100 Days of A and S

There was a call out to do A&S related projects every day for 100 days for a minimum of 10 minutes per day. 

Based on this post here.

My start date was the 2nd day of May, Anno Societatis LII 

  • May 2 (day 1): 1 hour of embroidery on a largesse project 
  • May 3 (day 2): 1 hour of embroidery on a Baronessa favor and 1 hour of tablet weaving
  • May 4 (day 3): 1 hour of embroidery on a Baronessa favor. 1 hour on Kumihimo cord making. 1 hour on measuring and cutting my under-dress with Kiaya. 10 minutes on my loom.
  • May 5 (day 4): Approx 1.5hrs split between embroidery and kumihimo. Then approx 1 hr on hemming my wool apron dress.
  • May 6 (day 5): 15 minutes on kumihimo cord.
  • May 7 (day 6): 3 hours – embroidery on my new dress neckline. 1/2 way done!
  • May 8 (day 7): 2 hours of embroidery and beading on a #soopersekritlargesse project. 40 minutes finishing the neckline embroidery on my underdress.
  • May 9 (day 8): 10 minutes to finish Baronessa Jocelyn’s favor. About 2 hours on the Stonemarche Kumihimo cord. 1 hour on hand hemming my apron dress.o
  • May 10 (day 9): 1 hour of kumihimo
  • May 11 (day 10): 1 hour of kumihimo and 30 minutes sketching
  • May 12 (day 11): 1 hour of Kumihimo
  • May 13 (day 12): Started to embroider the top hem of my apron dress and realized the dye from my wool thread was coming off on my fingers. So 2 hours of work needs to get pulled. 😞 
  • May 14 (day 13): made and hand stitched the straps on my apron dress. Took out the wool embroidery and started the cotton embroidery. And made a blog post.
  • May 15 (day 14): worked on my blog.
  • May 16 (day 15): took the hem off my dublin cap. Made some Largesse tokens.
  • May 17 (day 16): re-pinned and hand hemmed my dublin cap.
  • May 18 (day 17): finished stringing my largesse tokens & kumihimo
  • May 19 (day 18): So, today’s embroidery project turned out to be… well.. not quite a lost cause, but a lesson in trying to do work when you have very little brain to brain with. Thankfully, a few people talked me off the cliff and I’ve a new and better alternative. Which I will start on Sunday or Monday. For now, back to kumihimo.
  • May 20 (day 19): I taught an hour long embroidery class at Giggleswick’s Garden of A&S. And I took a Calligraphy class from Master Alexandre.
  • May 21 (day 20): cut out elements to be appliqued and embroidered them.
  • May 22 (day 21): started the applique process and completed 1 sleeve.
  • May 23 (day 22): finished the embroidery on the blue dress sleeve. Worked more on the applique.
  • May 24 (day 23): finished the applique. Finished the chain stitch work on my apron dress.
  • May 25 (day 24): I hand stitched the favor I’ve been working on. I also restitched 1 strap for my apron dress and took out the stitches for the 2nd one. And cut 2 lengths of linen to make the ties for my dublin cap.
  • May 26 (day 25): stitched the ties for my dublin cap. Finished stitching the 2nd apron dress strap. Stitched both straps onto my apron dress.
  • May 27 (day 26): Re-strung my treasure necklace. Did some tablet weaving.
  • May 28 (day 27): made a wire circlet and attended a class on Jesters. Did some tablet weaving.
  • May 29 (day 28): updated my blog. Re-categorized some of my pintrest pins.
  • May 30 (day 29): I spent about 20 minutes doing kumihimo. Updated my project list for Palio and GNEW. And spent about 30 minutes embroidering the Stonemarche Table Runner.
  • May 31 (day 30): 10 minutes of kumihimo and about 45 minutes stitching my Baronial table runner.
  • June 1 (day 31): kumihimo and transferred a design for embroidering
  • June 2 (day 32): worked on some kumihimo, worked on a commission embroidery piece and cut out my tunic for Palio
  • June 3 (day 33): spent 30 minutes on kumihimo.
  • June 4 (day 34): approx 2 hours doing goldwork embroidery.
