Saturday, April 7, 2018


I was fortunate enough to be invited to teach at this event this year.  It is held in Houston, TX. And we are right in the middle of everything.  For those of you who don't get here often, there are plenty of very nice needlepoint shops to help replenish your stash!  Go have a look see!

We have a delightful group of women taking classes from Sue Reed, Toni Gerdes and me.  Encore!  means just that - we are teaching pieces that have a popular history.  Love the group!  Look into attending next year when the details are available!  The small, intimate gathering is wonderful for building new friendships!

After this class is over I will be at home for a couple of weeks before I head off to my next adventure.  On the 27th of April I will be teaching at the Needlepoint of New England Retreat hosted by the Enriched Stitch in CT.  I am looking forward to this event.  I will be teaching the Winter Cardinal from Maggie.

This has been one of my favorite pieces recently and I am very pleased that I will have the opportunity to teach it even more. 


This riverboat stitching cruise scheduled for October 21-31, 2018 is becoming more real day by day.  We recently made our airline reservations!  Can't get more real than that can you?  We are so looking forward to sharing this wonderful adventure with the participants.  

While cruising the Danube we will have the delightful opportunity to view fantastic sights in 4 countries:  Czech Republic, Germany, Austria and Hungary.  

And our down time (ha!ha!) we will be busily stitching away to our hearts' content on various projects!


We're getting ready to welcome two new classes for our Online Participants.  First up is the ever so fun piece Dog Gone Good from JP Needlepoint.

These guys look to be just as much fun as their companion piece the Catitudes.  Oh dear!  Look at those faces!  Can't wait to share my ideas with you.  If you are interested in this class just email me at and we'll get you all signed up.  The first lesson is scheduled for May 15.
For those of you new to our Online Mystery Class set up, most (notice I said most) classes are for 6 months with one lesson a month posted in a secret Facebook page.  The 6-lesson packet is $150.  We encourage you to order your canvas and get your materials from your LNS.  However, if you need assistance we work with some shops to help you add to your stash!

Next up is the second in the Reindeer Series from Raymond Crawford - the one with the Bell Blanket.

We will be finishing the first one - Reindeer with the Pineapple Blanket this month and will be sharing pictures in the next blog.  

This series is a little different.  The lessons are jammed pack into 4 monthly releases instead of 6.  The price is the same being the 4-lesson packet is $150.  There are shared stitches and techniques across the series of 4 that we are featuring.  We viewed the group as a 'set' and so wanted to keep the backgrounds and colors as simple as possible.  If you would like to join the class just email us at and we'll put you in line for the class invoicing.

Have a great weekend!

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