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1st century Roman lady’s hair piece

I have this thing where I cut my hair off pretty much like clockwork every 5 years or so. I usually make that call right around the time when it’s 85*F, humid, and my hair’s tangling itself miraculously in the … Continue reading

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Excellent Small Cakes

NOTE: This was my one of my very first A&S entries. I entered them in the cooking category at Northern Lights circa 2004 or ’05. What: Small currant cookies, iced with sugar. Where: Taken from an English-language cookbook When: Late … Continue reading

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On the Cultivation of Tobacco

Lady Elinor Strangewayes, OM. Shire of Mountain Freehold. Overview: This paper is the result of a four-month experiment in tobacco cultivation and processing, following the advice laid down in several late period English guidebooks and tracts on tobacco. On Christopher … Continue reading

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A High-Ranking Norsewoman’s Beads

Primarily Norse with Anglo-Saxon, Celtic, and Continental influences, circa 9th century. Lady Elinor Strangewayes, OM.    [Note: this was an entry of mine in Northern Lights 2010 A&S competition and then was presented to Countess Svava Þorgeirsdóttir upon her elevation to the … Continue reading

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An Egg Tart

From Das Kuchbuch der Sabina Welserin, Germany, 16th century. Lady Elinor Strangewayes, OM. Entered in the Northern Lights A&S Competition, 2010. Category: 26. Cooking. Won the cooking category.  Ain ortorten. So nempt 8 air, klopffts woll, nempt ain mas milch, … Continue reading

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Hnefetafl Board & Pieces

Hiberno-Norse, circa late 9th century – early 10th century. Lady Elinor Strangewayes, OM. Entered at Northern Lights A&S Competition, 2010. Categories: 17. Woodwork; 20. Glass; 30. Toys. Won the glass and toys categories.   Hnefatafl is a strategy board game … Continue reading

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The Mary Rose Fiddle

English, circa 1530s. Joint Entry: Master Ekkehardt of Oakenwode, OL and Lady Elinor Strangewayes, OM. Entered at the Northern Lights A&S Competition, 2010. Categories: 17. Woodwork; 22. Sculpture and Carving;   30. Toys. Won all the categories in which it was … Continue reading

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