Birds – Part 5

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Birds – Lafayette Puzzle Factory (Cra-Z-Art) – 100/500 pieces

The final part of the series of Bird puzzles from Lafayette Puzzle Factory/Cra-Z-Art – they’re fun to assemble and pretty to look at! I enjoy these small shaped puzzles so very much, I hope you’ve enjoyed looking at them too. 🙂

There are still four more new sets that I haven’t done yet, but for right now I can’t find them, because while I was sleeping one day my husband decided that he was going to give me a larger set of shelves in the puzzle room. He took all my puzzles, piles of puzzles, and everything else and put them all together in an order he thought was best.

I know he was trying to be kind and thoughtful, and while I do appreciate the sentiment …… I would very much like to hurt him. A lot. Honest and truly. A LOT. He’s extremely lucky that I love him. So very lucky. 😡

Anyway, back to the birdies!

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Chickadee

Chastity the Chickadee. For some reason that name makes me laugh. 🙂

The picture of all three birds shows the large difference in size between some of these puzzles – there are much fewer pieces to this small puzzle than in the next one. I find it refreshing that they’re not all the same size or piece count. At least it isn’t boring to put them together.

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Blue Jay

This beautiful bird seems more feminine to me, so I have named her Bernadette the Blue Jay. Bernie for short. The color is so striking, I wish more of the bird’s back was shown so that there was more of that gorgeous blue for us to see! The slightly orange color on the breast is quite pretty in it’s own right, this bird is one of my favorites.

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Common Yellowthroat

What a sad name – Common Yellowthroat. If someone called me a “common Stacey” they would NOT have a good day. I’m just sayin’. Since the species says she’s common, I have given her a fabulous name – Countessa the (not so) Common Yellowthroat.

I had a really good time assembling these puzzles, and I had to stop myself from giving them all backstories even though I said they didn’t have enough personality to inspire me. Once I gave them names the whole backstory just popped into my head, I made up the personalities I wanted them to have. Perhaps I should stop puzzling and try my hand at writing the great American novel.

Or, perhaps, I should stick to my beloved puzzles and just let myself be silly and crazy once in a while with these smaller shaped puzzle sets. That’s probably for the best. 😉

Birds – Part 4

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Birds – Lafayette Puzzle Factory (Cra-Z-Art) – 100/500 pieces

This is the brightest, prettiest group of birds so far – the colors are beautiful! If there was one thing I didn’t like about this set of puzzles it would be that they all seem a bit duller than they should. That’s only my opinion, of course. But there’s something less bright and cheerful about this set to me. Perhaps it’s all in my head, that could very well be. We all know it’s a rough neighborhood to live, my head. Yikes.

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Red Cardinal

Meet Ralph the Red Cardinal. He looks like a fun guy. When I was putting this bird together the color of the tail threw me off, it seemed much too dull to be part of this smaller puzzle. I assembled all of these puzzles without the aid of the box images, so at first I wondered if it was a branch that the bird was sitting on. The color seemed so deep and different from the body of the bird. Of course, once you follow the shapes and put everything together you see where it all fits.

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American Goldfinch

This is Aunt Gertie the American Goldfinch. She looks like the nice, fun aunt who lets you get away with stuff your parents would never allow. I like Aunt Gertie.

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Tree Swallow

This bird looks a little cranky to me, I’m not sure why. It looks like if I needed something I’d better think twice before asking this guy for help. His name is Tremaine. He will give you everything he has and will always help, but you’d better be sure you know what’s going on before you involve him. 😉

These birds with the duller back-ends and undersides took a little longer to put together than I thought they would. If you’re not using a picture to help guide your assembly sometimes where pieces should go and how they fit together isn’t readily apparent at first. At least that’s how it was for me. You look at them and think that it should be a quick assembly, that wasn’t always the case for me.

Whether they went quickly or a little more slowly, they were all still enjoyable and entertaining – and that’s the whole point of this wonderful hobby we call jigsaw puzzling. 🧩