Sunday 5 April 2020

Mona Lisa

This documents what I like to call the hardest jigsaw I ever did in my life so far...

I bought this in Fort William
I made a start...
Took flipping ages.

I found all the paler pieces first and concentrated on those.

Annoyingly there are duplicates of the teeny portraits but in different sizes. 

But with a bit of  perseverance I was getting there...

Saw this table on line and thought it genius!

Alas my table was taken up for aaaages by the smiley lady...


I have now passed it on to one of my girl friends - we have a whatapp group called the jiggers!! I was very kind and in separate envelopes I placed all the edge pieces,  the face and the bottom right corner. It's up to her if she chooses to use the envelopes or tips all the pieces in together to start from scratch. 

I will never ever do one of these again. My poor eyes. But the good thing was..whilst I was jigsawing I was not eating and it also prevented junk being dumped on the table as per! 
Right - I must away to sort my teatowel drawer. 

I cannot believe I am going to say this but I really really wish it was a horrible grey rainy day  instead of the glorious sunny day it is. Yes I am going to peg out my bedding but if it was raining - people would NOT BE GOING OUT. 

Anyway, stay safe folks. 

Lots of love from Rachel *tea towel folder* Radiostar xx


  1. I wish it was raining for another reason, we have only had one small shower in the past 4 weeks, I am bloody watering my garden in March and April!! I think I would have given up, but I have not done a jigsaw for years, shame I don't have one, as it would be something different to do. Oh well back out into the sunny garden, I do count myself lucky to have a lovely outside space where I can feel safe.

    1. I know - imagine you could just pop out to get one from a charity shop! Maybe put out an appeal!

  2. I think that jigsaw would have flown out of the window at great speed if I'd tried it!

  3. Hats off to you! No way could I stick at that.
    Is that table available generally or were you simply very lucky??

    1. It's not my table - just a photo of one I saw on the internet. I haven't looked to see if you can buy them.

  4. Well done on that puzzle! Is it me or is the Mona Lisa doing a bit of a smirk at you? :-) Take care!

  5. That puzzle certainly took a lot of patience! That table is a very clever idea!

    1. I wish I had that table! I did a few pieces a day!

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    1. I know this one was going to wing its way to you but I had to regift it as an emergency birthday present! Fortunately my friend saw the funny side and laughed! I told her, her real present is still in the shops that are shut!!

  7. Oh my! I don't know how you did it. I feel proud when I complete a 48 piece Cat In The Hat one. X


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