Monday, September 26, 2016

The Life Changing Flower (Turkeywork Phobia Cured)

Once again Ruth blows our minds with her inventiveness!  If you ever feared turkeywork, you need to read this.
http://www.notyourgrandmothersneedlepoint.com/2016/07/its-life-changing-flower.html

The "Run Bunny Run" canvas is by Zecca and is being stitched as a mystery class through Ruth's online shop, Bedecked and Beaddazzled.   If you are intrigued, you can join in any time.
http://www.bedeckedandbeadazzled.com/Mystery-Classes/

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
Blogging at http://chillyhollownp.blogspot.com
and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright July 12, 2016 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Besides the Kelly Bag

Grace Kelly as a Married Princess

You probably know Grace Kelly popularized Hermes' Kelly bag, but although most of her purses appear to have been high quality leather, she did occasionally carry a traditional needlepoint purse in her preferred all tent stitch style.   Lycette Designs found the above lovely photograph of Princess Grace and Prince Rainier and posted it on their Facebook page.  (I borrowed the photo to repost here for those who don't have Facebook accounts.)
https://www.facebook.com/lycettedesigns/photos/a.232050767127100.1073741828.156801494652028/332699413728901/?type=3&theater

You can see the purse better in this display of many items of Grace Kelly's clothing.  It's in the first video at the 1:56 mark.
https://hands-across-the-sea-samplers.com/grace-kellys-wedding-dress/

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
Blogging at http://chillyhollownp.blogspot.com
and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright August 15, 2016 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Kreinik Factory Sale Next Week

If you happen to live anywhere near Parkersburg, West Virginia, mark your calendars as the Kreinik factory sale is September 29 - October 1.
http://kreinikthread.blogspot.com/2016/09/tent-sale-at-kreinik-factory.html

If you don't live near Parkersburg, I have two words for you----

Road trip!

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
Blogging at http://chillyhollownp.blogspot.com
and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright September 23, 2016 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

Needlepoint Therapy

This sweet story shows the power of needlepoint.
http://www.autismsupportnetwork.com/news/autism-bigness-small-gesture-388549 

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
Blogging at http://chillyhollownp.blogspot.com
and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright August 14, 2016 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

Friday, September 23, 2016

Womens Wear Daily and Stitching

Lycette Designs, never one to miss a fashionable moment, just noticed that resort wear for 2017 is all about mock ethnic embroidered accessories. 
http://wwd.com/accessories-news/trends/resort-trend-embroidered-accessories-10498423/

So if you are going to Palm Beach for the winter, better finish that belt, tote bag or shoe!

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