Saturday, December 31, 2016

       ๐Ÿ’Invoices have been mailed for the Brenda Stofft Large Easter Rabbit class -  
            First lesson is scheduled to be posted January 15!  Don't miss it! ๐Ÿ’

       ๐Ÿ’Notice No. 2.  The Early Bird Discount for booking the Party on the Po riverboat stitching
               cruise expires on January 16, 2017.  Contact us right away if you would like to join the
               50_+ partiers!๐Ÿ’

Yep, 2016 only has a few remaining hours and it is history.  What a history we have had here at Arthur Acres.

Great-grandbabies celebrating birthdays.  Adult children making strides in their lives; one getting settled into her newly acquired office space and the other continually traveling around the world fulfilling his additional responsibilities, switched to larger private plane, etc.

But we (mainly me) have been very active in the needlepoint world.  This past year we had fantastic Online Mystery Classes that we shared with those interested.

January brought us the Easter Rabbit with Morning Glories by Brenda Stofft and - by popular demand -  we added a special class of the Arctic Parade also by Brenda Stofft.:

We had a fun Melissa Shirley project - Thanksgiving Critters that we finished - look at all that cuteness:

More colorful opportunities for a kazillion techniques was in the Easter Wreath from A.Bradley Needlearts:

We finished out fantastic fall piece by Melissa Prince Harvest:

We also finished our fun piece from Annie Lane Cats in a Dinghy;

 And, lastly, we finished our Eye Candy piece Happy Haunting Grounds.

We are making great strides in our year-long class Pillow Collage from the collection:

Lesson 5 will be posted soon - oh gosh!

The fantastic wreath from Melissa Prince Robin's Wreath is close to being completed as well:

Lesson 4 has already been shared!  Wow!

We began the last of our 2016 Classes with the jolly Santa's Rewards from Devon Nicholson:

I'm sure I'm forgetting something but you get the general idea.  

Oops  - Coming soon!  Large Easter Rabbit by Brenda Stofft.

In between Online Mystery Classes we had the pleasure for working with the TNNA Market Educational Department, did retreats - first one with Needle Nook of Lajolla; next Blue Bonnet - national and regional Seminars - ANG, EGA - chapter classes and shop classes, and we even managed to get in a few personal runaways with great friends in New York, Texas and Tennessee as the major ones.  Oh and I had a 2 week session with the Royal School of Needlework - what a fun adventure.

So we have a lot of fantastic memories to reflect on tomorrow as we welcome the new 2017 and delve into all the new and exciting classes and adventures that await us.  

If you are out and about celebrating please be careful and responsible!  Life is too short to be 'brave' (can also be known as stupid).

Have a Happy New Year as we begin our new Online Mystery Class Sessions and work on our upcoming tours - more on that next week!


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