Saturday, July 7, 2018


There are many times that I truly do not know!  There is always so much I want to share with you on the one hand but on the other hand I don't want to wear out my welcome.

Last week I discussed our wonderful Riverboat Stitching Cruises only to learn that our Stitching Down the Danube is full - sold out - narry a bed! Good and bad.  Good that it is a success but bad that we had some that were still trying to work out coming with us.  Lesson learned.  If you think you may be interested in coming with us on some of the adventures try to start making plans early.  We never know how each will be accepted.

We are currently putting together a package for Portugal and Spain.  The Greece trip is still very much alive and well - just may need to consider a different time of year - maybe spring/summer.  Stay posted for more details.  I'm really excited about the Douro River Portugal trip.  Can't wait to see how the package develops.

New classes on the horizon that are being registered are Every Bunny by JP Needlepoint.

The registration for this class indicate that it is going to be very well attended!  I know I'm having fun planning the techniques to share with you all.  Still plenty of time to join us - email me at

The Royal School of Needlework has tutors in KY for the next 2 weeks so just guess what I'll be doing.  I'm very fortunate to be able to attend.  We always learn something if nothing more than a different approach to an old familiar technique.  I'll try to share as best I can.  As in my classes that I teach, I get so caught up in what I am doing that I forget to have pictures to make a post.

I have been very busy preparing stitch guides for an upcoming Embellishment Class in Illinois. Such diverse designs.  There are familiar designers and some that are not known - but all fun.  

We are stitching away on the next set of Online Mystery Class Lessons to share with you in the week or so.  Additionally we are auditioning threads and stitching for upcoming new classes that are scheduled.  Stay turned.

Our local ANG Chapter, Central KY Chapter of ANG, is hosting money raising event by offering this fantastic design created by our very own Karen Barras.

Here is info provided by Karen:

Looking for the perfect July 4th project for the upcoming holiday? Hooray for the Red, White, and Blue! is exactly what you need! This counted canvas work design is approximately 7” square on white 18 count mono canvas. The 15 page professionally written Stitch Guide has excellent instructions, color diagrams, a complete Supply List, and a full page color picture. The chart, to benefit Central KY Chapter, is only $25 (which includes shipping). We are also offering a discount to chapters. If you are interested or have questions, PM Karen Barras with your email address.

Fun project that works up quickly!

Have a safe weekend and remember to Stitch with a Smile!


Cheryl Timko said...

Can you provide an email address for Karen Barras? I am interested in ordering the instructions for the 4th of July project.
Cheryl Timko

Judy Lenkin said...

I would like to get Karen Bartas’s email so I may purchase the Red, white a blue
Thank you