Canada, Indian Summer: Jigsaw

I began this jigsaw over 3 weeks ago  (see this post) – it’s taken me that long to finish it. I like to start a jigsaw and finish the edges before getting to the main part, but there were a few pieces that just wouldn’t fit – hence the gaps round the edge.Canada, Indian Summer in progress1I began by doing the blue pieces, followed by the orange/ red ones and then filled in the gaps, leaving (inevitably for me) the dark pieces.

Canada, Indian Summer in progress

And still some of the outside pieces seemed not to fit. Canada, Indian SummerUntil finally I found where they all went.

It’s a beautiful picture, but it was quite a difficult puzzle to do, mainly because of its shape and size – portrait, 50 x 70 cm, which meant leaning over the bottom half to do the top, as I do jigsaws on the floor! But because it’s a Ravensburger 1,000 piece puzzle all the pieces are individually shaped and fit together perfectly – they only interlock together in the right places.

Now I can get back to reading!

13 thoughts on “Canada, Indian Summer: Jigsaw

  1. Oh, this one is so beautiful, Margaret! I can easily see that it’s not an easy one to do though. But well worth the effort with such a beautiful Canadian scene on it. I really do love it.

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  2. Jigsaw puzzles are a problem for me because I can’t lean over. However, this is probably a good thing because otherwise I would get no reading done at all:)

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  3. It is a gorgeous picture, Margaret, and certainly does look like a challenging one to do! I can’t imagine doing it on the floor! Doesn’t it kill your back?

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    • Peggy Ann, it was a challenge in the end. It doesn’t hurt my back at all – standing at a table and leaning over does, but not sitting on the floor. It’s just the pressure on my wrists that’s a problem leaning on them to reach the top of this puzzle.

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    • Thanks, Margot. Part of the pleasure for me is doing a jigsaw that takes time – if it’s not challenging and I can do it quickly I don’t enjoy it as much.

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  4. Ravensburger puzzles are soooo difficult. I tried to do one while having chemo and my brain just would not figure it out. Now I’m trying to find time to do it. I’ll have to find a bigger surface to do it on as well; it’s huge. I love puzzles so much it won’t be long until I’ll start it again.

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    • Barbara, I’m sure I couldn’t have managed a jigsaw if I’d had chemo – the radiotherapy knocked me out by itself and I didn’t try doing a puzzle when I was having it or for several months afterwards. I hope you’ll get back to puzzling soon.

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