Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Monster Scissors

For those who are expecting scissors with dragons, dinosaurs or demons on them, sorry!  I know it's nearly Halloween, but "monster scissors" actually refers to the Little Monster Scissors by Sajou.  They are small embroidery scissors with extra large holes, perfect for those with arthritic hands!  I first heard about them from a friend with arthritis who just loves them.
http://sassy2stitch.com/shop/sajou-little-monster-scissors/

If you are a fan of Bohin scissors, they appear to have something similar.  If you have swollen, tender joints, these might be just the thing for you.
https://www.inspirationsstudios.com/product/bohin-mini-embroidery-scissors/

Happy Stitching!  (And here are scary scissors with a matching magnet for those who were crushed when I didn't have dragon scissors for them.)
https://www.etsy.com/listing/620140995/owl-embroidery-scissors-and-scary-black?ref=shop_home_active_13

https://www.etsy.com/listing/620140383/witch-boot-embroidery-scissors-and?ga_search_query=witch+boot&ref=shop_items_search_1

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
Blogging at http://chillyhollownp.blogspot.com
and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright August 31, 2018 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

The Antioch Mosaic

Arlene Cohen has a new website to sell her designs and there is also a link to Arlene's blog.  One thing you'll want to read is her story about the inspiration behind and the evolution of her Antioch Mosaic design. It is a fascinating story!  If you are charmed, check Arlene's "Gallery" section to see more of her original work.
https://worksbyabc.com/2018/10/02/the-antioch-mosaic/

https://worksbyabc.com/2018/10/04/the-antioch-mosaic-part-2/

https://worksbyabc.com/2018/10/07/a-last-bit-about-the-antioch-mosaic/

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
Blogging at http://chillyhollownp.blogspot.com
and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright October 14, 2018 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

Monday, October 15, 2018

The Halloween Mystery 2018

Ruth Schmuff has just announced the mystery class for October-November 2018—Ghost Collage!  This is one of Ruth's own designs and it'll be over in just two classes.  If you are in the mood for Halloween fun, check it out.
https://bedeckedandbeadazzled.com/2018/09/halloween-fun/?mc_cid=e3487c9d07&mc_eid=c05eb4bd3b

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

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Breaking News: Lycette Palm Beach is Open

Do you love Lycette Designs? Or do you live near Palm Beach in Florida? Or both? Then you will be thrilled to hear that Lycette has opened Lycette Palm Beach there.  Check out the Facebook announcements for the address and photos of the new store.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/NeedlepointNation/permalink/1943075355769613/

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
Blogging at http://chillyhollownp.blogspot.com
and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright October 14, 2018 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

Magic Thread Trick (the Video)

Michele of Bristly Thistle posted this neat tip on Needlepoint Nation.  Julia Snyder taught her this way of getting exactly the right color for her canvas.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/NeedlepointNation/permalink/1890343834376099/

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
Blogging at http://chillyhollownp.blogspot.com
and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright August 28, 2018 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.