Friday, August 15, 2008

Friday evening

Celebrating 600 posts on her blog, Suzanne is throwing a party and having a giveaway.

On our way to South Lyon on Monday, we passed a tree that had been carved with an eagle at the top, a fish, a rabbit, a baby eagle and cattails. The carver was a doctor, but I didn't write his name down. It was an awesome piece of art along the roadway.

carved tree with an eagle, rabbit, fish, baby eagle and cattails
close-up of carved rabbit
close-up of carved eagle

box containing the Dear Jane jigsaw puzzle

Connie ordered us each puzzles from the Bennington Museum depicting the Dear Jane quilt. The museum in Vermont is home to the original Dear Jane. We were expecting the usual size puzzle box, but how cute is this? They also sell large posters of the quilt as well as mugs.

18 comments:

Kathy A. said...

That tree is just amazing - what a beautiful piece of art that is. It reminds me of a totem pole. And the puzzle - how cool is that! Enjoy

Gina said...

What a fabulous piece of carving.

Love and hugs Gina xxx

Sweet P said...

The tree is gorgeous. The puzzle looks like fun!

Fiesta said...

The puzzle box is too cute. I also loved the trees.

Guðrún said...

The carving in the tree is beautiful. The puzzle is so "cute".

Lilly said...

Hello Jeanne
This was a great post. The carving that fellow did is astounding. I wonder how long it took him to do it? I love the cross stitching you just finished. Beautiful. I used to do cross stitching, but it got to hard to see the charts. Have a great day!!!!!!!

Julie said...

What a tiny puzzle! Will you need a magnifying glass to put it together? So cute.

Libby said...

Now that's a Dear Jane I might want to take on *s*
The tree carving is amazing!

paula, the quilter said...

It's fun to stumble upon art in unexpected places. I found a tree carved into an angel one time in Denver.

Wendy said...

That's an amazing carving and the puzzle is amazingly small for how many pieces are in the box.

Kris said...

That is one cool tree. My son is learning woodcarving at the moment and this tree is some kind of inspiration!!!

Connie W said...

That is the most stunning piece of art and I admire that man's talent. Wow!

Oh how I envy you with that adorable puzzle box...I have always loved puzzles! I may have to figure out how to order one too.

Greenmare said...

Very cool carving!! thanks for sharing that. I love the little puzzle!!! too sweet. I'd frame it box and all and hang it on the sewing room wall!!

Colleen formerly of South Africa said...

The carving was lovely.I like the idea of being inspired and using a puzzle at the same time.

Catherine said...

What an absolutely incredible sight that tree is! Amazing.

Pat said...

I know right where the tree is on Pontiac Trail! and I never realilzed that there were so many other treats carved into the tree besides the eagle on top! I'll have to stop and take a closer look when I visit SL again :)

Cute puzzle but also small like the DJ blocks?!

Rhonda said...

Wow, that tree is amazing!

Cute puzzle!

Myra said...

Oh I would love to get my hands on a puzzle like that! I love puzzles, and that would be a great one to do! 8-)