Sunday, September 19, 2021

Making Santa's New Ride Dimensional

NeedlePaint.com has two new Santa designs, both dimensional.  One is a blue station wagon, the other is a red truck.  Peggy explains how the station wagon was stitched and shows how she finishes these items (NeedlePaint sells printed designs, kits and does finishing) which is quite interesting.  

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
Blogging at http://chillyhollownp.blogspot.com
and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright August 19, 2021 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

Saturday, September 18, 2021

X-Stitch App for Organization

Several members of NP Nation use PerformTec Ltd.'s X-Stitch App to organize their thread inventory and track projects.  It's available for both Apple and Android platforms and costs roughly $3 USD.  Built for cross stitchers, this has good ratings and is useful for any stitcher managing their inventory of threads and charts and canvases.  The security-minded should note that your data is stored in the cloud, making it potentially hackable.  And like all apps, you don't own the software, you only bought it to use on your current device.  If the app owners don't update it regularly, you will not be able to use it on a newer device in the future or even if there is a substantial upgrade in the software on your current device.  Buying computer software is really just renting it for devices that are compatible.  

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
Blogging at http://chillyhollownp.blogspot.com
and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright August 19,  2021 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

Friday, September 17, 2021

Can You Dry Clean Needlepoint?

Thanks to Donna I have some good videos about dry cleaning needlepoint and how to clean a needlepoint canvas yourself.




Thanks, Donna!

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
Blogging at http://chillyhollownp.blogspot.com
and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright August 18, 2021 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

Thursday, September 16, 2021

The Smart Cookie Award for September 2021

Denise has won the Smart Cookie Award this month for her recycling Tic Tac breath mint containers into beading thread holders.  She pops in a few beading needles, tosses the box into her stitching bag and away she goes!

Can't get these locally or you don't like breath mints?  Not to worry, you can buy them on eBay or Etsy.

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
Blogging at http://chillyhollownp.blogspot.com
and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright August 17, 2021 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Tenth Annual Rehoboth Beach Museum Needlework Exhibit CANCELLED

The Tenth Annual Rehoboth Beach Museum needlework exhibit starts this weekend, September 18 and runs through November 7.  was supposed to start Sept. 18 but the building has had a roof leak so they are cancelling.  See second link below.


The Loudoun Sampler Guild has a bit about the exhibit here.

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
Blogging at http://chillyhollownp.blogspot.com
and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright July 12, 2021 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.