Still at the wintertime jigsaw puzzle craze . . .
This one’s hard.
But now I’m left with this sceneand all those dark areas are a mishmash of dark, dark, greens and grays and browns. I have all the lights on, and my strongest reading glasses (!) and I still can’t see. My husband says we can call in an electrician and have spotlights put in to shine directly down on the puzzle table.
This particular puzzle might discourage some people—and gives a bad example of how much fun jigsaw puzzles are. So don’t be thinking this is how most puzzles are—don’t let this one turn you away from puzzles–please!
But at this point, all bets are off on the proper way, my timeworn way, of doing jigsaw puzzles by the strict rules I follow. (See former post about jigsaw puzzles if you care.)
I have all of the pieces out of the box, all spread out and turned over—just blindly looking for pieces. The bottom half of the puzzle is mostly finished and because of the size of the puzzle, (1000 pieces! 20 inches by 36 inches!) and the problem with the light, it’s easier to work from the top– I’m working from the top now, facing downward. Doing the puzzle upside-down (the puzzle, not me).
And this isn’t the first time that I’ve scoured the choices, and not found the piece. I think
I’m missing pieces! It’s true that early on, I noticed my dog, Woody, chewing on something–and extracted a puzzle piece from him that must have fallen. “The dog ate
my homework” comes to mind.
I’ll soldier on—-have to finish this puzzle soon, so the table can be cleared to work on the
income tax! Now there’s an incentive for me, right?