Friday, November 28, 2014

Finishing Friday: Thanksgiving Stitching

I've been slacking off on posting Finishing Friday articles as several shops are doing this now and I hate to rain on their parades, but today's finishing is all turkeys in honor of Thanksgiving, courtesy of Ridgewood, so I thought you'd really enjoy this.  I know I did!
http://ridgewoodneedlepoint.blogspot.com/2014/11/happy-thanksgiving.html

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
Blogging at http://chillyhollownp.blogspot.com
and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright November 27, 2014 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

Brenda's Stitching Post (with Floor Frame)

Brenda has a snug stitching nest in her home and kindly posted a photograph of it for us to see.
http://brendasneedlepointstudio.blogspot.com/2014/11/my-stitching-post-aka-happy-chair-111014.html

I have the same K's metal floor stand that she does and although you can't see it's flat metal plate base, you can tell that it will fit right under her love seat/recliner.  Knowing just how a floor stand will work with your favorite stitching chair is the biggest clue whether you will love it or regret spending the money.  Hopefully this photo will help you make up your mind whether to ask Santa for the floor stand you've been eying or not.

Here is a diagram of the K's metal stand so you can see the whole thing.  Brenda has a different clamp and doesn't have the wooden tray to hold various items that you see in this photo.
http://www.kscreations.com/floor_metal.htm

Hope this gives you an idea of whether the K's metal stand will work for those of you in the market for a floor stand.

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
Blogging at http://chillyhollownp.blogspot.com
and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright November 11, 2014 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

In Case Regular Sequins Aren't Enough

In case regular sequins aren't enough pizzazz for you, how about LED sequins? 
https://learn.adafruit.com/adafruit-led-sequins/overview

As a bonus you can learn to solder!

AdaFruit Industries supplies wearable electronics and education to those of us who need a little something special in their hand made items.

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
Blogging at http://chillyhollownp.blogspot.com
and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright November 19, 2014 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

Best Selling Needlepoint Books (and More!)

I don't know what it is about booksellers but their newsletters and blogs are always The Best!  Ruth Kern's November posting on her blog is no different. You are going to be very busy reading Ruth's list of needlepoint best sellers in 2014, learning a bit about Assisi embroidery, and just generally finding out about great books I'd like to read someday.  So pour yourself your favorite beverage, put your feet up and have fun hanging out with Ruth and all those lovely books.
http://ruthkernbooks.blogspot.com/2014/11/welcome-to-my-november-blog-october.html

Happy Thanksgiving!

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
Blogging at http://chillyhollownp.blogspot.com
and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright November 10, 2014 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Jane Goes Skiing

Once I saw Sheena's snow stitch (link below), I decided to do a round up of canvases with snow and skiing. After all, I love cross country skiing! I don't do downhill as I have no talent for it (except for falling sideways onto the snow while wearing those skis--which apparently is quite difficult). But before we go there and my brother shows you the videos, let's look at Sheena's stitch diagram.
http://www.sheenasstitches.com/ski-slope/

Now for the ski canvases.  Karen Cruden of Ewe and Eye has some classic snowmen designs.  Candy Rush is the gold standard of her series.
http://www.stitchtherapyneedlepoint.com/feature.php?id=14283&title=Candy%20Rush&itemtype=Hand%20Painted%20Canvases

Sweet Stuff is smaller, more intimate as is Peppermint Twist (second link below).
http://www.annieandco.com/products/ewe-eye-ewe-356

http://www.stitchtherapyneedlepoint.com/feature.php?id=19016&title=Peppermint%20Twist&itemtype=hand%20painted%20canvases

Sweet Ride is similar.  Fun!
http://www.stitchtherapyneedlepoint.com/feature.php?id=19015&title=Sweet%20Ride&itemtype=hand%20painted%20canvases

Shelly Comiskey has three Sledz canvases that are small and feature snowmen on traditional sleds.
http://www.bedeckedandbeadazzled.com/Products/?category=216

If you like cute, how about Marcy Covington's Ski Bear?
http://www.stitchtherapyneedlepoint.com/feature.php?id=20735&title=Skier&itemtype=hand%20painted%20canvases

Or Sev Ickes' Ski Couple?
http://www.stitchtherapyneedlepoint.com/feature.php?id=21004&title=Skiing&itemtype=hand%20painted%20canvases

Ok, those are my favorites.  What are yours?

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
Blogging at http://chillyhollownp.blogspot.com
and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright Nobember 19, 2014 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.