Friday, February 6, 2009

Puzzle World

Or should I say World Puzzle?

A little background: Many of you know that I was rather unhappy when I discovered that I was pregnant with Jane. In the first weeks after the discovery, I wasn't a terribly pleasant person to be around, particularly for Chris. To avoid conversation while still spending time together, we starting doing puzzles. We started with a puzzle we had on hand...I think it may have been a wedding present, although I can't remember for sure.

It was a nice picture, so we opted to glue and frame it rather than sticking it back in a box in the closet. That particular picture now hangs in our living room:

The not-talking version of spending time together worked so well, we continued our puzzle adventure with a 2,000 piece old style map of the world. It took a long time, but we did manage to finish it eventually. Again, we opted to glue. Who would want to do this puzzle twice?

I attempted a close-up shot so you could see how small the pieces are, if you can even tell:

That puzzle had been hanging in our dining room, but its wall space was taken up when we had to buy another (our fifth) large bookcase. The puzzle has been upgraded to our bedroom.

But, we have a lot of open wall space in our bedroom, so we had to expand our decorations. It's still a work in progress:

The main puzzle is on the desk where Chris is, and the pieces are spread on the card table next to it. Well, some of the pieces. The rest are on another piece of cardboard...

It's big. 3,000 pieces. If you're ever bored on a Friday or Saturday night...or Sunday or Monday or Tuesday or Wednesday or Thursday... please come over! We might just need help with our puzzle... And I'm not even kidding. If you like to do puzzles, call me!

P.S. Yes, our bedroom really is that big.


Jess said...

haha.. party in the bedroom!! i might stop by on Sunday.. mark has to work again.. now that steve is gone, he's one of 3 who manages nights.. lame!

Rebecca said...

Sorry we weren't much help with the puzzle. I must have A.D.D. or something because if I couldn't find 2 pieces to go together after 15 seconds I'd get frustrated and give up. Ha ha!

Peter Shumway said...

Very cool! I like your style. If i was near by I would totally stop by and help out. You just inspired me to find a cool puzzle and work on it. I like the puzzle of the temple, its very nice.

Jared and Delia said...

Isn't it nice to have a big bedroom?

We love puzzles!...but maybe not that big :). Good luck!

Puzzles are not a no talking thing in our family. We actually do a lot of talking while puzzling - probably to Jared's chagrin.