Showing posts from February, 2017

Catching Up, Yet Again

I don't like illnesses, but it was January, which was super busy, then everyone in my household was super sick, so I got super behind on my blogging. But, I'm catching you up with only just under two months' of being behind instead of six months or more like previous.
Also, I had to edit and go through almost 300 pictures, so I'm sure you'll forgive me for that! Holidays, man.
I'm in the middle of three craft projects and a potential announcement of a big project Rosslyn and I have been working on for months, so the usual Wednesday posts might be on hold until I have new crafting content for them.
1.2.17: Luminaria Show at Thanksgiving Point
1.4.17: Twining Vines Hat
1.9.17: Douglas' Kids Visit for Christmas!
1.11.17: Fanart of Khorae!
1.16.17: Christmas Eve 2016
1.18.17: Mom's Crocheted Burgundy Scarf
1.23.17: Christmas Day 2016
1.25.17: Frog and Turtle Reversible Toy
1.30.17: My Family's Post-Christmas Visit
2.6.17: Twelfth Night 2017
2.13.17: Ta…

Romani Music

So when my sister was recovering, she introduced me to Fishtank Ensemble.
This is my favorite song from their second album.
I've found their music really good to study or craft to, so I keep doing it while I study my scriptures.

Tara's Wisdom Teeth Surgery

My sister was finally able to get her wisdom teeth out last weekend! She needed someone to be with her during the surgery and for 24 hours after, so I volunteered.

This was taken just before she was put under.

And this was just barely over a half hour from the first, already awake, lucid, and flipping me off to prove she was cognizant. She was also able to get her surgeon's number in that state. I have no words.
Our weekend was super nice though. I slept in the front room and made her food she could eat (not all of it was successful, but I tried) and most of Saturday was spent arting together: she would design her awesome outfits and paint them, and I was knitting. We listened to gypsy/Romani music and it felt so cool, so like home...
All in all, despite her surgery pains, it was a nice time to spend with just us.

Twelfth Night 2017

Our annual Twelfth Night was held after my family visited and with a great deal more planning than previous times, so we all didn't have to wait while the cooks did their thing. Instead, it was all ready beforehand! As much as I love cooking with my House, sometimes you're just hungry.

Camilla, fixing her beads.

Spousal Unit, being adorable.

The basbousa I made in my castle mold--I need to use my dragon mold next! The cake is thick and heavy, like a pound cake, with a lemon and rose essence syrup poured over it.

After dinner. We were starving. We had my best pork ever recipe, since it's a very medieval flavor pallet, the basbousa cake, cecina, Martinelli's and juice, lightly sauteed greens, and before the meal there was a cheese and sausage platter with apples to tide over hungry stomachs.

Rosslyn being the lovely host.