The Summer Thatchers

Summer Thatchers
The Summer Thatchers by Steve Crisp – Wentworth – 40 pieces

The Summer Thatchers is an unbelievably beautiful image that was perfect for a 40 piece micro puzzle. There was no enhancing of the photo needed, it’s truly that bright and gorgeous.  I’m certain it would be quite difficult as a larger piece count, but my goodness it would be lovely!

If it’s been a while since assembling a wooden puzzle I seem to forget how much I enjoy the tactile experience; the thickness of the pieces, the feel of the image adhered to the wood, the way the pieces fall into place. There’s nothing like it!

Summer Thatchers 1

Pretty whimsies, especially the flowers, and the surrounding pieces make for an easier assembly – they’re oddly shaped and easy to find. You couldn’t make whimsies like this out of cardboard, the edges would bend and break way too easily.

Wentworth’s micro puzzles are a joy to assemble, and they allow me to work many images that I wouldn’t otherwise in a larger piece count. Starry Night definitely wouldn’t have been assembled other than in this format, that’s for sure. There are still quite a few I have here to assemble, including several winter/Christmas themed images – look for them when the holiday season is upon us, it’ll be here sooner than you think!

Whitby Harbour, North Yorkshire

Whitby Harbour, North Yorkshire by Richard Harpum – Wentworth – 40 pieces

My youngest son picked out this puzzle for me to assemble, he seems very happy when I let him help me decide what to do next. I told him I needed a small piece count to do after assembling a 2000 piece puzzle, so he choose this one for me. It isn’t something I would normally choose to puzzle, but at 40 pieces I can tolerate pretty much any puzzle.

It’s an interesting image; it looks like a photograph, but it’s actually artwork. I enjoyed putting it together – but to be honest I constantly enjoy Wentworth puzzles no matter the image. Working with wooden puzzles is always a pleasure; it’s a tactile, visual, and even auditory experience that I absolutely love. I adore the whimsy pieces as well, looking at the fantastically intricate shapes and seeing the detail they can cut – they’re gorgeous!

Whitby whimsies

Honestly, it took me a minute to figure out what the ship was, I turned it every which was before it hit me that it was a ship. I have no excuse other than that I am getting older every day, and that includes my brain cells.

Working with wooden puzzles hasn’t stymied my love for cardboard puzzles though, I still do more of those than anything. In general I love working with all kinds of puzzles, I’m a little bit obsessed if you haven’t already noticed. 😉