Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Thread Strategies

Jan switched colors on a Maggie canvas and came up with a plan to cope in case she ran out of thread. A Smart Cookie Award winner for sure!
https://stitchlady.wordpress.com/2016/01/07/my-maggie-coffee-cup/

https://stitchlady.wordpress.com/2016/01/08/maggie-coffee-cup-moving-along/

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
Blogging at http://chillyhollownp.blogspot.com
and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright January 7, 2016 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Go Red!

Quite a few shops are participating in the American Heart Association's Go Red With Thread fund raiser this month. Most of them are having events on Saturday, February 13, but Enriched Stitch had their event last weekend.  OOPS!  I promised Suzie to mention it, but life got in the way.  I've been exceptionally busy in the last two weeks with Real Life issues and I missed the date because I thought I had plenty of time.  However, Enriched Stitch's event doesn't officially end until Friday, February 12.  So you have a few more days and you can check with other shops in your area to see what they are planning.
http://astheneedleturns.com/go-red-with-thread-fundraiser/

Sorry, Suzie.  Life got away from me in the last two weeks.  Congratulations on the money you raised and I hope you and your fellow shop owners raise much more.  After all, heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States.  We've lost too many stitchers before their time to this scourge.

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
Blogging at http://chillyhollownp.blogspot.com
and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright February 9, 2016 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

Finding Time to Stitch

Gay Ann Rogers has some great ideas on carving stitching time out of our busy days.
http://gayannrogers.blogspot.com/2016/01/in-new-year-finding-stitching-time.html

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
Blogging at http://chillyhollownp.blogspot.com
and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright January 7, 2016 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

Magnets on the Table Please

Accoutrement Designs shows off some of their new magnets (love the monkey!) as napkin ring decorations.  Guess I'd better pull out my silver napkin rings and see if my collections of magnets will stick to them!
http://fobfriends.blogspot.com/2016/02/new-year-new-idea-it-is-year-of-monkey.html

Happy Chinese New Year!

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
Blogging at http://chillyhollownp.blogspot.com
and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright February 8, 2016 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

Monday, February 8, 2016

Harikuyo 2016

Sue Dulle reminds us that it is Karikuyo, the Japanese festival that honors needles that bring us so much pleasure in our lives.
https://sudukc.wordpress.com/2016/02/08/harikuyo-broken-needle-festival/

This year I will wrap my used needles in pretty wrapping paper, enclose the gift bundle in aluminum foil for protection and they will go in the trash as that's the safest way to send them to their just reward.

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
Blogging at http://chillyhollownp.blogspot.com
and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright February 8, 2016 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.