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    High Praise for the X Marks Tartan

    I lost track of the origins of the X Marks tartan (someone please refresh me).

    Special thanks to those who did the design and to Steve at Freedom Kilts for all the handling.

    Kathy Lare is sewing up my X Marks kilt and an X Marks tartan vest to wear with my plain kilts.

    Kathy went to school in Scotland to learn her trade and stay current - and historic with it (check her website www.kathyskilts.com ) for her extensive credentials.

    Plus, she's hand sewn thousands of traditional kilts in hundreds of tartans over the years.

    In the process of finalizing the financial end of the deal with her she noted in an email, "By the way it is an unusual and beautiful tartan!"

    I think that is high praise for all who contributed to the success of this venture.

    Ron

    Ol' Macdonald himself, a proud son of Skye and Cape Breton Island
    Lifetime Member STA. Two time winner of Utilikiltarian of the Month.
    "I'll have a kilt please, a nice hand sewn tartan, 16 ounce Strome. Oh, and a sporran on the side, with a strap please."

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    Credit goes to our very own Matt Newsome, who designed the tartan, and to Steve Ashton from Freedom Kilts who did all the arrangements for getting the tartan woven up for us.

    To both of those gentlemen, again, THANK YOU!!

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    Oh, and Ron, you'll probably be the first guy with a completed X Marks kilt, depending on how quickly Kathy can get to the job. It'll be at least a month before I can even start mine. I have a practice kilt to build first.

    So when it's done, don't be shy with the pictures!!!

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    Aye for Matt and Steve. And for those of us who voted the final choice (wouldn't have mattered, both were cool), and the mill that helped with the details.

    Thought Steve was at work on his X Marks tartan with the side pockets (drool slobber envy covet).

    Kathy Lare indicated she was gonna sew up my kilt as soon as she finished sewing up some kilts for a wedding. She didn't say how many. Trying not to jones too much but dang...when the tartan impresses her its VERY hard not to wanna see it too.

    And, she's sewing me that X Marks vest too. I really wanna see how a tartan vest goes with the plain kilts for office wear.

    LETS DO THIS AGAIN!!

    Matt, can you design an X Marks Hunting tartan? Or a Lord of the X Marks tartan? ;)

    Ron
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    "I'll have a kilt please, a nice hand sewn tartan, 16 ounce Strome. Oh, and a sporran on the side, with a strap please."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Riverkilt
    Or a Lord of the X Marks tartan? ;)

    Ron
    DARN IT.... You owe me a new keyboard, 'cause I just spit coffee all over this one after I read that! LOLOL

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    Don't forget the Ancient version.


    Sherry

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    I liked the Idea of the Xmarks tartan that had more white in it being the "Dress Tartan"

    But a Hunting tartan would be neat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Riverkilt
    Or a Lord of the X Marks tartan?
    Quote Originally Posted by Sherry
    Don't forget the Ancient version.
    But with both of those out there, which one would Graham wear? I mean, he's the grand poo-bah of X Marks (at least post-wise), and he's ancient....

    Andrew.

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    A Sad Delay in the X Marks Kilt

    A month ago Kathy told me "Right now I've got to finish kilts for a weddding coming up and I can get to yours next."

    Today, I got an email, "it should be about 6 more weeks to finishing everything. Can't wait to see how you like the pattern of the tartan sewed into the kilt!"

    So another compliment, but also another six weeks of jonesing. Wish she hadn't got my hopes up with the first email...

    At least it promises to be sharp looking...

    Ron

    Ol' Macdonald himself, a proud son of Skye and Cape Breton Island
    Lifetime Member STA. Two time winner of Utilikiltarian of the Month.
    "I'll have a kilt please, a nice hand sewn tartan, 16 ounce Strome. Oh, and a sporran on the side, with a strap please."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Riverkilt
    A month ago Kathy told me "Right now I've got to finish kilts for a weddding coming up and I can get to yours next."

    Today, I got an email, "it should be about 6 more weeks to finishing everything. Can't wait to see how you like the pattern of the tartan sewed into the kilt!"
    I don't see why you're complaining, you rat: at least she has your tartan! She hasn't received mine from the mill yet to start my new tank and as James Dean would say, "it's tearing me apart!".

    Bryan...the jones is pretty bad today: I might have to buy a new sporran or something...

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