Thursday, April 24, 2014

Duality Wins!

Needle Delights is proud to announce that their design "Duality"won at Woodlawn! Here's the stitcher with her prize winner. 
http://needledelightsoriginals.blogspot.com/2014/04/woodlawn-winner.html

I don't see "Duality" on the Needle Delights Originals website so this may be a teaching piece only.  I did find some interesting color ways, though.  Enjoy!
http://www.needledelights.com/index.php/articles/view/32/1.html

http://needledelightsoriginals.blogspot.com/2013/06/sugar-land.html

Before I forget, here are Donna's ribbon entries.  I think I've posted this photo before but she does lovely work. I just love her original Moxie design!
http://majtravaux.blogspot.com/2014/04/a-splash-of-color.html

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More Background Magic from a Master

Anne Sradal of ABS Designs likes to blog-stitch various items from her line but occasionally she works on something else. I was particularly interested to read her description of why she choose the background color, thread and stitch for this Amanda Lawford stand up Santa.   Her points are very valid for all of us to remember when we are choosing our own backgrounds.
http://thecapestitcher.blogspot.com/2013/10/chipping-away-at-background.html

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
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and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
@ Copyright 2013 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Boston Strong (with Manatees)

I missed posting canvases celebrating the spirit of Boston during the Boston Marathon earlier this week but the Boston Strong theme is always relevant.   Wellesley Needlepoint has two ornaments that are fund-raisers.
http://www.wellesleyneedlepoint.com

Here are two new canvases about Boston and sports.  (When I lived in Boston the most popular sports were baseball, football, hockey and politics.)
http://twisinc.blogspot.com/2014/04/a-big-day-in-boston.html

Congratulations to Boston and the marathon runners!

Speaking of fund raisers, Robin King, Charley Harper and EGA's Sun Region are getting together during their regional seminar (second link).  If you live in Florida or Bermuda, make sure you include this EGA event in your plans for early May.
http://needlepointstudyhall.blogspot.com/2014/04/man-oh-man-oh-manatee.html

http://www.sunregionega.org/seminars-retreats-etc/crs-2014/

Manatees are a favorite of my husband's from growing up in Miami and The Keys.  They are amazing gentle animals and much loved in our household.

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and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright April 22, 2014 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

A Ralph Lauren Vest in Needlepoint

Mountain Shadow Studio stumbled across this on Etsy and shared the photo on Facebook. I had no idea that Ralph Lauren did needlepoint vests! 
http://www.etsy.com/listing/125713516/rare-1990-ralph-lauren-country-americana?ref=shop_home_active

I did a little hunting and found needlepoint belts-
http://www.polyvore.com/skull_bones_needlepoint_belt/thing?id=25491689

(although I must say I prefer the J. McLaughlins ones.)
http://www.papermag.com/2010/04/guy-ccessory_j_mclaughlins_nee.php

and also shoes and of course...
http://www.etsy.com/listing/173512150/vintage-ralph-lauren-flats-needle-point?ref=shop_home_active

...sheets and pillows.
http://www.houzz.com/photos/291961/Lauren-by-Ralph-Lauren-Poet-Society-Bed-Linens-Paisley-Wool-Needlepoint-Pillow--traditional-bed-pillows-and-pillowcases-

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and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
@ Copyright 2013 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

Oh, Canada!

While I was compiling the list of counted canvaswork designers for Blog, I discovered that Linda Lachance of Northern Pine Designs is part of an association of Canadian needlework designers.  The members, with their websites and contact information, are on Linda's site.
http://www.northernpinedesigns.com/membershiplist.html

They have their own website, too.
http://www.needleworkdesigners.com

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@ Copyright February 15, 2014 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.