Saturday, September 01, 2012

August 2012 Summer Holiday Jigsaw Bonanza

I had mentioned this infuriating series of eight 500-piece BBC jigsaws I received back in 2006, well guess what?

With a little help from wifey and girly this summer holiday, THREE OF THE BEASTS are in the can; ready?

Result! Hopefully, it'll be less than another FIVE YEARS before I attempt one from the remaining five.

Friday, August 07, 2009

Nathan puzzle - two kittens in a buttercup field

thousand pieces, with infectious help from Chad who was visiting; easy.


Wednesday, March 14, 2007

jigsawer's block:

is there such a condition?
or can we just put it down to laziness?
remember that BBC 'birds in the sky' jigsaw I started (however many weeks back)?
well, it's still on the table, about a 1/4 finished ... and looking like inspiration is ground down to zero. Chances of me finishing this rubbish project before I'm 50 years old? Limited (edition).


Friday, December 29, 2006

BBC Planet Earth 8-in-1 deluxe jigsaw pack:

it appears a chimera (no pun intended) has made its way into my Xmas stocking. This thing (above) the BBC Planet Earth 8-in-1 deluxe jigsaw pack. I can't find it on the BBC store. I can't find any piccies of it on the net in any of the usual jigsaw retailers. I mean, what the f*** have I received for Xmas? 8 puzzles in total, four 500-piece, four 750 piece. Nothing too taxing then. Might be worth framing them or something. Should be fun no matter what.


Friday, December 15, 2006

Deluxe Falcon Puzzle: Springtime

it was only 500 pieces - the other one I found at the same table sale in fact. I looked at the box art and thought it would be a really hard one - it's basically a big formal springtime garden laid out with row upon row of brigiht flowers, a woody background. But it wasn't. It was over faster than the Vermeer one. I couldn't find a picture of it on the net and the box wouldn't fit on my scanner, so I'll just scan in a couple pieces from the bottom-right corner, not that this shows anything. It's just because I can.

Saturday, December 09, 2006


It's a real nice painting by Vermeer.

The interesting point is I found this on a table sale, locally. It's only 500 pieces, so it's no great mountain to climb. But it's a truly beautiful puzzle in both design and construction. It's a circular puzzle, which is so sweet. And all the pieces are totally unique in shape - one of the things that was truly beginning to grind on my nerves with all the Ravensburger jigsaws I'd done was the similarity of the pieces - it's really boring after three, four, five puzzles. This one took about a day to complete. It's a classy little corker.

Saturday, August 26, 2006

The French Jigsaw:

while I was away in France, my daughter and I did this cute little jigsaw - I'll report more on it later once I get the details of it from the family, it was real cute.