Farmer’s Market

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Farmer’s Market – Ravensburger – 1000 pieces

This poor puzzle was attempted by a family member twice (they hated it), but I thought it was great! Oh well, you can’t fall madly in love with every puzzle you do or try. That would be BORING! Besides, you can’t appreciate the great quality of one brand unless you’d already worked with a lesser quality brand, right? Without the valleys how would you know how awesome the mountaintops are??

I always love having words to put together, and it was easy to pick out the different types of lettering to assemble each sign, and then to find the fruit to go with them.  Not a simple puzzle, but not terribly challenging either.  Looks great assembled, and I enjoyed it very much!

Saturday 12-31-16

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I really like this! I still have the top to do, but I like that it’s more like doing a regular puzzle. I sorta have edges! Well, one edge and 3 sides 🙂 The picture stinks, but I couldn’t get a good angle, good lighting, or a good picture – obviously. After my fiasco trying to get a better picture last week, I’ve decided I’ll do my best and that’ll have to be good enough. I’m not looking for awards here!

I think the twinkly experiment is a success, I like having the sides on. It’s not overly difficult, though occasionally it can feel time consuming. But with this section I’m actually enjoying slowing down. I’m working on another puzzle that I hope to be done with tomorrow, and I’m spending more time resting and hanging out with family who are home for the holidays. I seem to need more down time lately, having a rough time sitting or standing or even laying down. I guess I have finally accepted my limitations (this week anyways) and am no longer pushing myself to get 1 more piece, row or color finished.

Tomorrow I hope to have the top 2 rows finished, perhaps more. Once I get that done I plan on starting with the characters. There are quite a few to choose from! The pink flamingos, Scuttle, Sebastian, Flounder, Eric and of course Ariel. There are even a few frogs that wouldn’t take much time at all. Whichever color looks the most fun, or inviting, or even challenging – depending on my mood.

 

Friday 12-30-16

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Progress! Filmstrip is complete except for 2 missing pieces that I obviously didn’t sort correctly.

I had a rough time getting started yesterday, but it seems to be moving along more quickly today. It’s so nice to be actually assembling the puzzle pieces and not just “painting by numbers” like I did on The Jungle Book the second time.

Tomorrow starts my experiment with doing the twinklies at the beginning instead of the very last. I should know soon enough if it’s going to be a yea or a nay, stay tuned to find out! I’m sure no one will be able to sleep tonight, waiting and wondering 😉