Monday, September 17, 2012

Told ya I was making something!

It was time for another quickie project. I've been busy, like I said in my last post, and I really just wanted to have a little something at hand that I could pick up and put down fast without a lot of fussing around. So I whipped up a plan for a Gluckhaus board.

What's that? you ask. Well, it's a game. It's easy to learn, fast to play, involves gambling, and doesn't require any strategy or even  much thought.  (Click here for more info.) Mostly you just give or take coins. Because of its simple nature, I find it a little boring. I intend to spice things up a bit by involving a drinking-game element to it, or perhaps something in the way of a truth-or-dare or forfeit. We'll see.

So up there at the top, you have The King (12). And right under him is The Wedding (7). At the very bottom is The Pig (2).  If you roll 12, you get to take all the money in all the squares, because you're the king! If you roll 7, you get to take all the money on 7 as a wedding present.  And if you roll 2, you get to take all the money on the board, you greedy thing, except the coins on 7 -- because not even a pig would steal from a wedding.

I think I need to add an outline on the figures.
They're a little indistinct without one.

The cloth is a piece of wool/linen blend, and I'm using tapestry wool for the embroidery. The brown stitching on the natural-colored cloth looks very rustic, and I think a climbing vine with leaves and flowers will decorate the framework of the squares before I'm done.

There's a chill in the air these mornings that is prodding at me, reminding me that all that wool in the closet would like to be made into warm clothing. I wonder what I'll make next..?


  1. I love that game, it's easy learn and is very funny!
    I love your board, the king and married couple are very nice. I am planning on doing one board myself, but i haven't decided on how it will look.

    However, my friend Annette has made one, this is her interpretation of that board:

    Have a nice day!

  2. Thank you for the link to your friend's board. I like the pocket in the corner to hold the dice -- very clever! I hope to have another picture up tonight, if I finish the vines and flowers.