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"The Chief Tormentor"
The Deliciously Devilish Blog of Puzzling News From Staveland

Sep/10

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We’ve Got Designs on You

Fresh as a Daisy
Thereís nothing like some time†off to rejuvenate the brain. I†thoroughly enjoyed my ëstaycationí†and spent a restful, sunny week†enjoying the beauty of Vermont†and New Hampshire. What an†incredible place to live!

Now Iím ready for anything! The days are getting shorter, the nights are cooler and weíll be gearing up for our holiday season
soon. Bring it on! Weíve got some†new stuff in the works and weíre†looking forward to puzzling you†and your families.

On the Horizon
So what do you have to look†forward to in the coming months?†You know you can count on†fabulous Traditional puzzle images†to choose from. Susanís been†checking out†hundreds of†potential images†and found some†great new stuff.†Peter Sampleís†Derby Day is fun†and perfect for†puzzling. It has†great colors and†thereís so much†going on youíre not going to know†what piece goes where! You can be†sure there are going to be plenty of†holiday images to choose from in†the coming months.

vt-designCheryl Johnson has begun†working on a new set of Teaser†puzzles featuring each of the states†in our beautiful country. Weíre†starting with the East coast, and†have Vermont almost ready to go.†Cheryl has begun working on the†prototype for Maine while sheís†waiting for me to get the Vermont†design cut and tested. Keep your†eye out for these fifty nifty puzzles.

Paula pitched a really neat†Trick puzzle idea to Steve just last†week. I could hear the excitement†in his voice and saw that glimmer†in his eye when we began talking†about it. Iím not going to give you†any hints just yet but I think youíre†going to love it and be in for a real†treat!

Home Decorating

When you spend a lot of time in one place it begins to feel like home. If†you were to peek in the window of our cutting room to get a glimpse of†the magic that happens in the shop, youíll see posters, photos, funky chair†covers and the pink flamingos on Diannaís saw. PINK FLAMINGOS??

You know there has to be a story here, right? Many years ago, Di arrived†home to find her lawn littered with a whole flock of the bright birds. You†might think sheís fond of the critter†but sheís not! Sheís not quite sure†who did the dirty deed but many†others have continued to torture†her over the years. As you can see,†she has been gifted with many by†her friends at Stave. Itís always fun†to see her reaction when a new bird†has joined the flock!

It didnít take Samara long to make herself at home. She enjoys her James†Christensen calendar, a few notes to herself and a big green pickle.
A PICKLE???? Who hangs a pickle on their wall? Samaraís sister gave her†the funny card for her birthday and it now graces her wall. Check out the†cute card with all the things that go together: butter and bread, salt and†pepper, etc. Her friend, our very own Meg, drew it for her.

Would you smile every time you looked up†from your work and looked into these big olí†eyes? This cute little duck sits atop Ginnyís†saw, keeping her company while sheís working†on those Trick puzzles you like so much. The†froggie watches over Lori.

Meg was the reason we grew†from 9 saws to 10. We tucked†her in the corner, at the end of†the line next to Ginny, and she†likes her spot. Meg has taken†the time to hang some things†on the walls to make her space†her own!

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