Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Pick Up Sticks Kitty

We're making Pick Up Sticks games for Christmas by dying sate sticks blue, orange, red and green.

I think I've dyed a thousand of the things, so hopefully we'll get a lot of sets out of it. Then we will give them to our young friends in orphanages and homes as a stocking-filler.

We roadtested the sticks for colour fastness yesterday, and Target got in on the game. We think he could be a champion player!

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26 comments:

Cheysuli and gemini said...

It looks like a fun thing to help with!

Anonymous said...

Oooh Target! You look sooo cute!

Më| §zë said...

pick up sticks, i love this game! seems like target loves it too... =]

no, i don't have cats, but i still love them...

The Chair Speaks said...

Target has recovered fully to help you with Christmas chores and enjoying it. :)

JEWELGIRLS KATZ said...

FUN FUN FUN!
Target looks like your playing a
game of knock down sticks all by
yourself, we would love to play too!
♥ Jewelgirls Katz

Gattina said...

Congratulation to the publishing of your books ! I read a little about Scoop, I think you will be very successful with this book if it could be published also elsewhere in the world !

Target I think my cats would like to play with you with this game, it looks funny ! I did it with my friends when I was little.

Boo-Bah said...

Target it looks like you are having fun helping. We wish we could come and play with you.
Your friends at
Boo-Bahs Little Sunshines

katztales said...

Glad you like the book, Gattina. It's published in Asia, lets see if others pick it up in Europe...

~Covert_Operations'78~ said...

Behold Target, Pick-Up-Stix Quality Control Officer! Thank you, Target, you are such a big help!

Luna, Luzie and Olli said...

Ah, we love that game too. In Germany we call it Mikado.
Congrats to your books. It sounds very interesting. Can we buy it in Germany too?

*Happy Tuesday*

We love Luna said...

wow This game is really cool, I love it as well!
Your blog is always adorable, no mess here! :)
BTW, about that purple gift box in my wish list...well, I hope it's a catnip surprise inside! :)
purrs and love
Luna

AL said...

Target can't figure what stick to pick first! BOL! Wanna try Rubick's cube next time?

Can't wait for the new look next week!

Irishcoda said...

I loved pick-up-sticks when I was a child! What a great idea for a stocking stuffer. And congrats on your two new books!

Julie said...

What a kind gesture and so gracious of Target to help out lol. I really enjoyed your taxi cab driver story. Happy COT!

Cindy said...

So much fun to be had. It is a fun game. Target is so sweet.
I signed up on Facebook, but forgot to send a note saying who I was.
cindy dodd

arthurandhismoon said...

haha he actually seemed to be doing quite well!

Dennis the Vizsla said...

That looks like fun for the kitty, but I'm not sure he's interested in picking them up so much as in batting them around!

TorAa said...

Hi, remember playing with sticks

I'm not in the right mood to comment as usual.
You'll understand when reading my COT this week.

Sorry
Tor

Pam said...

Target looks as if he is having a great time. I bet he will be a champion!

katztales said...

Luna, Luzie and Olli: you can buy Tales online at http://www.lepak.com/katztalesbook.html

catsynth said...

Looks like Target is having a lot of fun with the pick-up sticks. They do make some interesting patterns if one just lets them fall.

Please do join us for the next Carnival of the Cats. It is open to anyone around the world, the only requirement is that the submitted post be cat-related.

Kitikata-san said...

Oh I bet Target likes the game! What a great idea for a game! I used to love pick up sticks when I was a young :)

Cheyenne -Millie said...

You are very talented to be able to play pick up sticks!

Anya said...

Hey mikado
That spelletje hebben wij ook!!!
Nee Ellen je blijft altijd onderaan het rijtje staan ik begrijp ook niet waarom....
Maar ik zal het opnieuw proberen.
En proficiat met je boek
groetjes van ons
Kareltje =^.^=
Anya :-)

Teri and the cats of Furrydance said...

we found you on Zoolatrys blog roll and just have to follow you, too

wildcatwoodscats said...

Great game to make and give as a gift. Target looks so official inspecting your efforts!