Sunday, December 5, 2021

Trays, Boxes, Frames and More from Deux Bijoux Bijoux

Deux Bijoux Bijoux has updated their Facebook page with a photo album of the custom frames, boxes, trays and much more they have done for customers.

Your favorite shop can arrange for Lisa Krause and her husband to design something for you if you need a really special touch for your needlepoint.

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
Blogging at http://chillyhollownp.blogspot.com
and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright November 27, 2021 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved

Saturday, December 4, 2021

The Winter Mystery Class: The Cocoa and Cookies Nutcracker

Ruth Schmuff has announced the winter mystery class at Bedecked and Beadazzled.  It will be Kelly Clark's Cocoa and Cookies Nutcracker, a shop exclusive for now.  The details, including the class dates in December 2021 and January-February 2022, are here.

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
Blogging at http://chillyhollownp.blogspot.com
and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright November 22, 2021 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

Friday, December 3, 2021

Self Finishing Tips and Tricks: The Movie

Time's getting short for Christmas and this year (and last) shops are having quadruple the number of items to finish.  Short version:  if you turned things in to your shop last June, they might be ready by December.  But if you are totally desperate, you can try self-finishing items with products from Planet Earth, Sudbury, Beth Gantz and more. 

But doing it yourself is scary, so the Pointing It Out Podcast has come to our rescue with a video about self-finishing tips and tricks.

Here is a link to Sudberry's Betsy Box.  (Sudberry has other styles and sizes of boxes.)

Here are the Sudbury trays.

Here are the Beth Gantz self-finishing ornaments and boxes.

Planet Earth's self-finishing items, including their jewelry boxes and clutches. are here.

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
Blogging at http://chillyhollownp.blogspot.com
and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright November 21, 2021 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

Thursday, December 2, 2021

Laura Perin Helps with Color Choices

If you like to do charted designs but have trouble picking colors that work together, have I got a great tip for you!

Laura Perin's website lists the threads needed for her various charts (at least her American Quilt series of charts do; I'm a bit afraid to explore more as I really like her work but don't want to buy another chart!).

If you absolutely love one of these beauties, just copy down the thread brands and numbers needed for that chart and you'll have a great starting point for choosing colors you know you love and that will play nice together.

Thanks, Laura!  It's always nice to have a color genius help out.

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

Wednesday, December 1, 2021

The Smart Cookie Award for December Goes To....

The Smart Cookie Award for December goes to Denise, who is using a camera backpack to store her tools, books, threads, even her flat iron and small canvases, for travel.

I found multiple sizes and prices at Best Buy, so if you have a store in your area, you can browse in person.

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
Blogging at http://chillyhollownp.blogspot.com
and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright November 1, 2021 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.