Thursday, September 12, 2013

Glacier and the Tower

NEW PUZZLE DAY! I love new puzzle days! Today the first 6000 piece Schmidt big boy showed up! It's a photograph of a glacier! This big bad boy is gonna be hard! The pieces are a great shape with skewed standard shapes and a wide range of scallops!

A few days ago, Gabor Szittya's Tower of Babel 6000pcs by Nathan arrived from San Diego! It's a great interpretation of the original work by Bruegel (we also own the 9000pc version of that one). The pieces have a very large lengthwise bias! I love the image of this one and look forward to it very much!

Hope all is well on your end! Anybody puzzling out there?


Glacier - 6000pc Schmidt
Purchased from ebay for $1.00 on 8/1/2013

Glacier pieces close up. Now that is a landscape for you!
Tower of Babel - 6000pc, Nathan
Purchased from private owner in San Diego 8-1-2013
Tower of Babel close up, the pieces have a strong lengthwise bias!

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Big Wine, The Kitty, M's first and Breaking Out the Sistine

M celebrating completing her first 1500 piece puzzle all by herself!

So its been kinda quiet over here! Sorry! We have been puzzling but its been more M than me. M finished up her Summer Porch puzzle! It looks fantastic! Our neighbor got a kitten and she has spends a lot of time with us these days. She is a bit rambunctious and  a little too curious about the puzzle table! In 2 seconds, she can have the time of her life and destroy days of puzzling!

I have been in a bit of puzzling funk, I think I am mentally blocked by all the missing pieces in the Wedding Feast and its overall difficulty level is really a pain lately. It seems like a chore to do and I have been opting to spend time on my studies or the Eternity II puzzle.

M decided she was going to motivate me to puzzle by working on the Sistine Chapel, and I have to say, it's working! She laid out the open "bag" of pieces yesterday. When she started, she said, thats funny, why do these 4 ziplock bags say 500,500,500 and 469? Well, it looked like they were the counts of the pieces in the bag from the previous owner. 469? That is A - a long ways from what should be 500 (indeed this is a 8000 piece puzzle in 4 bags so the sum of these parts better equal 2000) and its an odd number! Well, I guess we will see! Its kind of torture, this puzzle is so beautiful and colorful (unlike the Trionfo 8000) and I have to finish Wedding Feast and the 6000 Creation of Adam before I can work on it! Time to get busy!

The kitty (her name is Carib) is checking out M's completed Summer Porch and is eying the Wedding Beast!