REVIEW: A Bend in the Road by Al Agnew, Sunsout – 8.5/10

Publisher: Sunsout (US), currently in print as of Sept 2018 Title:  “A Bend in the Road” by Al Agnew, 1000 pieces  Finished size: 20″ x 27 OUR RATING: 8.5/10 October is nearly upon us, so it’s time to indulge in those lovely Fall puzzles. The leaves may not be turning yet where you live, but you can get a dose of color with puzzles like this one. SEE MY RECENT LIST OF TOP FALL PUZZLES HERE. Box Quality:  (7/10) The Sunsout boxes areRead more

TOP TEN: Sunsout Puzzles

Hello jigsaw enthusiasts! I hope you’ve been enjoying your summer. I just returned from a long family vacation. It’s a slow time of year for releases, but pretty soon we should be seeing the Christmas puzzles drop. Stay tuned! For now, it’s time for the best Sunsout sale of the year at Puzzle Warehouse. Buy 3, Get 1 Free. In honor of the sale, Jigsaw Junkies presents our favorite Sunsout puzzles. This list includes new releases and old favorites. ToRead more

Review: “”Waiting for Some Sunshine” by Ashley Davis, Sunsout — 8.25/10

Publisher: Sunsout (US), published date 2017 Title:  “Waiting for Some Sunshine” by Ashley Davis, 1000 pieces  Finished size: 25″ x 38 OUR RATING: 8.25/10 This week Puzzle Warehouse is having a “Buy 2 Get 1 Free” sale on all Sunsout puzzles, so I wanted to review one. And it’s been a long time since I reviewed a shaped puzzle. So I picked this Spring-themed cutie. Let’s take a look! YOU CAN SEE THE SUNSOUT SALE HERE. Box Quality:  (7/10) The Sunsout boxes are veryRead more

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

Top Picks for the Black Friday Sale!

Black Friday is here! At Puzzle Warehouse, that means one of the best sales of the year. The discount is 30% off all puzzles from selected brands that are participating in the sale with us. The brands are: SUNSOUT, PERRE, WHITE MOUNTAIN, MASTER PIECES, COBBLE HILL, SCHMIDT, PIATNIK, NEW YORK PUZZLE COMPANY, and LAFAYETTE PUZZLE FACTORY. This sale is one day only, and items WILL sell out, so–a warning to the wise–if there’s something you really want, don’t muck about.Read more

New Puzzles: August 2017

This weekend’s post shares some new releases that I need to talk about–including some awesome new Pomegranates! For your Edification – A Tip on Saving Shipping Costs: I used to never order a single puzzle because the shipping cost for just one can be nearly as much as the puzzle itself! Yet I’m not always ready to spend $75 to get free shipping either. That’s why I really enjoy the Puzzle Warehouse’s “Puzzle of the Month” club because it means year-long free shipping. You’ll receive aRead 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

Top Ten: SUNSOUT June 2017

Top Ten: SUNSOUT June 2017 Puzzle Warehouse has a new sales promotion that will run 5/31 through 6/21. (But don’t wait too long as the most popular puzzles may go out of stock!)   All Sunsout puzzles are “buy 3 get 1 free”. In order to help you sort through the Sunsout goodies, here’s a top ten list of my favorite Sunsout puzzles currently available. You can see the entire Sunsout selection here. Click on any image below to see theRead more

Review: Annual Family Reunion by Sheila Lee, Sunsout – 8.75/10

Publisher: Sunsout (US), published date 2017 Title:  “Annual Family Reunion” by Sheila Lee, 1000 pieces  Finished size: 20″ x 27″ OUR RATING: 8.75/10 Box Quality:  (8/10) The Sunsout boxes are very large and square in shape. They’re oversized compared to most boxes on the market. This takes up more shelf space but also provides a nice big image when you use the box lid for reference. The name of the puzzle, and artist’s name (Sheila Lee), is prominent on the front. I really like how the artist isRead 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: “St. Francis” by Randy Wollenmann, Sunsout – 9.25/10

“St. Francis” is a gorgeous inspirational puzzle with a stained glass look. The puzzle is bright and beautiful with very crisp artwork, and the end result is worthy of framing. I loved assembling it too. The inner scene of St. Francis was easy to piece together, but the arched frame of leaves, berries, and doves was challenging because it’s a repeating pattern. I had a blast assembling that part because I was in the mood for something that took more thought and effort. 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. This is a moderate-to-difficult puzzle but worth every piece placed! Highly recommended.Read more

New Sunsout, Jumbo, Wasgij 2017!

More new 2017 puzzles have been announced! You can add your favorites to your Christmas eve dreams of sugarplum fairies — and jigsaw puzzles.   SUNSOUT 2017 Sunsout has new releases throughout the year, but these are my favorite picks of the new puzzles from their just-released 2017 catalog. Most of these are already in stock at Puzzle Warehouse! You can see the entire 2017 catalog here. “Garden Peacock” by Aimee Stewart, 1000 pieces A brilliant new shaped puzzle! This one is already inRead more