Monday, January 11, 2016


Wow!  That was fast.

I just returned home from teaching at the TNNA Winter Market in San Diego.  So many new things to see and decisions to make.

I actually got to spend some time on the market floor looking for some new things to play with in our Online Mystery Classes!  And I was not disappointed!  I found three right away that just blew me away and I want to share a sneak peek with you!

I have been trying to find a beautiful canvas for my Jewish friends and I think I have found it!  This beautiful Menorah from Tapestry Fair.   Beads?  Metallics?  Lots of bling, pretty stitches, and more.

AND, what I think is an exciting aspect of this design is, the company has also painted each candle individually so one could create ornaments if they would prefer!  One class can be used for both types of canvas!

 We are going to have fun!

A very happy canvas I found just abounds with possibilities!  I could not forego this beautiful Songbirds from Danji!

Look at all the colors!  Hmmmm, beads, dimensional stitches, fluffs, puffs, etc., etc.!

And then as I visited with Pat at the Pajamas and Chocolate booth , this cute canvas of trees just kept grabbing my eye!

I don't see this design as 'Christmas'.  That's not to say that it could not be if one so chooses, but I loved its simple line and felt it would offer a break from the more complex designs that we work with the majority of time.

Anyway, as you can see, we are going to be busy!  There'll be lots more details later as I work them all out but I wanted to share my finds with you!  I'm anxious to get your feedback!

Have a great week - - -



Sheena said...

Love the Tapestry Fair candles Sandy. I too had thought the individual could be for everyone :) I take it these are going to be 2017 classes?

Sandy Arthur said...

Thanks Sheena. Yes the Menorah is scheduled for mid-March 2017 and the Songbirds is scheduled for mid-May 2017. I'm so excited!

Angie Laube said...

Love the Song birds! I've been moving, beading, knitting, embroidering and learning to quilt....everything but needlepoint, not enough hours in a day. Sigh! I will look forward to joining this mystery class. Im positive it will ignite my needlepoint fire again! I miss your daily Facebook notifications and YOU! :-)