Much as I love candles, a puzzle requires better light.
This is the dining area in my house. I inherited the table from the mom of a friend of Errol's and mine. Nothing matches in my house, and it works for me.
When we first moved here, we actually went to a furniture store and bought a new living room set and a new master bedroom set. The master bedroom is still intact, but all the dogs that lived here pretty much did away with the matching recliner and love seat we had in the living room. That love seat was perfect for so many of them to sleep on. Or stand on to look out the window. Or have accidents on, as not all found street dogs were potty trained and it would take awhile to train them.
I really don't like the sorting part and I've seen on the blogs how people, much more advanced than I in the art of solving jigsaw puzzles, organize the pieces. Much larger piles of pieces.
I have my own method and I suspect I sort the pieces more finely, more piles, than than those more advanced than I.
As I began this puzzle though, I noticed something:
I'm getting better at this!
Well done Inger - so pleased you've found something to entertain you during these dark and cold days. That table looks gorgeous ... while I love the idea of a love seat - not for you and Errol of course, but for the dogs!! Take care and enjoy proceeding with this puzzle - cheers HilaryReplyDelete
You are really enjoying your puzzles! Good. I haven't started one yet, must do that per my January plan!ReplyDelete
Your table is so beautiful. I'm glad that you're enjoying putting puzzles together. I love working on puzzles too and it's a great exercise for the brain and it takes our mind off our roubles and worries.ReplyDelete
Take care and stay warm and well.
Smiled when I learned the love seat belonged to the dogs. I don't have any dog free furniture here but lots of washable throws. Envy you the puzzles. My cat makes them impossible so I have to do mine on the computer. Definitely not the same.ReplyDelete
i did not know about sorting the pieces before starting. that might have helped when I attempted a puzzle when I was growing up. I can do the toddler puzzles, like the wooden ones with 5 pieces. ha ha.. i do a few of Yam's online puzzles but never quickly. have fun and I enjoyed the story of the dogs and the loveseatReplyDelete
I just found your blog. Truly lovely! There is something so peaceful about sitting down at a table and to begin a puzzle.ReplyDelete
The love seat, after Hugh and I had our first Covid vaccination, we had to wait 15 minutes.There were single seats distanced from each other and a double seat. The nurse supervising those waiting said " Here, you two are together, have the love seat" . Great to have a real jigsaw to do, and a table to set it all out, and the love seat for the dogs, why not,ReplyDelete
I hear ya!! In fact, I've heard Martha Stewart say that eclectic is good for home decor! So, all in all, you are in style!!!ReplyDelete
Puzzles are fun. If you let it become troublesome, then no...no good. Show us the puzzle when done!!
Your table is beautiful! Now I can't wait to see which puzzle you are making. The only sorting we do is to separate the border pieces.ReplyDelete
Nothing in my house matches either and I love it. My home is filled with things I love and I hope yours is too :)ReplyDelete
Also Inger, I cannot do a jigsaw puzzle...it makes my brain hurt! lolReplyDelete
I have never seen sorted puzzle pieces. How do you sort them?ReplyDelete
I like an eclectic look in a home where things don't have to match. Seems more cozy and homey to me.ReplyDelete
The only sorting of a puzzle that we do is lay all the pieces out on the table putting aside the border pieces so we can do the border first.
A new puzzle - fun. I like the setting with the table, and puzzle - looks cozy. Nothing much matches that much in my house. I am happy now that I've added houseplants even though I have to keep arranging them to put them on tables where the sun comes in for an hour or so a day. Other than that, this time of year we have no east west facing windows.ReplyDelete
Starting a puzzle is the best part!ReplyDelete
Hah, something of a coincidence. I gave all my puzzles away years ago and now I feel ready to start again. I am about to order a couple from a magazine ad. Getting them from charity shops is not something I want to do, there are often pieces missing, just at the end, when you think you've finally cracked it!ReplyDelete
Well, practice makes perfect, right? I do like your table, tooReplyDelete
It is fun working in the puzzles. I think everyone has their own methods, I usually start on the borders and then separate the pieces by colors. Your home looks cozy and comfy. Take care, enjoy your day! Have a happy new week!
We did puzzles on the farm in winter. The folding table was set up and the pieces spread out. Good memories.ReplyDelete
I find it easier to do the outside edges/ border of the puzzle first!ReplyDelete
Enjoy this one I look forward to seeing the finished puzzle.
All the best Jan
Love your beautiful table.ReplyDelete
I am excited to see the puzzle you are working on.
Happy Tuesday, Inger!