This one was quite a challenge. The pieces are rather small, so I’m glad there were none missing to patch in. But there was one piece with its “arm” torn off, which I glued back on with a small wedge of paper on the back. It overlaps a bit, I wasn’t able to trim close enough but if you put the surrounding pieces on after, can’t even see it. This repaired piece even held together when I crumpled the puzzle up to disassemble.
Just before that it had another mishap, though. The first was when it all slid off the table halfway through assembly. (Note to self: my earlier rant was probably unfair. When I retrieved this puzzle from the floor, in spite of it being swept a day earlier, the pieces were now full of tiny bits of debris. What do you bet that other lady’s puzzle had landed on her floor).
The second upset was the day after I completed it. Had the puzzle out on the table to admire looking at one more day- not because I’m crazy about the picture, but because I felt so satisfied to have it done, after starting over again in the middle! There was a glass of water on the table next to it and I thought: I better move that from the edge in case it gets knocked over- and then reaching to pick it up, knocked it over myself! Immediately toweled up the water of course, and wiped off the pieces- only a few got wet and I put them outside in the sun to dry. Some the layers separated and I glued them back together. They fit back together snugly now- no longer loose. Safe after disaster.
My final thoughts on finishing this one: so much blue! the montage of photos includes, from top to bottom, left to right: balls of yarn, a flower, feathers, rolled-up demin fabric, lockers, a jumble of plastic bottles, sky with clouds over a mountain range, ends of chalk sticks, beads of water on a blue surface, clouds with rays of sun through it, buttons, crew rowing on dark water, a swirl of paint, a wave, and a ball pit. I can’t decide what part was the hardest to do- I kept thinking this part is hard, and then I’d move onto the next section and it was just as tricky! I think the buttons, water drops, plastic bottles and ball pit were the most difficult. I really enjoy the look of the paint swirl and the feathers.
Assembly- very long!