It’s All Good

All Good
It’s All Good by Thaneeya McArdle – Ceaco – 550 pieces

Another sleepless night, another puzzle finished more quickly than it should be. I’m not complaining mind you, I relish the time at night when the house is silent and I’m left with my puzzle and my only thoughts are which piece fits here, and where does this pattern go. No one needs anything from me in the middle of the night, and I’m free to puzzle with no interruptions.

This is the second puzzle from a trio of images by Thaneeya McArdle that I’ve assembled. The first one was so enjoyable that I immediately had to return to the store and pick up the other two. It’s been a while since the first one was put together, but I distinctly remember that it was missing a piece. Guess what? Yep, you guessed it, another missing piece!

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I’m not one who immediately assumes it’s the company’s fault, in fact I’m certain most missing pieces are the fault of the consumer. This is very odd though, it seems unlikely that I would lose a piece from each of these puzzles (although it very well may be what happened). Perhaps it’s purposeful; do you really believe “It’s All Good”, even with a missing piece? Can you remain calm and happy with an incomplete puzzle? 😉

That may be a bit too existential for Ceaco though, and most likely the missing piece stowed away on my sleeve to another room. It’s most likely hiding under a pillow, near the baseboards, or in the pantry, etc. The possibilities are endless!

Other than the small problem of an errant puzzle piece possibly hiding somewhere in my house, the quality was pretty good for a Ceaco; there were the odd pieces still connected, a slightly bent piece or two, and a LOT of puzzle dust. But overall it was good quality and the assembly was entirely captivating. The image is so bright and interesting that it totally sucked me in and had me completely engrossed. Isn’t that what a good puzzle is supposed to do?

I’d better finish the third puzzle soon, any bets on whether or not there’ll be a piece missing? I’m going to say the third time will be the charm and it will be complete – here’s hoping!

12 thoughts on “It’s All Good

  1. Penny Weiss

    Love these! So bright and colorful. And…its Ceaco – so also entirely possible that the pieces were missing beforenu got it. Need I say, “12 Days of…” LOL

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  2. Anonymous

    Speaking of missing pieces, any word from the general email addy or from Nora with Ceaco regarding the missing pieces and missing puzzle from your Christmas puzzle set?

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    1. Yes, I emailed her and she replied within 40 minutes. She said she would pass along the issue to the manufacturing dept., and apologized profusely for the problems with my set. She offered a free puzzle as thanks for my “in-depth and courteous information”. Normally I would say no to that, but I gave her my address. 😀

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      1. Anonymous

        I’m glad she replied and I’m glad you took her up on the offer of receiving a free puzzle for the frustration and disappointment you experienced multiple times with that 12 puzzle advent set. What puzzle did you choose to receive?

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      2. Anonymous

        WOW. I am absolutely gobsmacked that Nora didn’t even let you select a puzzle. Art is so subjective, how disappointing it will be if she sends you a puzzle with an image you don’t really like. What an absolute epic customer service fail for Ceaco.

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  3. Yeah, I’m not buying that, I don’t think you lost that piece. Too bad, looks like a fun puzzle! I sometimes think that the task isn’t to complete the image, but to reduce the number of pieces until there’s only one left. That way a missing piece isn’t a failure, you still completed the task 🙂

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  4. Ellen LoGiudice

    I once found a missing piece weeks later under a sofa cushion after being quite irate about it and positive it couldn’t possibly have been my fault!

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