Saturday, May 25, 2024


Duo Designs, Inc, Uniquely Yours FL Stitching Retreat 2024 is officially open for registration!  The fun begins on the afternoon of November 1, 2024 for registering for the event (then you are free to play on the private adjoining beach).  Classes will begin at 8:30 am through 4:30 pm on Saturday, November 2, 2024 and Sunday, November 3m, 2024 with checkout Monday morning.  There will be optional evening workshops from 7 to 9 pm Saturday and Sunday to work on incorporating the lessons of the day on your personally selected design. Teachers will be present to assist with questions, etc.

On Saturday, November 2, 2024 we are being treated to a special afternoon at The Flying Needles needlepoint shop.  With the help of the teachers and shop personnel we will select other threads and embellishments you might wish to add to your canvas!

Uniquely Yours© is a Series of classes by DDI wherein you use your own canvas and pick your own threads.  This is a great stash buster series.  Classes will involve guiding you through the process of reading your unique canvas,  stitches being taught and discussed how to best utilize them to achieve various looks and results, and helping you learn how to best use certain stitches on your unique design.

Space is limited so be sure to secure your unique spot early!  Note that the hotel has a deadline for registering for the Group Rate of October 1, 2024!

Once you have registered send a good photocopy picture of your canvas design to so we may be better prepared to assist you with your choices at the event.

Retreat information:

Electronic registration form:

Lots of fun and surprises in store!


JP Ornaments Galore continues to have a new ornament added to the group.  There are so many possibilities explored on this canvas!  It is a great one for this type venue. Below is current ornament WIP.

Our first session in Memories of Hawaii was shared recently also.  We began the water background.


In recognition of the upcoming Retreat and remembering last year's wonderful Retreat, our Etsy Shop - duodesignsbySandra - has reduced the two Retreat Canvases to $140 plus S/H for a limited time!  

Check out Stitching Girl with Her Horse and Boss Lady!

So we are off to enjoy our Florida weather and just chill! Until next time . . . .