Saturday, February 11, 2017


Last week I shared some new concepts I am introducing and you responded strongly!  Thank you for your acceptance.  So we will keep you posted on the progress as soon as we start receiving canvases for the 'Quickies' and the 'as we get to it' projects.  First on the agenda will be the elegantly simple Raymond Crawford USA Star.

As soon as the canvases are received we will be able to start shipping to those who have entered the class. As we stated earlier, these 'Quickies' will be all inclusive:  canvas, threads, embellishments (if applicable), S/H and 2 lessons posted one a month  in the secret Facebook page.  No matter how many techniques are covered they will be shared in 2 postings.  The USA Star is slated to begin early summer.  Be sure to get enrolled right away if you want to be included in the first wave of students.  

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Later this week we will be sharing more lessons for the current Online Mystery Classes.  If my students enjoy these classes half as much as I do we are all having a grand time!  There is always something new and a surprise around the corner.  Some good surprises - every now and then a not so good surprise.  There are times that no matter how hard you try you cannot get something to turn out the way you imagined.  But, the good part of that experience is that you usually come up with something better.

We squeezed in an extra class for the February calendar and it is the first in our Steampunk series from Brenda Stofft.  The Steampunk Fox is so dapper and will offer us many challenges!  He is a happy and colorful piece and those are the kind that I like to work with.  Everyone who has requested information has been notified of their kits.

                                       Steampunk Fox

The next regularly scheduled new Online Mystery Class that will begin in mid-March is the fantastic Menorah from Tapestry Fair.  This piece has been long awaited by many.

Blue happens to be one of my favorite colors so I am already ahead on this one!  There will be lots of sparkle going on here.  The thread list and embellishment list has been posted in the secret Facebook page for those that have paid to participate in the class.  Email me at if you have any questions about this upcoming class and if you need assistance with the kit options.

Next up will be the wonderful Songbirds from Danji that will be flying in.

The background has been stitched on the model and threads are being pulled.  The mind is going spastic here!  Love it!  Let us know if you would like to join us for this adventure.  This will have a first lesson mid-May.
       Deposits being taken to hold canvas and thread/embellishment kits for this class - email at

Shortly thereafter, the fun, fun, fun Cupcakes from BB Needlepoint Designs is on the calendar.  My daughter and I have had so much fun coming up with things to share with you on this one.

This design was repainted specifically for us and we have our own canvas number because we asked that the designer make it a little larger so we would have lot s of room to showcase some fun techniques.  You are gonna love this adventure!  Specialty threads, beads, quirky applications - who knows what we will come up with?  The embellishments on this one will blow you away.  Come join us for the journey.
                      Deposits being taken to hold canvas  and thread/embellishment kits for this class -      email at

Last week we highlighted the cute Raymond Crawford Santa Ornament Wreath and stitching is underway for the model!

I believe there are 24 ornaments plus the Santa one.  We have had a lot of fun planning this one and the stitching fingers are itching.

   Deposits being taken to hold canvas  and thread/embellishment kits for this class - email at

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I received the good news that I have been selected to teach at the American Needlepoint Guild Seminar 2018 that will be held in DC.  They have included an Encore class that I taught at the ANG Seminar 2017 in New Orleans - Can Do Hairdos.  This is a fun techniques class and we do a lot of giggling while executing the various techniques.  Another class they have selected is a time where we will work with the students assisting with individual issues as they arise. Stitching Solutions will be presented as two different one-day classes.  We will be sharing ideas with those who are seeking assistance with their project whether it is one where they are stuck and have just hit a brick wall or whether it is a new project and they just don't know where to start. The two one day sessions are offered to provide the opportunity for more people that may be interested in playing.

But before all that guess what occurs?  I leave Friday to teach at the Blue Bonnet Annual Retreat!  How much fun is that?  I will be teaching two of JP Needlepoint Owls - always fun - and sharing techniques with my students.  But also I will get to visit with friends that I only get to see in these type venues.  I am looking forward to it.

So until next time from Texas! have a great week and remember to stitch with a smile.

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