Friday, July 13, 2007

Show and Tell Friday

Forget-me-not put together this patriotic puzzle that Charming brought home from Cracker Barrel. I am going to use it for the rest of the summer as a "placemat" in a centerpiece for my cluster-of-flags-in-a-jar and candles:
I really must brag on my two puzzle-experts, Johnny Tremain and Forget-me-not. They had the same second-grade teacher at a small Christian school. Charlotte had been a missionary in China for eight years, and so she was Not At All Traditional when it came to teaching second-graders. When the children finished their seatwork, they were able to go to a station where a 1000-piece puzzle was always "in process." No one told her that seven-year-olds are not capable of doing 1000-piece puzzles, and no one told the second-graders, either. Now when we are doing one at home, it is like second-nature to these two. Forget-me-not is *so* good that once the puzzle is about half-done, she looks at the shape of the space and then looks over the pile of pieces and chooses one. She hardly ever, ever is wrong on the first try. Johnny Tremain is the Speed Person of the team.

I'm not sure when this week that Alvin Fernald took some scary photos of himself, but I found them today. The scary part (to me) is not the face he makes, or whatever he had eaten, but look at the size of those TONSILS. I'll have to investigate this further: So fun for me: Finally getting to the quilting on a gift-quilt, and look at that Fuh-Hab-U-Lous backing fabric with lush roses:
Thanks to Canada Girl for hosting Show and Tell Friday.


Mary aka Canadagirl said...

Hi there !

It is soooooooooo good to have a connection with you again ! I am tickled pink that you joined me in S&T. (((hug))) This was a fun S&T. I have been wanting to have a puzzle table for a loooooooooong time. Now that we are in the House that God Built. I think I can have one. (((happy dance))) Beautiful quilt and ROFL about ds' tonsils. (0;

God Bless my SSiC
In Him<><
-Mary aka Canadagirl

SuzyScribbles said...

That is a very challenging puzzle. How long did it take to but together? I did a galactic star chart once (that glows in the dark) and it took forever, as stars all look alike. :-)

Anonymous said...

I love the patriotic puzzle and the funny description of the quilt backing. What fun!

Lori aka MiryClay @ HSB

Anonymous said...

What a neat American Flag puzzle. It really does look like it is billowing in a soft breeze. There are so many gorgeous puzzles made these days. My youngest dd loves puzzles - she's 9 - and she has been a whiz at doing the big ones for many years. Nobody ever told her she couldn't do them either!

Pam aka ladyjane

Tiany said...

My boys would go nuts for that puzzle! Great pics!

KarenW said...

We love puzzles too. In fact, I put one up on my show and tell today as well.

bubbebobbie said...

How great that your kids enjoy puzzles. That one looks very difficult. Good Job!
Because of Jesus, Bobbie

Training Hearts said...

Great job at the puzzle. I'll be honest and say that I am NOT a puzzle person...I love the finished product but I don't enjoy the hours it takes to complete one. Kuddos to a job well done.

Anonymous said...

So glad it was finally finished! How many "high fives" did that one take? LOL!

(That was a fun afternoon--us telling stories, them doing the puzzle. Let's do it again soon.)


jacstew said...


You brought back many memories of my mom and I doing puzzles. Our favorite is to bring them on vacation.

Great pics!

Blessings from the little farm,