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Re: Blue Diamond Worthy Patches
Board: T-shirts! Patches! Paraphernalia!
Reply to: #79769 by 3CatFam
Mar 20, 2007 10:32pm
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Oh, Oh....(hand raised up high in the air) I will buy one (or maybe more) from you at the gathering.
We are coming and can't wait! See you soon,
In Cahoots Gang
Re: Cootie Crew Club Shirt & Patch
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Reply to: #79741 by Team New Hampshire
Mar 20, 2007 10:43pm
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If we just order patches, is it just the one stamp for every two patches for the return postage?
In Cahoots Gang
Re: Blue Diamond Worthy Patches
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Reply to: #79678 by Lock Wench
Mar 20, 2007 10:52pm
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WOW! The patch looks great!

Unfortunately I have sworn off and boycott blue diamond ratings. Otherwise I would be in line as well.
Re: Cootie Crew Club Shirt & Patch
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Reply to: #79780 by In Cahoots Gang
Mar 21, 2007 4:55am
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yup, i can do that.
not a problem.

david (team new hampshire)
http://teamnewhampshire.blogspot.com
Re: Blue Diamond Worthy Patches
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Reply to: #79782 by IrishRef
Mar 21, 2007 5:03am
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her patch has nothing to do with ratings.
we ae all blue diamond worth and that is what the patch says.
not that you have a blue diamond worthy box.
please don't boycott such a wonderful idea by lock wench.
the patch is beautiful.
i can't wait for mine.

david (team new hampshire)
http://teamnewhampshire.blogspot.com
Re: Cootie Crew Club Shirt & Patch
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Reply to: #79780 by In Cahoots Gang
Mar 21, 2007 5:07am
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Yes, one stamp is plenty for every 2 patches you order. So 1 stamp for 1-2 patches, 2 stamps for 3-4 patches, etc.

LW PhD
"Nice Counts"
Re: Blue Diamond Worthy Patches
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Reply to: #79804 by Team New Hampshire
Mar 21, 2007 5:19am
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I would love one of these patches and will be contacting LW soon.

But as for everyone being blue diamond worthy...I disagree. I have been to several boxes where it is obvious that the person put little effort into the logbook or the carving of the stamp. They simply wanted a plant.

Not to mention the "letterbox" that Becky and I found that was simply full of religious pamphlets and a store bought stamp from Wal-mart (I know because I've seen it there).
Re: Blue Diamond Worthy Patches
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Reply to: #79814 by Mososo Kruppe
Mar 21, 2007 5:27am
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I still believe everyone has the potential to be "worthy" of planting great boxes in great places. Whether or not they will be inspired to do so is a different thing. At least my patch will last longer than an actual BD.....before I opted out, those came and went and came and went and came and went...well....you get the picture. :)

LW PHD
"Nice Counts"
Re: Blue Diamond Worthy Patches
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Reply to: #79814 by Mososo Kruppe
Mar 21, 2007 5:34am
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so that box isn't for you.
im not a religious kinda guy either and probably would also be turned of by it, but if someone who did follow the words from above, then that box would be just fine for that someone. i have found boxes that i really didn't care for and i feel now, that i am not to complain about it. i have store bought stamps and foam stamps out there, so i am every bit as untalented as some others i met. but, just because i have those still out there, doesn't mean anything. not to brag, but i have come a long way. my first stamp is carved from a pink eraser, my last stamp was the talk of the town at the last event attended.

did you not enjoy the hike? was it a drive-by? i find myself carrying a camera more now, so i don't get all caught up the prize at the end of the trail. i have a blog that i post on all the time and so, the better the story, the better the interest. i think that letterboxing is more than just about the prize. it is about the wrapping around the prize. look at the beautiful wrapping sometime when your out. then you will see who is a blue diamond worthy letterboxer. even if it is in the LORD's company.

now it sounds like i sit in church!
david (team new hampshire)
http://teamnewhampshire.blogspot.com
Re: Blue Diamond Worthy Patches
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Reply to: #79814 by Mososo Kruppe
Mar 21, 2007 6:01am
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They simply wanted a plant.

Not to mention the "letterbox" that Becky and I found that was simply full of religious pamphlets and a store bought stamp from Wal-mart


I know which box that was... how annoying. Nevermind it didn't have anything to do with the locale, it was so stuffed full of religious propaganda you could barely shut it. And it was not "words from above", it was more like the "holier than thou" B.S. (yes, capital letters) you get shoved in your face. I found it offensive.

If I could have, I would have rated that box a "1".
Re: Blue Diamond Worthy Patches
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Reply to: #79821 by Team New Hampshire
Mar 21, 2007 6:18am
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Actually Becky and I are both devout Roman Catholics...so we ARE religious type people. This box was a drive by, so there was no hike to enjoy. We simply drove out to the spot to find a stamp and a bunch of pamphlets...disappointing. NOT Blue diamond material. Saying that everyone deserves a blue diamond is false, it defeats the purpose of the blue diamond. Everyone may have the potential to plant blue diamond boxes, but they don't. There was no beautiful wrapping on this one. It was hidden under a broken down shed.

