The other day I posted a photo of the fabulous pusher that Joy’s husband carved for her out of bamboo. Well, it seems that there are other wonderful handmade pushers out there and I am so jealous of all of the beautiful Mah Jongg accessories made by these talented husbands! Check out these beautiful pushers that Donna’s wood-working husband made for her and then read on to see how she made a bag in which to store these helping hands:


Donna writes: I’m attaching the two pictures of the pushers my husband made. He does wood working and of course I couldn’t just buy the plastic ones for my 1950’s set.
from the bottom up
1.  oak inlay trimmed with walnut
2. African padauk inlay, maple stringing with walnut edges
3 and 4. African zebra wood

Plus, Donna also made a special bag to hold her beautiful pushers. Aren’t Mah Jonggers a talented group of people?!!!
pusherbag1 pusherbag2
Here is what Donna had to say about this darling – and very clever – bag:
So I never had a bag to put my pusher sticks in so when I carry them with my set they don’t get banged around. Obviously, they don’t fit in the case.
I was going to sew up a “normal” bag and then had a wonderful quilted jacket that I made several years ago and never wear. I was trying to figure out how to transform it into a tote bag (next project) and looked at the sleeve! Perfect!
I sewed up one end, turned down the edge on the other and attached a cute little “bungie cord” to tie it together! I have one other sleeve … need one?

5 thoughts on “PUSH ME OVER THE TOP!!!

  1. jonggjoy

    Oh my goodness – the pushers are beautiful Donna! What a wonderful idea to use your quilted ‘sleeve’ protectors for these treasured pieces!
    This is what I love about following your blog Ann – sharing ideas with our Mah Jongg sisters…(and brothers).


  2. Diane G

    I am a quilter too, and I am inspired. Love those pusher sleeves. Now you have to make a tablecloth to match. Mah jongg players have such creative minds.


  3. Carolyn

    My father was a genius with word working. If he were still alive, I’d have his next project for him. These inlaid pushers are works of art, and the carrying case is another fabulous piece to complement your ’50s set.


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