Sunday, December 4, 2016

Self Finishing Videos

Folks who are tempted by self-finishing kits but who are a little intimidated by doing the finishing themselves will be interested to see the finishing videos by Point2Pointe, which offers kits for wine stoppers, needle magnets, and jewelry.   The videos show exactly how to finish their square and round canvases into the metal framework.  It looks like a quick, fun stitch for holiday presents.
http://www.point2pointe.net/finishing/

By the way, Amy Bunger talks about how to finish these step-by-step in her latest shop newsletter.
http://www.amybunger.com/f/1216.pdf

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
Blogging at http://chillyhollownp.blogspot.com
and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright November 5, 2016 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

Saturday, December 3, 2016

I Heart Backgrounds

Needlepoint for Fun shows off three pretty heart-shaped darning stitch backgrounds for your stitching pleasure.
http://www.needlepoint-for-fun.com/three-ways-to-needlepoint-heart-patterns-as-darning-stitches.htm

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
Blogging at http://chillyhollownp.blogspot.com
and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright November 16, 2016 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

Friday, December 2, 2016

Musing on The Stash

Ann's blog has a very interesting essay about our stashes and how we feel about them today.  Ann is an English academic and mostly a quilter but a stash is a stash!  All needleworkers have them. Probably all folks who make things with their hands have them actually.  But how we use our stash and how we feel about accumulating it varies widely as you will see.
https://annjrippin.wordpress.com/2016/11/16/thinking-about-the-stash/

My stash is nuts stored up for the winter.  What's yours?

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
Blogging at http://chillyhollownp.blogspot.com
and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright November 16, 2016 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

It's Time to Think Woodlawn

The Woodlawn Plantation Needlework Show is every March but since they start to accept entries January 11 and all entries must be in by February 1st this year.  So start getting everything together!  Here is everything you need to know plus a link to the brochure which the entry form to fill out and send with your stitching.
http://www.woodlawnpopeleighey.org/annualneedleworkshow/

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
Blogging at http://chillyhollownp.blogspot.com
and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright November 27, 2016 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

The Duo Lamp UPDATED

I'd never heard of the Duo Lamp until BeStitched posted about them in one of their shop newsletters.
http://us1.campaign-archive1.com/?u=2b1a4dafdf1ba6e29e773aa79&id=4a6b1625c0

It looks like the perfect clamp-on lamp for someone who needs a lot of light on their stitching or wants light from two sides to hit their project.  My only question would be how wide the clamp opens as some tables have very wide edges.  But I'm sure BeStitched will be able to tell you everything you want to know about the Duo Lamp.
https://www.theneedlepointer.com/product/duo-lamp/

UPDATE:  Donna says that these also come in a floor lamp version, AND they are in stock at Waste Knot (my LNS) where she works.  So if you live in the D.C. metro area you can check these out in person or do mail order if this is on your list for Santa.
http://www.wasteknotneedlepoint.com

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