Awards! (and Crafty Wednesday)

J. Keller Ford has passed along 4 awards that she herself received. As usual, I am very honoured to be chosen to receive them. Thank you, Jenny! I will pass them on after  telling some random things about myself.

This award I got before Christmas, so this makes 4 stars I’ve earned out of the possible 6:

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This one is very pretty:

and this one is ‘lovely’:Screen Shot 2012-12-31 at 11.10.21 PM


The one above seems to require me to tell some facts that my readers may not know, yet (and that my blog is ‘great’). Since I got a few awards in 2012, that could be rather hard. Let me see…

1. Next to card-making, a favourite hobby of mine is putting puzzles together, including 3D puzzles. I have a working puzzle clock in my dining room and a talking puzzle (R2D2) on the wall unit in my living room. The hardest puzzle I ever did was one without flat edges, golf balls and tees on a background of grass. (See below)

2. I like antiques. I can’t afford them but I do have a few lovely pieces passed down from my grandparents and love to watch shows where they feature old things, like Antiques Roadshow and Pawn Stars.

3. I nearly became a widow 3 times. It’s a good thing Hubby has 9 lives like a cat!

4. I am addicted to books and can’t walk into a bookstore without buying at least one book. (This probably comes as no surprise!)

5. I hate housework – I’d much rather be crafting, writing, or reading.

6. I discovered, while vacationing in Florida with my family back in 2000, that I love the thrill of riding roller coasters.

7. I’ve been parasailing (and loved it) even though I am afraid of heights.

I now open up these award to all those who have been loyal followers and all those I follow. Please know that I appreciate each and every one of you who have read, liked, and commented on my blog. Also, I want to offer this to all those blogs that I have been following. I would not be following YOUR blogs if I did not love reading whatever it is you have to say. I consider them all to be ‘great’, ‘lovely’, ‘shiny’, and ‘the best’.

Now, on to the Crafty Wednesday . . .

Above, I mentioned another of my passions. I suppose putting puzzles together has an element of crafting to it, since a lot of the puzzles I’ve made I have also glued together so I could display them on my walls. Here are the ones I mentioned above:


a working clock puzzle


The hardest puzzle I've ever made

The hardest puzzle I’ve ever made

R2D2 & the tower from Lord of the Rings

R2D2 & the tower from Lord of the Rings

Here are a few of the shaped puzzles I have done (my favourites – dragons, of course!):

gold dragon

red dragon


blue dragon

My latest acquisitions, given to me at Christmas, were a 3D Hobbit village and the tower from Lord of the Rings (above).

Hobbit village front

Hobbit village side

These are only a few from my collection. I hope you liked them. I might post more pictures another time. 🙂