Thursday, January 12, 2012

That's a Bingo!

What do you think of when you hear the word "Bingo"?  Does it conjure images of paneled church basements? Or Bingo Halls?  Perhaps the repetitive eponymous song?  Or Christoph Waltz's famous line from "Inglourious Basterds"?

I remember playing Bingo at birthday parties and at school and I was always afraid that I'd miss the number called because I couldn't scan the card fast enough.  I do have one fabulous bingo memory - in 1997 my first husby Dan and I were visiting a friend in Seattle and she took us to play Bingo.  I won $100!  I promptly spent it on embroidery supplies.  :D

Even as a kid, what I liked most about the game was the game sheet.  There's something so pleasing about rows of numbers.  Nowadays I also enjoy the various brand names that are sometimes printed on top - like this Trans-o-gram specimen.  The color's great too!

I've used the bingo numbers, markers and cards countless times in my work - sometimes they're just the thing I need to finish a piece.  They're so versatile and fun!

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