In Progress

Colorful Destinations by Lewis T. Johnson – Buffalo – 750 pieces

Still in my funk I’m afraid, and haven’t touched my current puzzle in a couple of days. Hopefully today will be the day I get back to it.

The border is completed, and so are the words, and a few of the sections that I picked out on the initial sort; I’m somewhere between a third and a half done. I’d take a picture, but I’m just not feeling up to going into the puzzle room at the moment.

Hope you all have a great week. Happy puzzling!

National Geographic Magazines

National Geographic Magazines – Buffalo – 500 pieces

This was much more entertaining than I’d expected, what a lovely surprise! There was something about this I saw when shopping for puzzles, and honestly it confused me why I wanted it so much. Normally photographic images aren’t my pile of pieces at all, but this one spoke to me on some level and I knew it needed to be here for me to assemble. I was right!

It seems like a broken record for me to tell you what good quality Buffalo puzzles are, but it’s the truth with all the puzzles I’ve been assembling lately. The image reproduction especially on this puzzle was exceptional, and the rest of the quality was wonderful too.

This is the oldest actually dated magazine in the collage, from March of 1921. At 50 cents a copy it seems quite expensive (according to my internet search it would be about $8.00 today). There is a partial cover with a 25 cent price at the bottom, but the date is covered by another magazine and I can’t tell you which year it’s from.

National Geographic is 134 years old, with the first issue published in 1888. It began as a scholarly journal, but became a popular magazine a few years later. It didn’t begin publishing photographs until 1905, but photos are what it’s become known for.

Not only was this bright with easy pieces to pick out, I love what the article is called – Dragons of the Deep. It does look slightly like a dragon at the front, doesn’t it? 🐲

I just like the look of this one, that’s it. It reminds me of one of my favorite books series by Jean M. Auel that begins with Clan of the Cave Bear; there was an exciting mammoth hunt in the first book, and mammoths played a big role in subsequent books as well.


This puzzle was so much more enjoyable than I’d imagined it would be; it was wonderfully entertaining! If it looks like something you’d enjoy it is highly recommended. Great quality, great image – great puzzle.

Country Kitchen

Country Kitchen by Olga – Buffalo (Country Life Series) – 1000 pieces

This beautiful image was perfect for puzzling, and I thoroughly enjoyed myself! Great colors, just enough dark areas so that it wasn’t too easy, and just a lovely picture all around. I’m wishing I had a piece of that apple pie right about now too. 🥧

Excellent quality all around, as has been the usual for Buffalo puzzles that I’ve been working lately. It had a great fit, nice reproduction, very good cut – it was just pleasant to work with in pretty much every way.

All the images through the window were sharp and beautiful. Each had their own assembly challenges, but it was thoroughly engrossing.

This was one of the last sections I put together, it looks as though momma kitty is trying to get her little one out of the cupboard. I’m not really a cat person, but it’s cute.


I truly enjoyed this puzzle, it went together quickly – partly because it was pretty easy to sort; curtains, window, flowers, etc. It wasn’t overly difficult, but was just difficult enough so that it wasn’t boring.

I had a great time with this one, it was only my second image from this artist. I think she’s a cat person, but I won’t hold it against her. 😉

The Writer’s Dogs

The Writer’s Dogs – Buffalo – 750 pieces

Such a great image – it was wonderful to assemble! Of course you know I couldn’t resist the dogs, but the rest of the image was perfect for a great puzzle as well. The typewriter wasn’t as easy as you might think, and the flowers were their very own special challenge. All in all it was a charming puzzle that was challenging but entertaining.

Great Buffalo quality, of course. There were a few bent pieces but otherwise no problems at all. Excellent fit, great reproduction, good cutting, and the usual Buffalo piece shapes.

I love the detail on this painting in the background – clear as a bell!

I mean, how can you resist that face? I’m certain there are plenty of people out there who don’t care for animals, or dogs in particular – but I couldn’t resist that face. The dogs were the most difficult part of the image to assemble, fur can be quite a challenge. But saving them until the end meant I was more motivated to finish and so I kept at it.

Loved this puzzle!

New Month, New Puzzle

National Geographic Magazines – Buffalo – 500 pieces

Happy May everyone! Where in the world has the year gone? I can’t believe it’s May already; this month will be hubby’s and my 34th wedding anniversary – OMG we’re old!

Anyway, this old lady is working on this extremely cool image of National Geographic magazines. Normally photographic puzzles aren’t my thing, but there was something interesting about this one. I can’t put my finger on it, but it spoke to me when I saw it; you know how I am about giving puzzles a good home, just…can’t…resist.

There could be worse vices, puzzles aren’t that bad, so I just embrace it. It keeps this little old lady out of the bars and off the streets at night. 👵❤🧩

Happy May, and happy puzzling my friends!