Thursday, November 14, 2013



Isn’t she lovely?  Well, just wait until we get through with her.  She is so colorful and full of ‘life’ it is hard to realize that she is a member of the Day of the Dead.

Come on the mysterious journey of bringing Yolanda to life with fabulous threads, beads, ribbons, embellishments and who knows what techniques – some familiar and some not so familiar.  Almost anything goes.  We may well be thinking outside the box on this one.

All transactions will be handled through PayPal.  One week prior to the scheduled mailings, a PayPal invoice will be forwarded to your email address.  Class packets will be e-mailed the following week to the  current paid accounts.

Because of the size of the luscious gal, we will be working on one-month intervals.  Most all areas are large enough to require that much time to work comfortably.  Of course, there will be some class participants who will finish right away and be ready to move on, but those of you who fit this category are sure to have other projects to occupy your time.  Each month you will receive the threads and materials list together with the stitch guide and instructions needed for the current mystery section.

The first mailing will be on February 10, 2014.  This will be the canvas only.  Now you know what to ask for that Christmas gift.  To sign up for the class will require a deposit of $100 if you need me to have a shop order the canvas to be painted .  This is a non-refundable deposit that will be due no later than December 30, 2013.  A PayPal invoice will be e-mailed to those who have indicated they wish to participate on December 28, 2013 unless requested earlier.

The balance for the canvas price and order stretcher bars, s/h, etc, for first mailing will be due on February 3, 2014,  and will be handled on an individual basis depending if you need us to handle ordering your canvas or if you are able to do so.  I will be contacting you. 

Now the fun will begin.  Here’s an itinerary for you so you can plot your calendar for our future mysterious journey together.

Each packet will be $25 which will include a detailed stitch guide of stitch diagrams, thread selections and stitch discussions for that section of the design.  I should stress that, as always, this information is copyrighted and is not for general distribution.  Shops will be able to purchase the stitch guide once it is completed for sale in their shops to the general public.  Outside the stitch guide section, additional photographs and further discussion and comments will be shared for those of you participating in the Mystery. 

Additionally, contact information will be provided for shops that I have talked with prior to the next month’s class that had indicated to me that they have the supplies that are needed for that particular section of the design.  This will provide the participants another resource for materials should they not have a local needlepoint shop to support.
There will be 6 classes.  The first class e-mailing will be March 10.  You will receive a PayPal invoice on March 3 for the class packet. 

The second class e-mailing will be April 10 and the PayPal invoice will be issued on April 3.

The third class e-mailing will be May 10 and the PayPal invoice will be issued on May 3.

The fourth class e-mailing will be June 10 and the PayPal invoice will be issued on June 3.

The fifth class e-mailing will be  July 10 and the PayPal invoice will be issued on July 3.

The final class e-mailing will be August 10 and the PayPal invoice will be issued on August 3, 2014.

Email me right away if you are interested in taking the journey with me.  I would love to have you come along.

This is all in the planning stages and being polished as I go along so some things may change as we get closer to the deadlines.  While I can guarantee that the $25 per month class fee will stay the same, I cannot guarantee the canvas, stretcher bars, tacks, etc., prices, etc., as that is several months and even a year ahead, so please bear that in mind.

If you have any questions feel free to email as always.


The Chilly Hollow Needlepoint Adventure said...

Congratulations! Hope this works well for you as I know your students will enjoy every minute.

Sandy Arthur said...

Thanks Jane. You never know about these things!