Saturday, April 22, 2017

We interrupt this blog posting for a special announcement!  Look what I got Wednesday!
Maya Elizabeth 

Our third great-grandchild!  She is so beautiful! We are all so blessed beyond description!

Big Sister Emmi meets her new charge Maya Elizabeth 
Proud Papa Manuel and Momma Emma 


I don't know about where you live but Spring here in Central Kentucky is glorious!  My favorite dogwood tree is all abloom!  I so love them and this one never disappoints.  The fresh air just fills your senses and gives the feeling of everything new and bright!  My next favorite thing is a spring shower.  Isn't it wonderful how clean everything looks after a quick shower by Mother Nature?

Last week we got all the new lessons posted so everyone should be busy, busy, busy stitching away.  I know I am.

I have the upcoming Texas trip in May to go play with Piney Pointers and stitch Miss Heloise Hooty from ACOD and then stop and play at Chandail.  All those ducks are in a row and I am happily looking forward to the adventure.

After that will the the TNNA Market in Ohio.  I'm not sure about this one.  I don't feel that it has the same enthusiasm that years past have shown.  It just seems to be drifting, drifting, drifting . . . .  we'll just have to wait and see.  I'm teaching two classes there this summer.  One is from The Point of it All Designs these too cute Partying Yorkies!

Wait until you see these 'wild' girls all decked out while they are celebrating!

The other is a techniques class on Can Do Hairdos.  We'll have hands-on experience and play with some of the hairdos that are in my new book.

I'm ready to share my first Quickie class with the participants!  All I need is for the canvases to arrive from Raymond Crawford.  A vital part don't you think? Those of you who have already signed up and processed your invoices for the USA Star - the mailing labels are ready and are standing by!

As soon as this one goes out the door we will start the process for our second QUICKIE - kind of a companion - the American Eagle by Raymond Crawford.

Wow!  To me, the American Eagle is always breathtaking no matter what media!

In the wings we are gathering up speed for JP Needlepoint's Nutty Professor first session.

Remember this is the class that is for those who do not want the stress of a structured schedule.  We'll get a lesson when we get a lesson.  Right now the canvases are being painted and soon will be on their way.  The first session will begin at the bottom - just could not pass up that cuteness! For details or to be added to the participants list just email me at  


When we first began talking about the Party on the Po stitching riverboat cruise, it seemed like an eternity away!  Now it is just practically around the corner.  And we still have people inquiring and wanting to investigate joining us.  We have over 50+ paid and ready to travel!  Are we going to have a party or what?  We all will meet in Milan on October 19 and run around Italy like we have good sense, go back to the boat and drink wine and stitch (maybe if we can find the hole through which to poke the needle), laugh, relax and just enjoy the company of a whole slew of others that share the same crazy passion as we!  How better to spend 11 days?  Hard to beat I would think.  If you want more information just contact me at concerning the stitching part and Liz our travel agent at Viking Travel for the travel part  .  

Exclusive Optional Class Project

And, we are gearing up for next year!  Wait until you see what our next stitching riverboat cruise has in store for us!

UPCOMING Mystery Classes:

Thumbprints of what's on the schedule just as a reminder so you can take advantage of all the trunk shows that are going on.  Be sure to let me know if you see a fantastic canvas that you would like considered for one of our classes!
Moon Gazer - Brenda Stofft

Steampunk Witch - Brenda Stofft

Steampunk Cat - Brenda Stofft
Gingerbread House - Rebecca Wood

Cupcakes - BB Designs

Santa with Ornaments WREATH - Raymond Crawford

Steampunk Owl - Brenda Stofft

Stay tuned as we add more and more . . . . 


Brenda M. Côté said...

Congratulations on your third great "grandkiss". She's beautiful.

Sandy Arthur said...

I love the 'grandkiss' - I am gonna steal that one! Thanks Brenda.

beebop said...

When does the Santa wreath class start?

Sandy Arthur said...

First lesson is scheduled to start mid September 2017. Invoices for class fees will be sent around the first of August.