November

2037 Calories – MicroPuzzles – 150 pieces

My first puzzle from this brand, and it was pretty good. Very small pieces and only ballerinas (2 prong/2 hole), but overall good quality. The bathroom puzzles are back!

Seaside Sunshine by Nancy Wernersbach – Ravensburger – 500 pieces

A beautiful quality Ravensburger to start the month, a lovely image with just the right amount of busyness. This one’s been in the to-do pile for years, now I’m trying to figure out why. It was great fun!

A Christmas Story Leg Lamp – USAopoly – 500 pieces

This puzzle was great fun and went together pretty quickly. I started it while helping to make dinner, and it was finished before I went to bed. As I type this it is getting it’s second coat of glue, and it’ll be ready soon to be hung as a holiday decoration!

Helix Nebula – Wentworth (Mini Mindful) – 40 pieces

Did this one up quickly once I realized tomorrow was National Jigsaw Day in the UK, I wanted to post a puzzle from England in honor of our fantastic hobby and celebrating a fun day for those of us who love jigsaw puzzles!

Beauty Lips – Piatnik – 1000 pieces

Fantastically fun image that was so hard to walk away from, I finished it almost too quickly. I’m a little sad that it’s already over. Great quality, excellent image – loved it! Oh no….now I have to start working on Christmas puzzles. 😭

Jamie the Polar Bear – Perry the Penguin – Stevie the Hedgehog by John Francis – Wentworth – 15 pieces each

Great little children’s puzzles, two of which will be gifted to families of friends with smaller children. They’re fantastic quality, have adorable images, and were fun to assemble – even at only 15 pieces each. Highly recommended!

Gingerbread Jumpers by Cobble Hill Puzzles – Wentworth – 40 pieces

Great little puzzle that was a lovely break from the difficult puzzle I’ve got on the board. Perfect for the first day of Hanukkah too! Micro puzzles from Wentworth are lovely. 💛

Checking It Twice by Terry Good – Sprouts Sprouting by Assaf Frank – Driving Home for Christmas by John Francis – Wentworth – assorted piece counts

These were all done the same day when I was taking a break from an extremely time-consuming 1000 piece puzzle that’s on my board. They were all perfect for getting my brain away from the frustration and tedium of the bigger puzzle, and their excellent quality and images made this little old lady very happy. 👵

Tinsel Town by Richard Macneil – Wentworth – 40 pieces

Now we’ve come to the last of the micro puzzles from Wentworth. This is an older one purchased a couple of years ago, I’m glad it’s finally assembled. It’s a lovely scene from Richard Macneil. Peaceful.

Stained Glass Tree by Jen Cameron – MicroPuzzles – 150 pieces

This little puzzle is so beautiful, I don’t want to take it apart! Wouldn’t it be adorable in a 4×6 frame sitting on a table? I think that’s what’s going to happen with it. Unfortunately I seem to be falling in love with these puzzles.

Life Rules by Louise Carey – Andrews + Blaine – 1000 pieces

Excellent thrift store puzzle that was sent to me by my puzzle pal. It was very difficult/tedious, but that’s exactly what I needed at the time. Pretty good quality too. I had to shrink the picture quite a bit to fit it in here!

Christmas Cookies by Allied Products – Majestic Puzzles (Springbok) – 500 pieces

I wasn’t planning on liking this one as much as I did; isn’t it nice when you’re surprised at how entertaining a puzzle will be? Great puzzle sent to me by one of my puzzling friends. Merry Cookie-mas!

Brian’s Worst Nightmare – MicroPuzzles – 150 pieces

A wonderful little cartoon bathroom puzzles that went together really quickly! Hubby had more fun putting it together than he’d probably like to admit – he did so much of it that I was a little sad I didn’t get to do more. An excellent puzzle.

A Christmas Story – Ceaco – 300 pieces

Adorable image that always makes me think of my kids and how much they all love this movie. My daughter gifted me this puzzle a couple of years ago and it took a while for me to get to it, but I finally got it done. Not bad quality either; which is hard for me to say about Ceaco, because I’m still miffed at them about the advent calendar from 2019. (Stacey can hold a grudge!)

Elf – Ceaco – 300 pieces

Very cute puzzle, and another movie that the whole family loves – there are very few of those these days! Pretty good quality too.

Christmas Town by Joseph Holodook – Cra-Z-Art – 500 pieces

My second to last holiday puzzle for the season! Great quality puzzles, and even though they’re not the images I normally care they were still fun to put together. They’re all so detailed and beautiful.

Puzzle Pow! – MicroPuzzles – 150 pieces

What an awesome little puzzle, I loved the bright colors and all the words to put together. I purposely took my time with this one – I wanted to really enjoy the assembly. And I most definitely did.

Joyeux Noël by Hello Angel – Wentworth – 206 pieces

This was much more difficult than I thought it would be, but I loved it anyway. And what a beautiful image too – it’s going to be my post for Christmas Eve. So lovely!

Lake Moraine by Lillia – Buffalo Games – 300 pieces

A beautiful image: I don’t normally enjoy landscape puzzles, but the colors in this one were just too pretty to pass by. The assembly was just the right amount of challenging, and it’s gorgeous.

Winter City by Karla Gerard – PuzzleTwist – 500 pieces

I can’t show you the finished puzzle, because it would give away the answer. No spoilers here! I had a great time with this puzzle by one of my favorite puzzle artists.

Saturday Morning Cartoons by Charlie Girard – White Mountain – 1000 pieces

Fun cartoon collage that brought back many memories! It was fun to assemble, but the fit was quite loose for a White Mountain puzzle; that was a bit of a surprise. Otherwise, I enjoyed putting it together.

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

Although adorable this one was much harder than I thought it would be! I suppose that’s because where it was assembled I don’t have the best lighting system in place. Still, such a cute puzzle!

Party Balloons by Suzan Linda – Cobble Hill – 500 pieces

Such a beautiful image for a jigsaw puzzle! I absolutely fell in love with it the first time I saw it, and I wasn’t wrong – it made for a wonderful assembly. If only it were available in a larger piece count.


November Stats:

  • Puzzles completed        27
  • Pieces assembled      8109
  • Brands                              13
    • MicroPuzzles *5
    • Ravensburger
    • USAopoly
    • Wentworth *10
    • Piatnik
    • Andrews + Blaine
    • Majestic Puzzles
    • Ceaco *2
    • Cra-Z-Art
    • Buffalo Games
    • PuzzleTwist
    • White Mountain
    • Cobble Hill