Jigsaw Puzzling in Bed

Trayed puzzling

In case anyone wonders what it looks like when I “puzzle in bed”, here it is! A few days ago I was still recovering from helping out with Thanksgiving dinner, so I spent most of the day in bed with my trays and my sorted puzzle pieces. If I can’t sit in a chair at the puzzle board I can at least still assemble puzzles, if only in small bits.

After deciding on this puzzle from a brand I’ve never tried, JaCaRou, I sorted the pieces into little sections – some of which you can see above. Then it’s easy to grab a cookie sheet lined with paper (that’s what I use for trays) and a small container of sorted pieces and get to puzzling! I know that even if I can only sit at the board for 15 minutes or so at a time, I’ll still be able to get this puzzle put together – trays are my friend! 🙂

6 thoughts on “Jigsaw Puzzling in Bed

  1. Penny Allenbaugh Weiss

    That’s great way to make productive use of the time spent in your bed. Glad you’re able to continue working on one even if you can’t sit at your regular puzzle board very long. Hope you’re feeling a little better too. 🙂

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  2. Penny Allenbaugh Weiss

    I always love looking at your “stats” on the right side of the blog.

    ASSEMBLED IN 2018 . . . . . .

    •Pieces 95,850
    •Puzzles 256

    Do you set yourself a goal each year to accomplish? If these were my current stats for the year (mighty impressive btw) I would give myself a goal that before midnight on December 31st I want to have crossed the 100,000 pieces mark AND 300 puzzles completed for the year. Then each year after that I would try to beat it by a few. 🙂

    If you have done that in the past few years, I would love to see stats on how many pieces / puzzles you completed in prior years. I bet you have made huge strides as you continue to hone your puzzling skills and do them quicker and quicker each time.

    Penny

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    1. I don’t set a goal, in fact this is the first year that I’ve even kept track! I thought it would be fun to keep a running total and see how far I got. My output is much less than last year due to all sorts of things, but I’m still proud of how many pieces I’ve put together in 2018. 🙂

      And now that you’ve said that, I absolutely HAVE to make it to 100,000 pieces! There’s no way that 300 puzzles is attainable before the end of the year unfortunately – 44 more puzzles in a month is a bit much for this drugged-up old lady! LOL

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      1. Penny Allenbaugh Weiss

        I think it’s fantastic that you’ve kept track at all. So this will be your baseline (2018) and moving forward you can track how you do. I understand that 44 more puzzles is a big stretch, but since a lot of the ones you’re doing right now are anywhere between 24 and 750 pieces I thought it might possibly be attainable, but I can also see where that would be daunting too. You seem to knock those out pretty quickly. The only way I’d ever be able to have any kind of non-embarrassing number of puzzles completed would be to count all the endless times I’ve done 48 pieces or fewer puzzles with my youngest son. I’ve done some of those individual puzzles 2 or 3 times in a day with him. LOL

        But no matter what, you’re having fun and that’s all that matters. The 100,000 pieces completed is definitely a pretty easily attainable goal and even if you don’t complete one more puzzle between now and the end of the year, 256 puzzles is AMAZING in and of itself. I am soooooo envious of your puzzling ability. I am very slow to complete. Granted I don’t work on them for very long stretches at a time or every single day like a lot of puzzlers. Hell, I’ve working on one damn puzzle for over 8 years — clearly I’m not in any kind of rush. HAHA

        Penny

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      2. I’ll definitely get to the 100,000. I actually went and checked how many micro puzzles I have to see if I might be able to get to 300. LOL I only have 23 of them, so I’d still have to do 21 puzzles in this next month. The way things have been going I highly doubt I’ll get there. It’s definitely a goal for next year though. 😉

        Now, there is absolutely NO SUCH THING as an embarrassing amount of puzzles for the year. Whatever you do is the perfect amount; as long as you enjoyed them that’s all that matters! Besides, you’ve got little ones and a full time job, I’m home all day long! Please do NOT compare your puzzles or pieces to anyone else, you’re an awesome puzzler!

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