I hate snow too. Thought it was going to be a lot harder to make. Flowers and snow. Just done it section by section. One lot of flowers first. Then moved on to another lot of flowers. Lot easier doing it that way.
it can differ. You start slow. As you make sense of the pieces. Then you get faster. This took a few days. I only spend an hour or two doing them. Only the second 1,000 piece one I have ever done. Though have about 6 more of that size waiting to be done.