Best to start with the edges

“Life is like a jigsaw puzzle, you have to see the whole picture, then put it together piece by piece…”

Terry McMillan

A jigsaw is a tiling puzzle. The engraver and cartographer John Spilsbury of London, is believed to have produced the first puzzle around 1760. He used a marquetry saw and a wood mounted geographical map. The name jigsaw became associated with the puzzles in the 1880s when fretsaws became the tool of choice for cutting the shapes. Fretsaws are not jigsaws, so the iconic name is a misnomer. During the Great Depression, the puzzles moved to printed cardboard and became more complex and immensely more popular, moving from child’s toy to major adult pastime. Doing jigsaws is one of the activities that may contribute to reducing the risk of Alzheimer’s disease. This is excellent news for my wife. #lovemystaff #letsmakelemonade

1 thought on “Best to start with the edges

  1. Also excellent news for your favourite mother-in-law 😉


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