Friday, January 4, 2008

My life

My life has a fairly predictable rhythm to it (now that the kids are more independent). In April I start back to work as a gardener. Things are pretty hectic through the spring, summer and fall. I am laid off just in time to do the Christmas shopping, baking and to catch up on neglected housework before the kids are home for the holidays. After that I am pretty much free to amuse myself. During the cold winter days I walk the dogs, do the day to day housecleaning and then I get to do what I want. I cross-stitch, knit (not nearly as much as I used to) and get together with a friend to play scrabble and do puzzles. This is our latest accomplishment.

This was one of the hardest puzzles I have ever done. There was no symmetry to the pieces. It actually came with a diagram of the puzzle shapes to use as a guideline. We couldn't have done it without the "cheat sheet". The pieces don't stay together very well and because the border is not straight there was a lot of shifting involved as we added the centre pieces. I wonder if it would be easier to start in the middle and work out? Anyway, it was a rewarding experience!

This puzzle reminds me of when we lived in New Brunswick. There was an old wooden covered bridge about a mile down the road. Just past it, on the top of the hill was an old white church. It was very picturesque.

1 comment:

SusanE said...

that's a great puzzle. i really like it.