Second Annual BMDL Archers’ Winter Potluck This Weekend!

Greetings Archers of BMDL!

This Sunday from 12 – 4pm we are holding the 2nd Annual Winter Potluck at Chieftain Archery! It’s time to dust off your bow and gear and come join us for a day of friends, food, and shooting! Loaner gear will be provided for anyone who wishes to join us.

The range is located at: 4711 Leechburg Rd, New Kensington, PA 15068

Reminder: there is a $5 fee to use the range.

If you have any more questions about the event, feel free to email me at

For more details, there is a Facebook event page at:

Here is the about section from the event page:
“All are welcome to join us for a day of food and traditional archery on February 23rd at Chieftain Archery. Come shake off the winter chill, string up your bows, and hone your skills on some fun targets.

This is a potluck shoot, and we ask that all adults attending please bring a dish to share. Chieftain Archery has a full kitchen available for our use. Please bring your own plates/utensils.

Non-members of Chieftain archery pay $5.
Members of Chieftain archery pay $3.
Donations to the local SCA Barony will be accepted and will go towards new loaner equipment.

Garb is not required for this event.

There will be prizes awarded to the top archers, as well as a door prize!

Please join us for a fun filled day of archery and good food.”

Hope to see you there!
Rónán O Conaill
BMDL Captain of Archers

Sewing Machine Spa Thanks

Thank you everyone who attended sewing machine spa day. Special thanks to his Lordship Owen who cleaned, oiled, and did some serious unsticking of machines. We had at least 10 people show up with machines. I think the sewing machine maintenance was great and I hope to persuade Owen to have another sewing machine spa day. Also, the Saturday sewing was pretty popular, so I plan to have more Saturday sewing events. Stay tuned for the next Saturday sewing.

Saturday Sewing Machine Spa

This Saturday February 15th is sewing machine spa day. Bring your machine and learn how to clean and oil it. Your sewing machine will thank you. The location is 1105 Shady Avenue 15232. The time is 11am to 4pm. If you have questions you can contact me by email to: sewing at debatablelands dot org, or send email to Hara Kikumatsu. You can find the address in the dark pages. There are two cats who live here, so medicate appropriately.

Fencing Practice at Broken Plow This Week 2/9

This Sunday February 9 will be our regular Broken Plow crossover muster.

We will be starting at 2 PM, the address is:
201 Crawford Run Rd
Creighton, PA 15030

Loaner gear for fencing and Cut and Thrust is available.

There will be no practice next week due to Ædult Swim.

We will return to the Chinese Church the following week, February 23.


Sewing tonight 7:30

How is your medieval wardrobe? Do you need to do some medieval clothing repairs? Do you have all the tops, bottoms, underclothes, and overcoats that you will need this season? The next sewing circle is tonight, Feb. 6th, starting at 7:30. The location is 1105 Shady Avenue 15232. There are two ironing boards, two sergers, two regular machines, and an embroidery machine. If you have questions you can contact me by email to: sewing at debatablelands dot org, or send email to Hara Kikumatsu. You can find the address in the dark pages. There are two cats so medicate appropriately.

Woodworking February 16th

The woodworking guild will have a shop day on Sunday, February 16th from 10am to 2pm at Ishiyama’s house. Our spring project this year is improving everybody’s Pennsic through the glory of seating. We will be researching and recreating period seating furniture that is appropriate for our personas.