Sunday, November 26, 2017

Robin teaches at The Needle Bug - November 2017

Hi Everybody... Robin here.

Hope each and everyone of you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

I missed this past Sunday's blogging date because I was wrapping up my last teaching destination for 2017. I was at The Needle Bug. I'd like to share my experiences.

The Needle Bug is owned by Leigh Miller. As a life long Montgomery, AL resident, she knows everybody. Or, at least it seems like it. So when you go to The Needle Bug, you feel welcomed immediately. #SouthernHospitality

The Needle Bug
7012 Vaughn Road
Montgomery, AL 36116
(334) 270-0064

The Needle Bug is a full-service needlepoint shop: threads, canvases, books, accessories. They have it all... which makes for a nice teaching experience.

The Needle Bug's classroom
Waiting for the students to arrive.

The classroom is very comfortable with good lighting and comfy chairs. The shop is brimming with enticing canvases and gadgets to enhance your stitching needs.

The Needle Bug
Needlepoint and so much more!

The first day of classes were hourly help sessions; Leigh calls them "Rounds with Robin." 😊 The other 3 days were canvas enhancement classes where I had written stitch guides for 13 canvases.

Here are the new stitch guides and a few photos taken during class:

6 Whimsical Dogs • LUDW 8103
stitch guide by Robin King

Animal House Stocking Cuff • Sew Much Fun
stitch guide by Robin King

Christmas for Boy Stocking • Alexa CS 7308
stitch guide by Robin King
Congratulation to Kathy C. for her new grandson.

Dog Gone Good • A-352
stitch guide by Robin King

Donkey • C-450v
stitch guide by Robin King

Ouch! • LL351
stitch guide by Robin King

Santa Baby • HO-183
stitch guide by Robin King

Schnauzer House Blend • TC-SF-108
stitch guide by Robin King

Tiny Town • EML104
stitch guide by Robin King

Trio Birds • KL-140
stitch guide  by Robin King

Who Ate the Party Favors? • VS-180
stitch guide by Robin King

Winter Hare • B-243D
stitch guide by Robin King

Wiseman #3 • HO-1222
stitch guide by Robin King


We had designers from Julie Mar & Friends; Sew Much Fun; Alexa Needlepoint; JP Needlepoint; The Meredith Collection; Labors of Love; Raymond Crawford; Tango and Chocolate; Melissa Shirley Designs; and Brenda Stofft. The allstars were in the house!

Meri M.'s alligator is starting to come alive thru the magic from Gloriana Threads!

Ouch! • LL351
stitch guide by Robin King

Donna W. is stitching the Trio Birds. She also won the Travel Trophy... she lives in NC.

Trio Birds • KL-140
stitch guide by Robin King

Glenda E. is having too much fun with this Dog Gone Good canvas. Glenda also works at the Montgomery Humane Society. She has a good heart! 💝 🐶 🐱💗

Dog Gone Good • A-352
stitch guide by Robin King

Corrina W. is the new mayor of Tiny Town.

Tiny Town • EML 104
stitch guide by Robin King

Robin B. is already having fun with these 6 Whimsical Dogs by Julie Mar & Friends. 13 mesh is the way to go! 😊

6 Whimsical Dogs • LUDW 8103
stitch guide by Robin King

Any and all of these new stitch guides are now available. Email me for the info: creativecats@comcast.net.

Leigh Miller also is an extraordinary event planner. One evening after class, we boarded a travel van/bus to Brundidge, Alabama to watch "Come Home, It's Suppertime!" presented by the Brundidge Historical Society. It was a dinner theater experience complete with singing. Dinner was tasty! Fried Chicken, Turnip Greens, Black Eyed Peas, Sweet Potatoes, and Hoe Cakes. YUM.

down home good cooking!

The play told stories about life in the South. We met one of the actors before the show began. I nicknamed him the George Clooney of Brundidge. 😊

 one of the stars of the Show!

We had a good time. Thanks, Leigh for the memories! I will be returning to The Needle Bug in 2018: March and November. Look forward to seeing you there.

a stitch for you.

I already have next week's blog topic in mind. In my class at The Needle Bug was a young lady who is a new up-and-coming needlepoint designer. Her name is Amy Poore and her company is A Poore Girl Paints Needlepoint Designs. Can't wait to tell you about her!

Until then... HUGS!  Robin


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