It’s hard to believe, but it’s true; we’re enjoying the last few weeks of summer. Where did it go?! Vermont’s days have been filled with plentiful rain and not enough sunshine.
The weather made it hard to get the lawn mowed, much to my husband’s frustration, and the dog had days where he poked his head out the door and turned right back around!
Thankfully, we managed to find a decent afternoon for our employee picnic. We enjoyed some yummy food, played games, panned for sapphires, laughed a lot, and recognized two employee anniversaries. We celebrated Dianna’s 35 years of cutting puzzles at Stave and Megan’s 15 years. We are so lucky to have them! I know you’ve enjoyed the many puzzles they have crafted for you over the years and are looking forward to many more.
Alexis has shared exciting news that she and her partner, Chris, are expecting a baby early next year! Unfortunately, just when we were getting excited about the arrival of a new shop baby, Alexis broke our hearts and told us that she and Chris had made the tough decision to move back home to Virginia. As a grandmother, I fully understand their desire
to be closer to family, but we are sorry to lose Alexis and disappointed we won’t have the opportunity to snuggle that baby. We’re counting on lots of pictures!
While it’s sad to see the end of summer fast approaching, we are excited about what the fall season will bring. Our Stave artists have been very busy working on new puzzle designs for you and they’re going to be great!