Jig Saw Puzzles.

Jig Saw Puzzles.

by Squirrel » Wed Oct 12, 2016 11:58 pm

Well the family got off on their trip home to NZ at the weekend and I finally had the big table all to myself for 10 days. Time to get out an old 500 piece circular puzzle which is a doozey to do. Finally got it all together and then spent an hour trying to transfer it to photobucket.
Hopefully here it is - in all its glory.

Tomorrow I will crumble it up and its back in the box until next time. I will then get out a new puzzle which is going to take up 2/3rds of the table - hence the need for a few days to myself. :lol: Gotta love it.

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Re: Jig Saw Puzzles.

by wendywombat » Thu Oct 13, 2016 8:42 am

I like jigsaws....haven't done one in ages! :roll: My grandson also loves them. I bought him a couple of these by
Jan van Haasteren.
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Jan-van-Haaste ... +haasteren was one I bought another was a medieval castle battle.

They are really absorbing :lol:
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Re: Jig Saw Puzzles.

by kandifloss » Thu Oct 13, 2016 11:10 am

Very pretty jigsaw. Nice for you to have the table to yourself to do it on. Haven't done one for years.

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Re: Jig Saw Puzzles.

by Mabel Figworthy » Thu Oct 13, 2016 11:12 am

Oh, I just replied to the other thread with the same name where I couldn't see the picture, and here I can - how odd!
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Re: Jig Saw Puzzles.

by Carole » Thu Oct 13, 2016 3:58 pm

That's a beauty. It's very satisfying to put in that last piece too.

I used to do a lot of jigsaws, and a lot of them were circular. I had one of those large folding things that you did them in, and then closed it to put it safe from cats etc.

We all used to hide a piece so we could be the one to put the last bit in place too :lol:
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Re: Jig Saw Puzzles.

by Lulu22 » Thu Oct 13, 2016 4:48 pm

I do like a good jigsaw that's very pretty scenery.
I did a Doctor Who one a few years back I bought it for my daughter who I didn't know does not like jigsaw puzzles, oh well I enjoyed it :)
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Re: Jig Saw Puzzles.

by rcperryls » Thu Oct 13, 2016 7:03 pm

Good break from stitching. Tuppy stayed away from the table?

I haven't done a jigsaw puzzle in years. I think the last one I did was M. C. Escher's Relativity. My sister and I did that during a monster blizzard in Chicago one year. Never did another one after that!

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Re: Jig Saw Puzzles.

by Squirrel » Thu Oct 13, 2016 10:25 pm

I got a bit reckless yesterday when the Christmas issue of Innovations arrived in my letter box and went directly to the jig saw puzzles. Oh what beauties, they have to offer. Sorted out 3 of them and then had a brainwave - The Fox Collection last issue had one of the puzzles in it I was sure nad yes it was there and $5 cheaper too and a lower set postage rate. Mmmmmmm tempting. Very much so.

Watch the Acquisitions thread mid week and see what I have bought. Told DS #4 he has bought me a Christmas present and I will wrap one of them for him to give me. Love this time of year - I can get into mischief.
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Re: Jig Saw Puzzles.

by frankattleborough » Fri Oct 14, 2016 8:11 pm

I have just started back into doing jig-saws and there are lots of people in this area who do them. I confine myself to 500 piece ones as space is limited. When I have finished one I usually take it to one of the charity shops and get another, there are a lot of them which circulate around. I find that Gibsons Jig-saws are good to buy as you can sometimes as many as 4 in one box for a very reasonable price.
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Re: Jig Saw Puzzles.

by fccs » Sat Oct 15, 2016 8:27 pm

I have so many puzzles to do - but I have to cover them (or finally use the puzzle keeper board thingy I bought) - in other words, I have to cat-proof them. My problem is I have so much I want to stitch, and so much I want to crochet, and so many puzzles - what to do!!??!!
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Re: Jig Saw Puzzles.

by Squirrel » Sat Oct 22, 2016 1:57 am

Here is the Angel/Fairy one which took me 3 days to do. A real challenge as the next piece to go in often didn't look as though it would match but it did. I ended up looking for how each one was shaped more than colours to get a lot of it in.

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I also have my new puzzles so go over and look in 2016 Deliveries and New Stash Aacquisitions for these. :lol:

There are 3 of them, 1 will be a Christmas present from my youngest son plus I have bought a folding thingy to do the puzzles in which also has 2 'boards' for the pieces and the whole lot can be folded away and stowed when necessary. Not tried it out yet but watch this space. :lol:
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Re: Jig Saw Puzzles.

by vanessanjf » Sat Oct 22, 2016 6:28 am

I love that fairy one :wub: looks like a HAED :wub: :wub:
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Re: Jig Saw Puzzles.

by rcperryls » Sat Oct 22, 2016 12:53 pm

vanessanjf wrote:I love that fairy one :wub: looks like a HAED :wub: :wub:


Yes! It would be a lovely cross stitch piece!

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Re: Jig Saw Puzzles.

by Squirrel » Sat Oct 22, 2016 9:08 pm

vanessanjf wrote:I love that fairy one :wub: looks like a HAED :wub: :wub:


but ooohhhh the confetti. :shock: :roll:
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