Picker’s Haul

Picker’s Haul by Aimee Stewart – Buffalo – 2000 pieces

This was my first 2000 piece in over a year and a half – and of course it had to be one of Aimee’s images. It’s darker than her usual images, but still had enough brightness, color, and detail. It’s beautiful, and I’m certainly proud of myself for getting it done. 💪

Buffalo puzzles are great quality, and this one was no different. Excellent reproduction, great fit and variety of piece shapes – just an overall wonderful puzzle. I’m warming up to their brand in the higher piece counts, though sometimes the sameness of the piece shapes annoys me for some reason I can’t quite put into words. Just my “interesting” brain at work I guess.

This is the shelf at the top of the image, it’s amazing that you can read the titles on the spines and covers of the books. Gorgeous reproduction!

Love this box of games, the detail is amazing and the bright blue color is lovely as well. This was one of the first sections that I put together.

There’s something about this little stagecoach, the look of it is beautiful. It was more difficult to find the pieces than many of the other sections, but the end result is worth it.

This puzzle was so enjoyable that I had a hard time walking away from it, and it went together pretty quickly as far as these things go. It was a Goldilocks assembly – not too easy, not too hard – just right! 💜

I haven’t been puzzling for very long this year, but for the couple of months that I’ve been back at the puzzle table it’s been a great time being on the blog with you all again. Thanks for hanging out with me every day, I don’t take it for granted.

It’s New Year’s Eve, if you’re going out please take care of yourselves and be safe. See you in 2022! 🎉🥳🎉

Dogs – Who’s A Good Boy!

Dog’s – Who’s A Good Boy! – MicroPuzzles – 150 pieces

This one was MUCH more challenging that I thought it would be. All that brown/tan fur on the paler teal background made for a difficult assembly. Most of the problem was that I don’t have adequate puzzle lighting in the powder room. 💡

Oh well, if they take a bit longer in there, it’s ok with me. With these small puzzles in the master bathroom it means I always have two puzzles going. Pardon the unintended pun. Pretty soon I’ll have to post two puzzles a day if I don’t slow down!

To be honest, I had to take this one out of the bathroom for a little bit and work on it in the puzzle room in the wee hours of the morning when I couldn’t sleep. The colors really were difficult to see where the puzzle was being assembled – I needed good light to get a more of a head start on the image. Once a little more of it was together it was easier to work on.

The fit of this puzzle was also a bit looser than the previous four we’ve worked on. It made things a bit more difficult until we had more of the interior assembled. But this doesn’t seem to be a universal problem with this brand, it was most likely just near the end of the run when the die was more dull.

This is the first dog puzzle I’ve assembled since we lost our good, good boy. It was very sweet, and very cute – just like most dogs are, and like our Buddy was.

We miss him. 💗🐶