Wednesday, June 22, 2011

What do you call the shapes of jigsaw pieces??

As I’ve handles puzzle pieces over the years, I've often wondered what to call the shapes. Sometimes I've needed to describe a puzzle piece to a puzzle helper, and a suitable term just doesn't seem to exist. Anne Williams discusses this very subject in her book, The Jigsaw Puzzle. She mentions the “running man” shape and the “turtle” shape. She states although there are several terms used there is no one list of terms agreed upon by everyone.
What do you call the various jigsaw piece shapes? - leave me a comment. Or come back later if you think of one.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

More new jigsaws

Fabulous new jigsaws just arrived.

Postcard from Paris. 1000 pieces.

Sunset in the Maldives 1000 pieces
Check out the website under Newly Received for more great jigsaws.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Give a jigsaw as a gift - with a difference!

We all enjoy giving a jigsaw as a gift, but here is an idea for a jigsaw gift that is a bit different - do the puzzle yourself, and send chunks of completed puzzle to the birthday person over a number of days - makes for an air of mystery! Click here to read about it.