Review: “Butterfly Garden” by Barbara Behr, Cobble Hill 8.75/10

Publisher: Cobble Hill (Canada), 2018 Title:  “Butterfly Garden” by Barbara Behr, 1000 pieces, 26.625″ x 19.25″ Review by Jane OUR RATING: 8.75/10 Here in Pennsylvania, we’ve had a serious cold snap, as has much of the country. So in looking for a puzzle to work, I was in the mood for something that would give me a blush of spring. I chose this lovely nature puzzle from Barbara Behr. Box Quality:  8.5/10 The box is shown above and below. Cobble Hill has attractive and sturdyRead more

Review: “At The Sunflower Inn” by Tom Wood, Sunsout – 8.5/10

Publisher: Sunsout (US), published date 2017 Title:  “At The Sunflower Inn” by Tom Wood, 1000 pieces  Finished size: 20″ x 27″ OUR RATING: 8.5/10 Puzzle of the Month This is the Puzzle Warehouse “PUZZLE OF THE MONTH”. So if you are in the POTM club, you will be getting this selection with no effort required on your part! For those who want to order the puzzle, there is a link at the bottom of the page. This is the first month the “puzzleRead more

Review: “Perennials”, White Mountain – 9/10

White Mountain’s “Perennials” is a gorgeous puzzle that’s super fun to assemble. The image has some educational value in that it shows the names of the various perennial flowers. I particularly enjoyed the vibrant colors and how different textures made flowers easy to identify even when they had the same colors as other flowers. The main body of the scene is so packed full of unique flowers that there’s very little left-over green background to do in the end, making the puzzle very enjoyable all the way through. The White Mountain quality is good with larger pieces and a random cut. The final puzzle has a flat, smooth finish that allows you to see the art rather than the jigsaw cut. The finish is glossy, so there is some glare under bright lights. Highly recommended!Read more

Review: “Poppy Garden” by Chrissie Snelling, Otter House — 8.5/10

Publisher: Otter House (UK), 2016 Title:  “Poppy Garden” by Chrissie Snelling, 1000 pieces Finished Dimensions: 27″ x 19.25″ Review by Jane OUR RATING: 8.5/10 Box Quality:  (9/10) The box is shown above and below. Otter House has “space saving” boxes, which are smaller in size, sturdy, and nicely designed. I like the smaller sized box, especially since it comes with a poster inside so you don’t have to work with a smaller box image. The box is 7.5″ x 10.25″. The front of the box hasRead more

Review: “The Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady: Jewels of the Air” by Edith Holden, Ravensburger – 8.25/10

Publisher: Ravensburger (Germany), 2016 Title:  “The Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady: Jewels of the Air”  1000 pieces Based on Edith Holden’s illustrations from her famous “Country Diary” Review by Jane OUR RATING: 8.25/10 Box Quality:  (8/10) The box is shown above and below. Like all Ravensburger boxes, the rectangular box is sturdy and nicely designed. Back: The back of the box has a generic “Ravensburger quality” image. The sides: You can see two of the sides in the image above. The sides show the RavensburgerRead more