End of the year project roundup: retrospective 2018

In the closing days of this year, I’m doing a retrospective. (Yes, there’s a few days left, but I’m not sure how many SCA-related projects I’m actually going to be able to get done by then, so. . .)

I started with a fairly short list of things that should have been dealt with. Most of them have been dealt with.

And then, well. I accomplished a lot. I learned a lot about myself in the process, and even though this was a rough year in my personal life, I still accomplished something. (And that is a victory!)

I was not always great at posting things to 12 Months of Crafting, but I posted here. Projects got done. 24 of them, by my reckoning. That’s a lot! I can definitely see where I was able to get the most projects done – the end of the year (though, I suspect having more time to do them helped).

I may do something similar for next year – this format helped keep me accountable.

So, what about you? What do you want to see me write about for next year? I am planning on keeping some of my SCA philosophy posts going, but did you like reading about my projects, Dearest Readers?

Things still to accomplish.

  1. Lined Skjoldehamn hood (Have cut out the wool and am working on getting it lined and assembled.)
  2. Cutting out several Byzantine bone box blanks in preparation for turning into Byzantine box icons. 
  3. Sewing up Byzantine boy garb (PLEASE HELP ME WITH THIS!  I have wool, but I really want something a wee bit lighter for the summer, so . . . waiting to get more linen.  Also just purchased a bit of wool for pants because pants and it was a screaming good deal on wool.)
  4. Creating four Byzantine peerage ceremonies (I’m picking through rather slowly.  There’s a lot of information.  De Ceremoniis is a doorstop of a book!)
  5. Found a second Skjoldehamn hood in my projects that’s getting hemmed up. Not sure where it will end up living.

Things I’ve gotten accomplished!

  1. Painting Aed’s shield.
  2. Secret project scroll #1 (known now as Sir Gawayne’s Augmentation scroll)
  3. Nobelese Largesse Secret Project (blogged about here)
  4. Mar’s Quilt block (which has been presented and photos can be found on facebook)
  5. Wrote Pelican scroll text for Jaida de Leon
  6. New Baronial A&S Champions traveling trophy. (I do want to do some clean-up work on this particular piece so that it’s more comfortable to wear.)
  7. A whole slew of Facebook frames for at least five kingdoms and one principality.(while not a period art, it is a service and probably something I should post.)
  8. Baronial preprints.  (I’ve honestly lost track of how many I’ve done for the barony.  It’s also a blast to work with others on this, too.)
    A bunch of preprints for TRM Ashir and Ashland to use.  And the preprint workshop at Valor helped Their Majesties out, too.  I may have to hold more of these in the future.
  9. Baronial roll of arms project. (this is honestly an ongoing project, but it’s fun to see how far it’s come in the years we’ve worked on it.  We’re up to 86 completed banners.)
  10. Camp banners for Valor.
  11. Creating handouts for Valor’s classes.
  12. Banner for KWHSS.
  13. Nikolai’s Herald Extraordinary Scroll (formerly known as Secret Project Scroll #2)
  14. Imperial Roman clothes and jewellery (I just need actual full-length photos of it)
  15. A bunch of preprints for TRM Xerxis and BelAnna (OMG, SO SHINY.)
  16. YouTube video (which was from a FB live session) on shading.
  17. Painted Dirik von Rosswald’s shield for his upcoming knighting.
  18. Making more casual Byzantine clothing (Finished with the Imperial Roman garb part of it.  It’s starting life as Imperial Roman, and then will be cannibalized for something 4th c. as a part of Operation Cooler Summers.)  It’s going here because it actually got finished as part of the process.
  19. Eynon’s Boga Hirth Scroll, formerly known as Secret Project scroll #3 (text, calligraphy, and art)
  20. A conjugal achievement for Anna and Gieffrei.
  21. Thaddeus’ Achievement of Arms.
  22. Painted Jon Chesey‘s shield (it glows in the dark!)
  23. Count Logan’s Silver Hammer scrolls.
  24. Cormac Mór’s Achievement of Arms.

One thought on “End of the year project roundup: retrospective 2018

  1. I love reading your scroll posts, and posts on how you develop your kit or make the beautiful bits of jewellery and gifts you do. So basically continue your blog! Merry Christmas and all the best wishes for 2019


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