Saturday 11-05-16 20% Done!

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8064 pieces assembled- 32,256 pieces to go!

Cinderella is finished! I’m super proud of myself, and very thankful to my mom and husband for helping put the last pieces in today. Thanks guys! Actually, thanks mom. Hubby never reads this blog.  He gets to hear about the puzzle and sees it every day. 🙂

I sure was right when I said that this would be one of the difficult ones. But it took me only 16 days to complete this section compared to 20 days for Snow White. I think I learned a few things working the first section that sped things up a bit, and I also think I worked harder on it because I wanted to get it over with. Not that I didn’t enjoy it, because I did; but at times it seemed as if I was making no progress at all. And again, there were raging hormone days which made slight frustrations seem way worse than they actually were.

She is beautiful and I’m glad she’s finished.  The twinklies were the last pieces to be assembled and it seemed more difficult on this section than it did on Snow White. Perhaps that’s just my perception, but it sure did feel as if I spent WAY more time looking for pieces. It is helpful though that there is a pattern to the pieces along the connecting edges. You can see in the picture above that it alternates, this is helpful in determining what shape pieces you’re looking for next.

Tomorrow she’s coming off the board to be put on cardboard to rest under my bed until assembling day. I really should figure out what I’m going to do with the puzzle once it is complete! Buy a bigger house with a wall large enough to display it? Or with enough floor space to put it on the floor and cover it with a clear sealer? If I do that though, I can never ever move! Also, do I really want people walking all over it?  I think not!

Dumbo is next, but I’m not sure if I’ll start sorting tomorrow or not. I have pulled the bag of pieces but that’s as far as I got. I am still working on the Civil War Generals puzzle, but I may get antsy to get started on the next section. I do want to finish the Civil War puzzle, because it’s quite fun – interesting and informative.  Lots of words too, which I LOVE to put together. Although you may be seeing Dumbo progress start very soon!

Friday 11-04-16

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Almost there!

A little bit of progress today, just over 300 pieces to go!  Either tomorrow or Sunday it should be finished.  Most likely tomorrow, because hubby likes to help at the tail end of puzzles. He can swoop in when it’s almost done and help finish it, without having to do any of the hard stuff. That’s ok, I enjoy having someone work on a puzzle with me.  It’s nice to talk and help each other find pieces, it makes it seem more fun even though I think puzzles are fun even if it’s just me working them. Sometimes I even let him put the last piece of the puzzle in if I’m feeling generous.  That last piece is the best!

I got two whole rows filled in on the left side of the puzzle, and am working on filling in the bottom before the actual twinklies start.  Shouldn’t be too much longer now and I’ll be 100% done with Cinderella and 20% done with the entire puzzle.  YES!!!

As of right now I’ve decided to do Dumbo next. That may change before I actually have to pull the bag and start sorting, but I doubt it.  The adorable little elephant is up next.  I may have to be reminded of how adorable he is later on when I’m sick of looking at his face (you know, how you feel about your kids or your spouse when they’re being butt-heads) 🙂

Don’t change that dial!  A complete Cinderella should be up next!