Yes, Bocce Ball! A fun, jam packed exciting lawn bowling game made popular in ancient times during the Roman Empire. Summer is the perfect time for a rousing match, so Kitty decided to select the Winning Pattern Pyramid Entrant through a game of Bocce Ball!
And, since we have no idea how to play Bocce Ball, we made up our own rules! Best kind of game ever.
We had a total of 28 entrants, so numbers 1 to 28 were stuck onto 28 Bocce Balls. A Winner’s Circle was set up along with a panel of Judges, to rule on any discrepancies in throws.
LET THE GAMES BEGIN!!…………….
Bocce Balls began whirling and rolling in seemingly random directions. That’s mostly because we cannot throw.
Kitty takes full charge of the game, never letting any Bocce ball go by, without giving it his stamp of approval and padding after it, (in popular Canadian Curling style) to maneuver it toward the Winner’s Circle.
Kitty inspects each throw, psychically willing every Bocce Ball to land within the Winners Circle.
Kitty impatiently awaits the release of yet another Bocce Ball.
Kitty is quick to point out that VERY few Bocce Balls are actually entering the Winner’s Circle. Which is quite sad, since we did, indeed, make up our own rules, you’d think we’d be able to get at least one into the Winner’s Circle.
Kitty takes pity on the ball players and opts to offer up some strategic advice for throwing the Bocce balls.
Oh my goodness!!! Upon Kitty’s sage advice, the game begins to pick up! Miracle upon miracles!! One Bocce Ball finally enters into the Winner’s Circle!!! Immediately after, a second ball quickly follows suit.
The excitement is palpable, Kitty is duly impressed! And, it’s hard to impress Kitty.
Wait!! What’s this?? A third Bocce ball enters the coveted Winner’s Circle. The judges are bowled over! (Literally. I had to set them back upright a few times….)
Ah, but now, which of the three is the winning Bocce ball? Lucky for us, Kitty is able utilize his astonishing powers of intuition to sniff out the winner!
He circles and circles, he is practically vibrating, his spidey senses are tingling. He peruses and paces….Honing in, getting closer…..
YES!!!!!!!!! Winner Selected!!!!!!!!!! Bocce Ball Number 10. And, from the list of entrants, number 10 corresponds to………….(drum rolll)………………….:
Fiona Parker from Diary of a Chain Stitcher.
Congratulations Fiona! Kitty and I are very happy for you!!
Please email me with your specs so that I may get the Pattern Pyramid to you!
58 thoughts on “Bocce Ball: Kitty Selects a Winner for Pattern Pyramid!”
Best way of choosing a winner ever! Congrats to Fiona!
Kitty blushes. 🙂 AND, I am so much better at the made up version of Bocce Ball now!
Such a fun game to choose a winner – very inventive! And big congratulations to Fiona.
It seems like a fun game, although would be a tad dull, I think, without Kitty.
The entertainment value of your “pick a winner” posts softens the disappointment of not winning ;-). Go Kitty!!! And congrats, Fiona.
🙂 That is the only drawback with selecting a ‘winner’. But, Kitty is delighted he could soften the blow.
Hi five from Hetty, Kitty is the master!
Hi Five / Paw back to Hetty!!!! Kitty enjoys that he’s the master. Me? Not as much….
heehee… I like the method of using kitty in selecting a winner for the giveaway…
Oh BTW.. Because you feel more like a family than a line on my computer, you’re getting an award!
Read this for more information:
Thank you for being the next-door “online” neighbour.
🙂 Kitty certainly enjoys the winning entrant selection process, for sure.
We are So Honoured to have been bestowed this award, thank you very much Angela! (I say ‘we’ because, obviously, Kitty takes half credit). I had not heard of this particular award before and look forward to dropping by and reading more about it. Thanks again for stopping by the blog and for thinking of us.
heehee..No problems.. I love following yours too.. do nominate 10 of your “on-line family” members.. and please say hi to kitty for me.. 😀
great weekend ahead.,
Oh my this is the cutest thing ever!! Way to go Kitty! Congrats to Fiona!
Thanks Shannon! Kitty is just being his exuberant self, and it happens to translate well to pics and blog-posts.
I couldn’t stop laughing at the pictures & kitty’s comments. What a great job & looks like a lot of fun.I’m sure Fiona will be thrilled to win in such a special way.
🙂 I actually enjoyed writing the captions. Due to Kitty’s natural charisma, they practically wrote themselves!!
The tension was very palpable, Ozzie and Azra were cheering you on too! Congratz Fiona 🙂
Thanks to Ozzie and Azra for the encouragement. You should teach them to play made-up rules Bocce Ball, think they may like it!
Catja, you kill me! By the end of the post my heart was pounding as if I were watching an episode of The Sewing Bee! Nice job, Kitty…
Lol! So glad you enjoyed all the excitement! It was quite a lovely day actually playing made up rules Bocce Ball, as well.
