Before Christmas of course, comes Halloween - and I finished this little one last Saturday - but forgot to show you earlier. I'm still thinking of having a frantic finishing day very soon - need to finish something to send to a friend in the US in time for Halloween.
How do you like my LK - If the broom fits! - ?
Thank you again Nancy for your wonderful floss - I will be enjoying using your floss for some time to come - If I need inspiration, I merely plunge my hand into the bag of special floss and I've been able to find the right colour every time.
Once again, I modified the instructions, I couldn't be bothered to remember where to stitch the little black spots, so cheated and stitched beads later. I do like making the googly eyes - I think using the pearl beads instead of buttons makes for a more googlier look - googlier - is that even a word??
Now - on a completely different subject: Parlour Games of the late 30's and early 40's.
Way back in a different time, when I was a cub-scout Akela, I would scour bookshops looking for unique publications relating to games that I could tweak for use in the Pack. This book must have been one of them. I'm thinking some of you might like to learn some of the games that were suggested from this book, first printed in 1939, my re-print is 1942.
Games for Parties - Competitions, Games for Small Parties and Many Players, Tableaux, and Charades and Ideas for Dances.
On the inner flap: the games are mostly new ones, but many variants of the old favourites will be found. A most useful book for organisers of socials, hotel and shipboard entertainment, and very helpful to the giver of the most modest of house-parties.
The contents are divided into sections -
- Tableaux, Charades & Miscellaneous Events
- Ideas for Dances
The solutions are all words that end with 'table'
- A table you cannot copy Inimitable
- A table that is good to eat Vegetable
- A very delightful table Delectable
- A table very easily annoyed
- A table that will suit any purpose
- A table you can sell
- A table for the lazy man
- A table that will bring good results
- A table that will not be useful
- A table a burglar can take away
- A table that will not be left behind
- A table you must not doubt
- A table you cannot avoid
- A table that is not very smart
- A table that is pleasant to the taste
- A table that is known for good conduct
- A table you cannot improve upon
- A table of little importance
- A table that does your bidding
- A table that is boundless
There we go.. I've given the answers to the first 3. I think I am charmed by the phrasing of the questions - it takes me back to the time of Agatha Christie novels. I'll post the answers on my next blog posting - and another quiz if you are interested...
One from the section on Active Contests and Team Events. Try playing this at your next social gathering!
This is a competition for men. Have as many balls of wool as there are competitors. Unwind the balls down the length of the room and let a girl hold one end. The man takes the other end and proceeds to wind the wool into a ball. It is not as easy as it sounds, and some queer and bunchy effects will be produced. The winner is the one who first winds all the wool, provided it looks something like a ball!
Do you want more games? Post a message and let me know! There's even a whole selection for setting up a Halloween Party!