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Community => The QE2 Story Jigsaws => Topic started by: pete cain on Dec 24, 2019, 12:43 PM

Title: Jigsaw under the Mauretania
Post by: pete cain on Dec 24, 2019, 12:43 PM
I am planning to use some of this Christmas break for my usual jigsaw puzzling, and I am most grateful to June, who gifted me with a brand-new QE2 photo competition prize that I have just set out on the table. This is an interior, and for once, I shall have neither sea nor sky to contend with.  :)

WOW that looks a bit black, good luck Isabelle ;)
Title: Re: Jigsaw under the Mauretania
Post by: June Ingram on Dec 26, 2019, 03:50 PM
Hi Isabelle - Is your refit crew at hand ?  All the best !   :)
Title: Re: Jigsaw under the Mauretania
Post by: Isabelle Prondzynski on Dec 26, 2019, 05:50 PM
Hi Isabelle - Is your refit crew at hand ?  All the best !   :)

I have allowed the refit crew to go first for the low hanging fruit. This at least will fill part of the frame and will also enable them to sort out all the other items that have been jumbled together, so as to identify them and allocate them eventually to their correct places.
Title: Re: Jigsaw under the Mauretania
Post by: pete cain on Dec 26, 2019, 07:54 PM
What to say, (I  couldn't, really (REALLY)couldn't) here with you Isabelle...
Title: Jigsaw under the Mauretania
Post by: Isabelle Prondzynski on Dec 26, 2019, 08:39 PM
I am planning to use some of this Christmas break for my usual jigsaw puzzling, and I am most grateful to June, who gifted me with a brand-new QE2 photo competition prize that I have just set out on the table. This is an interior, and for once, I shall have neither sea nor sky to contend with.  :)

(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/10003/normal_190511_Jigsaw_under_the_Mauretania.jpg)

This is how it started :

Title: Re: Jigsaw under the Mauretania
Post by: pete cain on Dec 27, 2019, 08:04 PM
Go for it Isabelle,
Title: Re: Jigsaw under the Mauretania
Post by: June Ingram on Dec 28, 2019, 03:08 PM
Refit work is progressing well !   :)
Title: Re: Jigsaw under the Mauretania
Post by: Isabelle Prondzynski on Dec 28, 2019, 04:41 PM
When engaged on a refit, I foolishly try not to look at the plans and diagrams, in other words at the original photograph. And so, I have only just discovered that there is quite an acreage of sea in this picture, as the Mauretania is surrounded by green waves...
Title: Re: Jigsaw under the Mauretania
Post by: pete cain on Dec 28, 2019, 05:59 PM
I think I'd be tempted to keep that beauty in one piece when completed, put a glass top on it & use it as a coffee table top/ conversation piece,
Title: Re: Jigsaw under the Mauretania
Post by: June Ingram on Dec 30, 2019, 02:55 PM
I do believe the refit is taking place at The Prondzynski International Shipyard, Prestige Division.   :)
Title: Re: Jigsaw under the Mauretania
Post by: Isabelle Prondzynski on Jan 04, 2020, 04:45 PM
Mauretania herself is making an appearance! First time my shipyard has refitted a historical ship :) !
Title: Re: Jigsaw under the Mauretania
Post by: Isabelle Prondzynski on Jan 13, 2020, 11:09 AM
Just a little bit of progress has been made. I am amused by "my own" reflection in the jigsaw as it takes shape.
Title: Re: Jigsaw under the Mauretania
Post by: Rob Lightbody on Jan 13, 2020, 07:51 PM
Just a little bit of progress has been made. I am amused by "my own" reflection in the jigsaw as it takes shape.

It was a very clever idea for a jigsaw!!

I can't believe it's so long since I put pieces into that Jigsaw. Feels like yesterday.
Title: Re: Jigsaw under the Mauretania
Post by: Isabelle Prondzynski on Jan 15, 2020, 05:46 PM
It's a really tough jigsaw... while the colours can all be clearly distinguished by daylight, it is almost impossible at night time. I am still progressing slowly, but need to speed up a bit, as the table will be needed for other purposes from Saturday :) .
Title: Re: Jigsaw under the Mauretania
Post by: Lynda Bradford on Feb 14, 2020, 08:07 PM
It looks like a really difficult jigsaw.  I am impressed with the progress, Isabelle. 
Title: Re: Jigsaw under the Mauretania
Post by: Isabelle Prondzynski on Feb 14, 2020, 08:11 PM
It looks like a really difficult jigsaw.  I am impressed with the progress, Isabelle.

Apologies, Lynda... I finished it a month ago and have been so busy since then. But it did strike me the other day that I had not yet uploaded the final photos. It was a great jigsaw! Photos coming soon :) .
Title: Re: Jigsaw under the Mauretania
Post by: June Ingram on Feb 18, 2020, 04:33 PM
Very good work on the refit, Isabelle !   :)
Title: Re: Jigsaw under the Mauretania
Post by: Isabelle Prondzynski on Feb 19, 2020, 06:53 AM
Here come the final pictures. It was a race to the finish!

One day after that previous posting, I managed to complete it... except for one piece, which was "lost" (and of course :) had slowed me down hugely). It turned out to have hidden safely under my desk.

I really enjoyed that jigsaw, which brought back happy memories and, as a jigsaw, was challenging enough to keep me well occupied over the extended Christmas period! Thank you, June, for this marvellous prize  ;D .
Title: Re: Jigsaw under the Mauretania
Post by: June Ingram on Feb 19, 2020, 03:36 PM
Great job, Isabelle !  And it does indeed look like a challenging jigsaw.  I am sure the missing piece was in hiding so QE2 (jigsaw) could spend more time at your shipyard !   :)