Quilting, Farming, Variety

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Hello Folks ~ ~ ~

The middle of January, already!  I guess the world hasn't slowed down yet!  I've been tucked away in the house doing things I love to do: sewing and working jigsaw puzzles.  Each year, around Thanksgiving and through Christmas, I get very nervous and my tendency to be agoraphobic takes over.  Sewing and the puzzles help calm me.


One of my daughters gave this puzzle to me a year or so ago, and when I saw the colors of the pieces, which seemed to be all the same in parts of it, I just put the lid back on the box; too difficult it seemed.  Something told me to try it this year; I wouldn't be outdone!  I do think it was the most difficult puzzle I've ever worked, but what a pretty one!  Now I'll leave it out a few days, then break it apart, put it back into the box and give it back to her, because, it's for sure I won't be working this one  again!

The sewing part involved Isabelle, so I'll save that for now.  I hope everyone is well and staying warm.

Charlotte

14 comments:

  1. I like working jigsaw puzzles too, and this is a good time of the year to work on them. I think the hardest one I ever did was one that had nothing but pictures of cats over the whole thing. Oh my, that one took forever. That's a neat picture in the one you worked. I can see why it would have been a difficult one to do! I hope all is well with you. :)

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  2. Hello Charlotte! Winter is the time for puzzles. I bought a new one Christmas but haven't put it together yet. I better hurry up, time is passing and spring will be here before we know it.

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  3. Oh I love jigsaw puzzles and that one is beautiful. I haven't done any this winter but my husband sure has. He enjoys them as much as we do. Blessings, xo

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  4. Hi Charlotte, I also like to do jigsaw puzzles. I am very much a homebody in the winter. Looks like we have many of the same interests. Take care!

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  5. That is a beautiful jigsaw puzzle and what a great thing to work on when you're homebound.

    FlowerLady

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  6. Charlotte, it is beautiful.........yay for you to complete it. You should put Mod Podge sealer on it and keep it! You could either frame it or........leave it on the table as a pretty place mat of sorts. I saw a beautiful bird puzzle put together and used on a side table at a friends house. It was so beautiful this way. Have a good week!

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  7. Your rooster is so handsome! I can sure see how it would have been a tough one. It's beautiful enough to be framed!

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  8. I hope the farmer didn't sneak in and put in a piece or two! :~) It may have been your most difficult, but it is also one of your most beautiful ones. I love the peeling paint...bet that was fun!

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  9. Such a beautiful puzzle - you have more patience
    than I do, Charlotte! :)

    xoxo

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  10. The puzzle does look like it would be quite the challenge to put together. Glad you gave it a try and got it finished. Looks great. Look forward to see what you have been sewing.

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  11. That reminds me of the time somebody got my mother a puzzle for Christmas. She set it out on the table and everyone that visited took part in putting it together. We all agreed it had been a good gift. Once it was together, my Dad glued it to a piece of plywood and they hung it on their wall. Dad said, every time he looked at it, it reminded him of how much fun it had been in the putting together.

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  12. YAY for doing that puzzle. I don't have the room to leave one out to work on, nor the patience. I too have Agoraphobia--well, I did one whole year, now, it is by choice. I think I use the excuse of cold weather and snow to keep me inside, where I can be quilt-free crocheting/knitting/x-stitching. I know my neighbors think there is something very wrong with me because I don't "have" to be out on the roads everyday. Perhaps it is because of living, out in the country, on a farm for so many years. Farm people did NOT run to town everyday. We made lists and appointments and a trip to town was filled with seeing the doctor, stopping at the library and stocking up on groceries. I may now be 2 miles away from stores, but I am still a farm girl at heart and STILL, coordinate my "trips" into town to include many stops. Then, I can stay put the rest of the week. :-)

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  13. What a lovely rooster. I, too, have been working on puzzles. I bought a new one this year and it was missing a piece and had an extra piece that went no where. What a dilemma, but fun.

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