The Sewing Place

Competition to celebrate the Grand Opening

BrendaP

Competition to celebrate the Grand Opening
« on: March 01, 2017, 09:39:16 AM »
To Celebrate the grand opening of The Sewing Place I would like to run a little competition and to winner I will send three Fat Quarters of fabric in the colours of your choice.

All you have to do to enter is tell me how many words (English Language) you can make from the letters.
P A T C H W O R K

Proper nouns (names which usually have a capital letter) not allowed.

Don't post your words, just the number.  If you post and then think of a few more you can enter again - and again.

Closing date will be midday on Saturday 4th March after which I will ask the poster of the highest number to post their words here.  In the case of that entry containing a lot of non acceptable words I might need to ask the poster of the second highest number to post their words.

I will be guided by the Oxford English Dictionary but the final decision will be mine.
« Last Edit: March 01, 2017, 09:42:28 AM by BrendaP »
Brenda.  My machines are: Caroline a Singer 201K-3 born 1940, Thirza a Featherweight 221K born 1949, Azilia a Singer 201K born 1957 and Vera, a Husqvarna 350 SewEasy about 20 years old. Also Bernina 1150 overlocker and Elna 444 Coverstitcher.
http://paternoster.orpheusweb.co.uk/

Francesca

Re: Competition to celebrate the Grand Opening
« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2017, 09:49:30 AM »
A lovely idea Brenda :D

Iminei

Re: Competition to celebrate the Grand Opening
« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2017, 09:54:13 AM »
Fab Idea Brenda....I loooove scrabble.

Just one thing...
Did I read that in case of the winner being our darling Low, the FQ's will be GREEN !!!
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Deafoldbat

Re: Competition to celebrate the Grand Opening
« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2017, 10:15:20 AM »
Is there a minimum number of letters to a word to qualify?

Lowena

Re: Competition to celebrate the Grand Opening
« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2017, 10:59:53 AM »
I have a looong memory Imi  :P
Great idea Bren ( sorry if that's too informal  :-[ ) I'll certainly give it a go  :)
Triumph of hope over experience :D

Lowena

Re: Competition to celebrate the Grand Opening
« Reply #5 on: March 01, 2017, 13:10:37 PM »
60+ so far - off the top of my head, but then verified with concise Oxford dictionary.........I'll keep going  ;)
Triumph of hope over experience :D

Iminei

Re: Competition to celebrate the Grand Opening
« Reply #6 on: March 01, 2017, 13:31:32 PM »
I do the wordwheel in the paper in the morning and they don't allow
slang,
foreign words (even if in common use in UK)
or three letter words...

What is the minimum number of letters each word should have????
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Lowena

Re: Competition to celebrate the Grand Opening
« Reply #7 on: March 01, 2017, 14:56:43 PM »
I hope it's 2 or I'm sunk  ;D ;D
Triumph of hope over experience :D

stitchingcarol

Re: Competition to celebrate the Grand Opening
« Reply #8 on: March 01, 2017, 15:00:42 PM »
Love the competition.  Trying not to make rude words.

Francesca

Re: Competition to celebrate the Grand Opening
« Reply #9 on: March 01, 2017, 15:03:59 PM »
I hope it's 2 or I'm sunk  ;D ;D

Are they "patch" and "work"?

BrendaP

Re: Competition to celebrate the Grand Opening
« Reply #10 on: March 01, 2017, 15:42:15 PM »
Yes, it's based on the pinwheel in some newspapers - but I haven't said that any particular letter has to be used.

No minimum number, though I expect you all to find patch, work and patchwork.  Maximum is however many you can find.

I have a concise OED which is about 20 years old and I will go by that although if you find any modern technological words I will make an effort check them elsewhere.   There's slang and slang, some words are in the dictionary, some aren't.  There's one which I found which has two altrnative spellings, I will allow both spellings so if you find that one and include both spellings it will count as two words.  No foreign words or foreign spellings which aren't in the OED, and no abbrviations.
Brenda.  My machines are: Caroline a Singer 201K-3 born 1940, Thirza a Featherweight 221K born 1949, Azilia a Singer 201K born 1957 and Vera, a Husqvarna 350 SewEasy about 20 years old. Also Bernina 1150 overlocker and Elna 444 Coverstitcher.
http://paternoster.orpheusweb.co.uk/

maliw

Re: Competition to celebrate the Grand Opening
« Reply #11 on: March 01, 2017, 16:46:54 PM »
Nice idea Brenda, must give it a go.
At leisure on the leisure penninsula

Efemera

Re: Competition to celebrate the Grand Opening
« Reply #12 on: March 01, 2017, 16:48:03 PM »
Love the competition.  Trying not to make rude words.

Oh where's the fun in that! ;D

Lilian

Re: Competition to celebrate the Grand Opening
« Reply #13 on: March 01, 2017, 22:25:12 PM »
Great idea Brenda! I will have a go, I love word games :D
Willing but not always able :)

Iminei

Re: Competition to celebrate the Grand Opening
« Reply #14 on: March 02, 2017, 07:17:07 AM »
btw....
love your avatar Lilian?
Is she purely decorative?
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