Vortex Spiral Tunnel

Vortex Spiral Tunnel – Wentworth (Mini Mindful) – 40 pieces

This little beauty was MUCH harder than it looks, at least it was for me. Once half of it was finished I realized I had to start all over; both the repetitive tessellating pieces and the image gave me a run for my money! It’s beautiful though, and conquering it gave me a great sense of accomplishment.

The Mini Mindful puzzles from Wentworth have been very enjoyable to assemble. The interesting cut of the pieces and the great images make for an almost meditative experience. They truly do make you slow down and be more mindful of what you’re doing and in the moment. Loved it! 🧡

When I was done I disassembled it and put it in the powder room for hubby to do; he saw the pieces and loved that they were geometric. When he brought it to me once it was finished he said he would have preferred either the same image with regular pieces, or the geometric pieces with an easier image.

Apparently the two of them together put him to the test as well. 😇

National Jigsaw Day in the UK! Helix Nebula

Helix Nebula – Wentworth (Mini Mindful Puzzles) – 40 pieces

I was planning on posting episode three of Pretty Kitties today, but suddenly remembered (yesterday) that National Jigsaw Day in the UK was in November. A quick check showed me that it was tomorrow (today), and I needed to get myself a different post set up for one of the few days that celebrate us Divine Discerning Dissectologists. 🧩

Luckily there was a big delivery of puzzles from across the pond just last week, so there were plenty of English puzzles to choose from. Helix Nebula was the one I chose, it’s from Wentworth’s new Mini Mindful collection – to calm your mind, piece by piece. They’re designed to be a little more difficult, and supposedly to take 20-30 minutes to assemble. I wasn’t keeping track, so I couldn’t tell you how long this one took me. But I could tell you that it was lots of fun, and even my husband is very excited to do this one himself. He saw the geometric pieces and said “How cool is that?! That’s my kind of puzzle!”

It’s a beautiful image, made into a beautiful puzzle that keeps you on your toes, even with the small piece count. The repetitive tessellating pieces seem difficult at first, but once your brain makes the switch to seeing how they fit together, your puzzle brain kicks in and you can see how it’s supposed to work. And I loved it!

National Jigsaw Day was founded by Wentworth in 2015, and each year I try to post one of their puzzles on this day to celebrate our honored hobby. Just because we’re not in the UK doesn’t mean we can’t celebrate the day by working on a fabulous puzzle: small, large, cardboard, wooden, plastic, old favorites or new friends- it doesn’t matter. Spread the puzzle love today my PADS Posse!

How will you be celebrating today? It should come as no surprise to anyone that I’ll be working on a puzzle. What’s on your puzzle board?

Happy Jigsaw Day!