It might have something to do with the fact I snatched this particular puzzle on last clothes exchange. Either the previous owner lost the two original pieces and substituted them with similar two from a different puzzle, or it ended up in the exchange because the producer inexplicably managed to make the puzzle that way.
I think I'm keeping this puzzle anyway. As a curio, if nothing else. (Actually, it's a very pretty landscape.)
In other news: My mom's dress is no longer in such a hurry. She happened across a good formal dress on sale. She still wants me to make that dress, but there's no deadline now.
Aaand: Spring has arrived. The same old news are usually the best, aren't they?