I love jigsaw puzzles. Almost always have one going on the dining room table. Love to have just the right puzzle for a particular season and / or holiday. Managed to find one last fall for Valentine’s Day – that was great fun to be working on just in the February timeframe. Have never yet found one for St. Patrick’s Day – think I’ll google to make that happen for 2010.
After the Valentine’s puzzle, full of pink, I was ready to do a puzzle I’d been holding off doing until spring. It’s a panorific puzzle, and I’d done several before. It’s 34″ long and 12″ high – or 15 rows high. My first one, several years ago, was of the Himalayas – included almost the entire range – with one tiny human summiting Everest – a gift. Then I found one on my own – New York’s skyline. These are super fun, very challenging puzzles, with lots of variation / shadings / color changes.
Machu Picchu was another gift, from a friend who knows my love for sacred spiritual places. An aerial view of the legendary ancient mountain top settlement in the Andes – full of bright spring greens and deep greens shading off into a brilliant cloudy sky. Plus the stone walls and pathways built so long ago. It took nearly 3 weeks! The most challenging one yet – but it did not send me off into despair. It always felt do-able – just required persistence.
And it looks great, laying on the table, all finished. I think it’ll be there for a while!