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01 May 2012

Jigsaw & Borders

For the first time in ages, zero stitching was done this past weekend. I was completely engrossed with this:
Thomas Kinkade's Emerald Valley. Did I mention I have a thing for Ireland? Totally Nora Roberts' influence there.
It's my first 1000 piece jigsaw puzzle and I finished it in less than three days. Pretty proud of that fact if I do say so myself ^.^ Now I have to find a way to frame it without glue. Any ideas?
Monday's 6 Fat Man SAL needs no more introduction. The boring borders are done! That by itself warrants a mini celebration.
The fun stuff starts next Monday :D
Happy Stitching!

29 comments:

Koala said...

Well done with your puzzle, Veronica!! :-) I remember the time back in Moscow me and my husband completed couple of 1000 pieces pictures - we had fun :-)) Well, now back to stitching - good luck to you :-)

Julie said...

Super jigsaw puzzle, it will make a lovely framed picture.

Lovely to see the 6 Fat Men borders completed, its going to be fun watching each square come to life.

Giovanna said...

Congrats on finishing the puzzle, and the borders - have fun with the snowmen now :-)

Julie said...

I love jigsaws got a good few to do myself,if i ever get around to it.And in 3 days more like 3 years with me. :)

With framing,what if you got the backing board and spray glue it and then slide the jigsaw on to the board ?.

Chris said...

Congratulations on finishing the borders on the Fat Men! Now there will be lots of white stitching, lol.
The puzzle is pretty.

Margaret said...

Yay on finishing those Fat Men borders!! The colors are great! Lovely puzzle too! I haven't done a jigsaw puzzle in forever!

♥ Nia said...

1000 pieces in one weekend?! uhuuuu! well done :D
I love 6 fat man :) I will be here following your progress! Looks great! :D
hugs&smiles

Carol said...

Oh, that really is a lovely Thomas Kinkade scene, Veronica!! I hope you can figure out a way to frame it. I'll bet there are some tips online.

Glad those borders are done--on to the fun stuff :)

Lynn said...

Great puzzle! I love Thomas Kinkade works.

Yay! Bring on the fun stuff!

Carla said...

Congrats on finishing the borders :)
No idea how to frame it without glue...sorry. The scene is lovely !

Ann at Beadlework. said...

What a delightful puzzle, my husband is a jigsaw fan but hasn't tackled any of the Kincade ones.

Nurdan said...

Congrats for finishing the borders :)

Jigsaw puzzle looks a difficult one which is hard to be finished within three days. Bravo

Cheers

lesli said...

Wow...beautiful puzzle! that would make a great piece to stitch!

Major celebrations for finishing the borders! Bring on the fat men! :)

Linda said...

Congrats on finishing the fat men borders. I love the jigsaw puzzle, I have over 500 puzzles. That is one of my favorite hobbies, except when I start nothing else gets done.

Linda

valerie said...

I love puzzles and haven't done one in ages! Your Thomas Kinkade one looks lovely! Congrats on finishing those pesky borders! Yay!

zarina said...

I love puzzles. My old puzzles (500, 1000, 5000 pieces) are with my sister who is bored to pieces. Time to get a new one and it will be one of his.

Kate said...

Puzzles are great, when I was younger my mum used to do them, she didnt have one of those jigsaw roll things so it was always on the table. It was great, because no-one could sit near it without doing a bit of it. Its a long time since I have done one. This one looks great, and to have done it in three days is brilliant.

Fiona said...

Great achievement of the puzzle. Congratulations on finishing the border now for the Fat Men.

Catherine said...

What a great puzzle! I find that we do more of those during the winter months.
It must feel good to get all those straight borders done ~ now the fun stuff can begin!

Linda said...

Well done on getting the borders completed - now which one are you going to fill in first?

My mum loves jigsaws and the one you've done is a beauty and you did it so quick too.

Meari said...

Congrats on finishing the puzzle in 3 days! Wow. I think if you got a frame with glass you wouldn't have to glue the puzzle together.

Melanie said...

Congrats on finishing your puzzle! Love it!

Anne said...

Ooooh! A puzzle!! I used to do puzzles ALL the time as a kid and teenager! I should get one out...so much fun! I love the one you did and boy would I love to live there too!! Great progress on your SAL! Love the borders...now the fun part is going to begin!!

Hugs

Anne

Joysze said...

Oooh purdy puzzle, Veronica! No glue huh.... I'm stumped.... :( Maybe it'll come to you when you're killing zombies in D3...... ;)

YAY on finished borders. :D

Lillie said...

Wow! such patient on the puzzle! Congrads!!

Can't wait to see the progress of the SAL

Penny said...

What a pretty puzzle and completed in three days, wow! 6 Fat Men is such a cute piece! :) I can't wait to see more. I'm glad to have found your blog! :)

weustygirl said...

love the puzzle, you have inspired me to get one of my ones out and work on it, it has been so long since I have done one.

Sally said...

Your jigsaw looks fantastic :)

Love how your 6 Fat Men is looking :)

Ewa said...

It looks awesome! I have a few Thomas Kinkade puzzles and they're always a joy to put together. I also love the variegated thread of the snowmen borders - looks great!