  • June 5 (day 35): worked 30 minutes on the embroidery commission. Looked up free clip art for a *rampant* horse, found one, printed it out, transferred to paper board, cut it out and then traced it onto black wool felt. Twice. Got one completely cut out and got the second one mostly cut out 
  • June 6 (day 36): finished cutting out the 2nd horse and started the embellishment.
  • June 7 (day 37): did more embroidery on the commission piece and got a few more incheso on the Stonemarche kumihimo
  • June 8 (day 38): embroidered the commission piece.
  • June 9 (day 39): finished the embellishment on the ferrari horses. Did an hours worth of stitching on the Stonemarche table runner.
  • June 10 (day 40): Got 1 horse 95% appliqued onto the tunic. Did another hour’s worth of stitching on the Stonemarche table runner.
  • June 11 (day 41): I finished stitching the legs down on Horse #1 and then went back and fixed some of the wonky stitches.
  • June 12 (day 42): read a tutorial on wire wrapped rings
  • June 13 (day 43): created a stencil, and painted, four Ferrari Contrada flags. 
  • June 14 (day 44): created a smaller stencil and painted four each Ferrari belt favors and sashes.
  • June 15 (day 45): made 12 wands for the Ferrari Contrada children.
  • June 16 (day 46): finished appliqueing the last horse on my tunic and stitched my tunic up.
  • June 17 (day 47): managed 45 minutes of kumihimo.
  • June 18 (day 48): learned a new song and performed it with an impromtu choral group at the opening of court (at Palio di Stonemarche). Also got about 5 minutes of kumihimo done.
  • June 19 (day 49): I spent about 2 hours on the stitching project.. And a few moments on kumihimo.
  • June 20 (day 50): HURRAH!!! I made it to the half way point!! Today, I spent 2.5 hrs on embroidery.. 😍💖🍀
  • June 21 (day 51): 4 hours of stitching.
  • June 22 (day 52): 30 minutes of kumihimo
  • June 23 (day 53): 2 hours of silk embroidery
  • June 24 (day 54): 4.5 hours of silk embroidery. Discussed a&s with Master Harold and Mistress Aine.
  • June 25 (day 55): 2 hours of silk embroidery. 2 hrs of painting my arms on a plate (during a funraiser)
  • June 26 (day 56): 1.5 hrs of silk embroidery.
  • June 27 (day 57): kumihimo DING
  • June 28 (day 58): 3 hrs of silk embroidery
  • June 29 (day 59): 2 hours of materials gathering and goldwork turorial watching
  • June 30 (day 60): 6 hours of silk and goldwork embroidery
  • July 1 (day 61): drove to pickup spangles. 3 hrs embroidery &  1 hr of applying spangles.
  • July 2 (day 62): finished applying spangles and cut off frame.
  • July 3 (day 63): Made pendant largesse for Giggleswick and worked on artwork for banner.
  • July 4 (day 64): silk banner workshop alllllll day
  • July 5 (day 65): ironing, cutting and flat felling middle back seam.
  • July 6 (day 66): 2.5 hrs. started to pin and hand sew embroidery to wool Bycocket cap.
  • July 7 (day 67): 5.5 hand stitching the embroidery to the hat. FINI!
  • July 8 (day 68): GNEW – taught a basics of embroidery class and did some soapstone carving
  • July 9 (day 69): started to create excel sheet for birka token cost estimate. 30 mins embroidery on the Stonemarche table runner.
  • July 10 (day 70): made a run to AC Moore for price and size comparison for the event tokens.
  • July 11 (day 71): worked on some sample event tokens to give with my cost analysis. 
  • July 12 (day 72): met with Chris from BeadIt in Concord, to work out bulk pricing & ordering. Submitted cost estimate.
  • July 13 (day 73): re-worked the cost estimate for the event tokens. I also started a post on my blog about Panteria.
  • July 14 (day 74): 30 minutes of kumihimo and 30 minutes of embroidery
  • July 15 (day 75): 30 minutes on my blog. An hour of embroidery.
  • July 16 (day 76): an hour of kumihimo and 30 minutes of embroidery
  • July 17 (day 77): two hours of embroidery.
