Years and years ago, when I was a little girl, the next best thing to Mum saying "Shall we get the (sewing) machine out after tea?" was "Shall we get a puzzle out?" Mum only had a small selection of puzzles, but goodness me, did we enjoy doing them over and over again.
I was reminded of this during these months of having so much more time at home and so I visited some local charity shops when they reopened and bought a couple. Then a couple more. Then searched eBay, and a whole new obsession began. They are what Mum referred to as 'stop-works' and the quest to find just more piece can turn into half and hour or more! What a peaceful, mindful occupation, and a nice break from sewing, quilting, knitting and crochet. These are just a few of the ones I have done:
|Skipton. One of my favourite local places.|
|An aerial view of London, which actually shows the bit of London my daughter lives in. |
I stroked that bit...
|This one was called 'Too Many Cooks' and reminded me of cooking with my children when they were little!|
After a few evenings in front of our own fire, the puzzle was completed, and I loved it all over again.