Friday, February 19, 2016

Puzzl-ing

I started a puzzle last week Sunday, and unfortunately when I have a puzzle out, I can do little else. Every time I walk by, I spot a piece that needs to go in, then on, and on, and on until my eyes are all bleary. So here it was on Monday morning, after spending some time on Sunday.

I always start with the edges. This one was kind of tricky, as there were some pieces almost identical. Do you see all that blue sky and light? It's a Thomas Kincaid copy.


TA-DAH! Hubby helped me a little bit, and we had this finished by Thursday morning. It was quite a feat.

Sent messages back to my home town at the loss of an old friend, Lee. Years ago, when I had my own accounting business, Lee and his brother were clients of mine, and visiting them on a monthly basis was a highlight of my business. Lee was only 64, so young and so tragic for his family. R.I.P, my friend. Definitely one of the good guys.

Found this fun little quote for those of you with New Year's resolutions to exercise and lose weight:
There have been a number of bloggers who have written of challenges with health issues, mental or physical, so here's my message for you this morning:

Have a really special weekend, my friends.

Linda Kay

29 comments:

Lea said...

Sorry about the loss of your friend. Funerals come all too frequently now. We are going to one this afternoon - a dear lady who lived into her 90s.
I used to do jigsaw puzzles. I should start again, they are fun.
Have a beautiful week-end!
Lea

biebkriebels said...

So recognizable, I have the same, can't stop and go on until night. I use my Ipad nowadays with a daily puzzle and hundreds of others.

Lin Floyd said...

I love puzzles too...but keep them in their boxes till the grandkids come...

Saucy Kodz said...

My condolences to you for the loss of your friend. As for the puzzles, we love em. One of my friends has done a series of Christmas puzzles and her and her husband hang them throughout the house during the Festive Season. They do look nice. I have one of those roll-up things, so I can put my puzzle away - out of the way and not lose my work and then later, just un-roll it and continue working on the puzzle. Comes in handy. I like your puzzle.

Gosia k said...

Soory for loos of your friend. I amire you I don't like puzzling. I am too impatient person

Gail said...

Puzzles were our go to when we were snowed in for days. It's a winter sport for me. This one is beautiful.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

have a great weekend

Tom said...

#1 Great job!
#2 I'm sorry for your loss.
#3 My wife and I have been walking about 2 miles everyday this year.
#4 Thanks, I always need a hug.
Make your weekend and all days awesome.

Lori said...

I'm sorry about your friend. I loved your exercise quote so much I pinned it. The puzzle looked like a challenge, but how beautiful! I don't think I could leave a puzzle out like that - our cat likes to walk on everything and sometimes paws at papers and things on tables. I could see it all scattered all over the floor.

carolann said...

Funerals come all too frequently I agree.
Sorry of your loss for your friend.

It used to be the older passing on. The last years it is the young like this gentleman.

A hug for you back.

Mike said...

64 years old? He was a kid!

William Kendall said...

I'm sorry about the loss of your friend.

I do like puzzles.

Linda W. said...

Sorry to hear about the loss of your friend. Yes, puzzles are addictive aren't they?

TexWisGirl said...

sorry for the loss of your friend. yes, 64 is too young. love working picture puzzles. wish i had more time for them. :)

eViL pOp TaRt said...

Linda Kay, I'm so sorry for the loss of your friend.

Puzzles take humongous patience.

Thanks for visiting my site and commenting.

Nonnie said...

I'm sorry about the loss of your friend. 64 is too young.

Your puzzle is beautiful and I am always impressed by people who have the patience to put them together. My late husband loved puzzles and he would always have one going on the dining table and, like you, couldn't pass by without stopping. (Drove me nuts. Now I wish I had helped him.)

Love the quote about loose clothing. Lol!

The Furry Gnome said...

Thanks for the hug.

Far Side of Fifty said...

What a pretty puzzle. We like them too but they are addicting! I am sorry for the loss of your friend.

Denise inVA said...

So sorry to hear about your friend Lee, may he rest in peace and my deepest condolences to all who knew and loved him. I haven't done an actual puzzle in a very long time and I loved them. Maybe I should treat myself. Yours certainly was a pretty one. Thank you for the smile and the hug, and even though maybe tinged with sadness, I hope your weekend will be a great one.

Margaret-whiteangel said...

Sorry to read about the loss of a friend..
What a great puzzle, it's rather cute.

Lexa Cain said...

The puzzle is lovely! I especially like the way Cinderella and other parts of the picture seem to glow. Congrats on getting it done! I'm sorry about the loss of your friend/client. 64 is too young to die.... That exercise joke is hilarious! Have a wonderful weekend, Linda! :)

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

I'm sorry for your loss- that is such a young age, too. I also love jigsaw puzzles, but now do them on my ipad with an app. Have a lovely weekend!

Anvilcloud said...

That is one mega puzzle. Good for you.

Pamela Gordon said...

2000 pieces?? Wow. That is huge and I'm amazed you did it so quickly. It took me over 5 weeks to do 1000 pieces after Christmas. LOL I think I put the last 400 on in 6 hours though as I wanted it out of the way. Mine was a Thomas Kinkade too. They are beautiful aren't they.

McGuffy Ann Morris said...

I am so sorry about your friend, Linda.
The puzzle looks awesome, but difficult. If we tried that, it would end up with missing pieces! *wink*

Rose said...

I have a 2000 piece puzzle waiting for me, and I am afraid of how much time it will take. I cannot leave one alone when I have it out.

Sorry to hear of the loss of your friend.

Amy at love made my home said...

So very sorry to read of the death of your friend. Hugs and all good thoughts to you. xx

Grantham Lynn said...

The Cowboy and I enjoy puzzles too. He bought me a Santa puzzle last year. That I didn't start till just before Christmas. It was out on the table on Christmas Day we had to move it over for dinner. Our daughter started working it and our grandson. Then we ate and opened presents. But we all kept cover over to the table! It was really really hard. We were all (the adults) kind of cussing it. I said it was the hardest puzzle I've every worked! We finished it though and bought puzzle glue. We're going to frame and add to our collection.
Thanks for sharing your puzzle.
Have a great week!

Lowcarb team member said...

Sorry to read about your friend Linda.

Puzzles can be a joy, but sometimes a little frustrating too ... a helpful hand and eye is often welcome!

All the best Jan

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