99% of my boxes aren't blue diamond boxes! I'm proud of them anyway.
Re: Blue Diamond Worthy Patches
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Reply to: #79828 by Mososo Kruppe
Mar 21, 2007 6:25am
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Let me add to that...

In my opinion a box has to have at least two out of these three to be a blue diamond:

An excellent handmade logbook
A beautiful location
A very detailed and nice stamp

Creative/well written clues are also a bonus.

If someone stuck a pad of index cards and a store bought stamp at the top of a beautiful mountain I would be happy about the view but disappointed in the box.

Becky and I both agree, the "worst" handcarved stamp is better than the best store bought one.
Re: Blue Diamond Worthy Patches
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Reply to: #79828 by Mososo Kruppe
Mar 21, 2007 6:42am
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Hmmm... Coincidentally, I was raised Roman Catholic—went to the same parish school my mother and her brothers went to. I've got nothing against religion (except that I think it's been one of the roots of a lot of the conflicts in the world). I even carved, for a budding boxer, a sig stamp with a religious theme.

If the box had been religiously themed and planted near a historic church, that would have been different. I would have been able to appreciate it more. But as it was (still is??), it was very disappointing.

'nuff said!
Re: Blue Diamond Worthy Patches
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Reply to: #79832 by BrewHiker
Mar 21, 2007 6:51am
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Exactly.

That box is missing actually. It wasn't exactly well hidden in the first place. (Under the steps of a shed used by maintenance workers) We checked on it out of curiosity when we went to that park to check on one of our plants.
Re: Blue Diamond Worthy Patches
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Reply to: #79834 by Booknut
Mar 21, 2007 6:53am
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I agree. Well said.
Re: Cootie Crew Club Shirt & Patch
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Reply to: #79805 by Lock Wench
Mar 21, 2007 7:14am
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I had to read up thread to find out that you really meant stamps, as in USPS.

I couldn't understand why anyone was sending stamps to get a patch. Thought you might be collecting cootie stamps at first. Heck, carving stamps in exchange for a patch? I could get into that!
Re: Blue Diamond Worthy Patches
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Reply to: #79828 by Mososo Kruppe
Mar 21, 2007 7:17am
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I may be missing something here...

..but isn't the point that we all deserve a blue diamond? Not our BOXES. Us. The people-types.

I mean, really, there's a heck of a lot of boxes that don't meet minimum standards, but I never heard of a person who didn't.
Re: Blue Diamond Worthy Patches
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Reply to: #79847 by Ish
Mar 21, 2007 7:49am
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I don't think all letterboxERs deserve blue diamonds. MOST of us yes. But we have found too many boxes where the people who found it last left it sitting out or hid it in the wrong place or didn't close the bags, etc.

Our favorite is when we see that someone has stamped the box stamp into the log and written the message, "Not sure what I'm supposed to do." Or even signed there trailname, etc. We have seen that way too many times for it to be attributed to someone who just stumbled on the box. At least they can be excused as probably just being new to letterboxing.

Some letterboxers are just plain inconsiderate. So all of us don't deserve to be blue diamond letterboxers. Most of us probably, but not all.

But I'll get off the high horse now.
Re: Blue Diamond Worthy Patches
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Reply to: #79834 by Booknut
Mar 21, 2007 8:40am
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well in that case... can someone design a first aid patch... because that seems to be my biggest contribution. The mother in me just oozes out when I see a box in need... I spent an hour last fall trying to recoup a box in the wild... the poor thing was in such bad shape. I wanted to take it home and cure all its ails... but never did. I e-mailed the owner, but don't know if it was ever fixed.

I'm the same with postals... by the time some of them reach Maine they look like they were KICKED the length of the turnpike and need LOTS of love and care... I refuse to send one out that has to limp to make it to its next destination.....

Man - my 2 yr old is naked again! Gotta run!
*tissues in one hand, diaper in the other!*
Re: Patches
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Reply to: #79460 by Dilton Martian
Mar 21, 2007 10:43am
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Quote So I have sewn my badges to a wide strip of what I believe is called petersham ribbon


That's brilliant! Then I could attach the ribbon with patches to whatever backpack I was using.

Thank you for the idea!

Mariette
(dbltall of Team Garlic)
Re: Cootie Crew Club Shirt & Patch
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Reply to: #79846 by Ish
Mar 21, 2007 12:23pm
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LOL. Like Green Stamps, eh?

LW PhD * dating herself*
"Nice Counts"
Re: Blue Diamond Worthy Patches
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Reply to: #79773 by Lock Wench
Mar 21, 2007 12:30pm
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WOW! I have been amazed by the interest in these patches. My original order was for 200 and I have less than 40 left! I will definitely reorder these so there will be plenty for spring and summer backpacking…as well as to show off at events. For those who didn’t see the patch yet, here is a rendering:

http://www.atlasquest.com/gallery/viewphoto.html?gPhotoId=10745

There is no criteria or hoops to jump through to get this patch. Even if you HAVE a BD, there is no guarantee you will have it tomorrow, and so I made this patch to say LetterboxER...instead of Letterbox. You may not have a BD at this time, but if you are a BD in your heart and manner...by treating others with kindness and respect and doing your best to be a positive contributor to the Letterboxing hobby..you qualify in my book. I hope the patch will inspire you to explore those cool places, write those awesome clues, and carve beautiful stamps!

