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Escapist Coloring Club – Mid-Month May Update

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Escapist Coloring Club – Mid-Month May Update

The Escapist Coloring Club Prompt – May 1, 2018

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Thanks for hosting this fun Escapist Coloring Club, Linda! Why not join in! It’s creative and relaxing. Click the above link to find out how. 🙂

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I know it is a little past mid-month May, but here’s what I’ve been coloring so far this month.

I did finish the vegetable basket, using the old pencils, I think. I may have done the basket in the new pencils I got. I had a great suggestion from Janet, about these Crayola Twistables pencils. They work so much better than those I had been using. Thanks so much, Janet! You can find her fun blog and coloring pages here: https://scr4pl80.wordpress.com/2018/05/02/making-memories-in-may-2018-2/

So, I’ve been more in the mood to color the pages since I have these pencils, as they show up much better.

I finished the feathers last night, and the last photo is what I’ll be coloring next.

  

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2018 BS

Escapist Coloring Club – May

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Escapist Coloring Club – May  

The Escapist Coloring Club Prompt – May 1, 2018

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Wow! Here it is the month of May, already!

It’s time for another entry in the Escapist Coloring Club, hosted by Linda G. Hill. Find out how to join in, by clicking the link above. It’s fun!

Thanks, Linda, for thinking of this fun idea for us to do. 🙂

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So, I did finish this lantern that I’d started, and showed you recently. I did it in all markers.

 

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Then, I started working on this one of vegetables in a basket. It has more details to fill in, but looked pretty interesting. I’m using only colored pencils on this one. To me, it’s harder to use the pencils. I keep expecting the colors to be as bright as the markers, and they are just not. Maybe it’s the kind of pencils I have, or something, but I have to press down so hard to get them to show up, and almost have torn the paper!

I’m trying to do some shading on the vegetables, too. Still got some areas to finish, yet. So far I’ve been 2 days (well, nights) on this page. I only do the coloring for about an hour, because my hand is hurting by then. I still do enjoy the coloring and the books.

  

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Here’s the books I used:

The first one my daughter got me for Christmas, and the second one I’m pretty sure I got at the dollar store.

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2018 BS

 

 

Seven More Jigsaw Puzzles

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Seven More Jigsaw Puzzles

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We’ve been steadily working on our jigsaw puzzles this past month. Here’s six that we’ve finished, and one we just started on.

This first one we just started yesterday. So far, so good. It’s called, “Puzzler’s Desk”, and is a Buffalo brand puzzle, and is 750 pieces.

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I liked this next one a lot. We just got done with it a day or so ago. It has funny words on the items in the pantry, all to do with cats. 🙂 There were lots of pieces with specific words or pictures on them, so it was easier than some other puzzles. It is called, “Ethel the Gormet”, and is from, “The Cats of Charles Wysocki”, a Buffalo brand puzzle. It is 750 pieces

 

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This one is called, “Kitten Kitchen Capers”, and is a Buffalo brand puzzle. It is 750 pieces, and was fun to do. Those cats were sure making a mess.

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This one is called, “Classic Gas”. It is 750 pieces, from, “Wheels”, from the Master Pieces brand puzzle.

  

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Here’s a few extra photos of puzzle things: 2 pieces that look like other things, puzzle dust (from the cardboard they are made from), and a large spatula we use to gather up lots of puzzle pieces at one time. 🙂

  

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This one is called, “Roadside America”. It is a White Mountain puzzle brand, and is 1,000 pieces. Lots of things to find on this one!

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This one is called, “The Man Cave”, and has lots of hobby type things in the room. It is a Ravensburger puzzle of 1,000 pieces.

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This one is called, “Picture Purrfect”. It is one of the Cats series of Buffalo brand puzzles, and is 750 pieces. Very cute. 🙂

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Next up I think we will do a Halloween themed puzzle that we already bought! 🙂

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Thanks for visiting! Peace }i{

© 2017 BS

 

JIGSAW JUMBLE

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JIGSAW JUMBLE

We’ve worked a few more jigsaw puzzles since I last wrote about them. Last time we were just starting the Springbok puzzle that had old gas station items. We finished it pretty fast. Then, we did another one that had what looked like an old general store, for fishing supplies. That was fun.

 

We also worked a couple of “White Mountain” brand puzzles, of 1,000 pieces each. One was called, “Old Candy Store”, and the other was, “Antique Toys”. They were both fun to do. It seems to take us a week or less to work them, from start to finish.

   

Next, we worked one that was 750 pieces. It was from, “Master Pieces”, “Once Upon a Shelf”, and called, “Treasured History”.

