A and S — NEW Location! – November 4th

A&S IS MOVING!

WHY?___The weather continues to limit our activities at Washington Boulevard, and the coming winter means we need an indoor space.

WHERE?___It is very exciting to be meeting at Protohaven! We will be able to do so many more things! This is a maker space at 214 N Trenton Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15221. It is a couple of miles from the martial practice field, very near Wilkensburg. See the website below for a link to directions.

WHEN?___Starting November 4th, we will meet there every first Sunday of the month from 1pm to 3pm. We may need to reschedule because of the weather or holidays, but there will be at least one A&S meeting every month, and possibly more.

WHAT?___Protohaven has lots of cool equipment, such as sewing machines, laser cutters, a wood shop, and tons of other things to play with. There is plenty of parking in the lot and on the street, and is accessible to all.

Possible projects include making keepsake boxes, armor stands, banner-painting, and making a frame to paint your banner on. Let’s hear your ideas!

WHO?___As always, everyone is welcome. Service animals are always welcome.

DISCLAIMER___Protohaven takes safety very seriously, and operation of the machinery is limited to those who have been taught how to use them. Fortunately, there are people to help us, and we will still be able to complete projects with their assistance.

See http://debatablelands.org/arts-and-sciences/ for directions.

In service to the dream,

THL Elss of Augsburg
BMDL Minister of Arts and Sciences

As always, if you need to contact me, text 724.759.3333 or email me at ansminister@debatablelands.org

A and S — Trinket Boxes – November 4th

What do you keep all your site tokens in? What about a box?

At Protohaven this Sunday, we will make boxes, using the laser cutter. On this our first visit, we will get a tour of the space, and learn what equipment we can use. Then comes the exciting part: THLady Rufina Saavedra will run the laser cutter for us, and cut out wooden boxes so we can assemble and keep them.

Date: Sunday, November 4th
Time: 1 PM – 3PM    Did you turn your clock back 1 hour??
Location: Protohaven
Address: 214 N Trenton Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15221
Directions: See http://debatablelands.org/arts-and-sciences/
There is much parking on the street and in the lot, and the building is accessible to all. The accessible entrance is not obvious, so text me when you are close so I can point the way. (724.759.3333)

Standard disclaimers here:
We are accessible to our less mobile friends, and have free parking, both on the street and in the parking lot.

If you need assistance or have questions, please call or text me at 724-759-3333.

Thank you for asking! These meetings are free and we are generously supported by the Barony and the teachers themselves.
Elss

A and S – Escarbuncles – Oct 14

This week we will be painting escarbuncles onto previously-made largess for the Baron and Baroness to gift to the Royalty. I will bring all the materials needed. If you would like to paint them
onto your own fabric, feel free to bring it along.

Date: Sunday, October 14th
Time: 1 PM — 3 PM
Location: Washington Boulevard martial practice site
Address: Allegheny River Blvd and Washington Blvd.
Directions: http://www.debatablelands.org/martial/fight_directions.php

NEW NOTES: Temps look to be in the 50’s tomorrow. Bring a chair or tarp or blanket for your comfort as sitting directly on the ground will be chilly and damp. I will be bringing apple cider this week!

If you need assistance or have questions, please call or text me at 724-759-3333.

Thank you for asking! These meetings are free and there is no materials charge, as we are generously supported by the Barony and the teachers themselves.

Elss

A and S – Crayon Bundles for Kids – Oct 7

Weather permitting, but the forecast looks favorable!

This week we will make simple no-sew crayon rolls for children or the otherwise artfully inclined for the Baron and Baroness to gift to the Royalty. I will bring all the materials needed.

Date: Sunday, October 7th
Time: 1 PM.
Location: Washington Boulevard martial practice site
Address: Allegheny River Blvd and Washington Blvd.
Directions: http://www.debatablelands.org/martial/fight_directions.php

NOTE: Even though the parking lot is full of huge white trailers, there is still quite a lot of space to park. There is also a parking lot up Washington Blvd where the cyclists park, and a path down to our site.

Standard disclaimers here:
We are accessible to our less mobile friends, have free parking, and are a pet-friendly site. Yay!

Bring everything you need for your comfort including a chair, a beverage or snack, bug spray, sunscreen, hat, cabana boy, musical instruments, *wellies*, etc., etc., etc. Also, the site has a porta-john and no running water so make appropriate preparation.

If you need assistance or have questions, please call or text me at 724-759-3333.

Thank you for asking! These meetings are free and there is no materials charge, as we are generously supported by the Barony and the teachers themselves.

Elss

A and S Cancelled Sunday 9/30

Sorry for the late notice, but due to a schedule conflict, there will be no A&S this weekend.

