Jelly Bean Hell

Usually, jigsaw puzzles are completed at the lake during bad weather or close to bed time.  But during a dollar store run this fall, K got me this lovely jelly bean 1000 piece puzzle.  I let it stare at me for a few days before I decided it was time to open the box and try it out.  I didn’t have a lot of room for a puzzle and I didn’t want to leave it out 24/7, so I improvised with the back of an old framed poster that would slide under the couch.  Each attempt was anywhere from 1-2 hours at a time depending on my patience level and how bad my eyes were getting crossed from the colors.

1st attempt on October 19th, the frame.

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On the subsequent attempts, I tackled it color by color until I was sick of the color and wanted to move on.  2nd attempt.

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On the 3rd attempt, I was able to start connecting pieces to the frame.

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4th attempt, connecting pieces to other pieces!

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5th attempt.  Stating to come together Clark!

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Finally finished the puzzle on the 6th attempt over Thanksgiving.  I don’t have my laptop with me, so you don’t get to see a picture of the final version but you get the idea and probably don’t care to either.  Call me an old maid.  Call me a loser.  Doesn’t matter.  This hobby dates way back to my childhood where my Dad and I would sit up at all hours at a card table in the family room doing 2 sided puzzles while Mom yelled at us to go to bed.  And, I think Dad gets it from his mom, Mimi, who at 91 is still doing 1000 piece puzzles to this day.