Tuesday, September 13, 2011

THOSE JIGSAW DAYS!

By Judy Haughton-James






       For many years I enjoyed doing jigsaw puzzles.  It would take a lot of my attention whenever I was working on one as every free chance I got I would run to go and see if I could place some more pieces.  Janine was never that eager to do them but from time to time she would pass by and try and find a few pieces.  I do not think she had the patience and determination that I had to keep going until it was finished.


        I have done puzzles in a variety of sizes but never one with more than 1,000 pieces. I really admire persons who have been able to do even bigger ones.


        Janine and I loved beautiful pictures so the minute a jigsaw puzzle was finished we would be armed with all that is needed to paste it together so that we could have it framed.  Above are two of our favourites over the years - Mount Fuji in Japan with a snow covered peak and a breathtaking scene with a river. These pictures grace the walls of our living-room.


       Oh, how I would love to be seated where trees boast such a beautiful autumn scene. I am someone who finds peace amidst nature. 

34 comments:

Jen@Mom's Online Garage Sale said...

Hi Judy!

I'm so sorry for the loss of your twin Janine. It sounds like the two of you had an extraordinary relationship. I can somewhat relate, I'm not a twin but lost my Mom at the age of 10 32 yrs ago. The sense of loss never goes away however the pain does somewhat subside. Memories are a beautiful thing!

Stopping by from Wild Wednesday. I hope you have a wonderful week!

Judy Haughton-James said...

Hi Jen,
Thank you so much. I am sorry that you lost your mom at such an early age. Janine and I lost our father when we were only 13 years old. It is good when we have wonderful memories of times with our departed loved ones. Janine and I had good times together. Take care and my best wishes to you.
Judy

Evie J said...

I love puzzles, too. I need some new ones. I've done 1500 piece ones before, but that was the biggest, I think. I saw a 3000 piece one at the store. I would love to do that one day.

Take care, Judy! <3

Judy Haughton-James said...

Hi Evie,
I note that you love puzzles! I have done quite a few. I hope you get to do that one with 3,000 pieces soon. Take care and all the best.
Judy

Straight from the heart said...

I love puzzles. This one is great. i enjoy doing it too.

Mom Fashion World said...

My son Mr.Freddy loves to play the puzzles.
Actually, I have posted a video of him on my blog, putting the floor puzzle together. I was so flabbergasted when I saw him for the first time without looking at the picture. He had never played puzzle before. I still have so many pictures and videos of him doing the puzzle that I have to share them on my blog.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks for your comments Straight from the heart. Continue to enjoy doing puzzles. I have seen some beautiful pictures!

Judy Haughton-James said...

Hi Mom Fashion World, I will be checking out Mr. Freddy's puzzles. Thanks for your comments.

Life With Captain Fussybuckets said...

I remember those days! We still have some puzzles that we did as kids. Love it!

Thanks for visiting my blog! captainfussybuckets.com

Judy Haughton-James said...

Hi Life with Captain FussyBuckets!
I see you can also recall those days! I really enjoyed doing these puzzles. Thanks for visiting and your comments. Take care.
Judy

Treat and Trick said...

I too love puzzles. It is so fun and exciting to see the final product...

Irene said...

I also enjoyed jigsaw puzzles when I was a little girl. I found it exciting as little by little, I am able to put all the pieces together to form a beautiful picture! I also love the sense of accomplishment it gives me when I am able to finish one! :-)

Judy Haughton-James said...

Hi Irene,
It is always good to read your comments. I was so happy whenever I finished a puzzle! Take care.
Judy

Judy Haughton-James said...

So true Treat and Trick! It gave me a real thrill!:)

Katherines Corner said...

Oh my goodness I haven't put together a "grown up" puzzle for years. I do a lot of puzzles with our grandchildren though. Hugs!!

Judy Haughton-James said...

Hi Katherine,
I have not done any in a while also but I really enjoyed doing them over the years. I know a lot of parents and grandparents get a chance do some still with children and grandchildren. Hugs!
Judy

Maria said...

judy, this was such a wonderful way to start my afternoon. you always have the most uplifting of quotes. out of all the ones in the video, the one you posted is my favorite.
those puzzles are awesome! puzzles really get your brain working.
thank you for all you share.
hope your day is fantastic <3
maria

Judy Haughton-James said...

Greetings from Jamaica Maria. I am glad you found the quotes in the previous post uplifting. I really enjoyed doing these puzzles. Take care and my best wishes to you.
Judy

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Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks April! I will look at your packages. Take care and all the best to you.

Lindsay said...

Aww, I loved puzzles when I was little. I always used to do them with my dad...so they always remind me of him. Thanks for visiting my blog! I'm following you back. :)

Judy Haughton-James said...

Hi Lindsay,
Thank you so much. I am glad it brought back wonderful memories as these jigsaws did for me! Take care and all the best to you.
Judy

Clairejustine said...

Hi thanks for joining the hop:)
I have not done a puzzle for years,I just want to do one now :)have a great week ...

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thank you so much Clairejustine.It is always great to participate in Blog Hop Wednesday. Take care.

WarmSunshine said...

I almost forgot jigsaw puzzles. I never did them much but I remember they were a lot of fun. I might just go and get a new one soon!

:)

Judy said...

Hi Judy! Judy here too! These puzzles are beautiful. When I was a teenager I did a lot of puzzles. Thanks for stopping by my blog:)

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks Warm Sunshine! Just thinking about these jigsaw puzzles is also putting me in the mood to get one!:)

Judy Haughton-James said...

Hello there Judy!
Greetings from Judy in Jamaica!:) Thank you very much for your comments. Take care and my best wishes to you.
Judy

May said...

A day can't pass me by without doing puzzle of any type..lol.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Hello there May,
Continue to enjoy your puzzles! Have a good day.
Judy

Katya kate said...

I too love doing puzzles but never did I try to do the big ones. I may be like your twin Janine lol, I lack the patience to do or perhaps to finish one. My daughters too doesn't have the patience. Wish I could effectively teach them the value of patience and determination, just like what you have. Your framed jigzaw puzzles are indeed breath taking.

Kate
http://mommygrowingup.blogspot.com/

Judy Haughton-James said...

Hi Katya Kate,
A good day to you. Thanks for your comments. I can remember that while doing these puzzles I would be so determined that I could hardly pass where they were without placing some pieces in!:) I think I finished them quickly although I have heard of persons who did very big ones in a much shorter time!:) Take care.
Judy

Candice said...

I love doing puzzles too. Unfortunately, I don't get to do them very much anymore because my 2 year old makes it nearly impossible :D I love hearing stories about you and Janine!

Judy Haughton-James said...

Hi Candice,
Thank you very much for your comments. Take care and my best wishes to you and your family.
Judy

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