THE PANDEMIC STRIKES AGAIN!
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Although not a total surprise we are saddened to announce the necessity to postpone our Hawaiian Island Hopping Stitching Cruise again. We will push it to October 2022. NCL has informed us that no people will be able to travel without proof of full vaccination through at least October 31st. They strongly stated that this means that those under 16 or those who cannot take the vaccine even for legitimate reasons will not be able to travel with us. We had several participants say they would not take the vaccine or could not take the vaccine so that strongly affected our numbers. Folks are still very hesitant to sail this soon after the initial quarantines. We are hopeful that participants are able to move their Hawaii Stitching Cruise plans to a new date in October (hope to announce soon). We will step back for a spell and revisit after the first of the year.
Our April 2022 trip to the Netherlands is moving forward and is well reserved at this stage. As my children used to say when they were small 'It will get even more better' as time progresses. Virus numbers continue to go down and Tulip Cruise numbers continue to go up. YAY for us. Contact our agent Liz at email@example.com for travel details.
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This week we completed another class series for our participants. Lovable Llama is done and I had so much fun with him!
We shared many unusual threads (all available through the needlepoint shops) and a few common embellishments such as the felted balls. I loved this guy from the start and he certainly did not disappoint me!
The Session III of the American Train from Raymond Crawford was posted this week too. Session III is the beginning of the second train in the series - The Liberty Bell Car.
We finished the flat car, the wheels and the bunting this go around. Session IV will complete this canvas of the series.
Another fun canvas for me is the Two by Two from Strictly Christmas which depicts Noah's Ark. Two more critter pairs were shared this session.
The turtles settled in on the rainbow.
And the giraffes quickly went about surveying their surroundings.
Wonder what critters will come aboard this coming month?
We have been blown away by the popularity of our Pocketbook Series books. This month we added Beards, Mustaches and Such. Over 50+ pages of descriptions, diagrams and pictures of stitched samples fill this little powerhouse of suggestions.
Beards joins its predecessors: Can Do Hairdos, Leaping Thru Leaves and Stitching With Stars.
As I shared before, these books have been 'done' for years but I just never took the time to finish them up. I am bringing them down from the shelves and sharing them with you now and I love it. Check with your Local Needlework Shop (LNS) and gets yours right away!
Oh! Wait until you see what is waiting in the wings to join its peers!
Well, believe it or not, it is dreary, rainy, and cold here in Central Kentucky in the middle of April. However, we have been also having some delightful sunny days. Today is not one of them. That means another wonderful fire in the fireplace as I work on stitch guides for the upcoming classes at Cape Cod at the Osterville Needlepoint shop. These gals are always fun and host a great event. Always happy to return. In the meanwhile stay safe and until next time.