Wednesday, April 24, 2013

An Unexpected Surprise and a Had To Stop and Tell Moment

Yes, I am still leaving (tomorrow) is almost packed, thanks to DH and everything is ready to go.

At the last minute, I decided to give my DS & DDIL some of Mother's Christmas ribbon and other things. I was going through it, taking out the breakable ornaments, and ran across a couple of items, one of which I thought was lost forever!

These are staying here,,,,,well, maybe one will go for a "show and tell"....

She loved wind-up toys.. I laid this one down for a better still works..wind it up, turn the  switch (at the top, unseen) and the needle still goes up and down...Best ever!

The other thing is a puzzle my Grandfather showed me when I was real young, pre-teen...Yes, you can find the solution on the internet now, but it was back in the 40s when I saw this the first time....and what was so great was that he had crafted the pieces out of metal himself (he and my grandmother worked with metal and rivets at a local Naval Base during War II.)

Make a block out of these 4 pieces (sorry, they are still as they came out of the plastic bag, I need to clean them a little)

That was easy.


adding another piece, make a square out of these 5 pieces..

How cool is that!

Notice, I did not show you the solution. 

See you in a few weeks.....

1 comment:

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

What a cool wind up sewing machine. Even cooler is that it was your mothers, and you sew. You'll have to show the solution to the puzzles. I stink at that stuff.