Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Willow Creek Press Puzzles



Hey Neighbors!

Here is a simply great way to spend Family Fun Night!  Or any time you want to spend time together!  We received two beautiful puzzles from Willow Creek Press.  The first is called "Dog Paddle" and the second is "Red, White and Bluebird".  Both are 1000 piece puzzles!  I will tell you, I LOVE doing puzzles!  We had a great time.  We grab a snack, something to drink (although drinks are not allowed on the puzzle table), and gather around the table!
Dog Paddle

Red, White and Bluebird
The very first thing we do when working on a puzzle is find all the edges we can.  It amazes me that we actually transfer the pieces from the top of the box to the bottom of the box searching for edge pieces and when we start putting them together we are still missing edges.  Most of us try to get the entire edge of the puzzle done first, but there is always one rebel who starts putting together the center!

Once we complete the outside edge, we each pick an area to work on.  For example, there are 11 Golden Retrievers, a boat, a dock, a log cabin type home in the back, a small boat and some ducks.  I started work on the boat, one of the girls started on the cabin and the other was working on the dock.  The others helped or just started working on building in from the edges.  I do have to say this puzzle had some really unique looking puzzle pieces.  It made it just a little bit harder to find the right pieces.
Getting there!

We build our puzzles on a board we have, because we have to do puzzles on our dinner table and then move it to eat!  Now, my two sons are not big puzzle fans, but amazingly they would walk by and add pieces, or stop and say things like, "That goes right there!".  Usually they were right!  As we finished up the Dog Paddle puzzle I was so frustrated because 1 piece was missing.  We had been so careful, using the bottom of the box to keep the pieces in and moving the board before eating.  Somehow though we had dropped or lost a piece.  My son came to the rescue and found it!  Yeah!


Our next puzzle the Red, White and Bluebird had more normal pieces, but...I never realized how many items could be placed in the puzzle that were red, white or blue!  Or the many shades of those colors!  This puzzle has several (I mean many) different red, white and blue flowers, a bluebird, cardinal, a little red wagon, a white mailbox with a red flag, a blue and white house, and a red, white and blue windsock (American flag).  We are still working on this one!  I just had to get this post up though, so I will do another quick post when we finish!

Puzzles are a great way to spend time together.  The girls and I have had a blast!  We didn't just do this for family time, we would pull it down for 45 minutes to an hour in the afternoon, work on it for awhile after dinner, or even right before bed.

Willow Creek has several beautiful puzzles to choose from, but that is not all they are known for.  They also do calendars, greeting cards, and prints.  They have some gorgeous collections!  And remember puzzles make great gifts too!  Be sure to "Like" Willow Creek Press on Facebook and then follow them on Twitter!

Willow Creek is going to be giving one neighbor a puzzle of their choice!  I will add a picture of the Red, White and Bluebird puzzle as soon as we finish!

Disclosure:I received no monetary compensation for this post.  I did receive two puzzles from Willow Creek Press.  All quotes in red are taken from the sponsors website or email.  All thoughts and opinions are mine.


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20 comments:

DEBIJOT said...

I like the Silent Watch puzzle

Shelly H. said...

I love this one since I am an owl collector http://www.willowcreekpress.com/product/57777.html

ape2016 said...

Crab Tree Calico

april yedinak

crystletellerday said...

wood ducks crystletellerday@yahoo.com

skkorman said...

I would love to have the Sisters puzzle!

skkorman AT bellsouth DOT net

dlhaley said...

I would like the Crab Tree Calico Puzzle.

Stephanie said...

The Silent Watch puzzle.

ksceviour said...

I might choose the Silent Watch Puzzle

Jenna Wood said...

I'd pick the silent watch.

amy beth marantino said...

i like the Wood Ducks Puzzle

rubynreba said...

I like Crab Tree Calico

rwoodcock said...

I would choose the Silent Watch puzzle.

Tami Vollenweider said...

I like the Movie Night Puzzle

Brittany said...

The Wood Ducks puzzle!

Meghan Finley said...

I like the Calico

LauraJJ said...

Oh I love the Flower Barn Puzzle!
Laura Jacobson

phxbne said...

Movie Night

CathyH said...

I thing the wood ducks puzzle would be fun

Shelley P said...

I'd pick the Dog Paddle Puzzle : )

Shelley P said...

I'd pick the Dog Paddle Puzzle.