I have been hanging in MD for the past few weeks just to keep my kitty near his doctors while he adjusts to the new insulin. It is a rocky road, I will not lie, but today he is looking good and has gained some weight so I have hope. Needing to kill time while here (because I prefer to spend as little time in MD as possible, lol) I opted to go to Atlantia's Kingdom Archery competition this past weekend. Spent an absolutely lovely afternoon with my Laurel, talking all sorts of A&S and general SCA stuff. She introduced me to some very nice people, and quite a few newcomers (and I got to show them how spinning yarn works). I love hearing how talk about how she handles the newcomers in her area (and she does a ton of work to make sure they acclimate well and enjoy themselves), but I also am getting a better idea (to some extent) of what the "job description" of being a Laurel really entails. She definitely sets a fine example in that department.
I also got to spend some time with Lady Amie Sparrow who does a marvelous job with German Peasant garb. She is very talented and will be published in the next issue of the Complete Anachronist. I highly recommend getting a copy when it comes out! You can check out some of her work on her website now as well: https://amiesparrow.wordpress.com/16th-century-england/black-apron/
Amie also kindly took a photo of me wearing the Dublin scarf that I wove. Even in wool it was quite comfortable even on the hot, sticky day.