A Winter Project
A Christmas or two ago one of the kids gave me this 1500-piece jigsaw puzzle. This Christmas I hauled it out onto a card table (well, it didn't fit on a card table, took a piece of plywood instead) and after a month of pleasant evenings it is now hanging on the wall.
For entertainment value per dollar, you can't beat a jigsaw puzzle. I figure I spent about 40 hours on it, it probably cost about $5, so I've been enjoying myself at the rate of roughly 12 cents per hour.
The picture is by Pieter Bruegel (1528-69) and is called "Spreekwoorden," which is Dutch for "Proverbs." Inside the box was a legend, indicating all 118 proverbs illustrated in this busy scene. Click the pictures to see the details.
|<-- 118 proverbs
with keys to the pictures -->
|<-- Ms. Helen assisted
throughout the project
The finished puzzle -->
From Table to Wall
<-- put puzzle on floor, next to a larger piece of plywood
Fold the second piece on top of the puzzle -->
|<-- turn both over, so
puzzle is now back-side-up
Run a bead of Elmer's down every row -->
|<-- glue to stiff
board, like pegboard, weight while drying
Miter some moulding for a frame -->