When she went back to school, all that was left was a bunch of mostly black pieces which make up the trees along the bottom and the bases of the bridge. Talk about hard! I've plunked in a piece here or there but on Sunday I got the bug to finish it up. I sat down and sorted all the blackish pieces into groups - no knobs, 1 knob, 2 opposite knobs, 2 side by side knobs, 3 knobs and 4 knobs and put each group in one of these boxes. It was the only way to finish this off.
If you enjoy puzzles you will LOVE these boxes! I bought a set for my Mother-In-Law for Christmas a few years ago and treated myself to one too. When we start a puzzle my daughter & I make a plan for sorting the pieces into separate boxes. On a normal sized puzzle you can get all the pieces face up but on this one we had a few boxes that were 3-4 pieces deep! We had an orange box, a yellow box, a blue box, a black box, a skyline box, a water box and a box with the bridge lights. When we emptied a box we would resort a full box - I had 3 shades of yellow in 3 boxes while working on the sun.
So I've been doing some rearranging and a much needed tidy up in my quilting room in between bouts of puzzle mania. Now I have all day to sew and see if I can wrap up a few more of my January goals.