The Sewing Shed In Progress

In Progress 2

I barely got a start on this yesterday evening before the family was wanting food. How rude! They’re always making demands on my time for silly things like sustenance, it’s quite an annoyance.

This puzzle was new in the wrapper and one of the puzzles I brought over from mom’s house; my daughter and I finally started going through her things this weekend. There are still so many puzzles I have to go through, but I only brought home two brand new Ravensburgers that were sitting right on top of all the boxes. I remember when this one was delivered to her house, she was so excited! She was always doing crafts, sewing, crocheting, knitting, etc. She absolutely adored this image and was looking forward to putting it together.

They moved before she was able to get started on this one, and it ended up packed in a box which is where I found it. So now I’m putting it together in her place. And although it makes me sad that she didn’t get to assemble it for herself, I do smile when I remember that just buying this puzzle brought her joy.Hopefully I have as much fun assembling it as she did buying it.

It’s fitting that I’m working on one of her puzzles now, today would have been my parent’s 54th wedding anniversary; I’ll be thinking of her even more than usual today. Love you mom.

Review: Colored Powder

Colored Powder
Colored Powder – Milton Bradley (Big Ben) – 500 pieces

This image is GORGEOUS! It wasn’t as difficult as I’d feared it would be, and I absolutely loved putting it together.

The Big Ben puzzles that I’ve been finding at my local Tuesday Morning store have been very good quality and a joy to work with. I love the slanted grid cut, and the dry feel of the pieces. The fit is quite good as well, and overall the entire puzzle was wonderful.

I started with the light blue, which wasn’t too hard. But the rest of the puzzle was a bit of a challenge mostly because my husband took the extension cord off of the big light directly above my puzzle table. It took a few days for me to find a replacement and before I did, seeing the colors of whichever puzzle I was working on was a little difficult – and this one especially!

Seeing the difference between the reds, oranges, and pinks was made even more problematic because of the lack of good lighting. The hurricane shutters are still on all of our windows (hubby is out of town for work), so I couldn’t even get any help from the window near my table.

All problems aside, this image is so beautiful that I loved watching it come together as each piece was added. It’s a little challenging, but definitely worth it!


  • Title: Colored Powder
  • Artist: Big Ben Puzzles
  • Brand: Milton Bradley (Big Ben)
  • Piece count: 500 pieces
  • Size: Approx. 18 x 24 in. (46 x 61 cm)
  • Purchased: New


  • Board: Very good
  • Cutting: Very good
  • Image: Excellent
  • Box: Average
  • Fit: Very good
  • Puzzle Dust: Moderate amount
  • Piece cut: Grid cut (slanted)
  • Piece shapes: Very good variety
  • Finish: Slightly shiny finish, lays flat

Overall Rating: Very good, recommended