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Monday, March 20, 2017

Do you jigsaw?

According to me the world is divided into two groups...those who jigsaw and those who don't. Jigsaw puzzles seem to be a northern thing while we are dealing with cabin fever. It passes the time and taxes our spatial skills. In any given household you can find a card table set up in the living room containing a puzzle over which is bent a serious jigsaw puzzle expert. Long hours are spent searching among one thousand pieces to find just the right shape, size and color to fit into a certain spot. You can see a small smile of satisfaction when that elusive piece is finally snapped into position. There is no fulfillment until every piece is put in place and the entire puzzle is revealed in total. Then there are people like me who have no desire to pick up even one piece. To me who can't see the difference between one piece and the other it seems a painful task to spend hours looking. I look at the puzzle in various stages of completion and wonder at the person who can use those certain skills in such a marvelous way. But I have no desire to participate. I think every one has there own certain set of skills and I have not been gifted with puzzle making. How about you?



  1. I really don't mind a 100 piece puzzle but the big ones of thousands of pieces I just find frustrating.

  2. Haha! I thought you were going to say you were a puzzle-lover! Putting together puzzles was a big pastime during my childhood. My great grandmother even had a rounded wooden board that would fit around her chair that she could put puzzles together on. Of course my great aunts and grandmother had puzzles on the go too. I still love doing puzzles, and I have one on the go downstairs. Unfortunately I've been traveling so much that I haven't even finished sorting the pieces yet. The nextel nieces and nephews like doing puzzles too. We used to do a lot of things as PASTIMES ~ but now there is so little time! In Newfoundland, it was common to go visiting friends as adults and put puzzles together. I love puzzles so much that I kept many in my classroom for my kiddos to do. Since some of our curriculum was sorting, categorizing, and spacial development, I let kiddos do them with no quilt. One of their favorites was two sided, 100 big pieces, skeleton on one side, circulatory on the other. That was part of our curriculum too! LOL Have a good one!


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