Sunday, April 25, 2010

Cheap Puzzle

I was at the dollar store the other day. (Seems strange to call it that when a large proportion of what they sell is more than a dollar now.) Anyway, I saw they had a collection of 500 piece puzzles. I really like 500 piece puzzles. They're challenging enough that you can't do them at one sitting, but easy enough that they don't take over your table for weeks and weeks.

Having said that, I don't like these 500 piece puzzles. They're cheaply enough done that there are many pieces in the same puzzle that have been cut with the same die stamp - which means that it's possible to put it together wrong and have all the pieces fit correctly. Occasionally, even the pieces that do fit together correctly have to be pushed on to get them to fit. Rose and I have been working on it for a couple of days and have everything done except for the sky - just under 60 pieces. This is the frustration part of any puzzle - but especially when the pieces don't necessarily fit together right at the best of times. It may be time to abandon it and put it back in the box.

1 comment:

Robin said...

Now I want to do a puzzle. I like puzzles. They can provide hours of entertainment.