October

Freak Shakes – Cra-Z-Art – 500 pieces

So I started this one in February of this year, and just now finished it in October. I think that this may be, officially, the longest amount of time to complete a 500 piece puzzle for me – EVER. Anyway, another fun set of puzzles from the Cra-Z-Art line, I simply adore having so many smaller puzzles to assemble. 💖

Peanuts – Vista Puzzles – 100 pieces

I think this is the first puzzle I bought this year. It was fun to start and finish it in one sitting, and it was pretty good quality for a kid’s puzzle! 👍

Pentatonix – Unknown Manufacturer – 200 pieces

I adored this puzzle because I adore this group – I’m a Pentaholic! The puzzle wasn’t the best quality ever, but it wasn’t terrible either. Regardless, I enjoyed myself putting it together and that’s all that matters. 😉

Laundry Day by Adrian Chesterman – Vermont Christmas Co. – 100 pieces

I assembled this earlier in the year when I visited my bestie and her sons. My honorary grandson and I worked on this together, we had a great time.

Pretty Kitties by Keith Kimberlin – Cra-Z-Art – 500 pieces

I try not to do a bunch of these smaller shaped puzzles too close together, but it seemed less daunting to do this than a different 500 piece puzzle that would involve more sorting and one whole image. So…..here ya go. Aren’t they adorable?

Rainy Day – Re-marks – 1000 pieces

I was apprehensive to start a 1000 piece puzzle after so long away from puzzling in general, but the collage here made it pretty painless. It’s beautiful, it was fun, and that’s what counts – I enjoyed myself.

SpongeBob Squarepants by Romero Britto – Cardinal – 300 pieces

My puzzle pal Penny sent me this puzzle, cause she knew I’d enjoy it – she was right. Of course! I do enjoy smaller piece count puzzles, and bright colors, and interesting artwork; this one checked all the boxes. It was lovely. And it was my first puzzle with Britto’s artwork. Thank you my friend. 💗

African Afternoon by Gerold Como – Ravensburger – 100 pieces

I truly do love a kids puzzle with exceptional quality. And according to the label on the box we only paid $1.99 for this one. Cheap is one of my favorite prices, especially when the quality is far from cheap. Fun puzzle!

Wool Shop USA by Steve Crisp – Milton Bradley – 300 pieces

A beautiful image, really nice quality with a great hand feel to the pieces – a lovely time was had by all. And by all, I mean me.

Dinosaurs – Puzzlebilities (Hinkler) – 500 pieces

Even though this one was much more difficult than I assumed it would be, it was still very entertaining to put together. I even learned about a few dinosaurs I’d never heard of before.

Vintage Poster – Ravensburger – 1000 pieces

It was a rough day when I put this one together, couldn’t sleep too – so it went together in just over 12 hours. It’s a beautiful collage and was very enjoyable to assemble. That border was a b*tch though!

Frog Pile by Lori Anzalone – Cobble Hill – 500 pieces

Beautiful puzzle that is harder than it looks to put together. It’s a sneaky one! Still, the pieces felt great in my hand and I enjoyed myself very much.

Reconciliation Quilt by Lucinda Ward Honstain – Pomegranate – 300 pieces

A fantastic quality puzzle with an interesting image that was challenging but entertaining to assemble. I wish this one was available in 1000 pieces, it would be great fun!

9 PM by Karla Gerard – Art Puzzle – 1000 pieces

Beautiful artwork by a favorite puzzle artist, she uses such great colors and textures in her art – it makes for quite fun puzzling. I wish it were more like 3 PM in this image though, that dark sky put me to the test!

Giraffe With Bubblegum by Coco de Paris – Cardinal – 300 pieces

Ok quality, funny image. Sorry, I’m just not feeling overly chatty today – or about this puzzle in general.

Imagination by Robert Williams – Mr. Bob Puzzles – 525 pieces

This is the most fun I’ve had puzzling in a very long time, this image was perfect for a jigsaw puzzle, and is not nearly as difficult as it looks. The perfect amount of challenging! Such a great puzzle.

October Stats:

  • Puzzles completed           16
  • Pieces assembled         7225
  • Brands                               13
    • Cra-Z-Art *2
    • Vista Puzzles
    • Unknown Manufacturer
    • Vermont Christmas Co.
    • Re-marks
    • Cardinal *2
    • Ravensburger *2
    • Milton Bradley
    • Puzzlebilities
    • Cobble Hill
    • Pomegranate
    • Art Puzzle
    • Mr. Bob Puzzles