Today is…

National Scrabble Day! which celebrates this fabulous board game and the birthday of it’s inventor Alfred Mosher Butts…it’s amazing what you can find out on Google!

It was originally called Lexiko and then Criss-Cross Words and later became known as Scrabble. A family-friendly board game sold in over 120 countries, in at least 29 languages and found in approximatley a third of American homes. So iconic that it was inducted into the National Toy Hall of Fame in 2004!

So what does National Scrabble Day have to do with this canvas by Maggie? and frame by Jim and Lisa Krause? Note the words or in this case word on the bottom of the frame? Well they use Scrabble letter blocks to write out the words. Lisa tells me that they scour yard sales and resale shops to find the bags of blocks that they use for these wonderful frames.

Back to the canvas, this was the original from The TNNA Winter Market and they do realize that the painters had an error on the spelling of one of the words. I am sure by now that it has been fixed.

Okay it’s time for me to get to work! I see that AlleyCat is already at the desk ready to sit on my papers.

and until next time…keep on stitching


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About Vicky

Needlepoint, morning noon and evening! what could be better than this? I work on the computer in the daylight hours editing stitch guides and drawing stitches that you will see in the next Needlepoint Now for your stitching pleasure! In between this, there is time for taking pictures of my stitching adventures, Facebook and writing stitch guides for canvas that I am stitching for Needle Deeva, Maggie, Ruth Schmuff and others. Mostly needlepoint you ask? well we will talk about my cats Sylvester and AlleyCat, better known as "the brat". Of course I can't forget Felix who was the love of my life for over 14 years. He broke my heart as he departed for the Rainbow Bridge last year. Oh did I mention baseball?

6 thoughts on “Today is…

  1. I love Scrabble! As with most board games, we change up the rules. We count the double and triple score spaces each time they’re incorporated into someone’s word. I just wish people in my family would play Scrabble with me….I win too often. OK, so I win all the time… That’s a nice canvas, BTW.

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