The Twelve Days of Christmas - Anticipating the Gifts of the Magi and
Best Wishes for the New Year!
Day - The Gift of Games with Family & Friends
is always more fun with others! Imagine if the story was
"One Wise Man was following a star." hmmmm
let's imagine that this group of travelers, certainly family &
friends, has been walking or riding for many hours. They finally
stop for the night, tired, they sit in groups sharing tales
and observations of the day. Someone pulls out a relaxing game - CHECKERS!
to research done by Arie
van der Stoep the origins of Checkers can certainly be traced back
to Biblical times!
monumental inscriptions it appears that the game was familiar to the
Egyptians as early as 200 B.C. It's antiquity is attested by Homer in
the Odyssey, where reference is made to games in the palace of Ulysses
in Ithica, and by Plato who in his dialogs makes frequent mention of
it by way of illustration.
was the name the Eqyptians gave to a board-game that was recovered in
only assume that the Arabs being nomads, had textile chess-boards of
which no examples have been left."
you'd like to read more on the history of checkers, click here:
quilt maker & pattern designer Lori Smith, gives us a pattern for
a sweet little quilt, CHECKERS
ANYONE. I've included 5 fat quarters that you can use for
this, front & back.
out all of Lori's FROM MY HEART TO YOUR HANDS