Friday 03-31-17


It’s starting to move faster now. I spent most of the day at mom’s working on the puzzle I got her for Christmas but between early morning and later in the evening I managed to get a couple of hundred pieces put in. 🙂

I should be done on Sunday. OH MY GOODNESS I should be done on Sunday! Completely done. How in the world did I do that? Of course I guess if I’m really missing working on this puzzle I could always assemble the extra Fantasia section with the damaged piece. At this moment I’m thinking ……..NOPE. Of course that does make me think that if I end up donating the puzzle somewhere or it ends up with someone else I’d always be able to assemble and frame that section of Fantasia as a reminder. I just cannot seem to make up my mind what to do with this puzzle. If only I had a wall anywhere in my house big enough to display it. I don’t. Not even close. I don’t even have a family member with a wall in their home big enough! Damn it!

So don’t leave me now, in 2 days this entire thing will be finished. I have no idea when I’ll be able to completely assemble it, that somewhat depends on where it’s going to end up. But at the very least I will have all the pieces put together!

Thursday 03-30-17


Flower finally has his entire tail! Still the cutest little guy in this image if you ask me. 🙂

My mom keeps commenting on how much bigger the sections seem in person, that the pictures on the blog don’t give you any sense of how large it actually is. I took this picture today to hopefully show some perspective. This is my hand, which is about as large as one of Thumper’s feet, or Bambi’s ear.


It definitely makes the puzzle look larger – especially when you scroll back up and look at the whole thing! I know, a photographer I am not. I do the best I can. The colors look much brighter in this picture, a lot more true to life. I was able to leave the overhead light on because glare wasn’t a problem taking the picture from this angle. This shows how bright and pretty the colors actually are. 😎

According to my count there are just over 800 pieces left to assemble, and I can’t put into words how excited but sad that makes me. I’m super proud of myself for sticking with it, especially when I dropped one of the sections trying to get a better picture and had to assemble it twice! It definitely doesn’t feel like it, but holy guacamole, I’ve been working on this giant puzzle for SIX MONTHS!

So I’ve probably still got 3 or 4 days left to go, depending on if I’m feeling well enough to sit and work on it. Pretty much all that’s left is flowers and whatever Thumper is on top of – probably a rock.

I’ve got all the pieces on trays so I’m ready to get going and finish this thing!

Oh man, I’d better slow down or I’m gonna finish this thing!