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The animals went in ….. by jigsaw!

gordon 2Gordon Amery, organist at Gillingham Methodist Church, has recently completed an 18,000 piece jigsaw in aid of church funds.  “I’ve always enjoyed doing jigsaws, especially at Christmas when it’s a real pleasure to do a 1,000 piece jigsaw with the time to complete it.  However, I wasn’t prepared for the surprise when I was given a gift of an 18,000 piece jigsaw entitled ‘At the Watering Hole’.  I didn’t know such big jigsaws even existed!  How did I start?  A big relief was to find that the jigsaw was in four sections, each of 4,500 pieces, since doing a complete 18,000 piece all in one go would have been too daunting.  Each section took about 6 weeks with a break before starting the next section (to stay sane) and the whole project took around 9 months to complete.

The Methodist Church kindly allowed me to use its space to join the four sections together, Gordon 1making a finished jigsaw of 3m x 2m.  Church members came to the ‘unveiling’ (with coffee and cake!) and we raised £33 for church funds.
Gordon says he now has his eye on a 32,000 piece puzzle…watch this space!


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