I do love a jigsaw. Was this one a Christmas gift? Looks fun to do.
It was a requested gift – Anna of Green Tapestry introduced me to this series of jigsaws and I treat myself to doing one a year in the post-Christmas period. This is my 4th
What a lovely annual treat. I had a long period of convalescence a few years ago and really enjoyed doing the Ken Duncan Inspiration Series of Sunflowers, Lavender fields and lakes – very relaxing – it helped to clear my mind, reboot and recharge.
Younger Daughter was a fornight late and I was told to rest otherwise ‘she’ would be on the small side – I did lots of jigsaws (from the library, I think) back then, but had forgotten about it till I read your comment. This time round I would do a few pieces at a time throughout the day but yes, convalescing would be the ideal opportunity
A friend and I take little mini-breaks together a couple of times a year and she always takes a charity shop bought jigsaw for both of us both to do togehter and then she takes it back to the charity shop.
Snap, I did this one last year. A total waste of time, but strangely addictive.
Ha, ha. I hear you. I used to hate puzzles and then Santa brought one for Christmas. I have spend a lot of time trying to complete the puzzle of Hardy Boys book covers.
I find them quite addictive, but I shall limit myself to one a year. Have you nearly finished yours?
Maybe 40 pieces left.
I’d like to think it sharpens the brain, Chloris, which is definitely not a waste of time in our advancing years… 😉
That is a fabulous jigsaw…..
It is indeed, Donna – I love the detail in this series
I think I REALLY need to do a jigsaw now!
Very calming! 😉
Go on, you won’t regret it… 😉
What a colorful encouraging pass time for this time of year.
Yes, it is my annual treat – but I would be very selective in the jigsaws I wanted to do
Great jigsaw. I used to love doing Christmas jigsaws with my children ‘back in the day’ – it would stay on the dining table for days and every time you passed by you just had to find a piece to fit 🙂 Thanks for bringing back happy memories 🙂
This is now my 4th year of doing a jigsaw in the post Christmas period and my strategies are getting better – the Golfer does them all the time (but not jigsaws I would care to do) and is very methodical, but that’s just not me 😉
I always start in teh middle with a prominent feature and work my way out – it drives some people MAD! as they prefer to start with the edges.
Well, yes, but surely that’s the sensible thing to do, Sandra…?! 😉 The son of a friend of mine used to start with the bottom edge and work up to the top, row by row, which I have never seen before or since. The Poppet is a real whizz at jigsaws and could put a piece in the right way from the start without turning it round and round like children usually do when they first try jigsaws 🙂
From the bottom edge – now that is strange!
Oh, I did not know it was a jigsaw puzzle. It thought it was a mural on stucco.
Cathy a beautiful and big puzzle. I have no patience for them, although as a child I did. Greetings from Margarita.
I used to do them a lot as a child too, but then not again till very recently. It was this particular series of jigsaws that tempted me because I liked the detail in them
t is really beautiful and if it is part of a series of puzzles it is no wonder that he has become a fan again. Even I would do it! Greetings from Margarita.
I love jigsaws! And for some strange reason, more so at this time of year! I’ve even got an app for that! 😉🙂
A jigsaw app?!! Not 1000 piece puzzles surely…? I am not sure that that would appeal to me as the real thing is so tactile – and now that it’s finished I like runnning my hand over it too… Needs to go go back in the box soon though and I can look forward to another one at this time next year
Oh yes! Running my hand over it – love that!
So do I!! 🙂
No, not 1000 pieces so not as good or satisfying but enough to pass a lunch break! My brother used to mount and frame his favourites, so no need to break them up!
Oh, and you can’t lose the last piece!! 👍
I love Ravensburger – puzzles and games. How long did that take?
Perhaps about 10 days, off and on. It is the puzzles by Colin Thompson that really appeal to me – and there are plenty more in this series that I haven’t done yet
That had to be a tough one!
Perhaps not as hard as the Bizarre Bookshop ones that are in the same series but the detail makes it challenging -in an enjoyable sort of way though
Aaaaaaagh – it’s come back to haunt me Cathy! 🙂 I do like the way you usually come across one or two familiar characters in each of his jigsaws. We finished our seasonal puzzle a couple of days ago after a frantic search for one last missing piece which had fallen into my shopping bag. There’s one more in the pipeline this year for these winter days.
I love doing puzzles! This one is gorgeous.
I haven’t done a jigsaw for a few years now, that looks a good one
I hadn’t either until Anna of Green Tapestry showed another one in this series (Bizarre Bookshop) and it realy appealed to me – it has since become a once a year treat 😉
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