My daughter and I spent the morning yesterday going through just a small fraction of my mom’s things, and I came across a few puzzle treasures that I brought home. Of course they’re only treasures to me, but that’s alright, I will definitely enjoy putting them together.
The coolest one that I found was a 577 piece Ceaco Holiday Silhouette called Christmas Spirit by Susan Winget that has velvet-backed pieces; it has an irregular border and whimsy pieces too. It still looks in great condition, and I’ll be assembling it closer to the holidays.
There was also a 504 piece quiz jigsaw puzzle called “Who Said That?”. There are images of 240 people that you have to match with 240 famous quotes. Every quote fits every image, so you have to be sure of yourself when you match them. This is the kind of puzzle my mom and I liked to assemble together. We had the best time with others in the same vein, it was such fun to figure things out and talk over whether or not we had things matched up properly. It will be sad to do this one alone, but it will also remind me of how awesome it was that we had such a good relationship and had such fun together assembling puzzles.
In the same box of puzzles was a 1000 piece 3 foot long shaped puzzle by Spilsbury Puzzle Company called Caribbean Jewel – it’s a very bright, colorful fish-shaped puzzle. It still looks in excellent condition and I’m hoping all the pieces are there because it looks like great fun!
The one I’ll be assembling first is on octagonal Springbok called Button, Button…, I think it may have been my grama’s puzzle at one point, and I think I may have helped her put it together. It looks very familiar, and I can’t get over the feeling that I assisted either mom or gram assembling it. This time it’ll be just me though, I hope it isn’t too difficult to do by myself. 😉