Hoefnagel Heart, Chestnut & Hemlock

A second puzzle by Terra Rodgers (Chestnut & Hemlock), in a Hoefnagel pack; this one is called “Hoefnagel Heart” and is based on the art of Joris Hoefnagel. Like the bunny puzzle just before this one, it has a regular, irregular edge — cleverly inserting each end of a bowed figure into half of a […]
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Feeding the Bunnies, Chestnut & Hemlock

A beautifully cut puzzle from Terra Rodgers, Chestnut & Hemlock — “Feeding the Bunnies”, a 1918 work by Helen Hyde (1868-1918).
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three-fer

Three-fer — three puzzles, three people … plus a cat. A fun family puzzling afternoon. Ash knocked off the hand-puzzle from Chestnut and Hemlock pretty quickly — felt very challenged initially but then pulled it together. I made minimal contributions. The Wentworth chocolates mini puzzle also went fast — Michele got the last piece in, […]
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Alice Down the Rabbit Hole (Chestnut and Hemlock)

Wow, this puzzle really blew me away. Terra Rodgers’ displayed extraordinary artistry and craft in matching the layered pieces to the curved room — creating curved plywood! Add to that complexity the color-line cutting and attention to detail in assembling groups of pieces, over and beyond the color line cutting, and the beautiful shapes of […]
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Sparkles all Around by Chestnut and Hemlock

This is a beautiful hand-cut, hand-painted puzzle by Terra Rodgers (Chestnut and Hemlock). I got it from Hoefnagel, and liked it so well I ordered one for keeps. The puzzle is TINY — about 6″ diameter, 117 pieces — and the consistent curvey shapes, and individually painted pieces, made it a challenge. It’s all shape […]
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