FUELING OUR PASSION
Those of you who are aware of our Online Classes (user friendly of course) and who follow our adventures (Stitching Cruises and Retreats), know that we continue to explore new ways to approach and kindle our continued love for the wonderful needlework world!
My students continue to amaze me. They are doggedly wading through my suggestions, illustrations and encouragement and somehow manage to make my ideas and thoughts reality - and they make it look good! I have been blessed with wonderful supporters! I love their positive, unselfish attitudes and relish in the comfort that we have - no ugliness in our little protected cocoons. If there is any there I am not aware of it and if I were it would be surgically removed! We are in this together to help each other and share whatever we can to continue our art and encourage one another no matter the level of our particular skill at the time. Again, I have been blessed with the best!
This week several shared their process of conquering the much dreaded stretching of Flair that has become somewhat of a trademark. They managed to tame the beast beautifully! Our Three Wisemen is proceeding down the home stretch - two down and one to go! You go gang!
Our Chinese Lanterns have also been doing well. We have totally finished one of the lanterns - step-by-step - and now have shared a second one. This one does not have as many challenges as the first. Oh but don't despair - more is waiting in the wings.
We started a new class session on the cute pink ostrich - Besties. We begin by getting the dreaded background out of the way so we can play with the fun stuff.
Registration is ongoing for our next upcoming class SeaShells on the Sea Shore from Alice Peterson. As we approach our beginning dates we are choosing threads and techniques to be ready for playing at the sea shore!
If you would like to join us for this mid-February class just email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to get the process started.
Duo Designs Stitching Retreat - 2023
A daily adventure is in store for us as we play with surprises for our group that will be participating in this upcoming Retreat. The Retreat is in our homeland - Kentucky. We will be playing at General Butler Resort State Park in Carrolton, KY. Only minutes away from the Louisville International Airport and the Greater Cincinnati Airport. Quietness and forested beauty abound while edged with beautiful rivers in this setting. No traffic noises exist here. The only noises we will experience will be our giggles and fun as we join our peers in the love of our passion for needlework!
Have you registered? Don't miss out on this one! The registration fee covers everything you need after you have made your travel arrangements and reserved your room. From the time you reach the Lodge, through all your classes, meals, breaks and surprises, until your departure every thing is taken care of for you.
You must select which class you want to take - each class has a full kit including canvases stretched on stretcher bars. The Meet and Greet Reception on Friday afternoon will get you started off in the right direction. You will get your goody bag, meet the talented artist Gayla Elliott and the two teachers - Sandy Arthur and Teresa Kinberger - as well as fellow participants. Each evening you will participate in stitch-ins where the teachers will be available to assist you with any of your stitching questions - plus there are surprises in the mix as well!
Although we are still almost a year away, over half the room block has been reserved. When reserving your accommodations, be sure to specify Group Code #6066 Duo Designs, The Lodge number is: General Butler State Resort Park
select Reservations! Be sure to review the various deadlines so you don't miss out.
Off we go to playing and stitching on our upcoming cruises class pieces!