puzzle 72: "Say Cheese, Gromit.  Cheese!”  from the Wallace and Gromit 2009 Calendar

piece count: 79

measured size: 11 1/2 ” x 12”

date cut: 1 Jan 11

notables: color line cut with signature piece, “MH”

disposition: given to Miranda

I was trying to cut this puzzle into about 50 pieces, so I missed the mark pretty substantially.  My first instinct was to cut out Wallace and Gromit and discard the background; in hindsight I probably should have done that.  It would have removed a good number of boring blue-purple pieces and brought the total piece count down near the original 50.