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?!!!
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?