Saturday, May 7, 2022

May 7

May already!  Oh dear!


     NOTE:  The threads and embellishments needed for this class have been posted in the Three Wisemen private group.  Visit your LNS and start gathering your supplies.  If you need to order a packet you must do so by Monday because of the tremendous lead time needed on orders. Class is slated to begin June 15.


What better way to experience Fall than being in Boothbay, Maine during the leaf turning time.  The fantastic sea coast area will be delightful to explore when not stitching.  Retreat currently scheduled for classes on September 30 -October 1, 2022.

We are fortunate enough to be teaching a fabulous piece where we will share unbelievable embellishing techniques.   Sunday Dress is wayyyyyy cool! Imagine those hats!  Oh my!

Visit the host The Art Needlepoint Company to register.  Space is limited so don't tarry too long!

Needles 'N Fins Stitching Adventures - private FB page - join now!

Our next adventure is the Hawaiian Island Hopping Stitching Cruise where we visit four - yes FOUR - islands.  This is going to be fabulous.  We will have 2 days before boarding our ship so get some extra rays, a little shopping (cough, cough) and lots of sightseeing.

WOW!  This just in from our agent concerning Hawaiian cruise:

If you are interested in joining the group and looking to a deal on airfare,  please note that NCL has a special airfare promotion... 2nd person flys free.  
This only applies to economy air and you can split the savings with your traveling partner!  
Kindly let me know if interested asap as this can change at any time and hold times with the cruise line are very long.
Name changes are not allowed.
For those of you who have booked, I did add this to your record and working on your invoices to reflect this.
Also, Hawaii does have a tax fluctuates as components are added to your booking, such as air, transfers, excursions, etc..  This too will be reflected on your invoices.  
If you have any questions, please reach out to me.  
Elizabeth Wolak
Group Manager
Viking Travel Service
700 Pasquinelli Drive
Westmont, IL 60559
P:  1-800-233-3963

If you are interested in being added to the eblast for these types of announcements, send an email to Liz at and ask her to add you to Sandy's list.



Memories of Hawaii


Come away with an awesome souvenir that you actually stitch on your Hawaiian Stitching Cruise!  So much to see and do on this fabulous trip. Much of our wonderful adventures are stitched in thread on this fantastic memory!


This is an Optional Class Kit.  Optional means that stitching cruise participants are not required to purchase this kit if they choose not to do it.  They may bring something from home from their stash and work on areas they seek assistance with from Duo Designs, Inc. teachers – Sandra and Teresa. 


The Optional Class Kit is hand painted on 18ct Zweigart canvas. The design area is approximately 10” x 11”. The cut canvas is approximately 15” x 16”.  This design commemorates all the islands we will be visiting.  It highlights some of the fabulous icons of Hawaii such at the USS Arizona Memorial. You can’t think Hawaii and not see visions of sand, water, swaying palm trees and beautiful hibiscus and plumerias!


The kit includes all the threads needed to stitch the canvas.  Participants will receive the full kit, without the stitch guide, in time to arrange their project in a manner suitable to them before we leave for our adventure.  You should mount your canvas on stretcher bars; bring normal stitching supplies such as sundry needles, scissors, laying tool, and special needs such as magnification.  Participants from previous trips tell us that the light is more than sufficient on these journeys.  You are welcome to bring extra, however, if you choose.


We have lots of surprises planned while on our cruising adventures. There will be stitching galore – guaranteed!


Email us if you would like to receive your own personal brochure at Travel questions should be directed to our agent Liz at


Come join us!


The materials list has been posted in the private FB Group for Three Wisemen.  As noted above, if you need assistance with materials please email by this Monday.  Embellishment packet is available separately for those needed.

Registration is progressing for the upcoming class of Chinese Lanterns.  This class will be limited in size so if you have not ordered your canvas or registered for the class do so right away.  Email us at for information on ordering the canvas. 

The class will have 12 sessions mostly one a month but a couple may have 2 a month.  A materials list will be posted to the private FB Group prior to class starting. You can shop your LNS or stash for materials.  If assistance is needed we will be working with a shop to help those that do not have a LNS.  We plan to begin this class mid-July.  Ordered canvases will be shipped the first part of July. Stay posted.

I'm so excited to get my needle on this canvas!  So much to share!

Okay that's it for today - until next week - - remember to Stitch with a Smile!

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