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Started 1/29/19 by Dee in TX (DBRADFOR3); 4159 views.
Dee in TX (DBRADFOR3)

From: Dee in TX (DBRADFOR3)

1/29/19

nothing to do with quilting, other than the part of my brain that loves quilting also loves jigsaw puzzles.  Our family developed a tradition when the kids were small to do a puzzles during the Christmas holidays.  As video games took over my son & husband's attentions, they have drifted away but DD and I still will usually find one to do.  My sister knows this and sent us a new one as a gift and told us to open it early.  But then my son for some reason decided we needed a bunch of new puzzles.  So that's what he bought me and what he asked sister for.  And so it was a puzzle Christmas.  My back and my butt haven't recovered yet.  I did start doing them on my pressing board, handy to spin it around to work on all sides.  And son & daughter did help some.  Now I'm back in my sewing room

from my sister

good grief, how many blue shadows can there be!

2000 pieces!  but I did not give up.

just finished this one - though this is a picture of the cover - DD helped me do this one while she was home this weekend.

Midkid5

From: Midkid5

1/29/19

My DDIL always has a new puzzle to work on after Thankgiving dinner clean up is done.  One year I gave her a small bag of sawdust with a picture attached. It said for the jigsaw puzzle expert on it

Jo

judyinohio

From: judyinohio

1/29/19

Those are lovely, sensible puzzles.  I really like the one with the book titles and the one with the hot air balloons is tremendous!  Super duper bunch of puzzle solving.

DH bought me a gift certificate to Barnes & Noble for Christmas and when we went there on January 21st I browsed the books (bought two) and then hit their jigsaw puzzle department.  I was uncertain about this one.

I asked the store manager to remove the shrink wrap around the box so I could see if the puzzle had more than "two-innie, two-outie" pieces.  If it was only those shapes I would not have bought the puzzle but it did have some peninsula pieces and some three outie pieces so I went ahead and took the plunge.  It is a killer of a puzzle but thank goodness I do not have to rush and Misty the Kitty never gets on the table to mess around with puzzle parts.

I must be some kind of nut to work on this, right?  The green/chartreuse pieces are gonna kill me because there are so many of them.

Dee in TX (DBRADFOR3)

From: Dee in TX (DBRADFOR3)

1/29/19

well, that won't be too bad, but you'll need good lighting.  And looking at the box top certainly won't help. 

The dark castle was an odd one, it came with a full size picture, so we laid it down and did the puzzle on top, sort of how you can do a ghost image on the electronic puzzles.  And it was glued to a thin piece of balsa wood, with columns of letters printed on it.  When i was down to 2 sections of sky, I did cheat and look at the letters on the back.

judyinohio

From: judyinohio

1/29/19

Wow!  Where do you find puzzles like that (with letters on the back?)

Dee in TX (DBRADFOR3)

From: Dee in TX (DBRADFOR3)

1/29/19

I'll check the box for the brand.

bornblesse2

From: bornblesse2

1/29/19

Wow!  That’s a lot of puzzling!

Dee in TX (DBRADFOR3)

From: Dee in TX (DBRADFOR3)

1/29/19

ingooood.com

Amazon has several (of course).

the others are Buffalo puzzles.  I liked how the Buffalo fit together, though there are times where they appear to fit but don't - you have to really look close to see, but once they fit you can really tell it's right.  The pieces are your typical cuts, not a lot of "strange" ones, but not ones that are duplicates either - eeck I don't like those.

Dee in TX (DBRADFOR3)

From: Dee in TX (DBRADFOR3)

1/29/19

I was just looking at Amazon's other puzzles and saw something kind of funny.  I've been "snipping" pictures of photos that I thought we be fun electronic jigsaws for a few years now, to play on my tablet.  One of those pictures I snipped was a photo of a bunch of doors.  Well I guess someone had the same idea I did - there is an actual puzzle of the same photo.

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Dee in TX (DBRADFOR3)

From: Dee in TX (DBRADFOR3)

1/29/19

he also got me this one - Evil Child.  Don't know that one will ever get done.

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