Hello! I'm Laurencia

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I've been a member of the SCA (Society for Creative Anachronism) since 2001. I've lived in the East Kingdom and the Kingdom of AEthelmearc. I portray Baroness Laurencia of Carlisle, an English woman of the late fourteenth – early fifteenth century. I work on obtaining the skills and knowledge a woman of that time would have possessed. A lifelong project? I know. Some unanswerable questions? Yes. But incredibly fun and fascinating? Most definitely!

So far, I've added hand sewing, weaving, open hearth cooking, embroidery, finger loop braiding, silk painting, and basket making to my list of abilities (some more expert than others).  I realize my medieval persona may not have known all of these skills, but desperate times call for desperate measures! Walking to the local box store for a silk banner is not an option.

I hope you join me on my adventures in medieval culture.  I promise it will be an entertaining ride!

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And I'm Bonnie

Researching makes me happy.  So, I always have tons of ideas and notes swirling around in my head and in my notebooks. I started this blog to help motivate me to finish the many projects I have started and share them with you!  I have a Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology and a Masters Degree in Public History, specializing in Early America. I'm a technical writer and live in Western New York with my wonderful husband and our 2 cats and 2 dogs.