Monday, January 5, 2009

Log cabin puzzle & going bananas



















Dawnie of Dawnies Life by the Sea has been talking about puzzles and it got me thinking. I think it would be fun to put together some puzzles when we're up at the log cabin, but how about making one from one of our photos to make it more personalized?! I found several places that do this, check out: Positively Puzzled, Laser Novelty Gifts, and Jigsaw to Order. Prices are reasonable and you can preview how your photo would look like I've posted above. I can't wait for it to arrive! I'm also going to order extra to have as memento gifts for our guests. So if you come over, you may get a puzzle besides being told to remember your slippers as the hardwood floors get cold at the cabin!



I also wanted to thank Wixy at Wixy's gone bananas for one of his top banana awards. Mine was for the "Abe Lincoln eat your heart out" award. Wixy has a great blog and great taste in blogging friends. Be sure to check out his site!

28 comments:

Michelle Dawn said...

Congrat's on the award and I had puzzles made of both of my kids.

Leedra said...

This is neat, not a 5 minute puzzle either. Looks like all those snow covered trees may take a little while. Going to frame and hang in the cabin?

Cedar ... said...

Great idea about the puzzle. I'm going to check out the sites. Also,.. kudos to you on the award!

George said...

A puzzle of your cabin sounds like a neat idea and it would make a great memento of a visit.
Congratulation on your award.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Shelley, I never heard of making a jigsaw puzzle from one of our pictures. How neat!!! That would be great Christmas presents also --don't you think???? I may just have to look into what these companies offer.

Thanks for a great idea.
Hugs,
Betsy

Tami said...

Puzzles....did my first this year in about 15 years or so. Was absolutely SHOCKED at how hard it was when I first started it. But then once I was about 30% into it...the brain cells were assimilating pieces at a rapid speed. But I was worried at first. Will definatley keep doing a new one every couple of months. Guess that's a part of my brain that I don't normally use....and want to keep it limber.

AnnaSam said...

Love the puzzle and congrats on your award. Have a blessed day!
Juanita

Cassie said...

That's a swell idea.Shelley,what is the name of the place that makes the wooden signs.You had it posted several months ago, but I can't find it. Also,Not sure if you saw my previous comment, but so glad you are feeling better.I would have sent you a get well wish & prayer if I had known sooner.(One of the disadvantages of being cheap & not having my own wi-fi,)

Pam at Antique or Not said...

Shelley, that's a great idea! I love the photo you picked.

74WIXYgrad said...

Shelley, you are very welcome. And I also want to thank you for visiting my wife's new blog.

wendy said...

That is an Awesome idea!!!!
I always have a puzzle out at our cabin!

Jen said...

Congrats on your top banana award-
I guess I should send Cliff some of that bread I bake now. LOL

You should have that puzzle together in no time, since you built your house; you know where all the pieces go.

NCmountainwoman said...

What a great idea. I think I'll get one with our two Golden Retrievers for my husband's birthday.

This Country Girl said...

Congratulations on your award!

How cool to do puzzles from photographs! The one of your log cabin looks like one you would buy somewhere! I love the idea! I'm on my way to check out the links you gave.

Tammy

Dawnie said...

hey that is neat! I've never done that but what a great idea. I will have to do this for my grandaughters.

Well, its winter so you know you gotta do something to keep yourself busy...I'm simply NOT a TV watcher.

Shellmo said...

Michelle - that's a great idea for family photographs!

Leedra - I'll probably keep as a puzzle for kids or guests or myself to do on a rainy day. I'm going to have some more made up.

Cedar - I think you'll like the puzzles.

George - thank you!

Betsy - I was thinking the same thing in regards to Christmas. Some of the sites do other stuff such as bookmarks, calendars, etc.

Tami - I need all the help I can get in keeping my mind sharp - lol!

Annasam - glad you like the puzzle.

Cassie - I have find his card and then I'll post a link on my sidebar for you. :)

Pam - thank you!

Wixy - I think your wife's blog will help many people!

Wendy - it would definitely be fun for your kiddies!

Jen - I hope so! :)

NC - your golden girls would be perfect for a puzzle!

Tammy - glad you like the puzzle!

Dawnie - I'm not a tv person either.

Sharon/primthyme said...

I have an award for you ,please go to my blog !
Prim Hugs,Sharon

Charli and me said...

Puzzles are lot's of fun to do. I like the idea of making one that is personalized in some way. You are right. It would make a great gift.Congratulations on your award :>)

Tri-State Media Watch said...

I looked into what you should expect if headed upstate.

It won't matter whether in Detroit, or Gaylord, you're gonna get snow either way! Gaylord could actually get several inches, depending on what happens with lake-enhanced snow bands.

The White Bench said...

Your cabin is gorgeous, be it featured on a Jigshaw puzzle or not! Loooooooove it!
Hope you are feeling better now!
Monica x.

JyLnC said...

That's a cool idea. Let us know how it turns out. I am very puzzle challenged but my husband and son are ace puzzlers. I cheer them on and usually pick out the puzzle but that's about the extent of my talent. I wish I had that talent but I don't.

Congratulations on your award. BTW - I gave you an award on my latest post, too. Stop by and pick it up when you have a moment.

Have a good day!

Kim~HomeIsWhereTheHeartIs said...

Love the idea of a puzzle...very neat.

Congrats on your award!

rosemarie said...

hi shelly, thanks for stopping by my blog,love your cabin,i always hope someday i get one...hope to see you again!!!

Sharon/primthyme said...

Wow isn't that neat !!!!

Oh Shelley,thank you so much for helping me with my blog. I'am so dumb at this !!Here I didn't have the link on to yes !!!!DAH!!!!!!!!!!!! I definetly learn as I go & then if I remember !!!
Prim Hugs,Sharon

Sandy said...

That's a great idea!!

Kath said...

Hey girl- that's such a neat idea about the puzzle!

Congrats on your award!! ;)

Have a wonderful day.

hugs-Kath

Judy said...

I appreciate that you shared the puzzle sites. My mother does jigsaw puzzles every winter. I am going to order a personalized one for her. I loved the idea of having them made as gifts for your guests. What a memorable gift.

Catherine Holman said...

Shelley,
The puzzle is a great idea. My sister gave my husband a gift certificate for Christmas that she had cut up like a puzzle and he had to put it together to figure out what it was. She then handed him another copy. He is so hard to buy for and she loves to give him a hard time! I would love to paint your cabin sometime.
Hugs,
Cathie