Wednesday, 13 January 2016

Finishing the jigsaw.

Well, the jig saw is finished as you can see above.   I think it is the most difficult one we have ever done, although the farmer disputes this, remembering one of a stained glass window, which he thinks was harder.

Anyway, it has been a pleasure to do and has really taxed us both.   Now that it is finished I doubt we shall ever do it again.   I have found a keen puzzler who would like to try it and when I saw her today I promised I would keep the outside separate to save her the bother of sorting through it again.   When I got home and told the farmer he told me he had taken it all to pieces this afternoon - so I shall now have to tell her the bad news.

Our 'Exercise for the over sixties' class started again today.   Golly, how I have missed it -  it is hard work but it is so necessary to keep in good health.   I shall no doubt be stiff tomorrow but an hour's work out to music is so important.   I have come home full of energy but very hungry and although I usually have very little tea (our main meal is at lunch time) I managed four tuna,sweet corn and coleslaw sandwiches and were they good!

23 comments:

Sue in Suffolk said...

Such an unusual jigsaw, with the plain background. Well done on completion. Is it the book one next?

Dawn McHugh said...

lovely puzzle I can see why it would be difficult with all that white background :-)

angryparsnip said...

What a pretty puzzle. It does look so hard with a white background.
How many pieces are in the puzzles ?

cheers, parsnip and thehamish

Rachel said...

There's a lot of white feathered varieties in there and that's without the background. Lots of white pieces. I understand.

Terry and Linda said...

That puzzle looks terribly hard! Terribly hard!

Linda

donna baker said...

I love that jigsaw. I think you and the farmer are something to be able to finish that. I can't seem to sit still for that long. My husband enjoys puzzles. You must have a table especially for puzzles.

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

Well done for completing that puzzle. From what I saw on the weather forecast this evening it looks as though you'll have time to do some more in the next few days.

Heather said...

That is such a beautiful jigsaw but I can see how challenging it must have been. Your friend wont be able to 'cheat' now the farmer has put all the pieces in the box together.
I am just off for a short 'cycle ride' on my rehabilitation pedals in the comfort of my armchair. They were recommended by my physio and are wonderful. I do 500 revs in the morning and another 500 later in the day. The first time I used them I could only manage 50 without stopping, so I know they are doing some good.

A Heron's View said...

Many congratulations to you pair of dissectologists !
Which I understand is the correct term :)

Bovey Belle said...

What a lovely jigsaw. What will you be starting next? I try to keep my brain going with codeword puzzles, but since this cold has lingered, my brain isn't too sparkling and I need K's help to get me started.

Hoping you don't get snowed in up there.

Frugal in Derbyshire said...

You've inspired me to get a jiggy out, which I shouldn't really do as I will do nothing else!
I have a jelly baby one which is really really difficult. I was unable to finish it a few years ago as we needed the table and it has haunted me ever since. It sits in the cupboard mocking me!
I really like your bird one
Gill

Midmarsh John said...

Some of the border pieces look very similar. Must have been quite frustrating at times. I had to look up dissectologist and found there is a Benevolent Confraternity of Dissectologists (BCD for short)based in the UK.

Simon Douglas Thompson said...

I like the tufted duck at the bottom with his little droopy crest. I have just never had the patience to do jigsaws, let alone the dexterity.

Joanne Noragon said...

Next week I will be back to the regular workouts. Good encouragement, thanks.

Dartford Warbler said...

What a good way to learn (or relearn) all those breeds. A lovely jigsaw - the design would make a good tea towel too.

I hope the farmer feels better today after his run-in with that "challenging" sheep!

Mac n' Janet said...

Love the puzzle. I started one, but haven't put much work into it yet, I'm trying to get some crocheting done.

Gerry Snape said...

That is just fantastic!...Ive never managed any so complicated ever!

Frances said...

That's a very clever and challenging puzzle. I like all the poultry on display, and suspect that completing the puzzle allowed you all to have a good review of the various breeds' characteristics. The puzzle is very tricky in having all those even border line edges without any clues...once you get the corner pieces sorted out from the collection.

Hoping that the Farmer's recovery from the unfortunate incident with the sheep is continuing steadily.

xo

Leilani Lee said...

When I was a little girl, back in the day before computers and internet, we had a set of encyclopedias with marvelous color plates of all sorts, and your jig saw reminds me of the once I used to look at of the chickens and barnyard poultry. What a challenge. My mom used to do puzzles like that with her granddaughters but I don't have the patience to do it or the space to leave a puzzle spread out.

potty said...

Nanna & Granddad used to do jig saws, they were living in London with only a Radio (The Archers near seven in the evening on the Home service) and definitely no TV.

Elizabeth said...

So glad you have found an enthusiastic person to recycle your puzzle to!
Hope they have lots of fun too.
I think 4 walks a day with Buster counts as exercise?
Hope so - went out for splendid lunch at Tea and Sympathy yesterday with Frances
ate too much but it was very cold out!

Linda Metcalf said...

Loving that puzzle! Very pretty.

The Weaver of Grass said...

Quite right Rachel - the white bits were the hardest!
Thanks for all these replies - and heron that word will be added to my dictionary!
Thanks to everyone. A short rest from puzzles now and a return to Rummikub for a few days/