Yes, I was responsible with most of my tax refund this year, but I also treated myself to a couple of new shiny things for the SCA:
I think my favorite thing in the world, at the moment, is this little glass cup in the foreground of this photo.
It's a replica of a glass cup found at Birka (this cup was from grave 750, exc. by Hjalmar Stolpe in 1897), and it just makes my heart glad. I love glassware, especially period glassware - and this is the first piece of period glassware I've ever owned.
I also got this lovely little bronze Viking key from Raymond's Quiet Press. It's a replica of an extant key from Lund in Sweden, and it's a great little addition to my set of "jewelry". I wove a very thin band to use to hang it from my brooches.
Yay, shiny Viking stuff!
I'm working on a BUNCH of things right now, so there'll be posts a-plenty coming up soon. This weekend is the spring Bjornsborg event, from which there will be pictures (I hope). I'm weaving my butt off right now making trim to go on my linen Viking coat, I'm working on a new Hedeby bag, I built a new loom and am trying it out, and I'm working on a Roman outfit for the hot weather this coming season. Whew! More soon!