Monday, December 19, 2016



All classes (unless specified otherwise or identified as a specialty class) are 6 months in length.  One lesson a month is posted through a secret Facebook Page.  Lessons are posted mid-month.  The class fee for the 6-lesson packet is $150.  Invoices are forwarded through PayPal.  For questions, or to register for any of the upcoming classes (you may register at any time and you will be placed on a notification list and notified one month before invoicing and beginning of class - however, invoices are not processed until one month before the scheduled class) just email me at

You are encouraged to purchase your canvases and materials from your local needlepoint shop.  If this is not convenient, please contact me privately and we will help you get all your class materials - again email me at

Mid-January 2017 - Larger Easter Rabbit

Brenda Stoff will start us off with her delightful Large Easter Rabbit.

                                                    10” x 14” on 18 ct

In case you have no caught on, most pieces I teach offer a plethora of opportunities for embellishing, adding dimension, creating a different approach and experimenting with luscious threads, beads and ribbons!  This guy is full of such opportunities.
NOTIFICATION:  December                          FIRST SESSION:  January 15

Mid-February - Steampunk Fox

Yep, another Brenda Stofft design.  This guy was not supposed to be on the slate of 6 classes for the year.  However the outcry was such that we just had to squeeze him in.

10” x 14” on 18 ct 
How could we say no?  Just look at that face!  What an attitude!  How chic!  I am so excited to be working on him!  (Oh, by the way, he is one in a series of three that we will be doing- there is also a Cat and an Owl that is included in our classes.)
NOTIFICATION:  January                                   FIRST SESSION:  February 15


Tapestry Fair Designs joins us again in our Mystery Classes.

MENORAH  #3004

The design area for the full piece is approximately 15.5" x 10" on 18 ct mono canvas. (Individual candle canvases vary.)  What a beauty!  I love blues and this piece does not disappoint. Lots of bling going on here I bet! And, this design is available in individual canvases featuring one candle each!  So if you want something smaller to work on here ya go!  They are exactly the same as those represented on the larger canvas. The only difference I have noticed is that the illumination light is not present on the individual canvases. 

NOTIFICATION:  February                                  FIRST SESSION:  March 15


Danji is joining our party this year with a beautiful Laurel Burch design.


As always, Laurel Burch designs offers up lots of beautiful colors with which to play.  The design area is approximately 10” x 16”  on 18 ct mono canvas.  Whatever will we do?  Ooooooo.

NOTIFICATION:  April                                          FIRST SESSION:  MAY 15


Another newbie for us is BB Needlepoint.  Who doesn't love cupcakes?


The designer specially painted this canvas for us in a larger size so we would have more room to play.  The original was much smaller but she gave each cupcake a little more room and made them a little larger for us to savor every bite - I mean stitch!  This will be a lot of fun.  I bet there will be a ton of embellishments! Design area is approximately 10" x 12" and canvas size is approximately 14.5"x 16" on 18 ct. mono canvas.

NOTIFICATION:  June                                                   FIRT SESSION:  July 15

Mid-September  STEAMPUNK CAT


                 Design area is 8" x 12" on 18 count Monocanvas. - Cut canvas approx. 12" x 16"

Like his fellow Steampunk'er' (is that a word) this gentleman comes to visit us.  Mercy look at all the stuff.  There are quite a few similarities with his buddy Steampunk Fox but other than possibly matching threads we might play around a little with different techniques for the common background areas.  We not only have flowers we we also have a owl (!), a mouse (!) and get a load of that pumpkin!  Geeez the possibilities!

NOTIFICATION:  August                                           FIRST SESSION:  September 15


Rebecca Wood Designs has this fantastic piece that called to a lot of you.

This is another piece that was not on the original agenda but some of you ganged up on me and recruited others to join you and here we are.  And I am so happy that we are.  What speaks to holiday fun any more than Gingerbread Houses?  We will deck ours out with lots of candy in various shapes and forms!  You don't want to miss this one.  When completed it finishes up to be a 3-D building approximately  9" in size.

Cut Canvas Size for Stretcher Bars Approx: Main House:  14"x 33" Chimney:  8.5"x 3.5"
Roof:  14.5" x 16"

The notification will go out on October 1, 2017 and the first lesson will be posted on November 15, 2017.  
           NOTE:  This may change.  Since there is such a large background area, I may offer the first lesson much earlier than the rest of the class just in order to get that part done.  It needs to be stitched before we can move on with the other details.

NOTIFICATION:  October                                           FIRST SESSION:  November 15


Raymond Crawford Designs has this colorful and happy piece.

I believe there are approximately 25 ornaments on this wreath and that does not include Santa!  I think we are going to have a busy 6 months with this one.  Design area is approximately 9" x 10" on 18ct canvas.

NOTIFICATION:  November                                 FIRST SESSION:  December 15

So currently we are featuring 7 classes for 2017.  We may need to push the December class back a little but we'll see as we get closer to the time.  Normally it should start mid-January but it just seems that he should start in December so that is what I have listed him as and hopefully can manage that.

There you have it!  2017 in a nutshell!  Email us to join in the fun - we'd love to have you.

Looking forward to hearing from you and having you join the fun!

In the meanwhile have a great weekend and remember to Stitch with a Smile!


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