Question: What do these bird pins, hand dyed wool, fun, laughter, and a bunch of wild and crazy women have in common?
Answer: They were all at the Crescent Lane Rug Hookers Christmas Party!
The Secret Game started the party off. (It is a little game that I invented.) I made the little Birdie Pins to be worn by our Board Members. If anyone commented on the Pin they were wearing at the party, it was to be given to them quietly along with the rules of the game. I put the rules of the game inside a Christmas Card so others wouldn't notice. It was fun to see the Birds being passed on around the room and the look on the faces of those reading the card. The ones wearing the Bird Pins at the end of the game got to keep them. If you want to play this game, here are the rules:
THIS IS A SECRET GAME.
Here are the rules:
1) You must wear this bird pin until someone
comments on it.
2) You must give up the pin to that person as
discretely as possible along with this card.
3) You cannot comment on another bird pin
in order to acquire it.
4) This is the end of the game for you.
5) You cannot discuss the game with anyone
6) If someone asks you if this is a game,
you are to answer "No".
7) The persons with the bird pin at the end
of the game may keep it as their prize.
8) Smile and thank the person who passed
the bird pin to you.
The prize for the next game was a hooked Birdsnest Bag (free pattern by http://primitivespirit.wordpress.com/2012/10/22/free-pattern-birdsnest-bag/).
It is a GREAT game that I found on Pinterest here. This is what the game looks like in progress . . .
It was so much fun and got a ton of laughs.
We also played the White Elephant Game (fighting over 1/8 yard of hand dyed wools) and Christmas with the Right Family (found here) passing around 1/8 yard of hand dyed wools). Each rug hooker at the party won a total of 1/4 yard of hand dyed wool like the ones shown in the first picture. We all laughed so hard we cried. It was a great time. I'm hoping some of you other guilds or rug hooker friends will try out these games your next party.