This guild and its blog account have been pretty idle for the last six months, and I regret that. There have been obvious obstacles to guild activity, and the reason I have not posted much here is because I don’t want the blog to be about me and my work. There are other blogs and woodworkers to post about, though.
One of those woodworkers was Chris Hall. Chris passed away this Spring following a battle with cancer, but his spouse has been trying to keep his blog alive as a part of his legacy. This week she posted a guest post from one of Chris’s good friends and erstwhile students. This is the first part of a longer story by a woodworker in Spain who has dedicated himself to Japanese woodworking.
In particular, his interest in Japanese planes and planemakers is great to read about, and his outlook on woodworking gives me something to consider in my own work. I hope you enjoy reading along when future installments are posted.
At this time the SCA Corporate Offices have noted a sharp decline in memberships as many expiring members have chosen not to renew. This is putting financial hardships on the SCA Office and Officers. We understand that this may be due to personal financial hardships, as we know that many of you have lost jobs, or seen reductions in your incomes due to the current world wide COVID Crisis. We seek to ease some of that burden.
Several local members have contacted The Baron and Baroness that they wish to donate money anonymously to help local members renew their memberships. If money is tight and you need a hand, or even if you just have lapsed or will soon and was putting off renewing until events resume, we have people who are interested in helping in these uncertain times. Their Majesties, as well, have received many offers to sponsor memberships.
Her Excellency and I are interested in coordinating between those who have offered support and any who would be interested in the help. So please if you are interested in a free membership renewal please contact me so that we can coordinate gift memberships.
baron at debatablelands.org
Also if you are interested in donating personally to the SCA, and have Amazon Prime, you can set up a donation to the SCA through your Amazon account. Go to Smile.Amazon.com and use your regular Amazon Login go to You account and in Other Programs you can designate your charity – Society for Creative Anachronism Inc. You will need to do your shopping on Smile.Amazon in order to generate charitable gifts, but this is another easy way to help out our wonderful organization.
The next online sewing is this Thursday August 20 at 7:30 in
Aethelmearc zoom room. There is no agenda. Just join us and sew or knit
or braid or just show us what you already made. If you want the zoom
connect information, please email sewing at debatablelands dot org. If
you would like to teach a class email me with that information and your
Greetings Noble Populace,
Please find the Confirmed Minutes from the June Business Meeting and the Agenda for the August Business Meeting in the following google drive location.
All future confirmed minutes & Agendas will be available by this same link.
If you are unable to access or have questions, Please contact me directly.
Yours in service,
Muirgheal, Seneschal Debatable
email@example.com or see the Dark Pages for my contact information.
Topic: BMDL Business Meeting
Time: Aug 19, 2020 08:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
The next online sewing is this Thursday August 20 at 7:30 in Aethelmearc zoom room. There is no agenda. Just join us and sew or knit or braid or just show us what you already made. If you want the zoom connect information, please email sewing at debatablelands dot org. If you would like to teach a class email me with that information and your availability.
There will not be online sewing this Thursday, August 6th. I was
double-booked for the evening. If anyone would like online sewing on
August 20th, please let me know and I will schedule it. If there are no
requests for the 20th, I will schedule the next online sewing for
Thursday Sept 3rd at 7:30. If you are interested in teaching a class
online, contact sewing at debatablelands dot org.
Hello Debatable Lands, from Baroness Hilda! Salve Accolens!
I’m writing to say, I’m thinking of you. Tonight would have been our annual Pennsic Baronial Reception, in a different world. A few hours where our Baronial folks come together, just to chat, eat, see each other… one of my very favorite times different Baronial communities mingle and catch up. Sun or rain, the warmth in our hearts and smiles on our faces are always quite the balm for the soul. We are missing you tonight.
I hope that, this week of all weeks, each of you will reach out to an old friend, or someone you only see at events, someone outside your normal group communications…. At Pennsic we run into these folks that feed our spirits all the time. This year, we must be more deliberate…. Reach out to each other, my friends!
I also wanted to share this bit of Episode 5 of AE Live, the King and Queen’s virtual show, hosted by Baron Brandubh. The theme was “Bling and Brag”, and His Excellency chose to share a video brag, created by Mistress Arianna, of YOU, his Barony.