Saturday, June 17, 2017


Yes, this was the week to post the next sessions for the ONLINE MYSTERY CLASSES!  

This month we say goodbye to the Large Easter Rabbit from Brenda Stofft.  Yep, lesson 6 is already here!

We were able to play with lots of interesting threads and wonderful techniques on this guy!  He was fun and now he must head off to the finisher so he will be ready for Easter 2018.

Session 5 was up next for Mr. Steampunk Fox also by Brenda Stofft.  We gave him his flower in his pocket and most excitedly was working on his face.

His walking stick was also completed. And what about those glasses!  Too cool!

Ahhh.  The Menorah from Tapestry Fair has Session 4 revealed.  These two candles offered a glimpse of or nue`, some Jessicas, and, of course, some gem attachment and beading.

Songbirds from Danji is the new kid on the block.  We shared Lesson 2 for these beauties and completed our first two birds.

Some beading involved and some personal decisions had to be made.

NEW CLASS!  Yes indeed!  Next month we will be introducing the first lesson for the Cupcakes design by BB Needlepoint Designs.

I am seriously trying to not go overboard on this one!  But oh my goodness.  There is so much opportunity to try all kinds of funky threads and techniques.  Sundance even made a special mixture of beads for us!  

All invoices have been mailed (email me at  and everyone enrolled should have received theirs.   All the kits have been mailed except for a few late comers. There is still time to join this fantastic group so come onboard! The 6-Lesson packet is $150 and one lesson posted each month.  Check with your LNS to see if they have a canvas.  If you need assistance just email us and we will help get you in the group to play with us.

Next up is Steampunk Cat.  This guy may be our next class that will have a lesson every other month instead of monthly.

If you are not on the list and wish to be just email me at  The first lesson for this guy is scheduled for mid-August.  Invoices for the 6-lesson packet will be mailed around the first of July. Get those canvases ordered so you won't be left behind.  


The beautiful American Eagle Star from Raymond Crawford is on stretcher bars and on his way to be ready to fly to you.

These QUICKIE classes are designed to be able to work up fairly 'quickly' and provide a take-along type project.  They can be finished quickly and you have a completed canvas in no time.

To join the list for the all-inclusive class -  handpainted canvas, threads and  2-lesson instructions in pdf format -  simply email me at Total cost is $125 including s/h.


The early part of 2018  I have several retreats that I will be teaching.  Three I can share with you now.

Needle Nook of LaJolla Retreat- March 9-12, 2018

I am humbled to be invited to teach once again at the NeedleNook of LaJolla Retreat in LaJolla, CA. There are always great teachers and fantastic students! Project galore!  Such diversity! This combination creates a lovely memory for all who participate.  Details will follow soon when open registration is announced.

Be sure to follow their website so as not to miss the announcement.

Winterthur Retreat March 23-25, 2018 

Another is the retreat held at Winterthur Museum in Delaware in - March 23-25, 2018.

This Retreat is hosted by Art Needlepoint.  I was attracted to this venue when invited because of the inclusion of our youth.  The brochure states that participants may bring a youngster between the ages of 10 and 18 free of charge to attend class with them.  And the youngster will be given a canvas upon which they may try stitches to learn as we go.  Isn't that fantastic?  For more details check out the various links that are available.…

Here's an early registration link:

These are the pieces I will be teaching:
Shepherd and His Flock

Fruit and Flowers
Go check it out - I believe there is still time for an early registration discount.

Then - - -

Needlepointing in New England - April 27-29, 2018

Another lovely venue!  Lucky me!  I get to teach this wonderful Maggie Designs piece:

Winter Cardinal

I understand that spaces are filling quickly so be sure to check and reserve your spot right away.  We would love to play with you!  Here's a link for info:

Sooo, lots to absorb and ponder until next time  . . .

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