OK guys...everybody use yer noggins here regarding the friggin Haystack puzzle at the opening scene (That everyone is getting mysteriously stuck on...) This is a fantastic game! Well...once you get through the front door...
FIRST: click on the hay
THEN: Rotate the 3 x 3 arrangement of squares until you get a picture of a needle and thread.
(TIP: do row 2 / box 1 LAST)
LAST: If you've rotated all 9 properly, they vanish from the screen and you WILL get a needle in your inventory that you can use to pick the lock on the front door. You're in!
N O T E : I am a Firefox user, so if you are solving this puzzle, the boxes disappear, and there is absolutely nothing in your inventory....and you are using a browser other than Firefox, then this might be the problem...
(65.0.1 is my Firefox version, BTW)