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Tuesday, January 27, 2009

More of Fred

Here's what Frederick the Literate looked like at the beginning of his rotation slot:

and here's how he looks now:

For me, that's a pretty big chunk done! I think I liked working 'Owlbert' best (yeah, I named him) He was mostly blends, which I don't usually like, but he was just cute!
Next rotation (in February), I want to do the book next to Owlbert, finish the bottom shelf over to Owlbert, and then backstitch what I have done. Then Fred will be officially 50% finished!

And I started another project!
But it's not a stitching project. It's been a long time since I worked a jigsaw puzzle, but I really like doing them. Very calming after a stressful day, almost as good as cross stitch! I got several as gifts over the holidays, so I thought I'd start one - then I counted the unopened boxes - some gifts, some I bought over the past year or two - and I have fourteen puzzles I've never done! So I decided to see how many I could get done before Spring. I'm way out of practice, so it's slow work so far. Especially on my first choice, a puzzle of Oxtounge Falls. I think that's in Ontario. Anyway, it's mostly water, so yikes! Here it is with the edge pieces put together:

It's a 750 piece puzzle, so I have a loooooong way to go.

I also changed my blog colors, as you probably noticed. I got tired of dark. It's Winter, I wanna see green!


  1. You have done lots on Frederick.
    and enjoy the puzzel. We did lots of that with kids before. It's really fun!

  2. Frederick is looking great! You got a lot accomplished!

  3. I love the snow cat... and of course Owlbert is pretty cute too.
    Enjoy your puzzle, They can be so addictive!
    Have fun!

  4. Wow! Great job on Fred! I have fallen behind, as I was away from home for a couple of days in the middle of the week. I hope I can get back to my Fred next week.

    I love puzzles, too! I have one - it's one of those puzzles with no photo and a mystery to solve - that I keep taking out, then putting away without finishing. I leave it in large chunks so I can reassemble what's done and pick up from there. Good luck! Wish I could come over and help. Maybe I ought to buy a new puzzle...

    You definitely have a bad influence on me, LOL!

  5. oooh Fred looks great!! You got a lot done on this rotation

  6. All the stitching is looking great! Love your finished snow cat piece. The puzzle looks like fun!