Monday, June 1, 2009

Needlepoint in the 21st Century

I had a lousy weekend. I glared at Yahoo 360 which has pushed me into dropping their blog entirely since it is no longer functional and which can't be moved anywhere to be functional again. It wasn't fun trying to learn new systems, either.

I finished my first pet guardian angel into an ornament. Guess I should be pleased that I didn't glue my hair to it or to the kitchen counter but finishing makes me grumpy.

I ran out of my favorite coffee beans and had to fall back on my second favorite.

My husband ran over my favorite rose bush with the mower. Grrrrrrr.

Then things looked better--I discovered New which is subtitled Needlepoint in the 21st Century. It's an unusual store--you buy the outlined patterns (many of them graphic lettering or bargello or repeat designs) and choose your own colors. Color is the emphasis, not fancy stitches. Some of the things there are from Patt & Lee, the Gossipping Geishas canvas designers. So not everything is from Marianne Herself but they all follow the newest trend which is personal choice for the stitcher.

I have been happily reading Marianne's blog. I'll start you out on her essay on color, which for once actually makes sense. Color theory usually doesn't really seem clear when I read about it, but Marianne has a way of explaining it that is plain talking and I think I know what she means. And like all good blogs, she gives you glimpses of her personality. I'll be back there to keep an eye on what she's up to.

Wonder what 64 Hearts would look like in shades of purple with metallics...?

Jane, looking at the Mae West quote above and suddenly feeling better!

Jane/Chilly Hollow
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  1. Glad you're doing better, love today's entry.

  2. Thanks, Madonna. I'm sure Marianne appreciates your enjoyment!

    Sorry, Pat, this was too good not to share....