September 2014 | The Mad Puzzler | A Jigsaw Puzzle Blog

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Under the Sea Day 43

Wow, it's been a while!  I haven't been able to put in much puzzle time lately due to work and preparing for our move in November.  There is so much to do!  I've been focusing on the darker coral areas and the water near the top.

Ravensburger Under the Sea - 5000 pieces
Started 8/10/14
Sort time: 5 hours, 56 minutes
Assembly time: 51 hours, 54 minutes


Ravensburger Under the Sea 5000 piece jigsaw puzzle

Ravensburger Under the Sea 5000 piece jigsaw puzzle close-up 1

Ravensburger Under the Sea 5000 piece jigsaw puzzle close-up 2

Ravensburger Under the Sea 5000 piece jigsaw puzzle close-up 3

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Under the Sea Day 29

It's been a while since my last update!  I haven't had a lot of time to work on this puzzle lately due to work and the holiday weekend.  I haven't gotten too many more pieces put in, but arranged a lot of the assembled sections near where they will go.

Ravensburger Under the Sea - 5000 pieces
Started 8/10/14
Sort time: 5 hours, 56 minutes
Assembly time: 43 hours, 35 minutes


This is the bottom left corner along with some other random assembled areas.


Not much more is done on the right side yet.


There isn't a lot of change to the top left corner.  I might loop back to working on this section again next.

Ravensburger Under the Sea 5000 piece jigsaw puzzle

Friday, September 5, 2014

Don't Mount an Unframed Puzzle Where Cats Can Reach It

The Dots puzzle has been hanging unframed-canvas-style, with the bottom about a foot and a half above the sofa where our cats love to sleep.  Over the summer we've gone to visit the in-laws several times over the weekend.  The only problem seems to be over 3 day weekends.  After July 4th, we came home to one piece torn out and a few others messed up.  At that point it was probably salvageable.  But when we came back after the Labor Day weekend, it looked like this:



Our cats are really well behaved and don't mess with furniture like your average cat, so this has been really surprising.  At first I thought it was out of spite for us being gone for 3 days, but my husband had the thought that since they love to sleep right under where it was, that maybe they were waking up, stretching, and looking for the nearest textured surface to scratch on.  It makes sense since we have one that they haven't messed with that hangs above a bookcase.  I'll still be weary in the future and won't be hanging any unframed ones less than 3 feet above any surfaces.