About my ratings

Perhaps because of my day job, I'm a tough rater. Everything 3/5 and above I consider worth the time and money.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Winterlands, David Newton

524 pieces, Liberty.  Lovely winter colors and patterns and a lot of snow-themed whimsies.  4/5
he landed this way out of the box

starting out

closeup on some whimsies

mostly done

all done


The End of the Trail, Wolverine puzzles

~300 pieces. Nice vintage handcut puzzle, mellow colors and nice curves on the pieces, like Penelope.  4/5
starting out

the horse and rider

all done

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Wading for You, Stave

155 pieces.  Another treat--pretty colors, surprisingly challenging!  7/10
starting out

progress

all done

Cat from the Wrong Side of the Tracks, Dr. Seuss

Liberty, 499 pieces. I really like the Dr. Seuss cuts with the Seussian whimsies. 4/5
starting out

most of the cat

finished

Monday, April 24, 2017

Van Gogh, Café Terrace at Night

Vintage Art Puzzles, 218 pieces.  Another nice hand-cut puzzle. 4/5
starting out

progress

almost there

finished

The Meet at the Manor

Picture Puzzle Club, Women's Educational and Industrial Union, 398 pieces. Really nice vintage puzzle, a bit of color cutting and a lot of difficulty. 5/5
starting out

progress

done, whew!  Look at all those squiggles

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Enigma Gold Box, sheep

~300 pieces, Optimago.  Having no idea what it is was part of the fun, but basically a standard Optimago with the occasional whimsy. 3/5
starting out

almost done--note whimsies in  corners

all done

Alphonse Mucha, Woman with Daisies

Liberty, 467 pieces.  Very nice challenge given the limited color range.  5/5
starting out

here's the woman

almost done

done

Monday, April 17, 2017

John Strickland Goodall, Above and Below Stairs

Optimago, 308 pieces. Loved the colors, even though it's a bit small for me.  3.5/5
starting out

mostly done

all done

Piet Mondrian

Artifact, 153 pieces.  Surprisingly tricky for its size, because of the limited colors. 4/5
starting out

half done

all done

Friday, April 14, 2017

J.K. Straus, First Snowfall

300 pieces.  Super, super fragile--more than most old puzzles I've encountered that still had all their pieces.  3/5
starting out

mostly done

all done

The Woods Walk, Crested Butte Colorado

Liberty, 528 pieces.  Pleasant Liberty style, nice colors.  4/5
starting out

deer and tree whimsies, and a prospector

mostly done

all done

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Stave, Turtle Soup

70 pieces, 3-sword Teaser.  Great fun as always.  8/10
starting out

head and tail

turtle circle

mostly done, but still hard to finish!

whew

Landing Fish, unknown maker

200 pieces.  Unusual proportions; otherwise a fine hand-cut puzzle. 3/5
starting out

progress

almost done

finished--a lot of white!