Saturday, October 27th my son William, turned 23 years old! I'm very proud of him! Sorry, no pics of him to share. Instead, I have pics of where we were instead of with him celebrating. He was off having lunch with his grandfather, aunt and uncle and a cousin as well as playing laser tag and hanging out with his friends, so not neglected!
Our household was off at the Barony of Three Mountains Honor Feast. This year it was Khalja that was being honored. She has a middle eastern persona, as you can also tell by her name, so that was the theme of the event. We have been to the space before for Grand Thing at the St. Helen's Fairgrounds. Its a bit different when you're throwing down rugs, pillows and sheep skins, also cooler in October!
We arrived just before morning opening court, which was a good thing. As we were laying out our rugs, Baroness Jill asked to borrow our blue and white rug (Barony colors) "just for court", how can you say no when a Baroness is making a request? ;-) So our rug was part of court all day long. lol
Thankfully, we had enough rugs and floor coverings to allow everyone to have a place to sit. I had thought to put in a request to Ignatius on Wednesday to solve our tabling issue. He pulled together a couple pieces of wood and some milk crates as bases, since it wasn't early enough of a request to build more official tables that he does have planned. Amelia brought some of her middle eastern stuff and provided table coverings and other decorations to get us in the theme. The sheep skins were also a nice added touch and cushion while sitting on the rugs and pillows.
|Socializing with Gwenlianna about her embroidery|
|After Millicent and the de Merrick's arrival. A lull in eating and some crafting going on|
|Looking out into the hall from behind Court|
|Each of them doing their presentation to the judges of that round. There were three rounds during the day. Mine was the last round.|
I knit a little red poppy while we were there because I knew Carina would be there, she's Canadian and its one of the things they do to show support for Remembrance day, our Veteran's day:
Ladies Millicent and Larissa (yes, she still needs an SCA name) received personal appreciation from Baroness Jill and I think also from Baron Alfric. I know Joseph and Merrie de Merrick received appreciation from Baron Alfric. Larissa had young Cameron take a shine to her. We've been watching this little guy grow the last few years since we met him as a baby:
|At one point he asked "where did my new friend go?" after she had been called up to court. :-)|
|Baroness Khalja receiving her scroll|