Each Christmas, we get a family jigsaw puzzle. The same thing happens every year. The Professor's job is to open the box, rip open the inner plastic bag, dump out the contents onto the card table and turn over all the pieces so that they are right-side up. He then has the honour of forming the frame, or "doing the edges". I guess it's because he's the oldest that he gets this distinction. He has his own way of organizing pieces into colours and gets quite a little system going. That's when the rest of the family like to poke around and try and find a proper fit. Since there are only two of us this year, I've already lost interest ....after day two. I just can't sit there and spend a day at it, I have too many other distractions.
The Ravensburger Canadian Artists Collection is my favourite brand of puzzle. You have to have 1000 pieces to make it any challenge at all. The best place to find them is Mastermind. They may be a bit pricier, but the quality is good and I rationalize the expense by passing them on to someone else when the deed is done.
A La Fenetre Des Magazines
Description: artist proof 115/480
Price: $475 Cdn.
Some day it would be nice to own an original.