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New Entry from "Loose Threads": Eura Mitten Reconstruction
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In which I draw attention to a lovely reconstruction of the mittens worn by the woman in Grave No. 56 at Eura. What, you didn't know she wore mittens? That's what the scrap of nalbinding found in/near her belt seems likely to be, at any rate. Go here for my too-short entry on the subject.

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New Entry from "Loose Threads": The Clothing of Roman Prostitutes--Still a Mystery
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In which I sum up the conclusions of my reading about the clothing of Roman prostitutes; that conclusion is clear enough from the title of my post, but the way I get there may be of minor interest to some of my readers. Go here for the entry.

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New Entry from "Table Scraps"--Pig Stew
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In which I experiment, timidly, with a Real Viking recipe from Daniel Serra and Hanna Tunberg's book about Viking Cuisine, An Early Meal. Go here for the entry.

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New Entry from "Table Scraps"--A Thoughtful Meal
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In which I review a new book about Viking era Scandinavian cuisine and, in the process, ruminate about what the Vikings must really have eaten most of the time and how they likely prepared it. Go here for the entry.

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New Entry from "Loose Threads": HSF Challenge #20-- Fabrics
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In which I discuss fabrics I'm planning to buy for an SF costume, of all things. Go here for the entry.

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New Entry from "Loose Threads"-- Dhwef-Meth-Stel
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In which I plot the making of a costume that really is appropriate for a science fiction convention, for once, under the guise of the Historical Sew Fortnightly! Go here for the entry.

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New Entry from "Loose Threads"--Ideas for a Roman Necklace
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In which I discuss another Historical Sew Fortnightly project. Go here for the entry.

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New Entry from "Table Scraps"--International Breakfasts
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In which I talk a bit about breakfasts around the world, using an article from hostelbookers.com as a springboard. Go here for the entry.

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New Entry from "Loose Threads"--HSF#13--A Coppergate Cap
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In which I undertake (and quickly finish) a recreation of a very small archaeological garment find and talk about what I learned from it. Go here for the entry.

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Tranquillity Restored
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I carefully scrubbed down the sofa cushions Zola had anointed, and erected a series of cat deterrents (a coating of tissue paper, propped up cushions with the scrubbed parts facing the back, a strategically placed laundry basket where the cushions would normally sit) to ensure that Zola stayed off the sofa while the anti-odor solution was drying.

It all seems to have worked. Zola has not been back on the sofa -- or if he has, he hasn't sprayed anything while on the sofa, or anywhere else. Litter box examination indicates that he's doing his business in the proper place. Huzzah!

On the even brighter side, Zola seeks our company out more; sometimes he's content to just lie on the rug near us while we do things on the computer, or eat. And he's invented some games for himself, placed with pet store balls made of crinkly foil, to engage in while we're sleeping.

So peace has been restored. I will miss him so much when we go to Summer Weapons Retreat next week. We'll be gone about a week. We've hired a young woman with a veterinary technician background to come in daily and feed him, and give him some love while we're gone; I hope he can deal with that.

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