Saturday, May 7, 2016


Wonder if the fact that mid-month is here?  So many are chomping at the bit to get the lessons posted!

Well, first I want to let you know that I am heading for Historic Geneva, IL at Designer's Desk playing again with some fantastic canvases and fantastic people!  There should be a law against having such fun.  Even though the shop is on the market Pat and her staff are not going to be missing a beat!  Always a great hostess and a great time.

Once I return from there, I am home a few days and then off again!  This time I will be with Saira at Chandail in Houston, TX!  Saira is hosting a special class on a fun boot - Texas Boot Scootin!  Contact the shop is you would like to participate in this class (yep that's series).  Saira is also accepting ghosts too! 


TO REGISTER:  Contact me at and just let me know you want to join the fun!

First up is Lesson 5 in the Brenda Stofft canvas - Easter Rabbit with Morning Glories.

In this lesson we are growing our Morning Glories; stitching the leaves and stems, and adding the tendrils.  What a great lesson!  I had fun doing this one.

Next is Lesson 3 of Melissa Shirley's Thanksgiving Critters.

This lesson we added the cute little mouse in his/her unique stocking cap!  Interesting stuff going on here.

And probably one of the most anxiously awaited at the moment is Lesson 1 of the Needlepoint of Back Bay Pillow Collage.

The class is for the piece pictured however stitches can be easily converted to also stitch the companion piece if desired.

Participants have been presented with the option of painting a chest under their pillows if desired.  Those who chose to do so have been working away on that procedure while awaiting Lesson 1.  The lesson will cover the background and/or the chest.

The next class up is a  "Special" ONLINE MYSTERY.  It is a Brenda Stofft design - Arctic Parade presents us with so many opportunities.

Many have their canvas(es) on order (Brenda has agreed to let participants order the front side only if they desire) and are patiently (cough! cough!) waiting for them to arrive.  In the meanwhile, I have been working on some of the lessons.  One thing that has happened is that Tracy at Planet Earth has honored my request and hand dyed a special thread for us to use in our sky.  And, she named it Polar!  Isn't that cool. And of course it is my favorite - Pepper Pot Silk!

I am very excited to get stitching with this and sharing it with our participants!

Looming on the horizon is our next Online Mystery Class Happy Haunting Ground by Eye Candy.  Invoices  will be mailed out the first of June and the first class is scheduled for July 15. Registration is still open for this class and there may be some shops that have ordered extra so if interested just let me know.

You don't want to miss any of the exciting class offerings that we have lined up for you so be sure to scroll down through some older posts and see what we have in store.  We are continually auditioning pieces for possible inclusion and are open for suggestions as to what you would like to see.  I am awaiting a very cute canvas to add to the classes for 2017 and will share the picture as soon as it is received.  It is being painted as we speak!

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