Saturday, January 25, 2020

JAN 25
Last weekend our ANG Chapter had our annual stitch away at a KY State Park. We had a tremendous turnout!  Lots of fun, laughs and stitching.  For me the downside was also lots of eating - chocolate!  One of our members makes homemade candies and you'd think it was Christmas all over again.  And I, of course, have zero will power.  Oh well, at home the treadmill awaits.  We missed a couple of our regulars but life gets in the way and hopefully we can all reassemble next year. Thanks to all the ladies who work continually to see that this continues and is a success.  I believe we've been doing this now 21 or 23 years - can't remember which.

We had so much fun and a nice crowd.  In addition to stitching we managed to catch up on each other's lives and eat a few foods that many of us had been avoiding.  But it was great.  We historically always have snow when we go to Blue Licks and this year was no exception.  This year's snow, however, was just a few flurries and nothing threatening.

Ducks are getting in a row as we gear up for our next Online Mystery Class the Fall Wreath Welcome Scarecrow.  

Invoices are being processed for the 8-session class for this cool guy.  Still time to join if you want to.  Just email us at  Session I has been stitched and I am anxious to share with the participants come mid-February.

Next up is registration for Kissmas Eve.

The design area for this delightful design is approximately 8" x 10".  It is painted on 18count mono canvas.  The first session is scheduled to begin mid-May.  Invoicing for the 6 lesson packet will begin around the first part of March. Email us at to be added.

Many of us are unable to resist this precious Llama.    We're trying  to come up with a worthy name but everything seems to fall short. So far I think Lovable Llama -

This happy fellow is painted on 13 count mono canvas.  Easy on the eyes.  The design area is approximately 12" x 12". We will start sharing suggestions for stitching him around mid-July.  That means invoicing should be around the first of June.

                Just email us at to join any classe


We are anxiously awaiting our painted canvases for the optional project for the upcoming Tulip Time on the Rhine.

Registrations is taking place for those who want to participate in this specific class that is optional - Windmill and Tulips. If you choose to play with us on this design just email us at Exciting as threads arrive from different sources to create the kits!

And, of course, we do have some surprises to share along the way.

ETSY SHOP - duodesignsbySandra

This coming month we will be posting the second session of Sandra Gilmore's At The Seashore.  You can still join us as we play.  There is one canvas left and I have listed it in our Etsy Shop.  Hop over and take a look if you want to join us for the fun.  So far we've done the wallpaper so plenty of time left to play with us over the next 5 months.

PAY IT FORWARD  - Hearts A to Z Sampler

The next stitch we are sharing is for the letter 'C'.  This is a very popular stitch and very versitle.  Makes a great background stitch as well as a filling stitch.  Threads and colors can be easily mixed to give a totally different look.  Add a metallic or something shiny to complement a matte or silk. The small area that is diagrammed with a cross-stitch can accommodate a bead if wanted.  Have fun with it.

       You can see in this model that I have chosen two different threads and colors for the alternating rows as well as a third element for the small filling cross-stitch.

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