There's one for all of us, I think. The project that you want to make, that
you know you could make and it would be within your budget and your skills.
The problem is you just can't justify it for your persona and thus, it would
be beautiful, but you'd never use it so rather than have it sit unused, you
haven't made it.
Here is your opportunity to make that project and it would be used by
someone who has need and would appreciate it.
Make your project and send it to our SCA friends who have lost all in the
hurricane. They have need of immediate and normal things; however, they will
have need of the things they once owned to play our game when they get to a
point where they begin to feel normal. The Coronation of the first Monarchs
of Gleann Abhann will still be taking place. No one is certain where it will
be happening but it will be happening within a short span of it's original
scheduled date (October 1). Wouldn't it be nice for those who wish to and
will be attending this event to be able to do so in clothing appropriate for
the occasion? To have accoutrement appropriate for the people of the times
It might be a shirt, perhaps a dress, maybe a pair of gloves, a bag,
stockings, a belt, or some earrings; perhaps you do pottery, maybe wooden
plates or bowl or utensils; if leatherwork, maybe archer's arm braces or
boots; perhaps a small collapsable footstool or a pillow on which to sit. Is
there a piece in your kit that you would be heartbroken if it were lost
because you find yourself needing it at every event? Perhaps you could make
a duplicate to send South.
If it comes from those people on this list, the objects are sure to be
beautiful and accurate and I am certain that they will be appreciated.
This is a post from Despina the person, not Despina the moderator and if
anyone has problems with the content and/or it's relevance to the list,
please take it up with either myself or the other moderators and I will be
As to where to send items for those in need, please see below:
Lady Ankara is coordinating care packages for SCAdians affected by this
disaster. The Heirs to the thrones of Gleann Abhann, Radu and Brionfinn, are
temporarily living near her and are checking in regularly with her as well
to check emails and coordinate events.
They need everything from immediate mundane needs such as toothbrushes,
toothpaste, deodorant, feminine hygiene products, toilet paper, bottled
water, canned food, sun showers, tents, clothing, shoes, hats, insect
repellent, pet food, sunscreen, flashlights, batteries, etc...
...to SCA stuff like garb, feast gear, banners, boxes, pillows, camping
equipment, armor, banners, etc. Everything for coronation was in the back of
a truck which is for sure under water and may be completely gone...thrones,
crowns, banners, kneeling pillows, regalia, etc...
Send things to her at:
1957 Loyd Street
Pearl, MS 39208
>From the Queen of Meridies:
I am...heading up a disaster relief effort in Meridies.
By this weekend we will have a website up which will outline ideas where
people all over the world can help us out. In addition, we have one of our
local barons, Borgar who will be stockpiling supplies. I have two different
trucks scheduled to go down there as soon as we have stuff to send. We will
have a bank account set up very soon with PayPal access...
I will post the URL here for your reference.
One of the things I'm hoping to do is what you're hoping to do. I'm trying
to do long-term fundraisers. We will accept garb as a personal donation or
as an auction piece and use the money, whichever you feel like doing.
Please look for our website to be out very soon.
It will also be linked off of Meridies.org <http://meridies.org/
Lethrenn, Queen of Meridies
It's bare bones at the moment and paypal isn't up yet, but the forums are up
and folks can register for updates/emails.
Thank you all so much for your continued concern and support
Research Assistant Department of Microbiology
University of Alabama-Birmingham
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