Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Catching up

Finally - the jigsaw is finished!
I almost gave up about halfway through 
when none of the pieces fitted together :)
But I decided that a few bits of coloured cardboard
 weren't going to beat me, so I kept at it.
In all it took six weeks!
I said I thought it would take all winter, 
well it took half the winter.


There is one piece missing but my daughter, 
who owns it, didn't think that was too bad 
as she bought it about thirty years ago.


Claude helping

One day this old fella decided to give me a hand.
I was worried he would leap off and take it with him, 
but no, he just sat and inspected it, then 
 slowly stepped onto the couch and went to sleep.

Mack having cuddles
Do you remember Mack, my grand daughter's wee Chihuahua?
He is finally out of his cage and walking again.
It was a long three months for him and everyone looking after him.
He still has to be careful, try telling that to a dog 
who has been locked up for so long. I'm pleased all is well.

Monica and Ben
Now this same grand daughter has just become engaged :)
Her and her beau make a really nice couple 
and we are thrilled for them. So I need to go shopping 
for a nice engagement present for them.
Not easy as they have been living together for 
a couple of years now, but I will find something.


Eldest daughter is moving house, she going into a smaller place because it will just be her at home before too long.
What has a crocodile got to do with that you may well ask?
Well I don't know whether there is any lawn at
 the new place and she loves this piece of garden art.
But knowing her she will find a home for it,  
she's much more creative than I am.

 I haven't joined Martha at Tea Cup Tuesday 
for a while so I wanted to today.
The tea pot is made in Japan and was a gift.
The tea cup is Queen Anne bone china, 
quite a pretty cup with the dainty blue daisy pattern.
It once belonged to my middle sister who left it 
with me when she moved across the ditch to Aussie.
I have one or two others she left as well 
and I will show you them another time.


Joining Martha at:
and Stephanie at:

That's it for today.
Have a lovely week 
and I'll see you again soon.
Diana

15 comments:

  1. It is hard to give up on a jigsaw puzzle isn't it?? Glad you perservered! And I love your tea cup! so pretty. Sounds like lots of change for your family!!

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  2. Good for you for completing the jigsaw puzzle! I've been hunting for 50 to 100-piece puzzles as a birthday gift for a friend's daughter and was surprised to discover how pricey they were!

    Your blue daisy teacup is lovely. I've always enjoyed Queen Anne teacups.

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  3. Glad you stayed with it even if when you finished the puzzle and one of the pieces is missing.

    cheers, parsnip

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  4. That puzzle looks like a hard one. Ah too bad the missing mix is in the middle. One of the puzzles I did in the winter had a piece missing. When I emptied my vacuum cleaner I found it!!
    What a pretty tea cup and tea pot.

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  5. You were fortunate to only have one piece of the puzzle missing as old as it was. A very pretty tea cup and pot.

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  6. I've enjoyed my cup of tea and our proper catch up....as they say on Downton Abbey! Enjoy your day my friend! Hugs, Diane PS I love that crocodile! lol

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  7. Hi Diana! Oh, you finished the puzzle! Good for you! Well, I see you had a little helper. :) One piece gone isn't too bad! Thanks for popping in to see me.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  8. Congratulations on finishing the puzzle. Sorry one piece was missing. I enjoyed seeing your Tea Pot and Tea Cup. They are both so very pretty. I really love the dark blue on the Tea Pot. I love to find and collect Tea Items too.

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  9. Good for you at sticking with the puzzle. I have found some good online sites for jigsaw puzzles - I like to do them online, that way I don't drop the pieces.

    Your teapot and teacup are delightful. I have a similar cup with different colored flowers than yours. Tea cups are such fun.

    Congratulations to your grand daughter.

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  10. The puzzle is stunning, my friend. Way to stick with it! And your tea cup is truly beautiful!

    Thanks for joining Roses of Inspiration this week. Hugs to you!

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  11. I love how you make everyday things so fun to read! Great job on the puzzle!

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  12. Diana,I loved seeing the new pick of Your pretty Granddaughter,and hearing some of the family news.I don't have enough patience for puzzles, wish I did , always sounds relaxing to Me.Of course always a delight to have a peek at Tea Time pretties. A big OX across the many miles.Denise

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  13. Diana,I loved seeing the new pick of Your pretty Granddaughter,and hearing some of the family news.I don't have enough patience for puzzles, wish I did , always sounds relaxing to Me.Of course always a delight to have a peek at Tea Time pretties. A big OX across the many miles.Denise

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  14. I don't think I have seen a post about a jig saw before so I was immediately attracted to it. I love jigsaws but haven't done one for ages. I suppose you could call this one vintage. Have a good week.

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  15. Way to go on finishing the jigsaw puzzle! What an accomplishment!
    Congratulations on the engagement of your granddaughter and her beau.
    Your teapot and teacup are both so pretty.
    Enjoy your day!

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