Winter’s Warmth

Winter’s Warmth by Czes Pachela – Wentworth Wooden Puzzles – 40 pieces

This image definitely isn’t one I would choose in a larger piece count, but with only 40 pieces I’m willing to try just about anything. I’ve looked at a few of this artist’s other puzzles, and they’re very different than this one – and I liked every one!

Unfortunately this puzzle’s whimsies were another repeat, but it didn’t make the assembly any less entertaining. With so many trees and so much snow it wasn’t the easiest of puzzles, but was I completely absorbed by it.


With this puzzle, Christmas in July is officially finished! Woo hoo! Christmas puzzles aren’t my thing, but I know a lot of people enjoy them very much so I try not to be too derogatory about them. If I’ve offended anyone with my attempts at humor about Christmas puzzles, I beg your forgiveness.

See you tomorrow in August, when I’m back to assembling whatever puzzles I feel like, for whatever dumb reason I choose to apply. 😁

Megatab, Mintaka and the Snowman

Megatab, Mintaka and the Snowman by Ivory Cats – Wentworth Wooden Puzzles – 40 pieces

I like the colors in this image, but again with the cats? I shouldn’t really complain since I’m the one who bought the puzzles, but here I am complaining anyway. I just wish there were more dog puzzles to choose from – either that or I’m just cranky and annoyed today. There’s a good chance that the cranky thing is the reason.

I like the cat whimsies in this puzzle, which sounds really stupid after I just said I’m sick of the cat puzzles, I know. I don’t mind the whimsy cats, I guess I’m just not one for the actual image of them. Sounds ridiculous, I know – but that’s how my weird mind works, and I’m not apologizing for it.


This micro puzzle was more difficult to assemble than I bargained for, but it was still fun and engrossing. That’s all puzzlers really want, to be able to be completely absorbed in the assembly – well, that’s what I’m always looking for anyway. It’s almost meditative, whether there are 40 pieces or 4000 I enjoy being wrapped up in which piece comes next and what shape goes where.

Christmas in July is almost over, one more day and one more micro winter puzzle to go!