  • July 18 (day 78): 30 minutes embroidering HRM Honig’s favor
  • July 19 (day 79): 30 minutes embroidering HRM Honig’s favor
  • July 20 (day 80): 15 min embroidering HRM Honig’s favor
  • July 21 (day 81): 20 minutes of embroidery
  • July 22 (day 82): (I didn’t time today, but I am sure that is was over 10 minutes) Visited the new bead shop in town. Chatted about bulk prices. Also did some research on pintrest.
  • July 23 (day 83): a couple of hours on 2 different kumihimo cords.
  • July 24 (day 84): 45 minutes of embroidery on the Stonemarche table runner. 
  • July 25 (day 85): 15 minutes of kumihimo.
  • July 26 (day 86): 30 minutes of kumihimo and 15 minutes of embroidery.
  • July 27 (day 87): 10 minutes of kumihimo.
  • July 28 (day 88): 15 minutes of kumihimo.
  • July 29 (day 89): 10 minutes of kumihimo.
  • July 30 (day 90): 10 minutes of embroidery and 2 hours of kumihimo.
  • July 31 (day 91): 1.5 hrs of embroidery.
  • Aug 1 (day 92): 10 minutes of embroidery & 1 hour of kumihimo
  • Aug 2 (day 93): 1 hour kumihimo
  • Aug 3 (day 94): 1 hr kumihimo and 1 hr of embroidery
  • Aug 4 (day 95): 20 minutes of kumihimo
  • Aug 5 (day 96): spent 5 hours at an SCA demo. Talked about various fibre related arts as well as illumination, sewing, metal casting and more, all while embroidering. I also participated in our impromptu bardic.
  • Aug 6 (day 97): 2.5 hrs kumihimo. As well as learned about industrial card weaving in the 1830’s and found a spinner who also dyes hwe own wool.
  • Aug 7 (day 98): 30 minutes of kumihimo
  • Aug 8 (day 99): 30 minutes of kumihimo
  • Aug 9 (Day 100): 30 minutes of Kumihimo and 3 hrs of embroidering the Stonemarche

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      I have decided to keep this up and going for a full 365 days!!!

      • Aug 10 (day 101): 2 hours embroidery on the Sonemarche table runner.
      • Aug 11 (day 102): 2 hours embroidery and 1 hour of cord- making! I learned how to make Lucet cord!!!
      • Aug 12 (day 103): 1 hour of kumihimo
      • Aug 13 (day 104): 1 hour of lucet cord making
      • Aug 14 (day 105): 2 hrs of embroidery on the Stonemarche table runner.
      • Aug 15 (day 106): 15 minutes of kumihimo
      • Aug 16 (day 107): 15 minutes of kumhimo
      • Aug 17 (day 108): updating this page and writing a blog post on Palio di Stonemarche
      • Aug 18 (day 109): 20 minutes of kumihimo
      • Aug 19 (day 110): 1.5 hrs of embroidery and 30 minutes of kumihimo
      • Aug 20 (day 111): 2 hours embroidery 
      • Aug 21 (day 112): 1 hour embroidery on the Stonemarche table runner.
      • Aug 22 (day 113): 30 minutes kumihimo
      • Aug 23 (day 114): 45 minutes writing up interview questions. 10 minutes working on the Harper’s class hand-out
      • Aug 24 (day 115): 1.5 hrs embroidery
      • Aug 25 (day 116): 20 min kumihimo
      • Aug 26 (day 117): 30 min embroidery, 15 min kumihimo, sat on the Athena’s Thimble panel
      • Aug 27 (day 118): 10 minutes of kumihimo
      • Aug 28 (day 119): 2 hrs embroidery, 30 mins kumihimo
      • Aug 29 (day 120): worked on class handout
      • Aug 30 (day 121): 2.5 hr embroidery
      • Aug 31 (day 122): 45 mins embroidery
      • Sept 1 (day 123): 1 hour of kumihimo
      • Sept 2 (day 124): taught a class on making chalice covers, did 3 hours of embroidery on the Stonemarche table runner, and sat on the panel for the Keepers of Athenas’s Thimble meeting.
      • Sept 3 (day 125): 1 hr completed a German Brick Stitch diamond. 2 hrs embroidery on the Stonemarche table runner. And I sang at Bardic.. Alot.. In front of people. 
