Farmer’s Market

Farmer’s Market – Ravensburger – 1000 pieces

This poor puzzle was attempted by a family member twice (they hated it), but I thought it was great! Oh well, you can’t fall madly in love with every puzzle you do or try. That would be BORING! Besides, you can’t appreciate the great quality of one brand unless you’d already worked with a lesser quality brand, right? Without the valleys how would you know how awesome the mountaintops are??

I always love having words to put together, and it was easy to pick out the different types of lettering to assemble each sign, and then to find the fruit to go with them.  Not a simple puzzle, but not terribly challenging either.  Looks great assembled, and I enjoyed it very much!

Saturday 12-31-16


I really like this! I still have the top to do, but I like that it’s more like doing a regular puzzle. I sorta have edges! Well, one edge and 3 sides 🙂 The picture stinks, but I couldn’t get a good angle, good lighting, or a good picture – obviously. After my fiasco trying to get a better picture last week, I’ve decided I’ll do my best and that’ll have to be good enough. I’m not looking for awards here!

I think the twinkly experiment is a success, I like having the sides on. It’s not overly difficult, though occasionally it can feel time consuming. But with this section I’m actually enjoying slowing down. I’m working on another puzzle that I hope to be done with tomorrow, and I’m spending more time resting and hanging out with family who are home for the holidays. I seem to need more down time lately, having a rough time sitting or standing or even laying down. I guess I have finally accepted my limitations (this week anyways) and am no longer pushing myself to get 1 more piece, row or color finished.

Tomorrow I hope to have the top 2 rows finished, perhaps more. Once I get that done I plan on starting with the characters. There are quite a few to choose from! The pink flamingos, Scuttle, Sebastian, Flounder, Eric and of course Ariel. There are even a few frogs that wouldn’t take much time at all. Whichever color looks the most fun, or inviting, or even challenging – depending on my mood.


Friday 12-30-16


Progress! Filmstrip is complete except for 2 missing pieces that I obviously didn’t sort correctly.

I had a rough time getting started yesterday, but it seems to be moving along more quickly today. It’s so nice to be actually assembling the puzzle pieces and not just “painting by numbers” like I did on The Jungle Book the second time.

Tomorrow starts my experiment with doing the twinklies at the beginning instead of the very last. I should know soon enough if it’s going to be a yea or a nay, stay tuned to find out! I’m sure no one will be able to sleep tonight, waiting and wondering 😉

Thursday 12-29-16


I wasn’t feeling the best today, very tired and hurting, and it just wasn’t a good day overall. Although I was very happy to be able to spend a little time on the new section. It has begun!

It doesn’t look like much but that’s over 200 pieces put together, which is amazing because I wasn’t able to spend much time at all working on it. I’ve decided to try a different tactic for assembly on this section and we’ll see how it goes. I’m going to try to get the sides done first. I’ll get the filmstrip and dark blue done which will complete the bottom, and then I’m going to try to do the twinklies next instead of waiting until the end. It may work out great, it may suck, but I’m gonna give it a shot.

I watched a youtube video of a group of friends putting together a section of this puzzle, and I was intrigued by the fact that they did the sides immediately instead of waiting till the end. Why not give it a shot? It may be better or it may not, but there’s really only me working on this, I can do whatever I want! *stomp* 😉

I’m so happy to be back working on the puzzle. Well, I’m happy to be working on a section that I haven’t previously completed and then dropped on the floor! Even though I’m not feeling the greatest today I’m still glad to be able to get back into the groove and get going on the second half of the puzzle. Go Team!

I REALLY need to decide what I’m going to do with this giant puzzle! I’m leaning towards donating it to the children’s wing of our local hospital. Of course I’d actually have to find out if it is even something they would want or even have a place for. I’ve got about 3 months before I’m finished, so I’d better get a move on and find out!

Coca Cola

Coca Cola – Aquarius – 1000 pieces

Another gift, this one from my mom. Thanks mom!!

This was an easy to medium assembly, and fun to look at older ads from Coke. My dad has been a Coca Cola man all his life so there’s always been Coke in the house. It sorta reminded me of my childhood.

Aquarius is a puzzle company I hadn’t heard of or assembled before.  Pretty good quality if you ask me. Sturdy pieces, excellent image quality, really nice fit. Aquarius has some cool puzzles to choose from, I may be ordering more once I get this 40,000 piece monkey off my back. 🙂