Sunday, January 7, 2018

2018  - New Year - New Opportunities and Challenges

I'm sure many of you have seen the posting by someone that states something to the effect that the New Year is 365 new opportunities - 365 blank pages for the book of 2018 - what a great way to approach the new year.  We shall take each of the 365 days one day at a time and do our best to made each one reflect an accomplishment of some type - whether it be large or small is immaterial to me - it is just to do something that is worthwhile and positive. I am thankful and feel blessed for each day that is given to me and I try not to waste it nor take it for granted.  Not always an easy task but that is my intent.  I did not say that I am always successful.

In less then two weeks we will be begin sharing our 2018 classes for the Online Mystery Classes and Quickies!

Our new Online Mystery Classes for January 2018 include the first lesson in the Moon Gazer, a Brenda Stofft Design

This class will have lessons posted semi-monthly.  It is a new approach for us and one that is in response to some feedback that participants have generously provided.

The next new class will be one of the Raymond Crawford Reindeer.  This is a series of 4 Reindeer.  We will begin our coverage with the Reindeer that has the Pineapple Blanket.

While the design areas are different in this series, we will make every effort to complete them in such a way that they can be displayed together as a 'set' if the stitcher so desires.  This class is a little different also in that we are compacting a whole bunch of techniques, etc., into four lessons in order to get through the series of 4 in a little less time.  There will be the same amount of material, just divided a little differently than in some previous classes.

And the third new class is in our QUICKIE Series.  We are beginning the year with the Christmas Stars - 12 Days of Christmas from Raymond Crawford.  And, since I tend to be a little logical every now and then we will begin with the first day - the Partridge!

NOTE:  All who have paid to participate in the first Quickie Series have been invited to the secret Facebook page.  Please notify me right away if you cannot find your invitation.

Still time to join us so if interested just send an email to us at

The American Needlepoint GUild has issued their Seminar Brochure.  Be sure to check out the various classes I will be teaching.  

Be sure to check them out when you get your brochure.

Additionally, I will be teaching one of the three special classes for the Encore! group!
Beijing Butterflies 

In the meanwhile, our Webmaster has been very busy adding new stitch guides over on our website at  We are adding some guides that are the commercial version from previous Online Classes.  Check in often as new ones are added daily for the next few days.

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