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puzzle christmas   Off-Topic Chat

Started 1/29/19 by Dee in TX (DBRADFOR3); 6191 views.

From: judyinohio


I've checked the company's website.  They do not send missing pieces to customers.

I will send them an actual letter (no email) explaining how trust is an important thing for a jigsaw puzzle company. My first purchase from their company has broken the bond of trust implied in the purchase; I trusted the box would have all of the pieces and since it did not I will not purchase any more White Mountain puzzles.  My letter will include photos to show my method of sorting pieces developed over decades of puzzling to show why I am confident that I did not accidentally loose a piece.

Mishii's PITA pulled a good one with a piece getting stuck to his arm, didn't he?

Here is my rather OCD method of solving a 1000 piece puzzle with so many faces ...  I used lots of shallow boxes to sort the pieces, some by colors (blues, greens and reds) and some by faces (men, women, eyes) and others by cartoon-y drawings (Scoobey-doo, Bugs Bunny, etc.)  I spent a lot of time sorting, sorting, sorting!

And here are the vacant spots ..... fiddle-dee-dee!

5dogmom (CRISR5)

From: 5dogmom (CRISR5)



I urge you to contact White Mountain and tell them.  I know they'll make it right for you.  It would be a shame to boycott a "Made in the USA" company ...

I know you're frustrated, but at least give them a chance to make you happy you did business with them.

Cris in MT



From: Mishii


You have made puzzling on my mind lately.  Stopped by a thrift store today and they had a whole shelf of puzzles.  Bought a couple and decided if they are missing pieces then I'm only out $2.


From: judyinohio


My car's license plate reads QULTER. (Someone else in Ohio beat me to QUILTER.) 

I have a bumper sticker that reads "Behind Every Great Quilter There's a Huge Pile of Fabric"

So I have been stopped a few times in the parking lot of a grocery store (or some such place) and asked a few questions about "Is it hard to become a quilter?" or "What does it take to start quilting?"   The first thing I ask the person is "Do you like to work jigsaw puzzles?" 

If the person answers "yes" to that question I tell the person that they might like quilt making because the same skills are needed for quilting and puzzle solving .... an eye for color, patience and pleasure in putting bits and pieces together to make a whole thing out of small schnibbles. (I always get them with the word "schnibbles". ) 

I usually recommend the Carol Doak book (Your First Quilt Book) or I suggest Jenny Doan's Missouri Star website.

If the person answers "no" then I say "Maybe not" and explain why ...

  • Edited February 23, 2019 5:19 pm  by  judyinohio

From: Mishii


Just out of curiosity, what does everyone do with their finished puzzles?

Pita is back on the puzzle making so I'm going to get him some challenging ones.....he had a 500 piece that took him what seemed like minutes to complete.  Heh

Cathy (cacnurse1)

From: Cathy (cacnurse1)


500 pieces is nothing.  There are some 3-D ones out there.  I haven't tried one though.


From: Mishii


Cathy (cacnurse1) said:

500 pieces is nothing.

I don't do puzzles, it seemed like a lot to me!  I'm going to get a 1500 piece for him.  That should keep him entertained for a bit.

my son got me some puzzles by Buffalo, I enjoyed the quality as well as the pictures.  Challenging but not crazy.  I box mine back up after admiring them for a while.  Sometimes I do them again later, sometimes give them away.  I put quilts on my walls, no room for cardboard puzzles.