Saturday, March 25, 2023


Oh, I live in Kentucky.  We don't go by seasons - lol.  We jump from 33 one evening and wake up to 73 next morning. Right now it is 65 degrees, sun shining beautifully but the wind could blow you off guard if you don't pay attention!  But at least it isn't raining as it has been here the last few days.  Some areas are flooded - always so sad.

Hubby got his first brace this week.  It goes from the bottom of his foot up to past his knee.  He is adjusting well to it.  He is wearing it in daily increased increments of 1 hour until he is able to wear it all waking hours.  I'm glad he is not struggling with it.  His biggest challenge is getting his heel into the shoe.  Now, yes, I could help and do that for him but I refuse to do so.  I told him he needs to figure it out and that it will get easier each passing day.  I need to be careful as I do not want him to become totally dependent!

Spring is in the air!  Yes, even for me I can get Spring fever.  I am going through bolts of canvases and trying to decide what I will actually use and what needs to be used by someone else!  LOL. This is hard for me because I love it all!


I love working on future lessons and trying to stay ahead of my next posting.  This week I am a little challenged as I am not seeing as well as normal.  But who knows, this might be my new normal.  Getting time for my visit to the doctor I suppose.

In the meanwhile, registration continues for the next classes.

The lovely Ornaments Galore offer us so many possibilities.  My brain goes crazy just looking at all the different techniques that we could utilize.

Those of you taking the Sea Shells and Chinese Lanterns class with us can get a pretty good idea of what some of the possibilities are.  But never fear, there will be some surprises along the way too.

Email us if you would like to participate in this 10-session class set to begin mid-May. for registering.  There is $150 deposit and the. 10-Session lesson fee is $300.

Also in the registration phase is the Encore for Three Wisemen.  This finished piece was so well received that there were enough requests to warrant offering it again.

This 8-Session repeat is slated to begin in mid-June.  If you would like to join us just email to to get onboard!


We are daily playing with the upcoming Retreat for September.  While we are featuring the fun and whimsy side of Gayla Elliott, there is much more going on also.

In addition to working on the Goody Bag to be distributed on the first night during the Reception, there is much more on the agenda.  Those of you who have traveled with us on our Stitching Cruises know exactly what I am talking about.   We are daily working on surprises to be sprung on you whenever!

Doesn't this look like a serene place to take a nap?  Oh wait!  It is and I have!

You really do not want to miss out!  Email us to get your registration packet and to get any questions you may have answered!  You will have a blast!  We promise!  Email to


As soon as our suitcases get unpacked, it will be time to do laundry and repack.  Our fabulous Greece Island Stitching Cruise is in October 11-23, 2023.

Our travel agent is in Greece on this sister cruise now so she should be prepared for most anything that we imagine! We are so excited as we continually send out brochures as requested.

I love the itinerary - look at all the islands we will visit - and I especially love that we will visit Venice once again. So, Italy, Greece and Turkey all in one swoop!

Email to get your brochure at  We'd love to have you join us!

Don't forget to visit our Etsy Shop occasionally!   Always something going on there too -  DuoDesignsbySandra

Stay safe!

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