Fàilt [Welcome]! Ciamar a tha thu [How are you]?

• The Fiery Cross Sign-up runs through March 1, 2011 [CLOSED]
• The Fiery Cross Clan Assignments & partners posted March 15, 2011
• Sporrans mailed by May 15, 2011

Outlandish Swap V: The Fiery Cross

Scottish clans were originally a Highland way of life. The Highland clan was, above all things, a family; a family in which everybody believed they were all, from chief to blacksmith, descended from one founder or progenitor. They regarded themselves as very close kinsmen. This Swap is dedicated to such clan families and will be organized into four clans.

Friday, July 9, 2010

Beauchamp Challenge Revealed

Thank ye ladies for taking time from a busy week and the excruciating heat to partake of our wee challenge.  Entries were received from 25 lasses out of a total 45 possible participants (Beauchamps got to sit this one out).  We hope you all enjoyed a little peek at Claire's letters home to Bree.

ANSWERS
LETTER 1: Word Search Forever
1. ADAM
2. BRIANNA
3. CLAIRE
4. DR RAWLINGS
5. DUNCAN
7. FIONA
8. FRANK RANDALL
9. IAN
10. JAMIE
11. JOCASTA
12. KING WILLIAM
13. LONGFELLOW (we didn't fool anyone; this is just one word)
14. MACBETH
15. MONSIEUR FRESELIERE
17. MR WAKEFIELD
18. MYERS
19. POLLYANNE
20. SASSENACH
21. SERGEANT MURCHINSON -- despite the spelling variations from the US and UK editions, everyone got this.

LETTER 2: Crosswords,  Je t’aime
ACROSS
5. Thermodynamics
7. Myers
9. Pollyanne
10. Gralloch
11. Saorsa
12. Mavis McDowell -- or Mavis MacDowell, the alternate spelling without the word space and NO, CurlyKat, it is not Mark Wahlberg, although he is better looking!

DOWN
1. Uncle Angus
2. Mohawk
3. Veil [Like St. Paul, we also accepted hair]
4. Faith
6. MacBeth
8. Gooseberry

SCORING
8 Frasers: 4 perfect scores were received from LCBraun, MsLilly, CurlyKat, Cinnamonamon. Additional responses were received from Anne, Orions1, Guinevere, BlueMoonranch.
7 Murrays: 5 perfect scores were received from VioletDawn, Abitknottie, MeredithParker, Tonilee, ImgonnaPurl. Additional responses were received from Cabrita, JustaJenJen.
10 Mackenzies: 4 perfect scores were received from CursedGreenSwtr, Neila, AnnaEd, BlackMoonDog. Additional responses were received from Jules1960, The KnitDr, StickPixie, SixGunSally, Esuzabeth, JPillsbury.

The ladies in blue italics each receive an extra point for being among the first 10 to submit a 10-point answer. If you sent in your challenge and dinna see your name above, please let us know so we can adjust your clan's scores.

Our Earlybird Award goes to VioletDawn of Clan Murray. Her response was received at 2:27 pm (and then again at 2:52 p.m.) on Friday, July 2nd. Well done, lass --both responses qualify for earlybird!  And our Sneaker Award goes to Cinnamonamon of Clan Fraser. Her response was received at 11:52 pm on Thursday, July 8th.  Both ladies have earned a point for their clans.

A special Perfect Score Award goes to VioletDawn, CursedGreenSwtr, AnnaEd, and ImGonnaPurl.  Each lady earns an extra point for their clan for answering all 33 questions correctly!  Way to go!

Final Results will be posted this weekend, once I wake up a couple of sleepy teens who have worked a Girl Scout camp for four days in 100 degree weather.

And the Winner is . . .

All sisters with a 10 or better score . . .

Went into a project bag (sorry, no hats out here in Manchester at the Knit and Crochet Show)

And the name pulled from the bag by youngest dear niece was:


Catriona Mackenzie!

Congratulations, Cat!  You have earned an additional 5 points for your clan.

The Final Score:

Fraser: 62 + 2 bonus + 1 sneaker = 65
Mackenzie: 59 + 3 bonus + 2 perfect scores + individual winner = 69
Murray: 52 + 5 bonus + 1 earlybird + 2 perfect scores = 60

CONGRATS to all our participants!

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