Friday, December 20, 2013

Yolanda Mystery plans are moving right along.  More and more are signing up to participate.  You still have time to join in.  She is going to be so much fun.  Grab some of your friends and plan to meet and work on her together.  What fun and giggles will develop!  I have some shops that are offering stitching space for their customers to meet when the new section of the stitch guide is released and they will share the adventure together.  Doesn’t that sound like a bit of social fun?
Yolanda is a colorful,  beautifully  painted canvas offered by Tapestry Fair.  Her canvas size is 15” x 18”.  So, that means you will need one set of stretcher bars that are 15” and one set of stretcher bars that are 18”.  Don’t forget the tacks or staples, however you choose to affix her to the stretcher bars, to keep her nice and snug.  And while you are at it, and since it is Christmas, if you don’t already have one, a nice floor stand would come in handy, hint, hint, Santa.
For those of you who do not have a local needlepoint shop who can get the Yolanda canvas and supplies for you, I have contacted some of the following shops where I have recently taught and I specifically have asked to be sure that they will be willing to get them for you. They are listed in alphabetical order. Feel free to contact them.  Be sure to ask about stretcher bars as well should you need them.  If you still have a problem you can, of course, always contact me and I'll be happy to represent you.

Bedecked and Beadazzled (MD)
PH: 410-296-0405

Designers Desk (IL)
PH: 630-262-1234 1-800-377-8087

Serendipity Needleworks (AL)
PH: 205-758-0108

Stitch -  (KY)
PH: 502-384-3424

The Needle Works (TX)
PH:Toll Free 1-800-851-6931 or local calls (512)451-6931

You still have plenty of time, of course, since the first class will not be until March, but some of you are getting anxious.  And some of you are really, really, wanting to have this beautiful thing under the tree for Christmas.  So, anything we can do to enable the stash enhancement we are on the ready!

To sign up just send email to:

Meanwhile, I will be merrily stitching away!

However you may celebrate, best wishes. We celebrate Christmas and we wish you and yours a very Merry, Merry Christmas!


Wednesday, December 4, 2013


Good morning !

Yep, Wednesday rolled around again and this time it is in December.  Can you believe it.  Well, like most of you, I am caught up in the Holiday festivities.  I have decorating to do, parties to plan, parties to attend, oh, and did I mention stitching to finish?

Anyway, to make a long story short, I am going to put Wednesday Whimsies on hold until after the Holidays because I want to have fun too!  I plan to enjoy my family and friends and I hope you will do the same!

May you all have a wonderful holiday however you choose to celebrate it!

And remember to stitch with a smile and remember those less fortunate than we and those who are sacrificing for our freedom!