Monday, September 21, 2009

I'm Puzzled

I have a painful issue with my foot right now, so while it heals, I'm spending less time on my feet and more time looking for things to entertain myself. I love puzzles of all sorts, as I've said before. One of my favorite types are jigsaw puzzles. I don't get to do them very often, though, because I just don't have a place to leave one set up for a few days until it's done. For that reason, I really enjoy online jigsaw puzzles. They're almost as much fun as the real thing without taking up space on my dining room table.

I found a great puzzle website today called Jigsaw Planet. There are some fun puzzles to do, or, better yet, you can create your own puzzles with your very own photos! You can make them simple or difficult and share them on your blog, or email them to your friends. Take a look at these.






If the puzzles above are taking too long to load, or you want to try them in full screen, click the box in the upper right corner of each puzzle box.

When you're through with these, go make some with your own photos. Have fun!

11 comments:

5thsister said...

So, what's up with the foot? Bunions? Heel spurs? Hopefully you're on the mend really soon. In the meantime, enjoy those puzzles! I can't remember the last time I had the time to play. We used to really enjoy them, as a family, when the kids were younger and now it seems that we are always on the run with responsiblities and obligations to uphold. Fiddlesticks! I'm thinking a good old fashioned puzzle might be just the thing to reinvigorate the Sister household. I may have to carve out some time to do just that! Take care, dear friend.

Kathy said...

My daughter loves puzzles but gets a bit bored after a while. They end up on the table forever because she never wants to put away an unfinished puzzle, it's like admitting defeat! This may be the answer!

Lissaloo said...

I hope you're back on your feet soon :) The puzzles are great I am going to check them out :)

Deidra said...

I'm a puzzle lover, so thanks for this. I hope you're feeling better soon.

thamesarino said...

yikes! I got sucked in immediately! I love puzzles.. but don't do them often for the same reason... no place... oh and little people bent on destruction! : )
I have seen those puzzle mats that you can roll up and put them away when you arent using them... have you ever seen them?
oh and are those your cookies? because they look really tasty!! : )

thamesarino said...

ok the second one was WAY HARD!! I think it was harder not knowing what the picture was... it took me 22 minutes.. I love the timer!! : )
When my husband came down this morning his response was...OH NO! what have you found now?
: ) thanks for a fun little break this morning!! : )

Chicago Mom said...

We love puzzles too, but never do them enough. One time when my 5 year old daughter was sick, my husband went to the store for medicine and came back with a Cinderella puzzle for her. However he didn't look at the box closely enough - it was 500 pieces for adults! LOL Needless to say, it was spread out on the dining room table for days and we all worked on it together.

Purple Flowers said...

I love me a good puzzle, and I am obsessed w/finishing the finished product. It's good to know they're online too.

Lissaloo said...

Thanks for the link for the packaging, I am headed to check it out, I hope your foot is feeling better today :)

Lissaloo said...

What a neat site! I love it thank you so much! Now to decide which ones, too many choices :)

Amy said...

I'm sorry to hear about your foot. I hope it heals quickly & feels better soon. Puzzles are great when you're laid up. What a fantastic site! Thank you! I had no idea there were on-line puzzle sites.
I love jigsaw puzzles. As a kid, I used to do them over and over and when I finally got tired of a particular one, my mom and I would glue it with jigsaw puzzle glue and then she would frame it for me! I remember I had a 1500 piece Haunted House that took a long time but was a thing of beauty when completed. I kept that one together and glued it right away!

Have you ever done a 3-dimensional puzzle? I haven't but want to. There is a good site for fantastic puzzles such as the Taj Mahal!

Are you reading any good books? It's a good way to pass the time too!