This year it was particularly wonderful. The King, Queen, and Prince were present and they all have a very funny sense of fun and humor. They are always interjecting fun into anything they do. We love having them.
We also had a full Knighting of a Squire by the King. It had all the Medieval pomp and panoply that one could hope for and brought tears to many eyes. We are all so very proud of our newest Knight. That was followed by an authentic Viking wedding and at the Feast a bard wrote a love poem to his beloved and read it and afterwards proposed to her.
Add to this wonderment all the tourneys, elevations, awards, wonderful food, and classes and you have a most wonderful day that is very full. This and Gulf Wars are my two favorite events of the year. I always get to meet new people and make new friends. I get to learn new things, and I get to teach, which I love.
This year I taught a class on Beginner's Back-strap Tablet Weaving. It was a little chaotic at first due to a miscommunication on my part about who would transport my loom for my students to use. After a phone call it appeared with the help of my dearest friend, and we were all able to do a little weaving. I was blessed by an older couple who were not in the SCA, but heard about my class and drove here all the way from Tallahassee to take my class. They were delightful.
I didn't get to take any classes this year, but I still got to pick the brains of various folk and see what they were doing and how they were doing it. I had such a wonderful time.
I'm getting better at my tablet weaving. I have my loom warped now to try the Flying Geese pattern in reverse colors. I hope it comes out well. I also have spent the morning downloading various table weaving patterns for future projects. I am particularly interested in the various Egyptian Diagonal patterns. Some of them are so beautiful. I want to try a couple of them.