Thursday, June 21, 2018

A Little Rachel Donley

Horse Country Chic profiles Rachel Donley's modern preppy designs.
https://horsecountrychic.blogspot.com/2018/05/rachel-donley-needlepoint.html

If the clean lines of these stitch painted pieces and their colors appeal to you, take a look at Rachel's website.
http://www.racheldonleyneedlepointdesigns.com

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
Blogging at http://chillyhollownp.blogspot.com
and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright May 27, 2018 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Visiting Stitch

Horse Country Chic made a quick trip to my neck of the woods and visited Stitch in Middleburg.  The shop is only about an hour drive from me but it's in an area that is hard to reach and not close to any errands so I've never taken the time to visit.  Bad Jane!  It does sound like fun.
http://horsecountrychic.blogspot.com/2018/06/stitch-in-middleburg-va.html

The equestrian and hunt canvases are very popular in the area because Middleburg is the center of a very wealthy horse farm area.  Think Jackie O and Mr. Mellon.  Needlepointers in the area are rather traditional so horses, dogs, belts, rugs, foxes and the like sell well here.  But as you can see, snarky canvases are also available.  Stitch sounds like an interesting shop!  Here is their website.  Right now they are open Wednesdays through Saturdays, although you can call and get them to open up just for you with a little notice.
http://stitchmiddleburg.com

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
Blogging at http://chillyhollownp.blogspot.com
and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright June 19, 2018 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

Monday, June 18, 2018

The Wing Nut Turner

Deanna has trouble turning those big wing nuts that tighten our table and floor frames, so she had a tool made to turn them for her.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10155218120937581&set=gm.1773035612773589&type=3&theater&ifg=1

Julie pointed out that sometimes you can get the big black knobs from the hardware store to make the wing nuts easier to turn but this doesn't work if your original wing nuts are an odd size the hardware store doesn't stock.

If you have the same problem and you are interested in having something similar made for you, email Jon at  j-haym@umn.edu and tell him you want what he made Deanna.

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
Blogging at http://chillyhollownp.blogspot.com
and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright June 15, 2018 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Frank's Bride in Cyberspace

If you are a fan of Halloween canvases, this is one you must see!  This is a Barbara Elmore/Sundance canvas called "Frank's Bride."  It was stitched by Barbara herself and she is going to offer a cyber class on Facebook about it starting August 1st.  You will buy the canvas from your favorite store (Ruth's shop has it on sale) and arrange your own supplies.  Barbara will have an optional lace kit available your shop can order if you don't have lace scraps laying around.
https://bedeckedandbeadazzled.com/2018/05/barbara-elmore-is-offering-a-cyberclass/

If you are interested in unusual embellishment techniques, even if you aren't wild about Halloween themes, this is going to be a fabulous class by an inspired teacher.  You can read more about it on Barbara's Facebook page.
https://www.facebook.com/barbaraelmoredesigns/posts/10155688138613262

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
Blogging at http://chillyhollownp.blogspot.com
and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright May 26, 2018 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

Friday, June 15, 2018

Abigail Cecile's No Sew Tag

If you like doing little pieces from charts and then wonder what on earth to do with them later, Abigail Cecile has instructions on how to turn small charted needlepoint designs into no sew tags for luggage or tote bags or purses.
http://www.abigailcecile.com/blog/2018/5/22/charted-tapestry-tag-how-to

You can pick up Abigail Cecile's chart used for this project in her Etsy store.
https://www.etsy.com/shop/AbigailCecileCo?ref=l2-shop-header-avatar

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
Blogging at http://chillyhollownp.blogspot.com
and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright May 25, 2018 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.