For Christmas and my birthday I got 4 jigsaws.
I had previously bought 2 from a charity shop – when there were lots after lockdowns ended – and at Christmas was halfway through one of those. After finishing it I decided I had better get some other jobs done and then started the 500 piece one. I discovered that it included a “box easel”.
It is a simple piece of card with a slit and it can be used to support the box so that the picture can be seen clearly when doing the jigsaw. Very clever and useful.
It helped me to get the first of the jigsaws finished.
I then started on the Jane Austen one.
That had a paper picture to work from, not a box lid, so the box easel wasn’t useful.
I have spent almost as much time reading the back of the paper and using it to discover where the characters were and work out which house was which, as I have spent doing the jigsaw.
The houses are roughly geographically correct with respect to the other houses and allowing for the fact that they all have to be on a sheet of paper. The people are not necessarily near the appropriate houses, though.
So? Jigsaws can be addictive and I am really enjoying the Jane Austen one.