Tuesday, February 24, 2009
The completed puzzle
Here at last is the completed jigsaw puzzle of the painting "Walking to Town" by Fred Swan. Some of you will remember seeing this partly finished puzzle on my blog earlier, in a post about winter decorating.
A number of years ago I came across this beautiful Christmas card featuring a Fred Swan painting called "Walking to Town".
I have long been a fan of Mr. Swan's work, but this one really spoke to me. Sometime later, I discovered that a counted cross-stitch kit of the painting was available. I saved my pennies and took advantage of a 50% off cross-stitch kits sale at Michaels to buy this kit a few years ago. I have yet to actually stitch this design, but hope to start it before another Christmas comes and goes!
A good friend of mine learned of my fondness for "Walking to Town" and found this jigsaw puzzle, which she then gave to me for my birthday. What a wonderful gift! Mr. T and I had many hours of enjoyment putting this puzzle together. (This is a White Mountain Puzzle, made here in New England, for those who may be interested.)