Saturday, December 7, 2019


Several years ago I had a sampler-type class that I named Hearts A to Z.  This class involved teaching  26 +stitches - one for each letter of the alphabet and background, etc.  Additionally, the stitches taught begin with a letter of the alphabet. For instance, Algerian Eyelet for the A and so on.

We at Duo Designs, Inc. have decided to share these techniques with you my followers.  Beginning the first posting in 2020 we will share a technique on our blog.  Our first few postings will provide information for materials needed to participate, an aid in setting up a canvas and general guidelines that could be helpful. There will be a template, detailed instructions on how to compensate, etc.   I'll try to get a better picture for you next time.

I believe you will have fun with this project and use up some of those red 'stash' threads.  Stay tuned.


Gosh it is unbelievable that it is almost time for our Tulip Time Along the Rhine Riverboat Cruise!  My agent tells us that we only have 1 room left.  We are in search of a single looking for a roommate!  Don't miss your chance to come play with us.  Email us at or Liz our agent at for details.  We would love to have you come play with us.   This would make a great Christmas present to you don't you think?

I am very excited about the exclusive optional class that we offer and hope to share with you next week.  Fingers crossed.  Waiting for one more ribbon from River Silks to add the finishing touch!  So excited!

Registration is in full swing for the January 2020 class - At The Seashore!  Still time to enroll if you would like to join us.  $150 for the 6-lesson sessions.  You get your own canvas and threads from your LNS or stash.  We have a shop we have been working with as well if you need assistance.  Email us at Duo Designs letting us know you want the shop to contact you with the details of pricing options.  Just email us at and we'll get you in the class!

Also taking registration for the two PLD classes - Fall Wreath with Scarecrow - he's sooooo cute!

He will encompass 8 sessions at $175 - hop onboard!

And this cutie Kissmas Eve.

If you have a special design you would like to see us offer just send an email and we will be happy to investigate to see if there is enough interest to move forward.  Email

Also, remember that registration is no open for the NAN Seminar and ANG Seminar in Tucson.  My classes are great fun and I love sharing with you.  Scroll down to the past couple of postings for full details and links for registration.

Have a great weekend and as in our case here in Central Kentucky - try to stay warm!


The Chilly Hollow Needlepoint Adventure said...

This A-Z sampler is very nice of you, Sandy!

Unknown said...

Thank you very much for offering this. Can’t wait to try it

Texas stitcher said...

Yippee Skippy. Fun and frivolity. Heart one looks,like fun!