It was a lovely long weekend here, which meant that my daughter was able to come home for a visit (hooray!). She brought a great gift with her...a puzzle from Liberty Puzzles! She and I are puzzle lovers, and these puzzles are awesome! Look at all the whimsy pieces...so so fun.
It's a high quality wooden puzzle with charm for days. We are totally hooked and already looking through their website looking for a special puzzle for next Christmas. Being obsessive puzzlers that we are, we made short work of it:
Our friend introduced us to a puzzler rule: very few and very quick looks at the box cover to make it more challenging. That helped to make it last longer.
We've already put it away, but we'll do it again in a few months I'm sure.
Baseball spectating was another family activity this weekend. Teams are getting warmed up for the high school season to start officially.
When home, the kids decided we should have a family game tournament, different games for one big winner at the finish. We played Yatzi, Rummikub, Balderdash, and Wii golf, but never ended up tallying the big winner. To be continued I suppose.
I started cutting quilt pieces somewhere in the midst of games and turn waiting and direction reading. I've never done a quilt from solid fabrics, and had gathered a bunch of fabric quarters a year or so ago to make one. Trying to use up what I have!
I did sneak in some time to keep up with the daily creative projects. (I love it when the brush cleaning water is pretty.) Thank you for all the excitement and sharing on the last post about this project. I'm excited so many are doing their own versions of a similar creative commitment this year! We can do it!!!
Yesterday my husband had to work, and daughter had to drive back to school, so it was all day baseball spectating for me. I sat where I could see him easily and got out a little sketchbook to try to sketch some of the parents around me. I felt uncomfortable, it was too hard to look at people and sketch without it being obvious, so instead I pulled up a blog post of Mary Ann's on my phone and sketched a couple photos. People are not my forte, but doing it was no less fun for it.
And today, everyone here is back to work and school, and plans I had were rescheduled, which means an unexpected chunk of time opened up....exciting! Of course there are a thousand things to do, but I'm going to spend some time on the paintings started long ago that I've not gotten back to. I want to finish them, surely they should be on that to do list too! Hope you find some unexpected time in your day to do something fun.
Off to get messy!!! xo