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I bought a couple of puzzles from a charity shop yesterday.  I feel a jigsaw coming on for Xmas.

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Been on the injury list so to speak this last 6 weeks and Ive done three and on my fourth. I'll say something they are keeping me sane as well ans driving me insane (at times). Anyone says what a lovely blue sky to me and I'll go mad.

ps you need a hammer and a stanley knife and you can do any jigsaw.

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15 hours ago, katyjay said:

Further to my post about the 'big un' here is details in case you want to buy one for yourself!

 

 

Bleddy 'ell! $300.....I usually spend around 50p to £1 on my puzzles at second-hand shops :)

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Don't you just love it when folk put jigsaws into charity shops with pieces missing.  Grrrrrrrr......

 

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Bought a random bag of jigsaw pieces from the Charity Shop..so if anyone is missing:

'Buckingham Palace..' left tulip bed and flag.

'Tenby in July'.. stone rampart and road cone.

' Motoring Memories'..rear wheel of a Lotus Climax.

'Ostler of The Red Lion'...water trough,milk maids ankle.

I can solve your frustrations.

PM me LOL!!

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Also..' Barnstaple Bin Day'.. Girl in peter storm and cycle lady's wrist.

'Elipses'..pudding bowl rim( left).

'Battle for Quebec'...bayonet tip and flask.

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Was it just me, or did anyone else see Compo's jigsaw and think 'that's not very P.C'. a shop run by Chinks.

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Kath..my PC radar is a little blunt..I thought the thread was "Rickshaws".. ..so Chinks seemed apt..LOL!

Best Xmas wishes to you n yours xx

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And to you too Ian, in that beautiful green and pleasant land.

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The latest 1,000 piece offering, completed this morning:

 

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My neighbour, a little silver-haired old lady, called me and said, "Please come over here and help me.

I have a killer jigsaw puzzle and I can't figure out how to get started."

I asked her, "What is it supposed to be when it's finished?" The little old lady said, "According to the

picture on the box, it's a rooster." I decided to go over and help her with the puzzle.

She let me in and showed me where she had the puzzle spread all over the table. I studied the pieces for a moment

then looked at the box, then turned to her and said, "First of all, no matter what we do, we're not going to be able to

assemble these pieces into anything resembling a rooster."

I took her hand and said, "Secondly, I want you to relax. Let's have a nice cup of tea, and then," I said with a deep sigh .....

"Let's put all the Corn Flakes back in the box."

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It wasn't a joke with him though. It was deadly serious.

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A friend of mine was killed in a freak accident after tripping over a jigsaw.
The actual cause of death is unconfirmed as police are still piecing together the evidence.
 

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Well, this Xmas I was given a brand new jigsaw puzzle.  Consisting of a thousand pieces, it looked an easy peasy puzzle.  However, with so much red in the picture it soon became difficult to tell the difference between the various shades of colour under artificial light.  It ended up taking me a day and an evening to complete but it is new finished :)

 

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It's that time of year once again.  Here's one I finished last night. My sister gave it to me - after two days of work I could see why!

 

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I'm afraid I only do  jigsaws from an app these days...  I find them quite satisfying, and the smaller ones pass half an hour or so... 

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Why is it that if you even think about buying an anorak, people start buying you train related things?!   Here's an Xmas present that I made earlier:

 

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Last Friday we went for a walk around Bridgnorth and surprisingly the charity shops were open. Our main source of JigSaw suppliers. Chris found a good buy. A Gibson 500piece 'Christmas with Granddad 'theme. Just about my barrow. Looking forward to completing it. I couldn't get a good picture to post but anyone interested, it can be found on the internet. Cost us. £1.50. Well done Compo. It dunt tek you long Miduck.

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The problem I've often found with second hand/charity shop jigsaw puzzles is that there is frequently a piece missing which, obviously, is not found out until the puzzle is almost complete.

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That's one of my pet hates, Jonab. Folks who put toys and games that are incomplette or broken, into charity shops.  Some seem to think that a charity shop is an alternative to the dustbin.

 

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Simple answer. Keep out of charity shops. I detest them, but donate loads for the less fortunate.

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