The closest thing to sewing or quilting in this post is the use of fiber – specifically yarn, used to play the game. But it’s a post that I can’t let slip by undocumented.
This game has become an annual event (2014 here and 2015 here ) where I wind string all over the house, a ball for the 6 younger grandchildren (this year I added more string to the balls – what was I thinking) and then each child has to follow their trail of string throughout the house winding it back up. I get asked about it many times over the course of the year. “When can we play the string game?” I remind them it’s a Christmas game.
This year they asked me to make it harder so I did. I wished I had multiple movie cameras all over the house so I could capture all the activity (mine and theirs) but you’ll see in the photos that they are moving.
Everyone is behind that door with Grandpa watching a movie while I will for the next 2 plus hours wind these 6 balls + throughout the main parts of the house.
A view from the door before they get started:
At the starting gate:
Here are a few shots of them in action:
Enjoying the prizes and snack at the end:
Crashed in the living room for the sleep-over that follows:
Ready for next year:
Everyone has their own color (though I added more of a generic color on the end of each one) and they have to wind up their string until they get to the end of the string where there is a prize.
- Be careful of the other strings while you wind, go over/under around as needed
- No helping unless asked
- This is not a competition so no comparing or bragging words
- No opening your prize bag until everyone is finished
This grandma plans to stay as fit as possible to set-up this game each year until they are too old to want to play.
Staying young (though feeling my age) on the journey, Jackie