Review: “Summertime Memories” by Sam Timm, Sunsout – 8.75/10

Publisher: Sunsout (US), published date 2018 Title:  “Summertime Memories” by Sam Timm, 550 pieces  Finished size: 15″ x 24″ OUR RATING: 8.75/10 I was in need of a bit of sunshine this week, so I worked this brand new Sam Timm puzzle. Sam Timm is known for his lovely bird paintings, and I have enjoyed quite a few of his puzzles. See the end of this review for some more of my Sam Timm favorites. Box Quality:  (7/10) The Sunsout boxes are very largeRead more

Review: “Peace” by Sam Timm, Sunsout – 8.5/10

“Peace” by Sam Timm is a lovely and challenging puzzle. The peaceful winter scene is serene and will put you in a meditative frame of mind as you work on it. The snow, church, and trees in the puzzle are fairly straight-forward to assemble, even with the added challenge of the reflection. Working the blue sky and water, though, is more difficult. There’s strong color shading in the puzzle, so much of the image is assembled by discerning one shade of blue from quite similar shades of blue, and looking for matching hole/connector fits. I found this a nice change from my usual “busy” puzzles and enjoyed the extra challenge. The final puzzle is beautiful. The Sunsout quality is very good, with sturdy pieces and a nice random piece cut. I like that you can move around a set of joined pieces without them falling apart. Recommended for those looking for a little more difficulty.Read more

Review: “Red River Crossing” by Sam Timm, Sunsout – 8/10

Red River Crossing is a lovely fall-themed puzzle featuring gold-orange leaves, brightly-colored birds, and a peaceful covered bridge scene. It has easy sections and moderately difficult sections like the blue sky and dark green pine needles. The Sunsout quality is very good with thick, sturdy pieces, excellent color reproduction, and a fun random piece cut. The pieces are on the normal-to-large side and easy to hold. The art by Sam Timm is sure to get you in the mood for fall. Recommended.Read more