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« Topic Start: December 14, 2010, 06:08:48 pm »

Hello, Cill-Mates.

There seemed to be enough interest in reprising the Cross/Brat exchange we did last year for Imbolc, so I'm hereby declaring the 2nd Annual TC Cill Cross/Brat Exchange officially open!  Cheesy

If you want to participate, please send me a PM BY MIDNIGHT (USA Eastern), DECEMBER 31, 2010, to let me know you want to participate and give me your address.  Remember to include the name you want your package addressed to -- which is probably not your screen name. Wink   (I promise to keep all contact info confidential.) 

I'll take the names of all interested members and do a random name draw.  Then, by January 9, I'll let you know who your "Secret Cill-Mate" is.  You choose either a Brighid's Cross, a Brighid's Brat, or both and make that for the person whose name you're assigned.  Feel free to begin making your cross/brat right away, if you want to, so you're ready to send it to arrive by the deadline. 

Be sure to ship it in time for your Secret Cill-Mate to receive by January 30.  (If it's a brat, they'll probably want to put it out for Imbolc Eve to get Brighid's blessing.)  In the package you send, you'll include a note that will reveal who you are.

Obviously, participation in this project is completely voluntary and will not effect your participation in the Cill at all. Also, it bears repeating that I will keep contact info completely private.

You may send a cross OR a brat OR both.  You may use any materials you think are appropriate.  (F'ex, the materials for crosses are not limited to rushes or straw.)

Crosses may be any of the various styles of Brighid's cross.  (For more on the different styles of crosses, check this out: http://brigitssparklingflame.blogspot.com/2007/03/brigets-crosses-biddy-boys.html.)

Brats do not have to be actual cloaks or mantles.   Cheesy  Some kind of representation is fine.

We are not setting a spending limit, but everyone should recognize that this is not about money.  The cross/brat you create does not have to cost much -- or anything at all, if you have access to free materials! -- but should be made with love and respect for your Cill-mate.

Try to send it in time for it to arrive before January 30, so the recipient can put it out on Brighid's Eve for blessing (if you're sending a brat) or put it up in his/her house on Brighid's Day (if you're sending a cross).

I think that's everything.  If you have questions, please let me know.

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« Reply #1: December 15, 2010, 12:11:30 am »


Yay! I was just thinking about this. My partner Ryan and I are both dealing with colds right now (especially him) and a couple of nights ago we slept with the brat Mattie sent me on our heads, taking turns. Smiley
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« Reply #2: December 19, 2010, 11:57:14 am »


I'm in! Smiley
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« Reply #3: December 29, 2010, 02:04:16 am »


REMINDER:  Please PM me if you want to participate in the Cross/Brat Exchange this year. 

So far, I've only heard from a few people.  I know the holidays are a busy time, though, so I thought a reminder would be a good idea.

Instructions for participating are in the OP of this thread.

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« Reply #4: December 31, 2010, 06:31:21 pm »


Hi, all.

I know everyone is very busy with the holidays, so I'm extending the deadline to participate in the cross/brat exchange.

Please PM me by 11:59 p.m., Saturday, January 8, 2011, to let me know if you're interested.

Happy New Year!

~ Aster
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« Reply #5: January 03, 2011, 10:04:02 pm »

Hi, all.

I know everyone is very busy with the holidays, so I'm extending the deadline to participate in the cross/brat exchange.

Please PM me by 11:59 p.m., Saturday, January 8, 2011, to let me know if you're interested.

Happy New Year!

~ Aster

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« Reply #6: January 04, 2011, 09:59:50 am »


I'm definitely interested. I did PM you, right?
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« Reply #7: January 04, 2011, 02:10:35 pm »

*** reminder bump *** 

 Kiss

~ Aster
I think I pm'd you... if not, lmk because I definitely want in.  I wished the mailbox saved sent messages, because the past couple of weeks have been a fog...  Undecided
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« Reply #8: January 04, 2011, 03:29:42 pm »


I remember PM'ing you my new address -- I really hope it wasn't a dream. Smiley
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« Reply #9: January 04, 2011, 05:48:56 pm »

I wished the mailbox saved sent messages, because the past couple of weeks have been a fog...  Undecided
It does, but you have to opt-in - either by ticking the checkbox under the message box, if you only want to save a particular one, or by changing the default on your profile (when you go to your profile, it's in the sidebar on the left - "personal messge options" under "modify profile").

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« Reply #10: January 04, 2011, 07:34:34 pm »


Yep, I have Garnet, folksymama, and Morag.

Thanks!

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« Reply #11: January 04, 2011, 08:33:56 pm »

Yep, I have Garnet, folksymama, and Morag.
Not me?  Because it shows in my PM outbox.  Do I need to re-send?

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« Reply #12: January 04, 2011, 10:26:21 pm »

Yep, I have Garnet, folksymama, and Morag.

Thanks!

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Sweet, thank you. Smiley
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« Reply #13: January 04, 2011, 11:39:59 pm »

Not me?  Because it shows in my PM outbox.  Do I need to re-send?

Sunflower

No, I have you, too.  I wasn't giving a comprehensive list, only responding to the three who has asked.

Last year I didn't post a list, so the surprise element was more preserved.  I have no strong feelings on this, though, so I can post a list of who I have so far, if that would be helpful.

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« Reply #14: January 05, 2011, 09:28:22 am »


Last year I didn't post a list, so the surprise element was more preserved.  I have no strong feelings on this, though, so I can post a list of who I have so far, if that would be helpful.



No, no.  I liked the surprise element!  I just honestly couldn't remember if I had sent the message or not...
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