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Friday, January 11, 2013

Puzzled


If you've read my blog for the past year, then you know how much I like working jigsaw puzzles in January.  As soon as Christmas is over and everything is put away, it seems like it's time to relax in the evenings with a new puzzle.  This one was a real doozy!  The quilt in the middle of the picture was the last part I put together.  And no wonder!  Every piece had the same colors, and so I ended up putting little sections of it together by the shapes of the pieces.


This was a good puzzle for an old quilter like myself.  The blue quilt is made in the Double Wedding Ring pattern; I've pieced a couple of these by hand and they're almost like a fabric puzzle.

I let it sit on the work surface for a few days to enjoy, and now it's torn apart and back in the box.  Do you enjoy working jigsaw puzzles in the winter?  I know it makes some people nervous or they consider it a waste of time.

Charlotte
 

11 comments:

  1. I have not worked a jigsaw in some time now, when the grandchildren were younger when I visited with them I would help them with children puzzles but I don't care to do them myself, years ago though when hubby and I first married and didn't have the electronics we do now days -namely the internet and gadgets we used to do puzzles at times and if we really liked them we would coat them with a puzzle glue which held them together and we would them frame them for inexpensive art on the walls

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  2. I love doing puzzles but have kinda got away from them over the years but looking at your pretty puzzle with those pretty quilts makes me want to start one..

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  3. I love puzzles too, Charlotte... but my favorite thing is coloring books. I've felt silly sometimes buying crayons and coloring books, but I really enjoy it and it helps me relax!

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  4. I love jigsaw puzzles! I usually work a few during the winter months.

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  5. We get puzzles out sometimes, the whole family works on it here and there, the last one we got at the thrift store and had pieces missing, that was a bit of a bummer but still fun.

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  6. Strange
    that I cannot sit still long enough
    to work puzzles. My son gave me a beatiful one a few years ago with an Angel in the woods and never could put it together.
    You are smart :)

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  7. I like seeing a puzzle in progress on a table...who can resist trying to fit in just one piece, then perhaps another.

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  8. Awesome! I used to work puzzles, but looks like you love to do this. What a wonderful hobby for winter. You are so smart to do these puzzles. Wish I had the patience to do them.

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  9. I really like your puzzle. Especially since it has quilts on it. I think of quilts like puzzles; trying to fit all the pieces together. :)

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  10. What a pertty puzzle: perfect for you!
    But it's sad that all that work just gets torn apart and put back in the box...maybe you should work it again and frame it???

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  11. That's a honey of a puzzle. I love puzzles too. We have a box of every puzzle our grandson & us have put together. There's probably a dozen or so from tiny to quite big. Our grandson won't let me put them back in their boxes. lol
    Winter time is a perfect time for puzzles. :)

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