I’ve just finished a 1000-piece jigsaw that had been lying unfinished since Christmas! I’d managed nearly all of it by January some time, but there were about 15-20 pieces left, of more-or-less featureless sky, that I’ve been trying every which way, but couldn’t get them to go!
This afternoon my internet went down for a while, which kept me off here, and made me have to look around for something else to do. I thought: “Right, I’ll have one last go at that bloody puzzle!” I’d been on the point of puuting it back in the box unfinished, which I’ve never, ever, done before.
Well, it was worth one final go, because suddenly, as if by magic, all the pieces went in. Quite quickly, too, so I don’t know what was the problem the last ten times I tried. You must have to be in a certain mode, which I obviously hadn’t been, 'til now.
So, I’m really pleased. I can gaze at in in satisfaction for a couple of days, before starting another one. I’ve got a beautiful one of a Japanese bride I can’t wait to do. I can order a new one without feeling guilty, too. I’ve put off buying more, while there’s one I still haven’t finished for so long.
I noticed this week that jigsaw sales have reached a record high, due to the cold weather, so I’m not alone in my hobby.