Saturday, July 30, 2022


On a personal note, hubby finally had his glaucoma and cataract surgery.  He managed quite well.  Also had consultation for second opinion of his foot surgery situation.   

Two more weeks and we head to Minnesota for our long awaited retreat.  It will begin with our Crazy Needles Quilt Pincushion project class for the first day. Then on to 3 days of embellishment with the fun canvases we shared with you earlier.

I can't wait to share my ideas with these ladies.  We are going to have so much fun - especially me!


Chinese Lanterns class registrations are now closed. Woo Hoo!  The model is almost completely stitched!  Oh gosh I really love how this turned out.  Keep in mind now that I am not into orientally-themed stuff but the techniques in this piece blow my mind. It will be a real challenge for me to reduce these lessons into a commercial stitch guide.  After the first class each lesson becomes a manuscript!

Make sure you have joined the group before the posting of the first lesson scheduled for mid-August!  Just around the corner.

Next up:

Yep, she finally made it off the shelf and into the lineup.  

This sweet little ostrich is a member of the LONG NECK FRIENDS gang.  This design is BESTIES and features a pink princess with her best friend the green frog prominently settled in his place of honor upon her snout!


Miss Fluff and friend Froggie are hand painted on 18 ct canvas.  The design area is approximately 6"x 10" on a cut canvas of approximately 13" x 15".  This class will be divided into 6 sessions.  The sessions will be shared once a month approximately mid-month. These lessons are posted in a pdf format and you may access them at any time you desire day and/or night and as many times as you desire.

To register send email to

We are also looking for our future Online Classes so keep your eyes open and share with us what you would like to play with.

We did a quickie poll this past week and Seashells on the Shore won hands down:
This Alice Peterson Design is on18 mesh canvas.  The design area is approximately 10" wide by 8" high.  The cut canvas size is approximately 14" wide by 12" high. We anticipate this class beginning mid-February 2023.  

To register email us at and we will send you an invoice for the $150 deposit.  This deposit is non-refundable and is applied to reserving your hand painted canvas.   The canvases have been ordered.  Once those are spoken for, a standby list will be created. Additional registration will be determined by the availability of canvases so keep that in mind if you want to participate.  You must register with deposit right away. -

The lesson packet will be invoiced after the first of the year so no urgency there.  First draft indicated a possibility of 8 sessions - more may be necessary - we'll see.

We are working with a shop to determine threads/embellishments that will be an option for those desiring assistance in that area. This will be the next deadline because of availability from suppliers.  

First priority:  If you are sure you don't want to miss this fun class contact us right away and make your deposit to reserve your canvas and place in the class!

Until next week- - - -

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