What I’m Puzzling…


I’m starting this puzzle today; it has bright colors, with a simple but adorable image. It’s a 500 piece TCG puzzle called Doggie Heaven – and regular readers know how much I love the puppies. Hopefully it’ll be as fun as it looks.

I’m still working on the 2000 piece puzzle, but it’s going very slowly. I can only work on the assembly while sitting on the floor, and unfortunately I’ve strained the muscles in my neck and working on the floor isn’t possible at the moment. I’m not giving up on it though, and even though it may be a week or two until I’m able to really get back into it, I am absolutely planning on finishing it!

My third puzzle in progress is the Mystery Box puzzle, and mom and I made more significant progress yesterday; attaching several large chunks to piece together the roof, balcony, and top part of a smaller building. It’s very exciting every time we get a large section together!

That’s what I’m doing these days – 3 puzzles in progress. I’m thinking I might need a 12 step program for puzzle addiction, but I’d probably just try to rearrange the steps into the “proper” order so they’d fit together in a more pleasing manner.

The Old Candy Shop

The Old Candy Shop
The Old Candy Shop by Steve Crisp – White Mountain – 300 pieces

This puzzle is a great example of why you need to see the puzzle box close up and the puzzle assembled. I’ve seen this image many times before and thought only “Eh, it’s okay I guess” , but it was much more detailed and fun to assemble than I’d imagined. What an excellent puzzle!

This is one of the lot of puzzles I got from my Facebook Marketplace purchase and I wasn’t overly excited about assembling it – and boy was I wrong. It’s so interesting to me how I still cannot tell what puzzles I’ll enjoy and what puzzles I won’t. I’ve assembled a LOT of puzzles, I work on them every single day if I’m able, but still they constantly surprise me!

The quality was very good, this was the first 300 piece White Mountain that I’ve done. You can see in the above picture that the piece shape isn’t obvious and it almost looks like a picture. The fit was wonderful and the large pieces were very easy to work with. They had the typical WM shapes and thickness. The image reproduction is absolutely gorgeous….

The detail is amazing, and look how wonderfully grandma’s face is captured; it’s a gorgeous image, and was thoroughly entertaining to assemble! I haven’t done many Steve Read puzzles, but I’ll definitely be on the lookout for more of his work. I absolutely adored this one!