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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!

6 comments:

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

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

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

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  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!

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

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

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