I finished the sewing room puzzle and sent it off to my kids.
I had ordered this puzzle from Amazon, just before they announced that they would take their time shipping non essentials. To many of us, this is very essential. Back in the summer when we went away for a weekend with my son and his family, we worked on one similar to this. I like these old timey puzzles.
I always sort out my pieces by color before starting to assemble the puzzle. I found this odd shape and was wondering if it didn’t get cut – by accident.
Then I found another and figured, that some of the shapes are just really really odd.
Another odd thing I only noticed once I finished sorting, the puzzle pieces related to food, and the puzzle box was all about old fashioned toys. So I looked carefully, yup, those lovely Chinese who manufactured this puzzle put the wrong puzzle in the box. In olden times, I’d laugh it off, I no longer laugh off anything from China. This is just a puzzle, but what about all those faulty tests and masks they have been shipping around the world???
It took some research, but I found an image online of the puzzle I have on hand. I printed it out. Some of the colors didn’t print correctly, but I worked around that. I joked with my son, I told him, when I send you this puzzle, I shouldn’t send the picture, cuz you said the real challenge is doing the puzzle blind. I wouldn’t do that to my daughter in law and grandson.
I love doing this kind of puzzle, I don’t concentrate on one area, if I find a piece, it goes in it’s approximate location, so the puzzle grows organically.
Done, I took the picture upside down because otherwise the light from the window would wash it all out.
I ordered this and another puzzle from my local craft store. Look at that! Made in the USA! Going forward I know that I will be purchasing less, I know for a fact that I won’t be able to avoid buying things made in China. But there will be less impulse buying because something is cheap, on my part at any rate. I grew up in Israel at a time when consumerism was low (very different there nowadays). It’s been fun to just buy, but I’ll be fine buying less.
Here is another puzzle I bought. So I gave my son the red one, even though I haven’t done it yet. It looks harder, a lot of red space and I think it’s just basic puzzle pieces – which of course is harder. I’m not starting this one yet.
He gave me this one. My older son who works at our house now pointed out his company building. Very cool. This one shouldn’t be too hard.
The sorting has started.