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I love this time of year because I really get into doing my puzzles. My diningroom table is covered with a puzzle now & will probably have works in progress all the way to Spring.
I just finished a nice 750 piece one http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00005RZEU?smid=A1FTM9C5SF0WDV&tag=dealtime-toys-20&linkCode=asn and am now working on this one http://www.bitsandpieces.com/^Jigsa...&keyword=12+days+of+christmas&productPrefix=W

I like 750-1000 piece puzzles mostly and really like funny ones like these http://www.bitsandpieces.com/^Jigsaw+Puzzles^By+Theme^Cartoons/01-W1985.html
Love getting new ones to do and was lucky enough to get 4 for Christmas. After Christmas I saw a big box that had 10 puzzles in it at Walmart $13.88) so had to have those and used a gift card to get them. They are all in individual bags, not fancy but the quality & pictures are fine. I try to keep my eyes open for sales or people not wanting theirs anymore, the price of new puzzles is crazy, especially if you have to factor in shipping.
I could go on & on,lol.
Tell me about your love of jigsaw puzzles!
 

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That used to be my favorite part of Christmas Day - my family would sit around doing a puzzle while cooking dinner. That no longer works - siblings have scattered, Dad died, Mom is blind and bed ridden, and my son would rather play on his cell-phone. Somehow it is not the same thing by myself, but my new house has a wonderful sunny window that I intend to set up a puzzle-table by, and just keep one going.
 

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Good for you Edna! I'm sorry things have changed, wished you lived closer, we could hover over a puzzle together.
Please set up a puzzle by that sunny window & relax & smile.:heartsm:
 

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Thanks! I've grown ok with the changes - none are terribly recent. I am planning what I want live to be like in my new house, and with more time on my hands. Puzzles will be a healthy addition. I'm trying to decide whether to use the added room at the back of the house as my bedroom. On the pro-side, it has a fireplace and is panelled, very large, and yet cozy due to the warmth of the wood. On the con-side, it is nowhere near the only bathroom. I think I'm going to put the puzzle table in the front living room, and may use the front bedroom as an office/tv room. That means that I need to decide whether to use the back bedroom as my bedroom and let my son have the panelled room or vice versa. The thinking is a fun game also.
 

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I love doing puzzles :) I am heading out today to see if I can find a new one to do. I have noticed that when DH walks by he always stops to do a few pieces. I like the fact that they are one of those hobbies that keeps your brain active ~ not mindless like watching TV :) :)
 

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Me! Me! I used to be a huge puzzle fan, and then stopped for several years. But late fall, I picked up a cheap one at Walmart, and was instantly hooked again. I absolutely, totally, blew any semblance of a budget buying puzzles. (Hangs head.) But I have great new puzzles, and a few from ebay. I'll have fun for a year! I not doing one right now, but soon, soon. Ah, which one next..... They are so addictive. I can work on them from the time I get up until I go to bed, just stopping, grudgingly, to eat. This is very, very bad for the housework scene, but who cares? Life is short; have fun! I prefer about 1000 pieces, but do some larger, some smaller.

You are right -- the cost of puzzles is preposterous. The one I may do next is a Bits and Pieces puzzle of a tiger in a lotus pond, called "The Lotus Position." Neat picture.
 

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I love jigsaw puzzles! I picked up a 504 piece puzzle at the Dollar Store and put it together New Years Eve/Day. I like the 1000 piece puzzles, but with two cats, I can't leave the puzzle on the table for more than a day unless I am going to be home. As soon as they discover it, pieces disappear. The 504 piece puzzle worked perfectly, and I picked up two more yesterday.
 

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Oh yeah, by the way .... the other day I picked up quite a few of the ones at the Dollar Store [504 piece ones.]

I'd never seen those before [with 504 pieces!] I'd only seen ones like 500, 550 or 1,000 pieced ones. Kind of an odd #, huh? *lol*

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DH and I used to do puzzles pretty often, but with a little one running around we don't do them so much anymore. DS likes to "help" by messing up the pieces. :)
 

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I picked up 4 of the 504 piece ones called Encore. I have one on the table right now with the border plus some already done !
 

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Hi Jen. Yes I do !!
 

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I love to do puzzles! I haven't had one out since we moved last year, though. We've been too busy...hmmm maybe it's time to get one out. :)
 

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I've just started my addiction! I opened a 1000 piece that I had in my gift pile. I've eyed that box for a year now and decided to gift myself. :) I'm hooked. I have adult ADHD and this is just so calming for my brain while still keeping my attention for a decent amount of time. Now the trick is going to be my four cats and the kiddos. I thought it was just us who had a hard time leaving games/puzzles out with pets. Sounds like a cat conspiracy. (Because obviously, we should all be spending our free time paying attention to them.)
 
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