Thursday, May 28, 2020

Baby Knits...

Oh my, I do enjoy knitting for little ones! It has been a while since I've done so, until Grandbaby arrived last year. It is nice to have an excuse to knit little things again!

This hat is the same pattern I used for the blue hat I knitted last year. I made her dad hats using the same pattern a few decades ago...

And a pair of the most adorable booties. These were from a library book and I cannot find where I made a note of the title. Sure hope I'll be able to track it down again as these were super cute and very quick to knit! Will definitely have to go hunting for that book!

And finally a cardigan, which I think was from the same book as the booties. Also a quick knit (worsted weight yarn) and she looked adorable in her pink gear LOL

I need to go hunting....for the pattern book and the yarn I used! Ugh! I left this too long, I don't remember all the details...

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Puzzle Adventures - Part 2

Continuing this years puzzle adventure images...

A puzzle I was given back in 2004 -a quick one to do, even if pieces fitting in more than one spot make it a bit more complicated than it surely needs to be!

And another Van Haasteren- The Prison Escape- by Jumbo. This time I tackled and enjoyed! a1000 piece one. 'Son' helped me find who goes where. He enjoys doing that and it is always fun to puzzle with a friend!

And of course a couple of details!

Canoe Lake - Cobble Hill- another quick fix build. Lovely scene and a local trade. I expect I'll do this one a few times before it goes back into the 'trading pot'!

Some time last year I decided to try the Dollar Store puzzles to see what the quality is like. My idea was to take it with me when travelling...well that did not happen this I figured I'd see what it is like anyway.
The quality was better than I expected,but not what I would call 'good', however I think it is feasible for a travelling diversion. No problem if a piece gets lost, no hassle if there is no room in the suitcase to bring it back.  KWIM?

Now here is a novel one for me. I have never seen one like it, so that I had to give it a try when it came up for sale locally at a couple of bucks.It was ok, but not a particular favourite of mine. The quality of the pieces was also not the best...

Some of the pieces can be removed to reveal a 'lace edge' No point in trying to do the border on this one first. Best to just jump right in!

Teapots - Cobble Hill - another great build and excellent quality as always. This one was marked on the box as having a piece missing, but I was very happy indeed to find that it was complete after all! YAY!

And finally for this installment - a quick underwater excursion. A puzzle that looks old and possibly drab, but delivers a nice puzzling time and a lovely colourful image. I traded this one for one of mine that was also missing a piece!

This one has some really quirky pieces and many bits simply slide together, they do not interlock. A bit annoying, but doing it on the foam core board meant that I could easily slide bits into place. Good thing it -only just!- fitted the board.

And that is it for Part 2...looks like I will be doing a Part 3 before June is upon us. Until then...happy puzzling!

Monday, May 18, 2020

Puzzle Adventures

I referred in an earlier post for this year 'World Puzzle Days' to a jigsaw puzzle event I took part in at the beginning of the year. I learned about this event through a Facebook group called 'Puzzling Together'
'Puzzling Together' is a huge group of jigsaw puzzle makers and run several different 'events' every month. I thought it could be an interesting way to choose puzzles to do (otherwise I'm faced with wanting to do them all at the same time!) while at the same time getting the opportunity to see other puzzles, from around the world, that would have the same topic, theme, brand etc.
Starting in June 2020 we will be doing another alphabet challenge event. For 2 weeks at a time we will be doing puzzles that in some way meet the criteria set by moderators for that letter. We'll cover 2 letters per month.
So far I have puzzles lined up for this year's letters, and have not yet had to borrow one locally from a willing neighbour to help me out, but I expect that will happen at some point in time!

In the meantime though...between World Puzzle Days and June, I've participated in several 'events', plus I've simply puzzled because I have a puzzle and want to do the Scherenschnitt one, Ruby Geranium (this one fitted the 'colour name in the title' event criteria btw) and The Four Seasons - (that happened to fit the 'large piece count' piece event)

Starting in June I will be catching up on monthly jigsaw puzzling here on the blog at the end of the month with the letters of the alphabet completed during the month, as well as other puzzles I may have completed as I also 'play' along with a group that has a monthly puzzle theme.

But for this post, I  just recap other puzzles completed -

A beautiful Ravensburger that I traded locally - destined for an older friend who I know will enjoy doing this one!

A rather tricky one by Gallison - Window Seat. Reminded me of stained glass windows. This one was a Christmas was really pretty completed.

And then my first -really!- Van Haasteren by Jumbo - a quickie, but enjoyable!

Some many just cracks me up!

and a great way to sign and date his work!

A quick and very satisfying build - Sewing Notions by Cobble Hill

And a shaped 'Woodland Chickadees' by Bits & Pieces - reminds me of our neck of the woods...
this one was a tad too big for the regular foam core boards that I use, so I had to dig out the big made-for-me-by-hubby puzzle board.

Just a nice sweet illustration with lovely little details

And that would be enough pictures for this post...the next installment is coming soon!
Stay tuned...

Saturday, May 16, 2020

Exploring The Neighbourhood

Yes, I do still scrapbook...only right now I'm working with pictures of people who would rather not feature on this blog, therefore I don't often have the opportunity to post the LO pages here.
This was an exception, as I could show the surroundings, while leaving the people to feature on the companion page.

I used Cathy Krenek's 'Nature Walk Bundle' for my page

Nature Walk Bundle

The kit alone as well as separate add-on packs are available in Cathy's Store

Take a look at Cathy's blog for news and freebies... including some borders I submitted for the purpose! Enjoy!