If I love this post anymore than I do right now, I might implode. What are the chances of a signed photo from Kitty? AMAZING! xx
Hee hee! So, Kitty says to tell you chances are pretty much 100% that you will receive an autographed photo (he’ll take any opportunity he can get to spread himself around). But, he does request that you do not implode. That could get messy…
I’ve decided that you have missed your calling as a developer of TV game shows. Brilliant!
Ha!! Well, thank you very much! I have to say, I will put some serious thought into that career move!
O my goodness! How exciting! I always love the way you pick the winners! I was so completely engrossed in the story of Kitty and the Bocce balls it took me a second to realise that was my name!
Thank you so much (to both you and Kitty of course!). Email coming your way now.
I’m feeling slight pressure to come up with some way to equal the awesomeness of this post when picking my winner now…!
Lol, that actually made me laugh out loud :). I can picture you reading it, and several moments later, it registers that it’s actually you! You are most welcome and thank you so much for popping by the blog and participating in this Pattern Pyramid. I think you will definitely find some winners in there, and can’t wait to see what pattern you select from it!
(Kitty says, no pressure, since there is no way you can come up with anything that equals his awesomeness. He has a ridiculously inflated ego…)
Kitty has excelled again – what a star!
🙂 Glad you enjoyed, although always sorry when folks don’t win. Next time! And, thanks for stopping by and entering!
Kitty you’ve done it again! You truly are a Super Sewing Kitty. Zoe is totally impressed with your Bocce skills and gives you a big paws up applause 🙂
SUPER……SEWING……KITTY! And, now, also super Made Up Rules Bocce Ball Playing Hero! You should totally come by for a visit and we can play Made up Rules Bocce Ball with Zoe and Kitty. It was actually quite a bit of fun! Kitty thanks Zoe for the applaws! (Get it???) 🙂
lol – such fun and great photos to go with the story! =)
Thanks Brooke, glad you enjoyed it! Kitty also says ‘yo’. 😛
what a star kitty is – and so reassuring to have such a stoic and sensible jury to oversee events too 🙂
Lol. Yes, each jury member is stoic and solid as a rock. Bahahahahahaha! 🙂
So….much….DRAMA! I was edge of my seat the entire time- my heart raced- Bruderlein was entranced from his cyber-pup post on the computer desk (don’t tell Daddy) he had never seen a cat use its powers for the good of mankind!
Oooh, so delighted to have entertained you both! And, you can tell Burderlein that although Kitty is more than delighted to use his powers for good instead of evil, he also does so with a very sarcastic, bossy and indignant leaning.
I just love how kitty helps you pick a winner!
Thanks Laura! He is momma’s Super Sewing Hero!
OMG, I’m laughing like a mad man. You just crack me up with the play by play and your photo’s with kitty are a perfect accompaniment to all the hilarity. “the right, not your right, my right”….way to coach a winner Kitty, LOL. I especially love the stoic Judges too :D. and your perfect ending with just Kitty’s tail in the photo. Thanks for making it so much fun to visit Gj! Loved it all. Congrats to Fiona.
Yay, so delighted that you were entertained! We had a lot of fun playing made up rules Bocce Ball. Think it may become a regular past-time around here.
Ahh that was great, high five-paw! 🙂 Kitty always does an excellent job of picking the winners and it’s nice to see some outside sunshine pictures while it’s raining here.
Kitty High Five-Paws you back! And, I have to say, we were lucky that the sun shone for that amount of time. We have also had SO much rain and clouds and grey here. When that great ball of fire in the sky decides, on rare occasions, to show itself, we drop EVERYTHING and run outside.
This is just too cute. Congratulations to the winner! Hope you and Kitty have lots of sunny days. 😀
Thanks Lara! And, coincidentally, today is SUNNY!!!
Yay!! Haha. We have had just the opposite but I find Summer storms gorgeous! If you get any in your area go ahead and send them my way. ;P Haha.
P.S. WordPress subscription feed still isn’t loading about half of the blogs I’m following. I’m still waiting on a reply from Tech!
Well, apparently the rain gods heard your praise of summer storms because it is raining here AGAIN. All day. I wonder why WP is not responding. Have you tried tweeting them? They have a twitter account, as well.
I’m sorry bout the storms! I didn’t send a letter over to the Rain Gods, promise! But please do ignore the old rain stick in the corner. Haha.
I am not sure as to why with WP, myself. I have tried contacting them previously about other issues on the forum you get redirected to (the site was glitching on their mobile version and you could not log in for anything and I only had my phone at the time) and they never responded then, either.
If I cannot seem to fix it myself within the next two days, I’ll definitely try their Twitter. Thank you for that! I never seem to think of these kind of things. >.<
This is the cutest way to draw a winner EVER!
Aw, thanks Jennifer! Glad you enjoyed Kitty officiating our draw.
That kitty is so creative 🙂 Congrats to Fiona!
Kitty knows his stuff!!
This has to be the best method ever for picking a random number! And congratulations Fiona!
Hee, thanks Kelly! And, Kitty would like to think so.
Hahaha- that was extremely entertaining- your kitty is a very clever one 🙂
🙂 Glad you enjoyed. Kitty aims to please!