Saturday, March 18, 2023


Those of you who follow me personally know what h _ _ _ the Arthur Acres household has been experiencing.  We had severe storms come through Kentucky and unfortunately we at the Acres did not totally escape damage.  Thankfully, there were no injuries nor severe property damages incurred - more than we can say for a lot of our fellow residents.

On March 3 we had the misfortune of having 100+ year old tree that resided next to our home just totally blow over!  Now this tree was protected by the house in addition to having what  would think was a substantial root base.  Well, Mother Nature said move over - you are in my way.   

Look at that root ball!  It is as wide as our house is tall!

See that utility pole in the background of the tree top - the tree showed no mercy!

We were without power until March 10th in addition to all other utilities - land line, cable, and most importantly Internet.  We did not get our Internet and other services reinstalled until March 14th -  it seemed like an eternity.   I did manage to get out one day and get to the library to send out essential responses as best I could.

Now, make no mistake about it, we are very blessed and fortunate.  Our adventure was a major nuisance but thankfully it is all material.  We are currently trying to play catch up!  Thank you all for your patience.


We were so grateful to get our Internet in time to share our Online Class Sessions.

This month we bid farewell to our sweet pink ostrich - Bestie.  She and froggie were so fun to do.

Besties have three companion pieces as well:
We are really moving along on our Chinese Lanterns project.  We added another lantern to the finished side!

Sea Shells on Sea Shore was given the various sand interpretations for this session.

Looking forward, registration is active for the next classes of the Encore for Three Wisemen: Hope to begin this Encore class mid-June 2023.

And another great opportunity to experience several techniques, threads and embellishments on JP Needlepoint's Ornaments Galore. Anticipate class to be starting Mid-May 2023.

Email us at to join the fun.


I will post this in the private group as well but I wanted to suggest that those of you who are paying payments in advance for the Retreat at General Butler Resort State Park please make sure that you have received an email from me acknowledging that payment.  With the crazy Internet problems we've had I want to make sure none have fallen through the cracks.  email us at if you think you have made a payment that we have not acknowledged.

Have you figured out our recent post?  Gonna be fun!

The riddle was:  What on earth is this? Whatever is it for? What will he/she do with it?
All will be revealed at the upcoming Retreat!  Be sure to get registered and join in the fun!

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As we anticipate our upcoming Greek Isles Stitching Cruise in October we daydream of what one of our bucket list items will be like in real life. What might that bucket list be? Visiting Santorini! I cannot imagine a whole community working in unison to share a theme of pristine white buildings with the beautiful blue accents! WOW! I think it is evident that I am excited about this particular visit as it is the theme of our Optional Cruise Project - Santorini Splendor.
What are you eagerly looking forward to experiencing with us!

Email with questions to and request your very own brochure.

If you need a quickie little basket stuffer, we have these sweet little (6") bunnies that can be personalized.  We do not have enough to list in our Etsy shop as supplies are very limited.  Email us at

I think I've touch a lot of issues so I'm off to clean up some other issues!  Till next time . . .

1 comment:

Brenda M. Côté said...

Glad you and your home are OK.