I look forward to seeing folks next weekend at Washington Blvd.

In Service —

Elss

PS — if you have a subject or topic you would like to learn about, please email me at ansminister at debatablelands.org and I *will* find someone to teach us!

A and S — Woven Bracelets — Sunday, September 23rd

It's the Art-Signal! Quick, to the Science-Mobile!
Arts & Sciences Meeting

This week we will make seven-strand woven bracelets out of red and white string that can be donated to Her soon-to-be-Majesty Anna Leigh for the children of the Kingdom.

I will have all the materials needed, but if you have your own red and white yarn, bring it along if you want.

Date: Sunday, September 23rd
Time: 1 PM.
Location: Washington Boulevard martial practice site
Address: Allegheny River Blvd and Washington Blvd.
Directions: http://www.debatablelands.org/martial/fight_directions.php

NOTE: Even though the parking lot is full of huge white trailers, there is still quite a lot of space to park. There is also a parking lot up Washington Blvd where the cyclists park, and a path down to our site.

Standard disclaimers here:

We are accessible to our less mobile friends, have free parking, and are a pet-friendly site. Yay!

Bring everything you need for your comfort including a chair, a beverage or snack, bug spray, sunscreen, hat, cabana boy, musical instruments, wellies, etc., etc., etc. Also, the site has a porta-john and no running water so make appropriate preparation.

If you need assistance or have questions, please call or text me at 724-759-3333.

Thank you for asking! These meetings are free and there is no materials charge, as we are generously supported by the Barony and the teachers themselves.

Elss

Vigil of Luceta di Cosimo — September 29

On the 29th day of September, at the celebration of the Coronation of Anna Leigh and Harvest Raid XXV, a vigil shall occur so that THLady Luceta di Cosimo may prepare her answer to Our Majesties’ royal order that she contemplate elevation to the most noble Order of the Laurel.

We are seeking sustenance and refreshment for those offering to her their counsel and guidance. Any who would be pleased to create a food or beverage contribution, here is the information you need:

There will be cookies:
Luceta has requested a cookie table for her reception & vigil. If you are interested in contributing cookies, please contact THLady Muirgheal inghean Dubhghaill at muirgheall@gmail.com. If you are able, please email her or pm her with your recipe so that she is able to have the ingredients listed on the table. Luceta would like to add your recipe to her vigil book; you may enter them or she would be happy to have them added for you! Please keep in mind that *nuts* *flowers* *seafood* are not welcome as ingredients, as Luceta is allergic.
Thank you from Muirgheal!

 

There will be food:
As I’m sure many of you already know, our wonderful Luceta DiCosimo will be sitting vigil for elevation to the Order of the Laurel at Harvest Raids the weekend of the 28th. In addition to a cookie table, coordinated by  Muirgheal, there will also be lots of non-cookie things to eat. I, Lady Kattera Doplerin, have a few specific things I’ll be making, and I will be coordinating the non-cookie offerings. There will be a gluten-free table as well. If you would like to contribute food, hands, or anything else related to consumption (the action, not the illness), please send me an email! I can be reached at LegbasCrossroad@gmail.com. Please keep in mind that *nuts* *flowers* *seafood* are not welcome as ingredients, as Luceta is allergic.
Thank you from Kattera!

If there are any who are not staying onsite, but wish to stay in the area, some are getting rooms at Hampton Inn & Suites Jamestown, 4 West Oak Hill Road, Jamestown, New York, 14701 1-716-484-7829.

For any who wish to help celebrate Luceta’s many arts by contributing aid and assistance, please contact the coordinator, that’s me, Elss of Augsburg at elss.of.augsburg@gmail.com. As we know, Luceta has many friends near and far, so please feel free to forward or share this missive as needed. Your contribution and assistance is greatly appreciated.

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In service,
THL Elss of Augsburg
Vigil Coordinator

A and S — Inkle Weaving — Sunday, September 9th

The was MUCH interest in our fiber arts display at the Children’s Museum, so I thought we would get together and discuss weaving on an inkle loom, and other types of fiber-y fun.

===>>  But wait! THLord Kuma has noted that the current forecast is for significant rain on Sunday: 2-3″ of rain on Sunday morning with another 1-2″ in the afternoon and a high chance of flooding. Since the Washington Blvd. site is a flood plane, if this forecast holds, we’ll need to cancel for safety reasons. Please watch these feeds — I will post a message by noon if A&S is cancelled.

Date: September 9, 2018
Time: 1 PM.
Location: Washington Boulevard martial practice site
Address: Allegheny River Blvd and Washington Blvd.
Directions: http://www.debatablelands.org/martial/fight_directions.php

Please stay safe –
Elss