Saturday, June 18, 2016


It is hard to believe we have had to say goodbye to another ONLINE MYSTERY CLASS!
Yes, sadly we posted the final lesson of the Easter Rabbit with Morning Glories by Brenda Stofft Designs.

Isn't he devine? And, several participants have been sharing pictures of their finish!  They all make me so proud! Oh, and my fantastic webmaster surprised me and posted the commercial stitch guide for this fellow (meaning contains less pictures and narratives than the online classes do).  So if you are interested you can get it at our website at under Online Shop - Stitch Guides.

Well, fortunately (or unfortunately depending on how you look at it), Brenda introduced some new designs at market and people are clamoring for us to add them to our already full Online Mystery Class schedule for 2017. So, by hook or by crook, as we used to say, they will find their way into our world in the upcoming months.  Here is a sneak peak and people are already signing up for the notification list -
Steampunk Fox - first on the list - Mid Feb or Mid April 

Steampunk Cat is next up - probably in the summer

Steampunk Owl will be making his debut early fall hopefully

You are meeting Steampunk Fox, Steampunk Cat and Steampunk Owl.  Oh my goodness are we going to get into a lot of trouble with these guys.  No details have been set up yet so just keep your eyes on this blogspot and we'll keep you informed.  In the meanwhile, it is never too early to get your name on the notification list - email me at - nor is it ever too early to get your canvas order in. Shops are currently taking orders. Contact your local needlepoint shop right away and get that in the works.  Materials lists are generally posted one month prior to the posting of the first lesson.

In the meanwhile, we continue on with our regular routine.  We have shared Lesson 4 in the fantastic Online Mystery Class Thanksgiving Critters from Melissa Shirley.

This month Mr. Hedgehog made his debut!  He is all decked out in his fall finery and ready to join his companions. Who will be next?  There are only two that remain - will it be the skunk or the squirrel?  Stay tuned to find out.

Coming in July will be Lesson 2 in the Online Mystery Class Pillow Collage.  Now that our background is in and we have made the decision to add a bench or not add a bench, we will move forward. It is always fun to anticipate what will be revealed next????'

Needlepoint of Back Bay Design

We will soon be posting Lesson 1 of the Online Mystery Class Happy Haunting Grounds.
Eye Candy Design

Less than a month away!  Oh boy!  Oh boy! There is still time to join in on this one.  Just email me at so we can get you enrolled to participate.

And, of course, the wonderful Online Mystery Class Arctic Parade by Brenda Stofft has had Session 1 posted.  

I am happily stitching away trying to be ready for those who are still awaiting their monstrous canvases.  Once they all get their canvases, get them mounted and the background threads arrive, they will have plenty to keep them busy.  In the meanwhile I am just jumping here and jumping there playing with ideas, stitches and threads.  This class does not have a strict lesson schedule so who knows when Session 2 will be going on its merry way?

Oh, and we won't even discuss that I leave this coming week to teach in Huntsville at the EGA Tennessee Valley Region seminar.  Then shortly after returning from there finish up the kits for the ANG national seminar in New Orleans - - - well, like Scarlett, tomorrow's another day!

So, as you can see there is lots on my plate and I'm loving it!  There is still time to register for lots of classes so just drop us an email at with any questions you may have concerning what we are doing at this end.

Have a great week and remember to Stitch with a smile!


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