      • Sept 4 (day 126): 1 hour kumihimo
      • Sept 5 (day 127): 1 hour embroidery. 30 minutes cutting wire. 10 minutes updating the 100days facebook group.
      • Sept 6 (day 128): 15 minutes of kumihimo
      • Sept 7 (day 129): 1 hour of kumihimo
      • Sept 8 (day 130): 15 min of kumihimo
      • Sept 9 (day 131): 15 minutes reading about possaments
      • Sept 10 (day 132): 10 min of kumihimo
      • Sept 11 (day 133): 15 minutes of kumihimo
      • Sept 12 (day 134): 1 hr embroidery
      • Sept 13 (Day 135): 1 hr of embroidery – 1 hr gathering info and writing up outline for my documentation for Baronial A&S championships.
      • Sept 14 (day 136): I worked on my documentation for my Baronial A&S champ entry (about 20 minutes). About 45 minutes of stitching.
      • Sept 15 (day 137): I watched some tutorials on opus anglicanum, goldwork amd blackwork.
      • Sept 16 (day 138): made 38 event tokens. (Only 2062 to go)
      • Sept 17 (day 139): 1 hour of kumihimo
      • Sept 18 (day 140): Watched needlework tutorials
      • Sept 19 (day 141): 1 hr. cut 30 yrds of wire into 5in sections
      • Sept 20 (day 142): 15 mins Created cardboard pattern for Matilde’s favor. 2.75 hr cutting wire.
      • Sept 21 (day 143): 2 hrs embroidery on the table runner
      • Sept 22 (day 144): 30 mins kumihimo
      • Sept 23 (day 145): 2 hrs embroidery. 10 mins kumihimo
      • Sept 24 (day 146): 30 mins kumihimo. 10 minutes documentation work
      • Sept 25 (day 147): 30 kumihimo
      • Sept 26 (day 148): 1 hour of typing my written notes up for my A&S documentation. Another 30 minutes gathering some of my ‘in progress’ photo’s to edit (crop and watermark). And about 30 minutes of kumihimo.
      • Sept 27 (day 149): 30 minutes of kumihimo
      • Sept 28 (day 150): 1.5hr embroidery
      • Sept 29 (day 151): 15 minutes of kumihimo
      • Sept 30 (day 152): 1 hour of kumihimo
      • Oct 1 (day 153): 3 hours of embroidery on the Stonemarche table runner and 1 hour of kumihimo
      • Oct 2 (day 154): 3 hours spent watermarking photo’s and formatting my A&S documentation.
      • Oct 3 (day 155): 30 minutes finishing up the formatting and editing of my A&S documentation. And 2 hours of embroidery.
      • Oct 4 (day 156): 2 hours of embroidery & pulling the liner off of the table runner.
      • Oct 5 (day 157): 1.5 hrs of embroidery on the table runner.
      • Oct 6 (day 158): 30 minutes of embroidery on the table runner and 1.25 hrs completing my goldwork sampler companion piece for Baronial A&S.
      • Oct 7 (day 159): I participated in our Baronial A&S Championship. Part of that process was discussing and answering judges questions on my entry. I also was able to put another 45 minutes of embroidery on the table runner.
      • Oct 8 (day 160): I spent about an hour on the table runner and about 20 minutes on my German Brick Stitch practice piece.
      • Oct 9 (day 161): I did about 30 minutes on the German Brick Stitch project and 1.5 hrs on the table runner.
      • Oct 10 (day 162): about an hour of German Brick Stitch.
      • Oct 11 (day 163): 30 minutes of kumihimo.
      • Oct 12 (day 164): 45 minutes on the German Brick Stitch project
      • Oct 13 (day 165): 30 minutes of embroidery tutorials.
      • Oct 14 (day 166): 45 minutes of kumihimo.
      • Oct 15 (day 167): 2.25 hrs on the table runner (DING!) and 45 minutes on the German Brick Stitch project.
      • Oct 16 (day 168): 1 hour cutting wire for tokens. 1 hour embroidering the German brick stitch project.
      • Oct 17 (day 169): 45 minutes on the GBS project.
      • Oct 18 (day 170): 20 minutes on the GBS project and then an hour of blackwork!
      • Oct 19 (day 171): 45 minutes on my blackwork bookmark and 20 minutes appliqueing a queens favor
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