Sunday, December 11, 2011

O Christmas Tree

I ran across some instructions in a magazine recently for making a Christmas tree by folding the pages of a book.  There are quite a few unclaimed phone books in my building so I helped myself and folded the pages as instructed.  When my grandson Luke came to stay overnight, we spray painted it a bit and hot glued some metallic beads to it.


Luke really enjoyed decorating the tree and as you can see, it's great for his babies.  They're a family you know.

On another note:

I must be one of the last few in the world to try Sudoku.  I'd heard it was really hard to do so I never really had the interest in learning.  Mostly I do Search-A-Words because I can pick it up and set it down as necessary and it doesn't take much thought.  But yesterday my daughter showed me how to do Sudoku on her IPad.  It looked like so much fun.  I don't have an IPad but I do have a Kindle.  So I went to Amazon and found Sudoku Unbound #1 for Kindle and only paid 99 cents for it.

 It took me 2 hours to complete the first puzzle.  At one point I was so hopelessly confused.  I couldn't remember what was good and what wasn't.  But I discovered a feature - Remove all Mistakes.  Yay!  There are also hints and other options that I haven't tried out yet.  

My First Puzzle
The second puzzle took 40 minutes.  See, I'm improving.  But the third puzzle is taking awhile just to get started.  I have to go back to the instructions to see what other options are available to me.

If you get a chance, you should try it.  It's challenging and fun at the same time.  You know how much I enjoy new things.

Hope you're having a good day.


Joanie's Quilts said...

Your folded paper Christmas trees brought back some old childhood memories. I used to make those trees using Readers Digest Magazine. Yours came out so cute and looks like you had fun doing it with your grandson!

Linda said...

I remember making those trees in elementary school! They were so much fun!

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