Monday, February 23, 2015

Chunks of wood everywhere!

Last day of chop chop

Wow, how time flies when you're having fun, huh?!
All 160 blocks are officially cut. I have some observations from this and the last two days of chopping wood:

  1. It's true, they don't make them like they used to--saw-blades, that is. I massacred twice as many blades as lost their tiny lives last year. Sad, really.
  2. Dust masks are not really completely...AAAACHOOOOO!!!...dust proof, sniff.
  3. Cats freak out at the sound of the saw almost as much as they freak out at the sound of the vacuum cleaner.
  4. My neighbors are either really nice and tolerant or deaf. Their dogs are definitely not deaf...but they are really nice.
  5. If a lot of jig-sawing must be done, pick a nice windy day so no sweeping of wood dust is needed.
  6. A boring task is much less boring with flamenco music.
Okay, seriously now, here are the pictures from the last day of sawing. I am ready to mail beginning tomorrow. Artists! sharpen your creative minds and tools please!
The "sun" block, ready to be chopped.
Had to set up in back porch due to rain, yes, rain!

Saber-saw-action-figure complete with safety equipment, ready for action.
A lot of kneeling and gyrating required, good thing I stretched.

Puzzle blocks are bigger this year so everyone can have a good time.

Not much left of the big blocks except a bunch of dust and
weird shapes. This one will have to wait for puzzle blocks
to hold its shape again.

The sweet sweet look of the "love" block, the last block to be cut.

And this is what 160 puzzle pieces look like.

Lot of long sweeping shapes, some teardrops, rounds...
Challenging blank canvasses for sure!

The empty, sad, big blocks, will bide until they are filled
with happy tiny creations from all over the world!

Mailing begins tomorrow!

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