I have been so excited looking forward to July 28th and the arrival of Toby Salk who, if you are a reader of this blog, is someone that I admire and write about frequently. I had never met Toby before but had a feeling that we might experience that “separated at birth” moment when we did meet. And I was right!
We sat down for lunch and the first thing Toby did was to give me this fabulous gift of Rose Confit she had bought for me on her recent trip to Paris – YUM!
And then the conversations began – I don’t think we ever finished a sentence or a thought as there was so much to discuss. Definitely separated at birth!
Before we knew it, it was time to meet up with a few of my students and play Mah Jongg – I was ecstatic…playing Mah Jongg with the great teacher, Toby Salk!
Toby’s kind and gentle teaching style was evident in her correction technique:
Here’s a photo showing great concentration – and concern! – from all the players!
Look at that dear smile on Toby’s face – I had the best time with her and hope she will return soon for more good times!
If so, you might want to contact Lani’s Needlepoint in Studio City, CA to purchase this fabulous Mah Jongg needlepoint canvas. The photo was sent to me by my friend Phia who will be spending the fall in NYC – I can’t wait to get together with her again at the Mah Jongg table!
Our friend Diane G. sent me an email describing her artistic interpretation of the game. Love these photos and Diane’s explanation!
Diane writes: “Re: ‘The Art of the Game': our group has taken to enhancing our mahj experience by using different sets, different mahj tablecloths, and even stacking the tiles in interesting ways, as if a centerpiece. Here is my latest; a vintage blue-backed tile set, with significant tiles displayed on each rack. We had not played with this set, and there could be confusion between flowers and one bam, so I displayed them ahead of time. We had a great day, but, alas, I was a Great Supporting Player, not a winner. In my book, however, any day of mahj makes me a winner.”
No truer words have ever been spoken!!! Enjoy Diane’s art work…
“Another fun way to greet our mahj friends.