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Halloween Craziness at Stave Puzzles…thanks to Bryan

True-Blue Stave Puzzlenut Bryan.G just sent us 24 plastic casket-shaped plastic candy boxes filled with skeleton-shaped candy puzzle pieces which actually fit together. Typical of Staveland we decided to have a race to see who could put their skeleton together first. Paula, right-front top photo, would have won if she hadn't eaten an arm and a leg.
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Marjorie visits Stave Puzzles… yea!

Longtime customer Marjorie M. (with daughter Lucia in white) stopped by for a visit and immediately asked to meet the crafters of her puzzles: Lori, Ruth and Wanita…. who got a huge kick out of meeting Marjorie and hearing all her praise… fun for everyone. That's Marjorie in front…would you believe she's 86!…. so full of positive energy.
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Wickaninnish Inn in Tofino, BC teams up with Stave Puzzles

Martha and I were away most of September traveling to Boise to see Simon/Michael/Harriett. We all went up to McCall, Idaho at 5000 feet for a week on a beautiful lake. Then Martha and I went from Boise to Seattle to Vancouver to Tofino on Vancouver Island's Pacific coast. We stayed at the wonderful Wickaninnish Inn, a Relais & Chateau property with 75 rooms. We totally lucked out with the weather because our week there was totally sunny, typical for September. But the rest of the year they get 120 inches of rain making the area about the only North American rain forest (with 1000 year old cedar trees.)

Storm Watching Weekends:  What clever marketing… they get some of the most amazing storms off the Pacific during the winter months so they decided to promote this 'feature'. Not only do you get his/her bathrobes  in your room but you get yellow slickers so you can go out on the beach (shown below) during the storms. The other photo is the view from our room.  Chesterman Beach is a mile long and plenty wide for wonderful walks regardless to the tides.

Martha and I thought this would be  a perfect place for Stave puzzles during Storm Watching season so we met with The Wick's  Managing Director who immediately saw the potential. So we are all working together to have Stave puzzling going on there year-round. Check out their amazing web site…. www.wickinn.com.

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Halloween Craziness at Stave Puzzles…thanks to Bryan

True-Blue Stave Puzzlenut Bryan.G just sent us 24 plastic casket-shaped plastic candy boxes filled with skeleton-shaped candy puzzle pieces which actually fit together. Typical of Staveland we decided to have a race to see who could put their skeleton together first. Paula, right-front top photo, would have won if she hadn't eaten an arm and a leg.
2810Hallo.race1

2810Hallo.trio
2810race.close 

Marjorie visits Stave Puzzles… yea!

Longtime customer Marjorie M. (with daughter Lucia in white) stopped by for a visit and immediately asked to meet the crafters of her puzzles: Lori, Ruth and Wanita…. who got a huge kick out of meeting Marjorie and hearing all her praise… fun for everyone. That's Marjorie in front…would you believe she's 86!…. so full of positive energy.
2810Manning

Wickaninnish Inn in Tofino, BC teams up with Stave Puzzles

Martha and I were away most of September traveling to Boise to see Simon/Michael/Harriett. We all went up to McCall, Idaho at 5000 feet for a week on a beautiful lake. Then Martha and I went from Boise to Seattle to Vancouver to Tofino on Vancouver Island's Pacific coast. We stayed at the wonderful Wickaninnish Inn, a Relais & Chateau property with 75 rooms. We totally lucked out with the weather because our week there was totally sunny, typical for September. But the rest of the year they get 120 inches of rain making the area about the only North American rain forest (with 1000 year old cedar trees.)

Storm Watching Weekends:  What clever marketing… they get some of the most amazing storms off the Pacific during the winter months so they decided to promote this 'feature'. Not only do you get his/her bathrobes  in your room but you get yellow slickers so you can go out on the beach (shown below) during the storms. The other photo is the view from our room.  Chesterman Beach is a mile long and plenty wide for wonderful walks regardless to the tides.

Martha and I thought this would be  a perfect place for Stave puzzles during Storm Watching season so we met with The Wick's  Managing Director who immediately saw the potential. So we are all working together to have Stave puzzling going on there year-round. Check out their amazing web site…. www.wickinn.com.

Wick.hotel Wick.view
 Wick.beach