Saturday, November 20, 2021


This will be a quick update of what's happening at Arthur Acres.  Hubby is going through some bumps and is back in the hospital again.  So we are dealing with his issues - which, of course, have priority.

So just an update on the Uniquely Yours Series of Zoom sessions.  We are drawing near the end of our first series and have thoroughly enjoyed them.  The students projects are turning out amazingly wonderful and they make me very proud.  I am so pleased that they are enjoying themselves.  Actually to the point that most, if not all (I haven't double checked) have enrolled for Season II sessions.  We are in open enrollment so drop us an email at if you would like to join us or more information.  There are 10 sessions in a series and the dates work around holidays and contracts. The next series is scheduled to begin mid-December of January - depending on how hubby progresses.

We have some Chapters signed up for these Sessions for their National Teacher Series.  The next one begins January 2022.

It looks like the 3 Wisemen are passing the cute Buffalo Check Cardinal for our upcoming Online Classes.  

This is a very economical class as it is on a commercially printed canvas and is available in 3 mesh choices - 14, 16 or 18.  The design area is approximately 11 x 14.5" and the cut canvas is 15 x 18".  The classes will incorporate 8 sessions of online filed lessons in a private FaceBook group.  Lesson fees are $225, the canvas is $95 plus S/H (which includes a beautiful color print of the original painting) and threads from your stash or LNS.  If you need assistance for materials we will be working with a shop to offer kits so that you will have the exact same threads and embellishments used in the lessons posted.  When signing up a deposit of the canvas price will be invoiced.  The teaching fee will be invoiced a few weeks before the class begins.  Tentative date for beginning is March or April.  Email to sign up at

NEEDLES 'N FINS STITCHING ADVENTURES - sign up to join the FaceBook page

As shared earlier, this riverboat stitching cruise for The Netherlands has been sold out for quite some time.   An unfortunate incident has provided an opening so if you have always wanted to go and needed a roommate, now's your chance.  It is a first come first served situation so don't drag your feet if interested.  Contact our agent Liz at right away.

AND, get yourself registered for our Hawaiian Island Hopping Stitching Cruise.  We'll have lots of fun and some great surprised planned but we must have the minimum interest to register with the agency to go forward.  Check with Liz as above.

Until next week - have a great Thanksgiving (wonder what kind of Thanksgiving Dinner they serve at the hospital?)

Saturday, November 13, 2021


Cape Cod - oh my!  My long weekend at Osterville Needlepoint was fabulous!  We had such wonderful projects with which to play. It is always so nice to see repeaters join us for the fun.  

Tomorrow will be the Grand Opening to celebrate the new ownership of the shop.  Kathleen Harlow has hit the ground running!  She is introducing some new threads and expanding some already in stock, adding new artists and playing with store hours to better accommodate the needs of stitchers in the area.  Be sure to stop by the shop and partake of the free pizza from the pizza truck and musical entertainment from Kathy!

Didn't have enough time to take WIP pictures unfortunately!

We are  currently planning our return trip!  So exciting.

Each week gets progressively better!  Now, if life would just quit interrupting we'd be all set.  

We are about to wind down our Uniquely Yours With a Twist weekly half-hour sessions.  Gosh where did the time go?  As we wind down on this group, we are preparing for the next step up - Uniquely Yours Season II. These weekly 30 minute sessions will include some stitches that are a little more complex than those shared in the first 10 week session!

Be sure to email us at if you would like additional information and would like to join us!  Each session includes a pdf of the stitches shared in the video for that week's session. The sessions are on Wednesday night, 7pm EST.  We have a repeat aired on the following Saturday at 1pm EST.  Participants may choose to attend one session or both sessions.

In the past we have hosted Online Mystery Classes where we reveal the lesson mid- month for the design being taught. This coming year we are going to mix them up some.

Our proposed line up includes this darling Buffalo Checked Cardinal.  He will be stitched so the picture will show the end result - no mystery.  

The six (6) lessons for this guy will include a plaid variant! To participate in the class you are required to make a non-refundable deposit towards the purchase of the canvas.  We must order the canvases soon in order to have by April.  

Email us at  for details.

This beautiful printed canvas will follow the Mystery format.  The Three Kings canvas will be available in 14, 16 or 18 count mesh.

Beautiful colors promise an interesting use of stitches for the lovely flowing garments. This class may require 8 sessions instead of the normal 6.  More later on that.

All classes will offer a fully kitted version of threads and embellishments for those who desire to purchase same from the chosen shop.


It won't be long until we get together again for our riverboat stitching cruises.  We have so much fun!  But as seen here, we work too.
Our Netherlands cruise is sold out and we are excited to be planning our daily adventures for that wonderful time.

We are, however, now in the throes of planning for our upcoming Hawaiian Island Hopping Stitching Cruise.  Email us at to request your brochure.  We'd love to have you join us.