Here’s the photo of the finished puzzle, which we completed just today. There was one piece missing! I don’t know if we just accidentally lost it, or it wasn’t in the box, even though it was a brand new puzzle.

To me, this one was harder to work than the 1,000 piece puzzles. It could have been because the picture was so full of things that they just seemed a big jumble of colored puzzle pieces. I could pick out some of the detailed parts, but the background was so crazy looking. My husband is very good at finding patterns, and details, though, so between us we got it done. The box for this one was smaller, so the picture was smaller, and for me, was hard to see the things on there. I had to take lots of breaks, because of eye strain!

It was an interesting one, though, with all kinds of museum artifacts to find, sort of like a hidden object game. We finished it in 6 days.

Here’s a big jumble of puzzle pieces. At first it’s a mess, so I have to turn every piece over to the printed picture, then find the outside pieces. This takes awhile. Finally we’re ready to fit the pieces together. 🙂

We are without one to work on this evening! No! I know tomorrow we will go find another one to buy, and get started on.

Until next time…happy puzzling! 🙂

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JULY JIGSAW

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JULY JIGSAW

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Here it is July already! Hard to believe it, but it sure feels like it, since it’s been very hot so far this summer.

Continuing on with the working of the jigsaw puzzles, here’s what we’ve done, and what comes next.

This photo shows a nice picture of a Norman Rockwell painting. It looked interesting, and not too hard at only 500 pieces. However, after starting to work on it, we didn’t like it much. The cardboard pieces were tiny, and very thin and flimsy. Whenever we’d put two pieces together, they’d just come apart with the smallest nudge. In other words, they were not interlocking pieces like we were used to. I’m sad to say we did not want to continue with it, so put it away. I’d gotten it at a dollar store, along with a few more, and honestly, as they say, you get what you pay for at those places…not quality.

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The next puzzle we tried, was much better. It was quality, in that the pieces were larger, and interlocked so they didn’t fall apart. It was 1,000 pieces, and the title of it was, “La Tienda General”. Looked like an old general store, with a featured Coca Cola machine. It took us quite awhile to finish this one, as it was hard, but we stuck to it and finished it a couple of days ago. Yay!

  

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Before this one above, we’d worked the one called, “Cereal Boxes”. It was 1,000 pieces, too, and fun to work.

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We now found ourselves without a puzzle to work on, so we made a trip to the store to find another one. We found two, actually, and started work on one of them a couple of days ago. It is a Springbok puzzle, which is a good brand. This first one is of a bunch of old gas station collectibles in what looks to be a store setting. We’ll see how it goes. 🙂

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It’s funny the things we call the different pieces as we are working on the puzzles. Here’s a few… from top to bottom… Sqiggly ones, Spade or Shovel Foot, Outside and Corner Piece, Curvy One, Pointy One, Duck Faces, and Little Man. 🙂

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There you have our June/July  jigsaw puzzle marathon. Hope you enjoyed the tour!

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Thanks for visiting! Peace }i{

© 2017 BS

JIGSAW – CEREAL & CIRCUS

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JIGSAW – CEREAL & CIRCUS

Well, here I am again, giving an update on how the jigsaw puzzles are going. We finished another one just a few minutes ago! Of course we did a high-five, as we do, when we put the last piece in place. It’s gotten to be an every afternoon routine. I get my coffee, bring out the giant puzzle board we work on, and begin finding pieces. Then, the mister, gets up and comes over to see what he can find.

I’m always muttering, “I can’t find any pieces that fit anywhere.”

He’s always saying, “Just keep trying. It’ll all come together.”

And, you know what? It does. 🙂

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So, when I last left a post about these puzzles, we were starting one called, “Cereal Boxes”. It was a 1,000 piece puzzle, and was pretty hard, but we finished it.

Next, we worked the one I got for a Mother’s Day gift from my daughter. It is called, “Magical World”, and is by Ciro Marchetti. It’s a very pretty scene of an old fashioned circus, with wild animals, and lots of balloons, and circus performers. This one has only 750 pieces, which I though might be a little easier. It wasn’t. At least this one fit on the board with room to spare. The 1,000 piece ones barely fit on there.We started it on June 1st, and just finished today. 🙂

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I have a lot more puzzles to work. I haven’t picked out one, yet, but I will get started on the next one, probably tomorrow. I’ll let you know how it is going, soon! 🙂

If you like working jigsaw puzzles, I wish you lots of fun!

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Thanks for visiting! Peace }i{

© 2017 BS