Monday, October 15, 2007

mmm games

One of our recent thrift store finds was a set of 3M bookshelf games -- Quinto, Phlounder, Twixt and Oh Wah Ree -- in close to new condition. I guess they really did sit on someone's bookshelf for the past four decades! These pre-Post-it games have been keeping us busy since we brought them home. Quinto, which is like scrabble with numbers, has been getting most of the game play. So far, the Quinto high score on one turn is 75. Mind you, that wasn't acquired during our Oktoberfest Quinto match last Friday, which I don't recommend. Your head hurts doing the math during the game, then the morning after from the brews. Counting the empty beer bottles in the morning does not count as extra credit. I'm not sure how successful we'll be in completing the set, but the 3M reference sure makes me feel nostalgic for my Minnesotan friends.

I was originally inspired to start a blog by the crafters' blogs I've been following online. Since I have time off, I unpacked my sewing machine and am hoping to finish up my projects I started before the move to Vancouver. I'm a bit rusty and am new to sewing to begin with, so I thought I'd get my feet wet with small projects. Small successes help to keep the motivation going. I wanted to make something I could actually use and, if possible, learn a technique too. These coffee cozies seemed like a good start, esp. since I can also try my hand at embroidery. Not bad. Eco-friendly, unique and functional. Do you know what Santa's filling his gift bag with this year?

3 comments:

Pusit said...

Kharmen, your coffee cozies look sooo cute. So are you between jobs, doing craft works at home, watching Oprah, etc? I'm so jealous! Anyhoo, I was thinking about you the other day when I was in Ted's yoga class. He's so funny as ever. Well, he's taking a couple of months off to travel to India. Can you believe it? He says something like he's going to practice with some guru over there. And you are flipping tires as your workout now? Isn't that worse than Angela's core class at Lifetime?

kharmi said...

I miss Ted! He'll be far out when he gets back from India.

I'm taking cozy requests...

kharmi said...

Test run of the cozies were successful:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/kharmir/1682910713/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/kharmir/1682995805/