Saturday, March 3, 2018


Our current Online Mystery Class - Catitudes - is popular beyond belief.  For this reason, and based on the number of pre-egistration for Dog Gone Good, it is highly recommended to get those canvases ordered!  It does take between 8 and 11 weeks to receive once ordered.  Remember they are hand painted!  Let us know if you need assistance by contacting us at Can you imagine the fun we are going to have?

Here's a little hint.  I give my canvas parts names when I am working on them if possible to add to the feel of what I want to express.  So here we go from left to right back row:  Miss Priss - the eyelashes  dictate, Cool Dude - the sunglasses say it all, TroubleMaker - look at that expressions!, StreetWise - don't know where this came from but just seemed to fit - he stands ready, The Librarian - the stance, the glasses, the attitude,Weiner Dog  - well Carol Eix would understand,  Yellow Fluff - aww the baby, Business as Usual, and last but not least, The Overseer (is that spelled correctly - seems like something is missing)- got it all under control.  You will be receiving an email from us in the next few days concerning options.

Now back on course.  At a student request, we are checking out the interest level for a class possibility on two of Raymond Crawford designs.  The two designs under consideration are:

Grinch Wreath

Lily Wreath

If there is enough interest we can work in both designs for 2019.  Just email me at if you want to be added to the notification list - no obligation.

We are also taking names for the cute Penny MacLeod piece - Dana - Life of the Party.

This class will tentatively begin around January 2019.  Email to be added to the notification list -

I am busily preparing to leave mid-week for my returning teaching gig at the Needle Nook of LaJolla Annual Retreat. It is always such a wonderful event and I always have a fantastic group of students with challenging  canvases on which to play.

Designs from Alice Peterson, Purple Palm (multiple), Brenda Stofft, Melissa Shirley (multiple) and more.  So many fun techniques to share such as needle weaving, or nue`, ribbon embroidery, beading, fantastic threads - and on, and on, and on. Check out the details through Vicki at Needle Nook for next years event.

Need more?  How about right after I return we do the Winterthur Retreat in Delaware.  We are teaching this fantastic piece - Fruit and Flowers.

Then it is off to Houston to the ANG Encore! event where we will be teaching the exclusive piece by Leigh Designs - Beijing Butterflies. Crystals and beads galore in addition to fascinating techniques and threads.

Then after a few days at home it is off to Needlepoint in New England Retreat where we will share the beautiful Winter Cardinal from Maggie. I so love this piece.

So as you can see we have a pretty busy March and April lined up.   We won't even think about May and June yet!


If you are waiting for anything and have not received correspondence regarding some of the current Online Mystery Classes please email me right away at

1 comment:

Silverfox said...

sandy, I am in the Catitudes class and I love the names on the doggy canvas - have you named the Cats and I missed it??? love that idea.