Tuesday, November 12, 2013


"Memories" is the name of the puzzle Anna June was so excited to work this weekend. It was 500 pieces, and in the Encore! Series by Rose Art. Why am I mentioning this? The puzzle veterans did not love this puzzle. We don't want to see this brand again if we can help it.

First of all, we have no idea where this came from. Box lot? Yard sale? It had been opened and we had no memory of doing it, so it probably wasn't a gift.

All the pieces were the same basic H shape. There were no oddballs to pick out. This made it harder, but it also led to a lot of false fits, especially for AJ. As you can see from the picture, there was a lot of brown. Brown's not our favorite, but we could have gotten past it. We kept trying the same pieces over and over!

AJ realizes she's a puzzle rookie, but she really likes them. She's ready to do another one! Ben and I may prefer the 12-piece barnyard animal puzzles. At least they don't take up the kitchen table for days on end!


Anonymous said...

"ages 30 and over"
Did you guys actually complete it? With out loss of vision ? or religion?

I bet you hope you never see another "H" again, ey?

Opefully you'll ave a appy day .

Laura Gallitz said...

We completed it in 2 days. We may have gone to sleep visualizing puzzle pieces. I got a little obsessed - I wanted to prove we could do it. AJ was good and tried really hard, but it was way above her (and possibly our) skill level. She did a 50-piece puzzle all by herself, and a 100-piece with just a few hints from her dad since we've been back from vacation, so she was really looking forward to this big challenge. We didn't cuss too much. We ended up having a lot of fun, spending time together and listening to music. It's such a thrill each time you find a piece that fits.