VIRTUAL TRADE SHOW HAS COME AND GONE!
We had such a wonderful experience and the overall feel was that most everyone had a great show! The Zoom feature gave us the opportunity to see some old friends and meet some new. So great to chat about. I fear not enough took advantage of the Zoom feature but we managed anyway. Some of us stumbled through and most all were learning at the same time and helping each other with ways to approach this new endeavor. We still have emails, public forums within the program, Face Time, Skype, etc. for communicating. You can bet we needle pointers can manage to get what we want when it comes to our stash! The difficult part, of course, is the necessity of waiting for the canvas painters. Hopefully we can continue to move forward as they try to catch up and not be forced back by this pandemic situation. Fingers crossed and prayers uplifted.
One of the hits in our booth were these sweet, sweet Long Neck Friends. Such happy and colorful designs to work with. They are on 18 ct canvas (with special request of 14 ct available) and designs average about 6" x 10" give or take a little.
If you would like to see other designs we have to offer go visit our website and peruse at your leisure and ask your LNS to order for you:
Speaking of canvases.. . .
Slowly the backlog of painted canvases are coming in. We are trying to be very patient as this is not an incident over which anyone has any control. It is what it is. No use wasting energy on getting cross or upset with anyone - we are all in the same position.
Look forward to seeing you in the classroom group!
ONLINE MYSTERY CLASSES
Our next class will be the Lovable Llama from Gayla Elliott. It is believed that the majority have received their canvases. Our first session will involve fairly traditional techniques that one would want to spread out over a period of time so that should buy us a little more time. I will be available and the lessons will remain online in the group well past the finish of the class so do not worry! So let's plan to move forward. First session posting will be mid-November! We still have almost 3 weeks so we remain optimistic that all the guys will be in their new homes by then. I will do a quick check in the Group closer to class time to see who still might not have their canvases. Please post in the private Facebook Page the status of your canvas and let us know as you get them.
Our next hurdle is thread! The thread that is backordered for this design is used in one of the final lessons so we should be good there.
Next up will be the fabulous Two by Two - a Noah's Ark theme -from Strictly Christmas. We have waited a little while for this beauty. GET YOUR CANVAS ORDERED!
Then in mid-March we will begin Raymond Crawford's American Train! You can't get much more patriotic than this.
Notice our last car does not contain wreaths. Raymond has a surprise for us that will be a bit more patriotic than the wreaths seemed to represent. Can't wait to see what he has in store for us!
Each car will cover 2 sessions. We cannot start these any sooner because the painters have promised a 'try to get them done by' date which is March. We are considering a little twist to this class. How about we do 2 sessions a month? This would mean the stitching could be done by June if one were focused and diligent! Remember to enroll send me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org - the 6 lesson packet is $175.
Drop me an email and tell me how you feel about this guy as a possible class. I have been asked to consider it so need to have a good interest to move forward.