Friday, August 22, 2014

Vicky's Packing

Vicky is heading to Chicago to teach at the ANG Seminar. What fun she is going to have! 
http://mostlyneedlepoint.com/chicago-my-kind-of-town/

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
Blogging at http://chillyhollownp.blogspot.com
and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright August 22, 2014 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

Stitching the Moon and Stars

Colleen of The Needle Works in Austin, Texas is on vacation but she has still posted a stitch diagram perfect for a light coverage moon or stars in the night sky of your latest piece.   She mixes eyelets and Smryna Crosses and other stitches to create a sort of moon crater effect for your full moon.  Individually some of these stitches would make for nice small stars, too.
http://www.stitchinginthetexashillcountry.com/the_needle_works/2014/08/august-15.html

Do you have trouble visualizing canvases where this would work?  This Ewe and Eye piece with the huge harvest moon in the sky is a good place to use all the various stitches Colleen has diagrammed for us.
http://store.needlenook.com/Ewe-Eye-Harvest-Moon-p30224.html

DJ Designs has a wonderful full moon over San Francisco piece where the individual stitches could be the stars while some of the larger ones could create texture and craters on the moon itself.
http://store.needlenook.com/DJ-Designs-San-Francisco-Moon-p30877.html

SharonG's Moon Shine (also available on 18 count) could use some star sparkle on the blue curved wave shape, don't you think?
http://store.needlenook.com/Sharon-G-Moon-Shine-13M-p31202.html

Hope you have a canvas in your stash where you can use this.  If not, guess you'll have to buy one, right?

Hugs from your Master Enabler....

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
Blogging at http://chillyhollownp.blogspot.com
and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright August 17, 2014 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

Finishing Friday: Beauty

Today's finishing features a particularly lovely picture frame, beautifully finished.  I am not certain that this is a Zecca design, but I think so.
http://chapelhillneedlepoint.blogspot.com/2014/07/picture-perfect.html

The classic tote from BeStitched is really nice, isn't it?
http://bestitchedneedlepoint.com/finished-fridays-needlepoint-tote/

I've always loved this Sandra Gilmore Buddha canvas but I never would have thought to make a hanging sign from it.  Clever!
http://bestitchedneedlepoint.com/finish-fridays-door-hanger/

How about this gorgeous challah cover?
http://ridgewoodneedlepoint.blogspot.com/2014/08/adrienne-stitched-up-this-lovely_21.html

I also have a lovely custom belt for you to see, based on classic buildings at the University of Virginia, that NeedlePaint created for a customer.  This is a real beauty.
http://www.needlepaint.com/blog/2014/07/22/university-of-virginia-campus-needlepoint-belt/

If your finisher is as skilled as these, your wonderfully stitched piece will be just as gorgeous.

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
Blogging at http://chillyhollownp.blogspot.com
and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright July 24, 2014 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

ANG's Seminar is in Chicago August 22-29

ANG's 2014 Seminar starts this week and Sandy's packing to leave! 
http://sandyarthur.blogspot.com/2014/08/chicago-chicago-that-toddling-town-is.html

Here is what the ANG website says about this year's fun.  Everyone have fun for me, ok?
http://needlepoint.org/Seminar-14/index.php

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
Blogging at http://chillyhollownp.blogspot.com
and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright August 21, 2014 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

The Stella Light

The latest newsletter for Homestead Needle Arts has a nice explanation of the Stella Light, how it works and the various styles and colors available. 
http://us8.campaign-archive2.com/?u=75cc9d0ed2d76a48c9e165ab2&id=5440944ade&e=810b807e3a

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
Blogging at http://chillyhollownp.blogspot.com
and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright August 13, 2014 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.