Queen of the Puzzles
I’m a 50-something married mom who has recently revived my love of jigsaw puzzles. My grandmother introduced me to them as a child and I have wonderful memories of spending time with her working on puzzles. An injury several years ago has rendered me unable to work, and I began to fill my days with Netflix watching, reading, and most of all JIGSAW PUZZLES. I am currently waist-deep in my addiction and loving every minute of it!
World’s Largest Jigsaw Puzzle
I don’t know why I decided to assemble a large piece jigsaw puzzle, I just know that I really wanted to give it a shot. Problem was, I don’t particularly care for the images on most big puzzles. The largest puzzle in the world (at the time) was just not a picture I wanted to spend months and months assembling. If I were going to spend a LOT of money on one puzzle and then spend a huge chunk of time assembling it, it would have to be an image that I really enjoyed. There was a 32,000 piece Ravensburger puzzle by artist Keith Haring that I liked – problem was it was already out of print.
Then I learned that Ravensburger was producing a new World’s Largest Puzzle and even better, the image was something I LOVED!!! A collage of images from 10 Disney movies, perfect for me whose favorite puzzles to do are cartoons. As soon as it was available in Europe, I took the plunge and ordered it. This in itself is amazing, because those of you who know me know that I hate shopping and rarely spend money on myself. What has gotten into me?? I do not have a large enough wall in any room of my house to display it, and I still have no idea what I am going to do with it once it is assembled 🙂 But man, I am having a great time!
Why the Blog?
I do not have a facebook page, twitter, snapchat, instagram or any other social media account. But once my puzzle was on it’s way I began to think about writing a blog as a way to keep family and friends updated on my puzzle progress. With a blog I wouldn’t have to annoy people by rambling on and on about my puzzle, how it was going, what section I was working on and forcing them to look at pictures they aren’t overly interested in. This way they could just check the blog if they want to, no pressure. And as an added bonus, having a blog where I would update my progress daily gave me incentive to work on the puzzle every day – people were “watching”!
UPDATE: The World’s Largest Jigsaw Puzzle is complete and has been assembled! Check out the post from the assembly day here and the post from the recap of all sections here.
I’ve also somehow fallen in love with blogging about my puzzles too! I didn’t plan on keeping the blog going once the puzzle was complete, but am very much enjoying continuing to write about the jigsaw puzzles I’m doing. I’m still working on jigsaw puzzles every day, so I keep on blogging about them. It’s a tiny little blog in internet terms with not a whole lot of readers, but we puzzle people don’t care about all that nonsense, we just love to puzzle!
Thanks For Dropping By!
Enjoy the posts on my progress, or check out the pages of puzzles I have completed. Feel free to just say hi, or let me know what you think. And most of all, take time out of your life to play – it’s important no matter how old you are!