Saturday, June 18, 2022


Hubby was  supposed to have eye surgery this past week but seems that Covid decided to send back positive test results.  No symptoms.  No fever.  No cough.  No nothing.  Now we are playing wait and see regarding his major surgery scheduled for this coming week.  We have been waiting so long and I fear that we will be waiting longer still.  As my SIL says 'things happen for a reason.'


A friend shared this publication and article with me.  It is a posting in a book from The Royal School of Needlework out of England.  Without her alerting me I would never have known it existed.  This is the piece that RSN asked me to share with them for their exhibit in Hampton Court. Made me a bit proud.  But, that's a sin, right?

And to go one step further, kudos to my daughter and partner in Duo Designs for the fantastic job she did teaching recently at the Osterville Needlepoint Shop on Cape Cod. Such fun!

Even though it is still a WIP you can appreciate all the fantastic techniques and attention that Teresa has put forth on this exclusive class she taught for Osterville Needlepoint in Mashpee, MA. It is so beautiful in person!


As registration continues for this adventure this coming Spring we're sharing highlights of different islands we will be visiting.

Day 7 

– April 19, 2023 – Kona, Hawaii – Arrive 7:00 am / Depart 5:30 pm 

Here we have another full day to play, explore, shop, or just enjoy the beautiful waters - if on the beach we have our stitching handy of course. 

Kona offers the quintessential Hawaii experience. Sunny, warm weather and crystal blue waters entice visitors to partake in a variety of surfside fun. Great shopping, and optional tours await you. Visit the green and black sand beaches or tour a coffee plantation. 

ESTY SHOP - DuodesignsbySandra

Travel canvases are now available in our Etsy shop. Be sure to check them out.  Also adding stitch guides frequently.

Have you seen the new Turtle Bags?  We have those too.  We are creating painted canvases to have for the inserts.  

These bags have a wonderful, roomy interior.  

The colors are so scrumptious!  Go have a look in the shop for more details and be sure to get yours before they are gone. 


We have shared the first of eight classes of the Three Wisemen.  Session I is now in progress.

If you are a member of the class and have not yet joined the group be sure to email me and let's see what is going on. You need to be there.

Chinese Lanterns from JP Needlepoint

We have opened the private FB Group of this class.  If you have received your canvas you should have received an invitation to the group.  Let me know if you have not received your invite.  This is where all the happenings occur!  Discussions with fellow participants, questions, and lessons all take place in this Group!

Registration is still open so if you wish to join us just send email to us at This event is 12 Sessions in length.  So many techniques will be shared!  Can't wait!  Trying to begin by mid-July.


August 4-7, 2022

Pumpkin Spiced Tea

Beading on Needlework

NeedleFest Summer Getaway held in St. Davids (King of Prussia), PA 

Hosted by Needleworker's Delight. To register contact host at

August 10-14, 2022

Private Retreat with MN Guild

September 21-24, 2022

Can Do Hairdos Workshop

Wacky Flamingo


Black Sheep

Orlando, FL

PH:  406-894-0444

September 30-October 1, 2022

Sunday Dress

Hosted by The Art Needlepoint Co

Boothbay, ME 

November 30-Dec 4, 2022

Colors of Christmas Needle Roll

Beary Winterland

Christmas in Williamsburg

Kingsmill Resort

Williamsburg, VA

May 6-7, 2023

Winter Cardinal

Raleigh, NC

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