Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Managing Multiple Projects

This time of year everyone seems to want to get organized, whether they are organizing their needlepoint stash, getting projects kitted out and lined up, or just tidying up the mess leftover from 2016's projects.  Mary Corbet likes to have several projects going at the same time and has some great ideas for keeping them organized when it isn't their turn.
http://www.needlenthread.com/2017/01/organization-managing-multiple-embroidery-projects.html

 Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
Blogging at http://chillyhollownp.blogspot.com
and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright January 4, 2017 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Dreading TNNA

If you have been looking forward to the January 2017 TNNA show, you are NOT a designer of painted canvases! Debbie of Painted Pony lets you look behind the scenes where things are FRANTIC.
https://debbieppd.wordpress.com/2017/01/13/winter-is-coming/

On the other hand, the weather in San Jose, California will seem like spring and Debbie is looking forward to seeing all her friends in the industry.  Have fun for us, Debbie!

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
Blogging at http://chillyhollownp.blogspot.com
and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright January 13, 2017 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

Monday, January 16, 2017

Turn Your Photo into a Line Drawing

ReallyColor.com is a website where you can turn any photograph into a line drawing.  The first photo translated into a coloring book type line drawing is free.  It appears after that you have to buy credits to do more images.  Read the FAQ page for more information on how this works.
https://www.reallycolor.com

This is perfect for those who want a line drawing of their house to stitch but there are many other uses, too.  Many thanks to Tricia Nguyen of Thistle Threads for mentioning this.

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
Blogging at http://chillyhollownp.blogspot.com
and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright December 10, 2016 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

A Profile of SM Stitches in Brooklyn

Jo I. Christensen discovered this profile of SM Stitches in Brooklyn in a local online news site. It's a family business with an emphasis on Judaic designs.
http://www.communitym.com/article.asp?article_id=104330&article_type=0#

They don't appear to have a website but maybe you can make a visit if you are local.

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
Blogging at http://chillyhollownp.blogspot.com
and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright January 2, 2017 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Needlepoint Pillows from Karen Carpenter

David posted photos of two needlepoint pillows stitched by Karen Carpenter on Facebook's Needlepoint Nation. She died in 1983 so these are late 70s-early 80s designs.  Use the side arrows for more photographs.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=948470655286415&set=pcb.1247113662032456&type=3&theater

Thanks, David!

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
Blogging at http://chillyhollownp.blogspot.com
and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright January 2, 2017 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.