my scroll for the Armatura tournament go to a worthy and excited recipient was not my only highlight at the Meridian Grand Tournament this very last weekend. So many awesome and memorable things happened throughout the whole day. And being admitted into the Order of the Velvet Owl of my beloved home, the Kingdom of Meridies, was definitely the most amazing surprise for me on this day.
Here a beautiful shot of this very special moment which I got to share with three other friends who were also admitted to the
Order of the Velvet Owl:
The picture above was taken by Becky Cullen.
Becky, thank you very much for this lovely memory!
…and if you would like to also take a look at the other pictures Becky Cullen took at the Meridian Grand Tournament, they can be found here on facebook:
Meridian Grand Tournament 2016
By courtesy of Sir Thomas Blackmoore.
And after all my recent postings about the progress of my friends
14th century hood with pelican & knighthood embroidery, I can finally present to you the finished 14th century hood!
The picture at the left was taken shortly after my friend – Sir Thomas Blackmoore (sorry but I don’t remember all the other proper
SCA titles he has) – was elevated to the Order of the Pelican.
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Now, that I finally caught up with most of my housework and am able to enjoy a rather clean home again, I am back at my computer again and ready to also catch up with the most recent progress of the 14th century XL hood project for my friends Pelican elevation.
Therefore I checked my
last posting about the embroidery for the hood as well as the pictures on my tablet and found some photos concerning the surface couching embroidery for the appliqué border embellishment I haven’t posted yet.
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I know, I didn’t post anything during the last week but I hope you will excuse it as I was working like crazy at the 14th century hood project for my friends Pelican elevation and also accompanied my dear husband to an event – “Boar Hunt” – in Tennessee. 🙂
And I am very glad to say that all the hard work totally payed off again! I managed to finish the last stitches of the surface couching work along the borders of the appliqué embroidery.
It is amazing how much embroidery progress can be achieved when you really want it and set your mind on it.
As my husband can confirm, I really devoted myself to this project during the last days. With approximately 5 to 7 working hours per day, I managed to accomplish great progress in the rather short amount of time since I started the
surface couching work for the appliqué border embellishment for the 14th century XL hood project.
Yesterday, after completing the recent
appliqué work for the 14th century XL hood project for my friends Pelican elevation, I was able to finally move on to the surface couching embroidery for the appliqué border.
And with the
surface couching embroidery the fun part of this hood project just started for me. Yes, you can tell – surface couching for the win!