Despite the rather cold weather, there was much in the way of martial activities happening and inside the two nice buildings there were a number of other things going on. The Environmental Center provided a spectacular room for Court, with large windows over looking a wooded area. There was a very large room dedicated to A&S and there were 25 entries in the competition! That is impressive to me, given that the last few non-war events I attended only had a couple of entries (more on that coming in a post this afternoon). A few of my favorite entries are in the photo album below.
The best part of the event, however, was Morien's elevation. I was so happy to be part of this day for him (and I crafted the cloak). He has always been an inspiration to so many, and never fails to lend a hand to anyone in need. He definitely has acted as a Peer and I am happy to seem him elevated to their ranks.
(The cloak is red wool twill, with black linen lining and gold silk border. The Pelican was wool embroidery on wool, save for the blood, which was silk, and then that was appliqued onto the cloak. Applique is a new skill to me, and I have done little embroidery prior to this, so I learned a great deal during the making of this garment. I look forward to doing more of both in the future!)