Saturday, March 5, 2011

Halloween In April

In April, I will be headed to the Elms Hotel in Excelsior Springs, MO to teach a class at the annual Heartland Stitch Counter's Society Stitch In. This year, the theme for their event is Halloween, so they asked me to create a Halloween design especially for their group. This special design titled "Through The Trees" has quite a few specialty stitches and some new finishing techniques. In the class we will be covering the stitching of the sampler and needlework smalls, working specialty stitches, finishing techniques for each of the smalls, personalizing the pieces, and making twisted cord. I am definitely looking forward to making the trip to Missouri and meeting this large and talented group. (My understanding is, this event is sold out with a waiting list.)

For you Halloween fans who are not able to attend this retreat and want to know when "Through The Trees" will be available to the general public...well, you will need to be very patient, as I like to wait at least one year from the event to release teaching designs. More than likely it will be released in the fall of 2012.

This weekend, I will be busy working on class kits for this event and the one I am teaching the following weekend in Junction City, KS...two very large groups means lots of materials to prepare! I am very excited to be hitting the road in April and meeting new groups of needleworkers - it is going to be a marvelous time...


  1. Terrific new sampler and smalls, Belinda! Love the frame molding you selected for "Through the Trees"!

  2. Oh what beautiful pieces you have created! They are wonderful. Good Luck with your events ~ they sound exciting.
    Prim Blessings! Robin

  3. That is one terrific design. I love it!!

  4. Fabulous sampler - I'm sure your class will really appreciate it.

  5. Oh Belinda you have me really excited about this design since I will be at the Stitch In next month. I love the idea of a Halloween theme and you have come up with a fantastic design. I look forward to meeting you in person.