Glenny’s Garden Shop

Glenny's Garden Shop
Glenny’s Garden Shop by Steve Read – Wentworth – 40 pieces

It’s been so long since I assembled this (more than 10 weeks) that I honestly don’t remember putting it together! The mind is one of the first things to go, or so I hear. 😏

Having put together many, many Wentworth jigsaw puzzles I can tell you that the quality is excellent. If you’re not used to laser-cut wooden puzzles you might be put off by the loose fit, but it’s been my experience that almost all of them are like that, no matter the brand. The feel of the pieces is wonderful in your hands, and the satisfying “plunk” as they fall into place puts a smile on my face.

I’m not sure that this is an image I would choose to assemble if it were larger. Big areas of flowers I find to be difficult, and sometimes more frustrating than pleasant. Otherwise I love the detail and homey feel of Steve Read’s artwork, it’s just beautiful. 💗

Glenny's Garden Shop whimsies

The garden whimsies I’ve seen before; but to be fair Wentworth does have a lot of countryside and garden images, so I don’t fault them for using these on more than a few puzzles.

Mountain Cabin

Mountain Cabin
Mountain Cabin by Dominic Davison – Wentworth – 40 pieces

This is the first Wentworth I’ve had that was missing a piece, though to be fair it is most likely my fault and it’s around here somewhere. There are puzzle boxes everywhere, and there’s even a whole bunch of them sitting in the living room at the moment. It’s entirely possible that a box fell on the floor, or someone was looking at the pieces and they didn’t all find their way back into the box. I’m not worried, it’ll show up eventually.

These micro puzzles are a godsend; grownup images, fantastic wooden pieces, and I am able to start and finish the entire thing in one sitting. Nothing wrong with that at all!

The artwork by Dominic Davison is beautiful, but to be honest I’m not sure it would be as enjoyable as a 1000 piece puzzle – at least not for me. Gorgeous scenic vistas are lovely to look at, but not always as lovely to assemble. Of course it’s just personal preference, and there are most likely a bunch of people who would love this as a larger puzzle.