Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Winter's End (by A. Bradley)

Ashley Bradley has organized her website so that now there is a page of finished designs all in one spot. This is the perfect antidote to the horrible cold weather we've been having!   There are geckos, a peppermint snowflake, and of course--Burger Bob!  
http://abradleyneedlearts.com/FinishedModels.html

Now that you have stopped laughing, don't you feel better about the weather?  Thanks, Ashley!

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
Blogging at http://chillyhollownp.blogspot.com
and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright February 20, 2015 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

Blue Bonnet Studio Retreat 2015 and 2016 UPDATED

Sandy Arthur went to Texas to teach at the Blue Bonnet Studio Retreat this week. She had so much fun she will go back next year!  You'll see photos of her class this year and the two she plans for next year and there's a link to where you can sign up.  Fun-fun-fun!
http://sandyarthur.blogspot.com/2015/02/wonderful-retreat-i-was-fortunate.html

UPDATE:  I just realized this morning after this published I'd forgotten the link to Blue Bonnet Studio so you can see what else will happen there in 2016.   So here it is, plus a bonus link (second one below) to Sandy's upcoming mystery cyberclass, suitable for those who can't make the retreat in Texas.  Have fun browsing!
http://bluebonnetstudio.com/retreat-classes/

http://duodesignsinc.com/wpsite/needlepoint-classes/new-mystery-cyber-class.php

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
Blogging at http://chillyhollownp.blogspot.com
and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright February 21, 2015 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

Monday, March 2, 2015

NOW I understand!

Jeffrey Kulick's "Deconstructed Log Cabin"

I've been watching Blog's stats and wondering why on earth my articles about Jeffrey Kulick are suddenly popular. The question was answered when the March 2015 issue of Needle Pointers magazine arrived today.  Jeff's "Deconstructed Log Cabin" design is on the cover!  There's a very nice article inside showing several versions of this piece in an amazing assortment of colors you will enjoy.

Jeff's "Deconstructed Log Cabin--Hot Version"

If you want to see more of his original work, visit these old Blog articles from 2010, 2011 and 2012.
Some of the links to Scarlet Thread are dead now that the shop has closed but don't worry, you can still email Sara Leigh who charted and distributes some of Jeff's designs for him.  She's at SLMerrey@scarletthread.com.

http://chillyhollownp.blogspot.com/2010/03/another-woodlawn-report.html

http://chillyhollownp.blogspot.com/2011/08/happy-halloween-day.html

http://chillyhollownp.blogspot.com/2012/06/scarlet-thread-has-posted-photographs.html

http://chillyhollownp.blogspot.com/2012/10/more-reasons-to-hate-jeff-kulick.html


"Halloween Abstract" Closeup

You can pick up his "Halloween Abstract", two of his "Notebook" designs, "Deconstructed Log Cabin", and "There's a Garden in My Bargello" from her.  Don't miss the interview with Jeff that is still available to read on her blog.
http://stitchything.blogspot.com/2011/08/trick-or-treat-jeff-kulick-serves-up.html


"There's a Garden in My Bargello"  - Original Colors

You might also be able to find some of Jeff's charts at Needlewoman East in Falls Church, VA.  You can reach them via their Facebook page or by calling the shop.  I've run into Jeff several times buying threads there.  (We are usually the only folks standing in line buying threads and nothing but threads.)  He's a sweetheart, even if I do hate him for being so talented!

The photos are all courtesy of Sara Leigh, by the way.  Many thanks to you and to Jeff for creating such lovely designs and then sharing some of them.  (And if you are going to Woodlawn Plantation's exhibit, see if you can find more of Jeff's work there as he usually sends something.  There may be something new and fab waiting to surprise and delight you....)

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
Blogging at http://chillyhollownp.blogspot.com
and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright February 26, 2015 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

Cyberclass: Spring Patchwork (Laura Perin)

Laura Perin has announced her spring cyberclass--"Spring Patchwork." 
http://two-handedstitcher.blogspot.com/2015/02/a-luscious-new-cyber-class.html

The class itself will start in May.  There are more details about this counted canvaswork piece and the alternate color ways available on Laura's website.
http://www.laurajperindesigns.net

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
Blogging at http://chillyhollownp.blogspot.com
and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright  February 22, 2015 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

The Woodlawn Exhibit Begins

Woodlawn Plantation

Woodlawn Plantation's annual March exhibit of needlework starts today!  This is the 52nd annual show.  Pretty amazing, huh?  The exhibit is not open on Tuesdays and admission (this is a fund-raiser for Woodlawn Plantation) is $12 for adults.  Hours are from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.  You can read more about the exhibit here.
http://www.woodlawnpopeleighey.org/events

Hope to see you there if the weather cooperates on the few days in March I'm free to travel that far....

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
Blogging at http://chillyhollownp.blogspot.com
and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright February 22, 2015 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.