Patches are $3 a piece and can be paid with Check, Money Order, Cash or Paypal. Please enclose a self-addressed stamped envelope (1 postage stamp for every two patches). The gray areas in the scan are actually done in silver metallic thread...so cool! A couple of folks around the country got a sneak peek at these..and I also debuted them at the Mills at Salmon Falls event in NH. I really appreciated all the nice compliments. Ryan and Amanda...yours are in the mail as we speak! T-shirts may be in the works if I get enough interest. Here’s my address for those who need it:

Lock Wench/Cyndie Long
218 Clairmonte Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13207

For Paypal, send to lockwench@yahoo.com
Checks and money orders should be made out to "Cyndie Long"

Don't forget a self-addressed stamped envelope. One stamp for every 2 patches. And let me know when you get them and how you like them!

Thanks!

LW PhD
“Nice Counts”
Re: Cootie Crew Club Shirt & Patch
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Reply to: #79935 by Lock Wench
Mar 21, 2007 12:39pm
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Dating yourself is always such a wonderful experience. You never get stood up for events and you already know the major flaws in the relationship up front.
Re: Cootie Crew Club Shirt & Patch
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Reply to: #79939 by Ish
Mar 21, 2007 1:40pm
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And besides, you get along so incredibly well, it's unbelievable!
I think I am going to carve a couple of stamps right now. I got to get me one of those patches too.
Re: Blue Diamond Worthy Patches
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Reply to: #79828 by Mososo Kruppe
Mar 21, 2007 1:54pm
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But you and Becky are Blue Diamond Boxers!
Bonus for Blue Diamond Patch Buyers
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Mar 21, 2007 2:58pm
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As an added incentive for buying Blue Diamond patches, I will include an adult stamp image on a card....IF you ask for one in your order. Those of you who have aleadry ordered can send me a quick note saying YES or NO and I will take care of it. I will not be putting these indiscriminently in people's orders. Heck, Webfoot and Green Tortuga include a stamp image..I might as well too! LOL

LW PhD
"Nice Counts"
Re: Bonus for Blue Diamond Patch Buyers
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Reply to: #79979 by Lock Wench
Mar 21, 2007 3:11pm
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YEAH!!!

I'm already stalking the mailman (actually maillady)!!

LOL!

Mama Fox
Bonus for Blue Diamond Patch Buyers (Cross Post)
Board: T-shirts! Patches! Paraphernalia!
Mar 21, 2007 3:24pm
As an added incentive for buying Blue Diamond patches, I will include an adult stamp image on a card....IF you ask for one in your order. Those of you who have aleadry ordered can send me a quick note saying YES or NO and I will take care of it. I will not be putting these indiscriminently in people's orders. Heck, Webfoot and Green Tortuga include a stamp image..I might as well too! LOL

LW PhD
"Nice Counts"
Re: Bonus for Blue Diamond Patch Buyers
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Reply to: #79979 by Lock Wench
Mar 21, 2007 4:27pm
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I must have missed something......Blue Diamond Patches??? For those who have a blue diamond?....and how would be go about ordering?
Zoemomma
Re: Blue Diamond Worthy Patches
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Reply to: #79828 by Mososo Kruppe
Mar 21, 2007 7:08pm
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Quote NOT Blue diamond material

who decides whether it is BD material or not?
i think somewhere, a point was missed. somewhere along the line, we decided that we are allowed to B&M about boxes we supposedly didn't enjoy traveling to. so what if you didn't enjoy that box at all. that is your problem, not the planters. if that is how they view letterboxing, then the lack of travel to thier boxes will show them they need to change thier ways. we have other complaining about adult stamps, cooties, religious stuff in boxes. why don't we complain about "quilt codes" in andover, MA while we are at it because it talks about the hardships of blacks in the past. since when is it anyones given right to B&M because thier box doesn't suit your fancy. not every box is for everyone. to this box you speak of, maybe the planter is proad of the box. let them think so. they are BD worthy in thier minds. don't ruin it for them.

Quote There was no beautiful wrapping on this one. It was hidden under a broken down shed.

we sometimes make bad decisions when we plant sometimes. we are not all perfect. i planted a box in an hole and the box went missing. come to find out the hole belonged to some critter. so it was a broken down shed. i have found many boxes in old falling apart stonewalls, under some falling apart buildings and some bridges that have not place for a box. it doesn't matter to me wher the box is located. we all go through learning curves. i plan on retiring some of my boxes because they are not in great places. does it make me a bad person for planting 2 store bought foam stamps in a state park, where people have to pay to park, and walk a mile both ways. not knowing where i brought you, does that make me a horrible planter?

in my mind, all my boxes are BD worthy.
do i care if i get a BD? NOPE!
david (team new hampshire)
http://teamnewhampshire.blogspot.com