Thursday, September 3, 2015

The Mystery of the Reindeer Collage

The latest e-newsletter from Bedecked and Beaddazzled is out and in it Ruth Schmuff reveals the next mystery class-The Reindeer Collage.
http://www.bedeckedandbeadazzled.com/content/uploads/bedeckednewSept2015.pdf

This mystery is a companion piece to the Ruth Schmuff mystery class for 2014--Christmas Birds.
http://www.bedeckedandbeadazzled.com/Mystery-Classes/

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
Blogging at http://chillyhollownp.blogspot.com
and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright September 1. 2015 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

The Craze for Creativity (Coloring Book Phase)

I thought you'd like to see this video about the adult coloring book craze.  After all, doesn't what WE do spring from the same needs, desires and creative impulses?
https://www.yahoo.com/katiecouric/inside-the-adult-coloring-book-craze-theres-a-128189184208.html

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
Blogging at http://chillyhollownp.blogspot.com
and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright September 2, 2015 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

September-October Needlepoint Now Preview

The e-newsletter from Needlepoint Now is out with a preview of the September-October issue while will be mailed in early September and news of their current laying tool giveaway, their England retreat and more. If you don't subscribe already, this is a good way to see if you want to pick up a copy of the upcoming issue to browse.  
https://www.needlepointnow.com/wp-content/uploads/NN_NWSLTR_Aug15-.pdf

Your local needlepoint shop probably has a few copies or you can buy them online from the Needlepoint Now website.
https://www.needlepointnow.com/store/

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
Blogging at http://chillyhollownp.blogspot.com
and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright August 27, 2015 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

Ann-Marie is Free for Her Birthday

Ann-Marie of Beautiful Stitches in Australia is having a birthday! She's getting ready to open an Etsy store for her counted designs and to celebrate her birthday and give folks an idea of what her charts are like, she has a free pattern for you to download and enjoy. 
http://beautifulstitches.com.au/a-free-pattern-to-celebrate-my-birthday/

Here is the direct link to the pattern.  It is in color with all the stitches you use diagrammed to make it easy. to follow along
http://beautifulstitches.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2015/Pincushion%20Downloads/Beautiful%20Stitches%20Pincushion.pdf

The fascinating thing is that Ann-Marie includes what she calls a "colouring-in page" so you can try out color combos to create your own version of her design.  Great idea!
http://beautifulstitches.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2015/Pincushion%20Downloads/BeautifulStitchesPincushionColouring.pdf

If her Etsy store opens before this goes live, I'll add the link here--
https://www.etsy.com/au/listing/243815465/canvaswork-embroidery-design-pathways-of

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

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

The Kirk and Bradley Kits from Needlepoint.com

The two retreat kits that Needlepoint.com will offer at their early October 2015 retreat will be available to purchase after the retreat is over.  Both are by Kirk and Bradley and currently exclusives to the shop.  You can see the Christmas set and learn a bit about it in this video.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LxF2cHW6RTs&feature=player_embedded

The Haunted House with its Advent Calendar-style windows comes with lots of smaller canvases to pick and choose from.  You can see it in this video.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KBLBprjekfE

You can see more photos of the two sets and learn about the retreat on Needlepoint.com's website.
http://www.needlepoint.com

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