Mah Jongg is not just a game. It has become a part of my life that allows me to entertain my Mah Jongg-playing friends, cook great meals to serve to them and test my mental skills during our game play (which, hopefully, is often).
…and I don’t mean a winning hand in the game of Mah Jongg. This time I am talking about creative handiwork that results in beautiful stitches on a wonderful needlepoint. Today’s photo comes to us from Joy H, a reader of this blog from Amherstburg (south of Windsor, Ontario) in Canada.
Thanks to Joy for sending this to us. If you have any Mah Jongg-related handiwork, please send pictures and they will be posted!
The Mah Jongg sets I collect are vintage sets, with some being perilously close to reaching 100 years old. However, there are a couple of new sets that I have not been able to resist, particularly the one that is a souvenir game from the Project Mah Jongg exhibition. BTW, if you would like a smile to come to your lips, listen to this brief recording (it takes a moment to load – be patient) and then read this article about the exhibition from the New York Times written in March, 2010.
I’m always interested in seeing or hearing about the designer or specialty Mah Jongg sets and recently I came across one by Cartier:
Does anyone know anything about this set? Is it really by Cartier? Are there any pictures out there of the tiles and accessories? Let me know if you have any information on this – or any other designer/specialty Mah Jongg sets that have not already been covered by this blog!