by Sharon Archer
No, it's not Caturday Fun day, but I couldn't resist bringing you a puzzle! Just to look at!
I enjoy jigsaws. The mindboggling number of tiny irregular pieces and the challenge of putting them together to look - hopefully - just like the stunning picture on the top of the box. I'm a sorter (it's that inner duck-liner-upper approach!). I sort into piles - one pile of edges and one pile of "other bits" - which naturally gets broken down into sub-piles of green bits or blue bits or brown bits or white bits. I like to start by putting the edges together first so then there's a frame to help find where the other pieces go.
This works well because jigsaws are square and therefore they always have four corners! Right?
These days, there are shaped puzzles. A friend showed me this clever cat-shaped puzzle that she'd put together with friends. She loved it so much she's had it framed.
Titled Curious Kittens, there are cats within cats, cats in the clouds, a cat face in the branches of the tree...
In this picture, you can see that some of the interlocking pieces even fit together to make mini puzzle-cats within the larger picture.
It's fabulous and the longer I looked, the more cats I could see.
It's been years since I've done a jigsaw but this clever design had me seriously itching to have a go.
Are you jigsaw person? Have you tried one of these shaped puzzles? Do you break them up after you've done them? Or try to keep them for a while so you enjoy the fruits of your labour? Do you find them relaxing or stressful? From my research on the Internet, I believe there are even 3-D puzzles now! Have you tried one of those?
P.S. For those who can't resist the temptation, I did Google to see if I could find a link for this company, but no luck - hopefully this means they're designing more of their delightful puzzles! If it helps the puzzle is made by THE CANADIAN GROUP, Toronto.
PPS I meant to say that I'll giveaway a copy of my latest release, Bachelor Dad, Girl Next Door, to one of my commenters! Looking forward to it!