Sunday, July 11, 2021


Returning to 'almost' normal!


Starting to reenter the world of teaching classes and feeling comfortable doing so makes life seems to be returning to some type of normalcy. We each have our own idea of what 'normal' is however.

In answer to the many requests received, we are offering the popular Vessels project as an Online Mystery Class.

Those of you who have taken our Online Mystery Classes before know the drill.  We have changed up some things so be sure to read the details. There is a teaching fee of $200 for a 6 session packet. Previously our classes have posted one a month.  For this class we are going to post 2 sessions a month - one on the first and one at the middle of the month.  The full kit price is $275 plus shipping/handling of $18.  Classes will start January 1, 2022 so that we can be finished before our Tulip Time on the Rhine riverboat cruise.

To register send an email to us at We will acknowledge your request to join the class and send you a PayPal invoice.  The kits will not go out until December.  Keep in mind that you are not a member of the class until the invoice is paid.  Deadline for registering is November 15, 2021.

Face-2-Face Classes

We have a ton of wonderful canvases that we are currently preparing for our upcoming f2f class at Osterville in Mashpee, MA which is on Cape Cod.  We have such a lovely group that join us - ladies and gentlemen.  We have fun as we laugh at and with each other throughout the long weekend.  These classes sell out within hours so if you are ever interested be sure to have the shop owner put your name on a list for the next adventure!

Needles 'N Fins Stitching Adventures - private group of stitchers/cruisers - join now!

Well I have been informed that all the French Balcony staterooms I reserved for our Tulip Time on the Rhine are taken so it is obvious that we have a bunch of stitchers hungry to hit the road - errrrr water that is. We still have a few staterooms in our block just not with a French Balcony.  I understand this to mean that there may be other rooms on the boat they just may not be next door to another stitcher.  Heck that doesn't stop us!  When you think about the fact that there are a total of approximately 160 people on board of which we are a vast majority, well you can guess where that leads us.  Every turn we will see another stitcher!  

It's always fun to meet new non-stitchers as well, as their curiosity takes over and they like to ask what we are doing or want to see your beautiful work.  Most of us love to share and discuss our passion.  
One trip our butler got in the act and helped separate beads!

A scene we are looking forward to seeing

Our scheduled route 

One of our first scheduled classes for a trip.

I am so excited to take a ride on the canal!

This is our Optional Class Kit for The Netherlands Cruise - Windmill and Tulips.

Many familiar names and many new ones will be joining us. It is going to be a great trip and we are going to have such a wonderful time connecting with our cruising/stitching buddies and adding new ones to the fold.

Don't miss the chance to come with us.  Contact Liz at to get all the details to help you make your decision.  We would love to have you join us.

DuoDesignsbySandra - an Etsy Shop

We continue to add new stitch guides to our Etsy Shop as time permits.  Be sure to check it out periodically.  We are also in the process of adding our line of needlepoint handpainted canvases soon.  Stay tuned!

Must get that cup of morning coffee!  Have a great week ahead and stay safe.

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