July

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American Angel by Dona Gelsinger – MasterPieces – 550 pieces

My first puzzle of July! The angel makes me think of Christmas, and the flag is extremely appropriate for the month. It was a bit of a challenge, and unfortunately missing a piece.

 

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Yuletide Puppies by Dominic Davison – Wentworth Wooden Puzzles – 40 pieces

Such cute puppies! I really love the artwork of Dominic Davison, he captures life so well. Beautiful colors in this puzzle, and I enjoyed putting it together.

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Hot Air Balloon Sunset – Milton Bradley – 500 pieces

I don’t usually do hot air balloon puzzles, but this one was available, with pretty colors and the right piece count for me. It was pretty entertaining and lots of fun.

 

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Islands of Life by APAK – Artifact Puzzles – 165 pieces

I bought this puzzle for my mom for Mother’s Day, and we finally got around to putting it together on the 4th of July. It was so much more challenging than I thought, holy cow! 🐮

 

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The Grail of the Summer Stars by Kinuko Y. Craft – Ceaco – 550 pieces

OMG this puzzle is GORGEOUS! The more I assembled, the more I found. It’s very intricate and detailed and although the quality leaves a little to be desired it’s a beautiful image that was fun to put together.

 

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Maple Sugar Time by Mary Ann Vessey – Milton Bradley – 500 pieces

I chose this puzzle for Christmas in July; as usual it’s not one I would normally choose, and as usual it was more fun than I thought it would be. 🙂

 

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Oceanside Retreat by David M – Milton Bradley – 300 pieces

This is a gorgeous puzzle that was quick and very entertaining. 300 piece puzzles are great for an afternoon of “puzzle meditation”.

 

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Merry Christmas to All! – Hallmark – 550 pieces

This one was really tough, those trees at the bottom were pretty difficult, but luckily I called my puzzle posse and she came over to help out. 😉

 

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Yellow by Guido Cecere – Ceaco – 550 pieces

This looks like it might be really difficult, but it wasn’t – and it was a lot of fun! I have the red one as well, and will probably be putting it together soon.

 

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Lots and Lots of Spots by John Donnell – Springbok – 550 pieces

So cute, but such an awful fit! Way too tight, I was even able to stand the puzzle up on it’s bottom edge. I REALLY do not care for that. 😐

 

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Shoes – Lafayette Puzzle Factory – 500 pieces

I’m in love with these small shaped puzzles, they’re so much fun to do! I’ve got 7 more of them to do – cupcakes, butterflies, fish, teacups – I see many more of these babies in my future! 😉

 

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Interconnection by Richard Welker – Ceaco – 550 pieces

The last of the 3 puzzles in a trio by Richard Welker that I’ve assembled and I have to say I loved them all. So great!

 

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Holiday Parade by Patricia Palermo – Briarpatch – 500 pieces

I didn’t want to like this puzzle, but I ended up really enjoying myself. All the pieces were ballerinas but I still had a great time. 🙂

 

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Cats Selfie by Howard Robinson – Wentworth Wooden Puzzles – 40 pieces

I put together the remaining 4 Christmas/winter micro puzzles in one day. They were fun, and making me want to put together another of my 250 piece Wentworths that I’m saving for a depressing day.

 

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

This one isn’t my favorite, I’m just not a cat person. Still, it was fun to put together and I really like the colors and look of the border on this one.

 

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The Village Tree by Steve Crisp – Wentworth Wooden Puzzles – 40 pieces

I like the colors in this puzzle, especially the blue of the sky. The whimsies were the same as another of the winter micro puzzles I’ve done. I guess there’s a limited number of the whimsies available for them, still fun to assemble.

 

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

The last of the holiday micro puzzles. This image isn’t really my cup of tea, but it was nice to assemble. I’m still really looking forward to working another 250 piece Wentworth.

 

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Butterflies II – Lafayette Puzzle Factory – 500 pieces

I am in love with these shaped mini puzzles, they are so much fun to do! I’ve still got six more of them to go – hope the readers like them too!

 

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Yarn Shop by Kim Jacobs – Milton Bradley – 500 pieces

I didn’t enjoy this puzzle much at all, it was much too muted in colors – too much pastel. There was too much going on as well, just wasn’t my pile of pieces. 🤷‍♀️

 

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Three Arches by Arturo Zarraga – Wentworth Wooden Puzzles – 250 pieces

Beautiful puzzle, beautiful whimsies, and I had a beautiful time putting it all together. I love wooden puzzles!

 

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Pattern 1 by Patchwork – Milton Bradley – 300 pieces

These pattern puzzles make me so happy; they are beautiful, fun to assemble, and remind me of the pattern books mom used to get for us to color when I was a child. Sweet, sweet childhood memories!

 

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Bright Red Barn – Milton Bradley – 300 pieces

Interesting enough puzzle, but it was terrible quality. It was only 300 pieces, so I put up with it.

 

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Yellow and Black Labs – Milton Bradley – 300 pieces

This one was cute, but harder than I bargained for. Still, you can’t deny how adorable those faces are!