Puzzle Fever

You may recall that MSM and I started this one a couple of days ago.
I have been working on it today and had almost done everything except the sky when
MSM and her friend got back from their day out, and both got stuck in as well.
Puzzles are addictive. You put in one piece and suddenly find you’re adding another and another. Then you get piece blind and move away, but just as you’re leaving the table, you spy a piece you were looking for and you’re off again!

This one will be finished tonight as I have sorted all the sky by shape now, so tomorrow I’ll be starting the five hundred piece one.
Funny though, MSM’s friend brought one in for me which only cost her a pound at the market, and MSM has just produced the cat out of the hat…………. a 1000 piece puzzle of three cats on a white sheet. Both are going to be a devil to complete.
Hubby says when we come to put pictures up in our new home, they will all be puzzles!

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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11 Responses to Puzzle Fever

  1. foguth says:

    Believe it or not, we framed ac 1000 piece puzzle & have it hanging in the hallway.. theme is rock n roll, but it’s a keep sake because it’s something we put together as a family over a very rainy Christmas Eve.

    • We had two 1000 wasgjs on the wall in the spare bedroom and dining room, a 1000 fjjord in our guest bedroom, and the completed 1000 cottage my uncle gave me was in our back hallway. No doubt we shall be doing a fair few in the winter months and framing them for our decor when we eventually get our new home.

      • foguth says:

        I look forward to hearing which puzzles you choose! Do you have a specific area you’re house hunting in?

      • We are currently exploring Wales as our limited budget will go further and we will hopefully buy a detached 2 bedroomed bungalow at a reasonable cost. We cannot afford anything locally, it is just too expensive unless we were to go for a park home or retirement property. Both have hidden fees which work out more expensive than living on the boat, so our intention is to buy a freehold property outright. We don’t mind if it needs a bit of cosmetic work as we can do as we did in the cottage, move in and do one room at a time. We’re both looking forward to the project, and all will be posted in the blog in due course.

      • foguth says:

        I’ve always thought Wales would be a great place to visit, so envy you being able to move there. IF it weren’t for kids, our options would expand a lot, but for now, we can only take vacations to fascinating places…. and I know how ‘old’ living on a boat can get. We did that for a couple years – EvenStar is now somewhere in the Pacific enjoying a new life and we’re about 3 miles from the Atlantic, planting a garden 😉

      • We miss the boat and were saying this morning how long we would. We know we did the right thing by selling, but yeah, we miss it.

      • foguth says:

        We know we did the right thing when we bought EvenStar, we also know we did the right thing when we sold her and moved back to land.
        BTW, as I type this, my husband is busy building a little wall in the bathroom, as we remodel ;-), so I think that in some ways, you and I are on similar paths.
        Good luck with the house hunt!

      • Thanks, and good luck with the wall building!

      • foguth says:

        And the best of luck to you with the house hunt!

  2. I can relate. The entire top shelf of my bedroom closet is packed with jigsaw puzzles I’ve completed and then taken apart again. My husband recently asked me why I was saving them, and I told him that once I retire and can’t afford wine and videogames, jigsaw puzzles might become my only entertainment. Plus, there’s just something so soothing about fitting those pieces together, one by one.

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