “arriving” in my new home. Even with all the smaller and bigger things which we still have to fix, it already feels like “Home, sweet Home” to me. And it gets even better with every single book I unpack and place on my new book shelves in my new sewing and crafting room.

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Scriptorium – sneak peek at yesterdays calligraphy for a vigil book…

Racaire-scroll-2012The motto of yesterdays afternoon was: Calligraphy, calligraphy & some pen work! *wooohooo* :D

Ok, first things first – a friend of my sweetheart will become a knight of the SCA in about 2 weeks. :)

Every SCA award which is given out by the King and Queen during court at an SCA event is already a rather big deal but being elevated to the peerage – to become either a “Laurel”, a “Pelican” or a “Knight” – is one of the most important “awards”/elevations the SCA has to offer. Therefore I was very happy when I was asked to contribute to this very special moment by creating the Knighting scroll.

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14th century rose embroidery pattern for Klosterstich

Racaire - 14th century Klosterstich Rose patternI have a nice surprise for my dear Craft with Racaire members: A 14th century rose embroidery pattern for Klosterstich! :D

Wooohooo! It took some time but after working at it for several hours I finally finished another detailed embroidery pattern handout today.

It is all about 14th century roses! Or to be me more precise, about one of them – my favorite one… :)

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Racaire’s move to the USA – my sewing and crafting room progress :D

Racaire - move to the SCA - working at the sewing & crafting room *woohoooo* I am so excited!

I just managed to finish the major part of the planned “renovation work” at my new and also very first sewing and crafting room. :D

I am really very excited and happy about my renovation progress. The walls are painted white now and I just finished putting in the last part of the new flooring. I even managed to paint the baseboard and the visible parts of the door frame. :)

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Another needle book with Klosterstich embroidery .4

Racaire - medieval rose - Klosterstich - medieval embroidery - cloister stitch - hand embroidery…and besides all the work at the house, I managed to finish another needle book with Klosterstich embroidery for my Travel & Largesse Fund. :)

Already for several days now I am busy working at my very first own sewing & crafting room as well as the adjacent rooms.

Though it seems to take forever, it somehow pleases me to see the progress. It feels like the house is becoming more and more my/our home. :)

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Scriptorium – Calligraphy – my “Batarde cheating sheets” :D

Racaire - Scriptorium - Calligraphy - my "Batarde cheating sheets" :DWhen it comes to other hobbies besides sewing and embroidery, calligraphy is one of my favorite pastimes.

Whenever I feel that I need a break from my various embroidery and sewing projects, I try to work at calligraphy projects to clear my mind.

Though this works really great and makes room for new power and inspiration, the major goal of my calligraphy projects is another one.

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Another needle book with Klosterstich embroidery .3

Another needle book with Klosterstich embroidery - medieval embroidery - hand embroidery - Fleur-de-Lis - cloister stitchYes, I know, I already wanted to start working at my Klosterstich hands-on photo tutorial but I have to admit that I just finished another small needle book with Klosterstich embroidery instead. :D

While I was getting the materials for my hands-on photo tutorial together, I realized that I still have two small patches with 14th century inspired Klosterstich embroidery which I haven’t turned into needle books yet… Continue reading