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• 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.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011


Ye've done it again, lasses! Congrats to Clan Beauchamp!

Beauchamp: 766
Fraser: 265
MacKenzie: 252
Murray: 562


Part 4 - I Hear No Music but the Sound of Drums (the poems challenge)

We had 20 participants for this tricky challenge!

There were 12 perfect scores, so these lasses received an extra point for their teams: Caireann & Zella of Clan Murray, Eilis, Ealasaid Farquharson, Imogene, Elspeth, Bree, Morven, Brighde & Muirne of Clan Beauchamp, and Ciara & Magaidh of Clan Fraser.

We did have an early bird and a sneaker for this round: Caireann Murray was our early bird, and Mollie Mackenzie was our sneaker -- an extra point for each was also awarded for these accomplishments!

After a random drawing out of the "perfects" by one of my boys,
I'm happy to announce that Imogene Beauchamp has earned her clan an extra 5 points -- well done!

Scoring for this game:

Murray: 29 + 2 + 1 = 32
Beauchamp: 95 + 8 + 5 = 108
Fraser: 20 + 2 = 22
MacKenzie: 20 + 1 = 21

Part 5 - 'Tis Better to Marry Than to Burn

This was our Cryptogram/Anagram/Drop Quote game extravaganza that you had 2 weeks to complete! We had 11 competitors (3 Murray, 6 Beauchamp, 1 Mackenzie, & 1 Fraser), and 5 (4 Beauchamp & 1 Fraser) who submitted a participation point email. 7 of those 11 were perfect scores. Those with perfect scores received 1 extra point for their team. These lucky (hardworking!) lasses are: Caireann, Zella & Bea Murray, Nematona & Muirne Beauchamp, Kinley MacKenzie, and Magaidh Fraser!

Of those 7 lasses, the winner of the drawing is: Muirne Beauchamp! Congrats on an extra 5 points, lass!!

The early bird goes to Caireann Murray, and the sneaker to Magaidh Fraser, for an extra point, each.

In addition, I'm awarding 2 lasses who managed to answer every. single. question. of this challenge correctly -- the maximum points were 25, but there were 33.5 points available. Caireann Murray and Zella Murray both managed each and every one! You each have earned an additional 3 points for your team! Braw job, lasses!

Scoring for this challenge is as follows:

Murray: 96 + 3 + 5 +1 + 6 = 111
Beauchamp: 137 + 2 = 139
MacKenzie: 28 +1 = 29
Fraser: 26 +1 +1 = 28

Part 6 - War of the Regulation

25 competitors in this game -- we raided each others "project" pages to find things that Claire's family may have wanted to give her for her birthday.

No extra points for this one -- everyone who participated received 10 points.

Beauchamp: 120 pts
Fraser: 40
Murray: 60
MacKenzie: 30

Part 8 - A Hunting We Will Go

There were 9 participants, 4 murray's & 5 beauchamps! I was quite liberal with the scoring, so there were no extra points awarded for this one.

Thus this game's scores are as follows:

Clan Murray: 40
Clan Beauchamp: 41

...and that is all of the games, completely scored! I'll be adding them all up & posting the final scores this afternoon or evening, but I have a sneaking suspicion of who is the winner (again), and think you all do, too... ;)

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Game 9 (book discussion) Results

Fiona Fraser back to report some more game results...for our final game, the book discussion, we had a total of 17 participants (plus the chieftessess, but they were ineligible for point earning). The scoring for this game is a little different from the last one, so I've explained it below.

Each question you answered earned you 2 points. If you chimed in on all 4 discussions, you earned an extra 2 points (I'm lookin' at you, bartlebean, violetdawn, pepperpurl & georgethegirl!). As this was a team challenge, if you participated at all, you earned an additional point for your team (7-Beauchamp, 5-Murray, 4-Fraser, 1-MacKenzie).

In lieu of the early bird and the sneaker awards, bonus points were awarded to the person who garnered the most interest (i.e. the most clicks - 35, to be exact -- mostly in agrees), and the person who made the most contributions to the thread overall. In this case, both of these categories are won by the same lass...Pepperpurl! Congrats on earning an extra 2 points for clan Murray!

Our final points award is the random drawing by my boys, done of the participants who took part in all 4 discussions. Bartlebean is the winner of that one! Congrats on winning 5 points for clan Beauchamp!

Point totals for this game (participation points + 2 points for participating in all 4 discussions + number of participants from your clan + bonus points + 5pts to the drawing winner)

Beauchamp: 36 + 4 + 7 + 0 + 5 = 52
Murray: 26 + 4 + 5 + 2 + 0 = 37
Fraser: 12 + 0 + 4 + 0 + 0 = 16
MacKenzie: 4 + 0 + 1 + 0 + 0 = 5

Stay tuned for more game results this week!

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Game results -- game 7

We're a might out of order here, lasses, but we wanted to get you some results! We will be getting the results to games 4-6 (and 8) to you soon, don't worry. So without further ado... the participants were:

Beauchamp: Caroline, Ealasaid, Besse, Nemetona, Muirne, Lady NF, Elspeth
Fraser: Magaidh
MacKenzie: Mollie, Kinley
Murray: Caireann, Zella, Latharna, Ruadh, Bea

The lasses with perfect scores:

Perfect scores: Caireann, Caroline, Ealasaid, Magaidh, Zella, Besse, Nemetona, Mollie, Kinley, Bea, Elspeth

...and the extra point winners are:

Early Bird - Caireann
Sneaker - Ruadh

And of course all of those with perfect scores earn an extra point (which we did not add separately, but is there, I promise!), and one lucky lass from that group will win an extra 5 points

...and that lass is...(insert drumroll here):
Magaidh! Congrats!!

Point totals (for this game only) are as follows:

Beauchamp: 71
Fraser: 11 + 5 (perfect) = 16
MacKenzie: 22
Murray: 50 + 1 (EB) + 1 (Sn) = 52

Well done, to all, and we'll be back soon with more results!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Part 8 ~ Homework ~ A Hunting We Will Go

For this wee homework assignment, we will ask you to list 5 things that Claire would have in her wee medicine basket (or stillroom) and their uses Find a picture of this item and post it to the HOMEWORK thread on Ravelry. For example, if your find is a heart/lung bypass machine,  please show us a book reference from Part 8 where she would use the Heart/Lung machine or has one, and post the picture. If someone prior to you has used this item, you have to find a different item. The photo reference can be off-ravelry.
This assignment is for the good sisters, not for the chieftesses. Please include your swap name and clan name in the post (not everyone uses a clan badge and it helps us). The homework assignment is due on May 10th at midnight, ET.
Good luck, lasses.

Mordag and Fiona