• Misc.,  Racaire

    Great news!

    And finally, after nearly two years of struggle with the legal immigration process and an endless amount of paperwork, I have some great news for you: I am an permanent resident of the United States now! *happydance*

  • Misc.,  Racaire

    A new laptop – migrating, re-sorting and cleaning up my files and photos…

    After my beloved MacBook died last week and I just got my new laptop, I promised myself to go through, re-sort and clean up all of my files when I migrate them to my new computer…   Well, let me put it this way – I am kinda regretting this idea but on the other side I have to admit to myself that this work is really necessary to be able to actually find something in my files – or at least to find it easier and faster…

  • Gulf Wars,  Kingdom of Meridies,  Misc.,  Racaire,  SCA,  SCA - Heavy Fighting,  SCA Events

    Back from Gulf Wars XXV…

    Home, sweet home! As much as I enjoyed Gulf Wars XXV, I have to say that it is really nice to be home again. 😀 Due to a very strong storm – it seems like even a microburst might had been involved which touched down very close to the site – we decided to leave the site two days early on friday. Fortunately no one on site was really injured though some people had to face the loss of their tent or equipment. My love and heart goes out to them. I am very glad to say that my husband and I were very lucky – our tent did very well…

  • Misc.,  Racaire,  SCA

    Snow & electronic devices… *sigh*

    Well, I am normally not a big fan of new years resolutions but I decided to post more often and also more about my mundane life in the future. And instead of going for short wall posts on my facebook page I thought it might actually be helpful to express my thoughts here in a far more complex way… I hope it might make it easier for me to write and post in English as I am still not completely comfortable with it, though my husband ensures me that my English is getting better and has actually already improved a lot. 🙂 After the last weeks of extraordinary warm and pleasing temperatures, the…

  • Cooking,  Gulf Wars,  Kingdom of Meridies,  Misc.,  Projects,  Racaire,  Recipes - Austria,  SCA,  SCA Events,  Scriptorium

    …a short update – preparing for Gulf Wars and a lot of sewing… :)

    Well, like always I am very busy working at projects but I thought it would be good to post a short update here instead of just leaving a brief comment on my facebook page. I am sewing like crazy at the moment, as one of my favorite SCA events – Gulf Wars – is coming up soon, to make sure that I have enough to wear for the whole event. And I am very glad to say that I am one step closer to this goal as I already managed to finish one simple new white underdress with trapunto cuffs and neckline. Not only that, I took several pictures of how I…

  • my helmet,  Racaire,  SCA - Heavy Fighting

    SCA Heavy Fighting – starting a more serious approach to get me back in armor & fighting again…

    Well, for all of those of you who wonder about this posting – yes, I also engage in SCA heavy fighting. Or, well, to be more exact: I occasionally did some SCA heavy fighting in the past and after a quite long break I would like to start with it again. 🙂 I actually started with SCA heavy fighting already several years ago in Vienna. One beautiful sunny afternoon, after enjoying several hours of inline skating along the Danube bank, I decided that it would be nice to stop by at the regional fighter practice on my way home. As the fighting members and the people interested into Arts & Science mostly went different ways in their…

  • Kingdom of Drachenwald,  Misc.,  my Popular Company of Sojourners,  my SCA - Awards,  Racaire,  SCA,  Scriptorium

    My PCS scroll from Drachenwald arrived! :D

    Today a great surprise arrived me via mail – my PCS scroll from Drachenwald is here! And though a good part of the envelope didn’t survive the long way from Europe to its final destination here in Kentucky/USA, the scroll was fortunately packed very well. Therefore I am very happy to say that my beautiful PCS scroll reached me unharmed and unbend. At this point I would like to express my sincere gratitude to King Makarius and his lovely Queen Izabella – Their Royal Majesties of the Kingdom of Drachenwald – for bestowing this “Popular Company of Sojourners” award upon me. This beautiful farewell means a lot to me and I will do my best to do justice…

  • Misc.,  Photos,  Racaire

    Springtime in Kentucky

    During the last days I experienced a beautiful outlook on springtime in Kentucky, which keeps me longing for more. Some great warm days filled with lovely sunshine made me nearly forget the great amount of snow that just melted away. Though the temperatures dropped again and the forecast for the next days shows a lot of rain moving towards us, I feel somehow released that the winter is finally over and the spring has already begun. My sweetheart and I used the last days for some garden work – pruned the lilac (German: Flieder) and a tree in the backyard, put up a small bird feeder and started our vegetable and herb garden inside with…

  • Blog - Racaire's Embroidery & Needlework,  Misc.,  Racaire

    Bad news concerning my husband and Gulf Wars but also some good news…

    As we all know, life is not really predictable and can change completely due to what happens in just a short moment. And well, my husbands massive heart attack last week was such a moment. I can’t express how glad I am that my sweetheart survived his massive heart attack with nearly no damage but I think it will take some time until I processed what happened completely. However, this moment has several impacts on our immediate as well as our our future plans. For his health and safety we decided to call off our Gulf Wars plans and especially the planned 12th century wedding. Though we both greatly regret that we aren’t able to attend this years Gulf…

  • Blog - Racaire's Embroidery & Needlework,  Christmas Tournament,  Kingdom of Midrealm,  Misc.,  Photos,  Racaire,  SCA,  SCA Events

    My photos – Midrealm Christmas Tournament :)

    I know, I’ve been rather silent recently but unfortunately a mean head cold was holding my brain captive during the last days. But finally I am feeling much better and find myself in a condition that I can think clearly enough to start posting again. 🙂 Recently many interesting things have happened in my life and I am determined to do my best to post about all of them. I visited a nice Christmas Tournament in the mighty SCA Kingdom of Midrealm, started working at my very first male 13th century tunic for my sweetheart as well as a secret nailbinding project (aka christmas present) for a friend…. But let’s start with the pictures from the Christmas Tournament…

  • 13th century male tunic,  13th century projects,  Blog - Racaire's Embroidery & Needlework,  Hand-Sewing,  Misc.,  Projects,  Racaire

    Posting #200 since I restarted my blog… Some thoughts about the past, the presence and future…

    When I recently took a look at the stats of my blog, I nearly couldn’t believe it. I was just some postings away from another lovely round number of postings. And with today’s posting I finally get to complete my round number. Can you believe it?  With this posting I posted 200 postings since I “restarted” my blog at Valentine’s day this year. Well, blogging for already more than 10 years and after far more than 200 postings, it shouldn’t have been difficult for me to write another one. But somehow this round number caused me to take a short break and to examine the past, the presence and the future.