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Sarah Margaret
Planner, artist, data architect-in-training
Interests: Information systems, physics of organizations, oil painting, weaving, quilting, historical music, historic costume
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I recently got a request for details about one detail of my tuam project. Hope these pictures are helpful! Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2011 at Greet's Middle Ages
I've become fond of the blog "The Happiness Project". (No, I haven't read her book, but I'm sure it's lovely, if it's anything like the blog. Reading a couple of years of intermittent posts in which Gretchen explains the Truths... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2011 at Greet's Middle Ages
I promise I didn't mean to ignore you. TypePad has evolved so swiftly, and spam comments (hiss!) proliferated so quickly, and I went back to school, that I just stuck my head in the sand re: comments. I've figured out... Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2011 at Greet's Middle Ages
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I've been sewing as part of a Big Barter lately. (And a little bit for me, as I stop quite so much faffing around in tertiary personas - trying to stick with 6thC and Bronze Age lately.) But it's been... Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2011 at Greet's Middle Ages
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(Here ought to go a pile of apologies for forgetting how to blog. Let's call that done, and get to the good stuff.) Way back in February, my adopted group Glynn Rhe, threw an event called Wine List. The "List"... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2011 at Greet's Middle Ages
I mean to go look at this diamond twill... Sounds like a re.seller who buys from these guys. I got mine direct at great prices, they do bulk as well if you can be patient and wait if they do... Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2010 at Greet's Middle Ages
More quoting from the lists: Class Handouts Unaltered class handouts may be reproduced for use in non-profit teaching programs (eg SCA Collegia etc). * Five Period Stitches - Quick Reference Guide - Oct, 2003 (.pdf 148kb) * Five Period Stitches... Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2010 at Greet's Middle Ages
More possibly useful things from the lists, apologies for not getting who posted this: Have you seen the summary that Shelagh has already put online? http://www.shelaghlewins.com/reenactment/hedeby_apron/hedeby_apron.htm It really does cover about 99% of what Hägg says about apron dresses http://needleprayse.webcon.net.au/research/index.html Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2010 at Greet's Middle Ages
Since I've started back to school, I've not been starting much new, though still keeping an eye on possibly useful items that come up on the lists. From Norsetalk2: Christopher wrote: >What would be a period way to a veg... Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2010 at Greet's Middle Ages
"Beowulf": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yiBaSqO7n9U "The Vikings" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fIvJ2P0giVc "William the Conqueror": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bQ8A5gRe_Dw Apparently these are part of a series - they're wonderful. (School/work is going really well - but yes, it's taking away from the craftwork/blog while I adjust. Honnora's diamond twill apron... Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2010 at Greet's Middle Ages
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The Viking, er Saxon* and I went to MGT, and tried out the wool geteld as a pavilion, with one side propped up. (*He's decided to switch sides and move back in time to meet me. Looks like I get... Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2010 at Greet's Middle Ages
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(The cat checks to make sure I am not planning Fricassee d'Feline.) This is the first in a collection I am making of ceramic cooking pots, in an effort to use more period gear on site. Although I admittedly started... Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2010 at Greet's Middle Ages
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What to do with a small batch of leftover black dye? I needed to dye a bit of fringe leftover from the first diamond twill, black. Small pot of RIT. I'm inordinately proud of this idea - the point is... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2010 at Greet's Middle Ages
Today I surface from a crazy month of studying and testing. I found out fairly late in the game that Microsoft had given thousands of vouchers for free access to their online training and certification tests for Office and IT... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2010 at frontstepdesign
RUM was held less than an hour away this year, so I got to go. The Royal University of Meridies is the annual big teaching event for the kingdom of Meridies, and it also hosts meetings for many of the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2010 at Greet's Middle Ages
The first term came from this TED talk, by Ethan Zuckerman, about how most of us think that we have an idea of how the world is going...because we are online, and we consume elite media, and we're highly educated.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2010 at frontstepdesign
So far I have taken four Microsoft Office 2007 certification courses: Essentials of Windows Vista Getting Started With Microsoft Excel 2007 Performing Calculations with Microsoft Excel 2007 Getting Started With Microsoft Office Word 2007 and have learned the following: 1.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2010 at frontstepdesign
Have I mentioned lately that Reconstructing History is awesome, even when they're not reconstructing their Google pageranking? Hope this helps, Kass. www.reconstructinghistory.com Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2010 at Greet's Middle Ages
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NEW BIG HAIRY LEARNING CURVE ALERT! I've volunteered to be feastcrat/head cook for Glynn Rhe's combined A&S/fighting event, Convivium Collegialis/Wine List, held next February. As faithful readers of this blog will guess, I've had a Big Idea about how to... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2010 at Greet's Middle Ages
Working on Microsoft certification courses these days; starting with Excel 2007. Although I've used Excel and the other Office products for one task or another since 1996 (gee, were they even called Office back then?!), it's cool to take a... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2010 at frontstepdesign
Added "The Four Agreements" to Next Steps list. First heard about from a tai chi teacher embarrassingly long ago, ~2002. Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2010 at frontstepdesign
New place to get tech questions answered, courtesy of Stack Exchange: http://meta.webapps.stackexchange.com/ Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2010 at frontstepdesign
I've added a Google search box, which is supposed to search just this site when Google's crawlers get around to find it, or perhaps my code is wrong somehow. I'm giving it a week, and if it doesn't work by... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2010 at frontstepdesign
Apparently relying on TypePad to forward blog comments to my email is a mistake. I apologize to all those commenters whom I haven't replied to...I try to respond to every comment, because I'd like GMA to be more than a... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2010 at Greet's Middle Ages
I worry about being thought overqualified. I have a master's degree, sure, in a field that promotes critical thinking...but also a field that ought to be as renowned as teaching for attracting workers who will slave for the joy of... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2010 at frontstepdesign