Two quick updates:
Tonight I was kindly given a Willow (Order of the Willow, Midrealm AoA-level Art award) in a regency court by TRHs Cameron and Amelie. This was done at Better War Through Archery, in Sternfeld, for my stained glass work. I am very moved by this.
I received my stoat tails, for making brushes. Uh... I was expecting something like a ferret tail. They are about 4" long and pinkie-finger thickness. Glad I took the last three they had! I may try to make a brush tomorrow.