Saturday, April 23, 2016


If you are signed up for any of the Online Mystery Classes and you have not already do so, please order your canvases right away.  Keep in mind that it can take 11+ weeks to get your canvas after the shop orders it.  Also, not a bad idea to go ahead an order the other canvases for the 2016 series as well for the classes that you know for sure you want to participate in.. That helps spread the expenses and give you peace of mind that you have the canvas in-hand! Let us know if you need assistance - -

Preparing for teaching at the EGA Sun Region Seminar in St. Petersburg this coming week. Back to the Beach!

Isn't this a great piece to be teaching in a beach setting?  We will have fun - as always - with this ladies.  Can't wait.  Some appliqué, ruching, weaving, trapunto, beading, and much more!  


Are you going to the TVA Seminar in Huntsville this year?  If so, I will be teaching my Pumpkin Spiced Tea class - come by and maybe take some classes.  


It is amazing how quickly these lessons move once we start on a project.  We are currently working on Lesson 5 for Easter Rabbit with Morning Glories.  Unbelievable!  Lesson 4 had us adding more to the Rabbit's clothing, stitching the flower topiaries and the trellis.  This is in preparation for Lesson 5 which will start the flowers growing up the trellis.

Lesson 3 is in the works on the cute Thanksgiving Critters. We introduced the first critter - Mole - in Lesson 2.  

I think he turned out cute as he could be!  Now he anxiously awaits another of his friends to join him through Lesson 3. Whomever will it be?

And we will launch into Lesson 1 of the upcoming Pillow Collage!  

It is so wonderful to begin this project.  We have been working on it in the background by offering up the option of adding a chest under the pillows.  With this we provided instructions on how to paint that area if desired.  So, technically, we have already begun this project.

Also, some are working on the companion piece which has a few areas that are different that will not be covered in this class, but for 95% of the design the lessons for this one can be used on the companion piece.

'SPECIAL' Online Mystery Class:  Arctic Parade

This fun piece will have its first lesson posted June 15.  Right now most are just awaiting the arrival of their canvases and/or thread kits (no such thing yet)!  I have had so much fun just working through trying to determine how to sort out the various lessons!  WOW!  We are gonna stitch a lot of 'stuff'!  

As soon as I return from EGA Sun Region Seminar I will be preparing to return to Designers Desk in Geneva, IL on May 13-16.  If you have time you might want to check it out and come share an embellishment class with us.  We'd love to have you participate.

The shop has been put up for sale so we are getting in as much stitching as we can before a major change occurs.

In the meanwhile, browse down through older posts and look at all the fun we have planned for the remainder of 2016 and on into 2017.  We are currently looking at couple more designs to add to the 2017 agenda so if there is something you are dying to play with just let us know!

Stitch with a smile!


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