SO LONG OLE FRIENDS!
This week my husband (after 2 years of not driving) finally accepted the fact that we may no longer be driving the 'farm truck' and his tool around van. So he was able to let it go! The vehicles were donated to Vehicles for Vets. It was so easy to do and since he is a Veteran the first suggestion he would listen to or accept was that possibility. There is a 4 step process and you can do it all online. Just need your car registration and you are good to go. Simple questions. They respond to your donation form immediately and schedule a timely pickup. Our pickup was 2 days from our initial form completion.
Next up is (was) his favorite toy - his FarmAll 140 tractor. This will be the most difficult for him to see pulled out of the driveway. It is still sitting in the field where he last used it when he became ill. But he is really being a trooper and actually handling this all pretty well.
So he has had to give up a lot in the last 2 years: Driving - Golf - and playing on his Tractor. But, he is doing great about it all.
Okay, enough about what has been distracting me here at Arthur Acres.
Duo Designs Stitching Retreat - September 2023
Can you believe we are involved in processing registration fees for the upcoming Stitching Retreat featuring Gayla Elliott's Stitching Girls? Where did the time go?
We have the full gamut of stitchers from beginners to the seasoned ones. They hail from California to Pennsylvania! They are stitchers, teachers, designers, distributors, vendors, etc. We are going to have so much fun and gain knowledge beyond the classroom!
If you are still considering joining us, do no drag your feet too long - the clock is ticking. Just email us at firstname.lastname@example.org so you can come play with us.
Registrations also involve our new/repeat class the Three Wisemen Encore. This class is back by popular request! It is not kitted, however. Participants obtain their own canvas and supplies from the materials list provided. Look out stash! Here they come!
This optional class kit is hand painted on 18 ct canvas. The design area is __________. There is a plethora of threads used including the addition of silk ribbon! The kit is $395. Kit will be mailed to the participants prior to departing the States to those who choose to join this class. This allows time to set up your supplies and stretch the canvas to your liking. The stitch guide will be shared in Venice! Email if you wish to have this Optional Exclusive Design to email@example.com.
Should you choose to not participate in the optional class you may bring something from your stash to stitch on. If this is the option you wish to pursue it would be helpful if you forward a picture of what you will be stitching and what area you desire teacher assistance.
That's all the time I have for now - till next time.