Today I had a plan of something fun to show you. It was a good plan. But as some plans are prone to do, it didn't work out. It was a dud. A dismal failure. A flop. An oops of monumental proportions. Yes, who knew that here at Chez Magpie something would be done that wouldn't be salvageable.
A month or so ago your author thought it would be a brilliant plan to send our long-distance grandson a jigsaw puzzle for Christmas. So far, so good....right? Said author ordered wonderful large wooden puzzle pieces that would be perfect for little hands to manipulate. Still good...right? The plan was to print a picture of the doting grandparents, glue it to said puzzle pieces, and then let the little one have the fun of 'putting us together'. Well. The plan was going along swimmingly....until......
The gluing part went perfectly. The two coats of sealant went beautifully. And then.....and then.....
How in blazes do you take it apart??
Hmmm.....said Magpie. Hmmm.....said Magpie's Resident Chef. Aha....said Magpie.....a fine exacto knife will cut around the edges! Well, not so much. The two coats of sealant, to say nothing about the coat of glue, meant that you could no longer see the outlines of the puzzle pieces.
Hmmmm.....said Magpie. Hmmmm.....said Resident Chef. Aha....said Chef....we can peel off the picture and start over. Brilliant....said Magpie.
This is the point in 'another' story where you remember the words....they huffed, and they puffed, and they blew the house down....
(other than may it RIP)
- THIS is a really handy tip to turn a hank of yarn into a center pull ball. Cheap and cheerful!
- There is an ongoing '25 Days of Free Patterns' HERE (as well as a link to the patterns from last year).
- Many of us have a single lonely ball of sock or fingering weight yarn lurking in our stash - too good to get rid of, but what to do with it? Perhaps one of THESE ideas might be just what you're looking for.
- With the current trend for using plaids, how about making some of THESE ear warmers as gifts?
Oh - would you like to see the picture of your author and her Resident Chef? The one that was *supposed* to grace the ill-fated puzzle?
Today your quote is from Samuel Beckett..."Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better"