Monday, December 10, 2018

How to Make a Christmas Bow

Ruth Schmuff taught Melissa Shirley's "Santa's Books" over the Thanksgiving holiday at her shop, Bedecked and Beadazzled. Part of the decoration is a pretty red bow, which Ruth explains how to create in this tutorial. It's easy if you use Wired Lace, which is a type of wire-edged ribbon used in beading.
https://bedeckedandbeadazzled.com/2018/11/its-a-pretty-bow/

You can see more about Ruth's class here.  The canvas, the threads kit and/or the stitch guide are available from Bedecked and Beadazzled.  Just follow the links.
https://bedeckedandbeadazzled.com/2018/11/santa-likes-to-read/

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
Blogging at http://chillyhollownp.blogspot.com
and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright November 27, 2018 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

Sunday, December 9, 2018

Sandy's Back from the Danube River Cruise

Whether cruises are your thing or not, I think you'll enjoy Sandy Arthur's report on the Danube cruise she just got back from in early November.
https://sandyarthur.blogspot.com/2018/11/here-we-are-enjoying-our-stitching-down.html

If you are intrigued, Sandy leads quite a few stitching cruises.  The upcoming ones are listed on her Needles and Fins Facebook page.  I think the next (not updated yet) will be a cruise on the Mediterranean.


Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
Blogging at http://chillyhollownp.blogspot.com
and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright November 4, 2018 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Stitching Glasses the Leigh Designs Team Way

Leigh Designs has a tradition of releasing a series of small canvases on November 1 each year. Leigh calls this her November Surprise. For 2018, she's celebrating Oktoberfest and beer!
http://www.leighdesigns.com/Grp813x.html

There are 8 types of beer, each in their own special glass, and each canvas has a stitch guide by Leona Cole, Pat Miller or Carolyn Taggart.  To see the models, click on the photo of each unstitched canvas. If you do, you'll see a Master Class on stitching glassware!  Note how the tall, thin glasses use tall, thin stitches, for example.  Check out "Swaggering Stout."  The faceted glass is beautifully handled.  I was especially intrigued by the use of diamond shaped stitches for some of the more rounded glasses.  It works!

Kudos to the Leigh Design teams!

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
Blogging at http://chillyhollownp.blogspot.com
and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright November 1, 2018 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

Friday, December 7, 2018

A Vague Yearning to Escape into Needlepoint

I thought you'd enjoy this article about a novice to needlepoint with the urge to escape into stitching that was in Elle Decor.  Many thanks to Jeffrey for finding the link to the online version.
https://www.elledecor.com/design-decorate/trends/a22843630/pleasure-of-needlepoint/

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
Blogging at http://chillyhollownp.blogspot.com
and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright September 13, 2018 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Mrs. Bush's Rug in Needlepoint News Reprinted

The owner of the copyright for the now defunct Needlepoint News magazine has kindly reprinted the article on Mrs. Barbara Bush's famous floral needlepoint rug on their website.  This was originally in the October/November 1986 issue.
https://www.egwpublishing.com/about1-c1td8

Many thanks to Wendy for finding this and tells us all about it.

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
Blogging at http://chillyhollownp.blogspot.com
and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright December 6, 2018 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.