Thursday, August 18, 2022

Fancy Wire Needle Threader/Magnets

This Etsy shop has something really different--fancy wire needle threaders that double as needle minders.  Note that the magnets are an added feature, so you can get a needle threader without the magnet if you prefer.  

I think it's nice to have a fancy threader that doubles as a needle minder, especially if you are in the market for a Dancing Avocado needle minder/magnet!

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© Copyright July 20, 2022 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Aster + Daisy

I enjoy seeing the work from in-house artists at Barbara's Needlepoint, so I was excited to realize that Aster + Daisy is the Beth from Beth and Cindy at Barbara's.

Following the links, I found her Instagram account, which has lovely photos of some designs I've never seen before.  Don't you just love that Santa and Mrs. Santa star!?!  It's available in either a white or black background, too.  Spring Floral is amazing, as well, but I'm in love with the pumpkin with the witch's hat.  Lots to see and admire (and call Barbara's to order).

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and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright July 19, 2022 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Breaking News: Sandy Jenkins Died

Thanks to Nancy's posting on Needlepoint Nation, I've learned Sandy Jenkins died August 3 in Fredericksburg, Texas.  Apparently her husband followed her six days later.

I am sorry to hear this.  She was an early pioneer in needlepoint embellishment and designed a lot of fun pieces.

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
 
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© Copyright August 16, 2022 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

Planet Earth Six Ply Silk Becomes Eight Ply Silk

I really like Planet Earth's Six Ply Silk.  So I was very interested to hear, according to both Barbara on Needlepoint Nation and the Planet Earth website, the company is gradually transitioning the thread to eight plies.  I thinl it is going to be called Planet Earth Ply Silk Floss now.

I'm sure I'll still like it but it can be disconcerting when you buy skeins of something that you thought was six plies and discover eight.  Be careful shopping for multiple skeins that you don't get a mix of six and eight plies.  For me, it wouldn't matter but depending on what stitch you use, this could be a problem.

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© Copyright August 4, 2022 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

Monday, August 15, 2022

BREAKING NEWS: Judy's Stitchery Nook is Closing

Judy's Stitchery Nook in Harlington, Texas is closing because Judy wants to retire.  The shop is having a store-wide 15% off sale.  Visit now and please, everyone give Judy a hug and wishes for a great retirement.  And if you want to buy a shop, talk to Judy....

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© Copyright August 15, 2022 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.