Here it is July already! Hard to believe it, but it sure feels like it, since it’s been very hot so far this summer.

Continuing on with the working of the jigsaw puzzles, here’s what we’ve done, and what comes next.

This photo shows a nice picture of a Norman Rockwell painting. It looked interesting, and not too hard at only 500 pieces. However, after starting to work on it, we didn’t like it much. The cardboard pieces were tiny, and very thin and flimsy. Whenever we’d put two pieces together, they’d just come apart with the smallest nudge. In other words, they were not interlocking pieces like we were used to. I’m sad to say we did not want to continue with it, so put it away. I’d gotten it at a dollar store, along with a few more, and honestly, as they say, you get what you pay for at those places…not quality.


The next puzzle we tried, was much better. It was quality, in that the pieces were larger, and interlocked so they didn’t fall apart. It was 1,000 pieces, and the title of it was, “La Tienda General”. Looked like an old general store, with a featured Coca Cola machine. It took us quite awhile to finish this one, as it was hard, but we stuck to it and finished it a couple of days ago. Yay!

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Before this one above, we’d worked the one called, “Cereal Boxes”. It was 1,000 pieces, too, and fun to work.



We now found ourselves without a puzzle to work on, so we made a trip to the store to find another one. We found two, actually, and started work on one of them a couple of days ago. It is a Springbok puzzle, which is a good brand. This first one is of a bunch of old gas station collectibles in what looks to be a store setting. We’ll see how it goes. πŸ™‚


It’s funny the things we call the different pieces as we are working on the puzzles. Here’s a few… from top to bottom… Sqiggly ones, Spade or Shovel Foot, Outside and Corner Piece, Curvy One, Pointy One, Duck Faces, and Little Man. πŸ™‚


There you have our June/JulyΒ  jigsaw puzzle marathon. Hope you enjoyed the tour!


Thanks for visiting! Peace }i{

Β© 2017 BS

8 responses »

  1. I love that the original iteration of Crispy Critters is in the cereal puzzle! I did a retro TV commercial post on its second life in the 80’s…… neither version lasted very long, and most people didn’t seem to remember it.

    • You know, I remember the name of Crispy Critters, but don’t think we ever bought any. My kids were into Cap’n Crunch most of the time for their cereal eating. Glad you enjoyed seeing the picture of it again. πŸ™‚

    • Hi, Michelle! It is a fun pass time. When I’m not over here blogging & reading, I’m usually working a puzzle. I have started painting rocks again, too. πŸ™‚ Wishing you a lovely day!

    • Yeah, I have several of those dollar store puzzles, and they have nice pictures on them. Wish they were better. I mean, I could still work them, but don’t know that the frustration of keeping them from falling apart would be worth the time spent. … Glad you liked the other ones! They are interesting, and so far we’re doing good on it. πŸ™‚

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