My daughter got a new puzzle for her birthday that you get to put together and then color in. I can’t think of a person this would fit better! The puzzle was quite the challenge to figure out, but she enjoyed even the tricky bits. Within minutes of it being completed, she got to work giving it some beautiful color.
I haven’t done much thrift shopping since moving back to Ohio. This week I decided to remedy that. I hit the local store with a friend looking for new tea cups for our Tuesday Tea Times and whatever else might be there. It was fun and I got good stuff!
2 new cups
2 puzzles, one of which we put together right away.
It was missing 3 pieces. The other puzzle was still shrink wrapped, so I assume they will all be there.
Fun fact- it never occurred to me to check how many pieces were in a “1,000 piece puzzle”. Apparently, not necessarily a thousand! This one would have had 1,008.
I also picked up a set of double nines dominoes, which I thought was missing a piece (due to the empty space in the case). Some checking at home revealed it was indeed a full set.
My daughter and I played to a hundred. She shredded me with a score of 220 to 29. The last round was a doozy. The pips going up to nine makes for potentially large scores and difficult point counting.
I was talking with a friend about some of the puzzles we have done this year and how I love puzzles, but sometimes they seem so expensive to buy new. I also admitted to counting the puzzle pieces whenever I bought kids’ puzzles from the thrift store. Now that we do 500-1000 piece puzzles, I didn’t want to count them. She suggested looking at it as a surprise to find out at the end if you have them all. With that in mind, I picked up a puzzle at the thrift store when we bought clothes.
Surprise! Only 3 missing and we had a great time putting it together 🙂
Christmas brought us a few new puzzles.
We really enjoyed this WASGIJ puzzle. The image on the box is what happened moments before the image you assemble.
This one was a beautiful endangered species puzzle. Family members helped finish it a few days after Christmas.
Our puzzle is coming along great! I thought 1000 pieces would be a lot to deal with, but the pieces are all so interesting and unique that it is actually pretty easy.
I loved seeing all the connections between animals as we were covering dinosaurs and beyond. This puzzle seemed like a perfect fit for us.
Also, the pieces are just plain fun to look at.