Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Lots of Monthly Club News

Chandail Circus Club

In the last month a great many shops have posted news about their new monthly clubs, or updated already revealed clubs with photos of stitched models.  I've collected all this information for your viewing pleasure (in no particular order) since I know these clubs are wildly popular.

If you are a fan of Kelly Clark's designs or just like Christmas, this Heritage Ornament club is just the thing for you.
http://www.needlepoint-knitting.com/kelly-clark-heritage-ornaments.htm

Needle Works has posted photos of all the stitched purse ornaments in their club.  Very cute!  I just wish the photos would enlarge.
http://theneedleworks.com/purses/

There are photos of the Kelly Clark pears club, too.
http://theneedleworks.com/pears/

The Circus has come to town at Chandail Needlework with a series of ornaments from Kirk & Hamilton.  Click on "Larger Size" under each photo and prepare to be amazed and amused.
http://www.chandailneedlework.com/series/CircusCircus.php

Ruth Schmuff is offering an Atomic Christmas ornament club for the retro 60s fans among us. These Eye Candy canvases are totally fun and totally unlike anything else.
http://www.notyourgrandmothersneedlepoint.com/2010/09/its-atomic-christmas.html

If you prefer setting up your own club and using threads from your stash, And More has a cute selection of hearts of the month.
http://www.artistscollection.net/Artists_Collection/Hearts_of_the_Month.html

Along the same line, Artists Collection has angels of the month canvases.
http://www.artistscollection.net/Artists_Collection/Angels.html

Pocket Full of Stitches has glimpses of their Christmas tree club canvases on their blog, and...
http://pocketfullofstitches.blogspot.com/2010/08/these-firs-really-are-fabulous.html

...they have updated their website page for their Haunted Night Letters club  finished stitched models, AND...
http://www.pfos.com/ChristmasClubs/Kelly%20Clarks%2012%20Days/PocketFullofStitchesHauntedNight.HTM

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_sFvu1nmTl38/TJkc9zOhU2I/AAAAAAAADUw/op0B8xSmPE0/s1600/HauntedNight.jpg

...there are photos of their cupcake club canvases that look good enough to eat.
http://pocketfullofstitches.blogspot.com/2010/09/cupcakery.html

Finally, Pocket Full of Stitches is going to do something fun in conjunction with the seasonal tree stitch guides from Eye Candy that Needlepoint Now is going to publish starting with the September/October 2010 issue that is just now being mailed--they are kitting up each tree as the guide comes out in the magazine.  If you are stitching these trees and want PFOS to pull together thread kits for you, here are the details.
http://pocketfullofstitches.blogspot.com/2010/09/have-you-seen-most-recent-needlepoint.html

Here's a bit more about this issue from the editor of NP Now's blog.
http://nneditor.wordpress.com/2010/09/01/septoct-issue/

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow Blogging at http://chillyhollownp.blogspot.com Archived Yahoo 360 postings at http://profiles.yahoo.com/chillyhollow

Pirate Cat Bandana and Belt

Dressing the Pirate Cat
Our Pirate Cat has his shoulder belt finished, the belt buckle restitched with reverse tent \ on top of the original tent / stitches because the Very Velvet was hiding the silver metallic with fuzz, and the neck scarf and head bandana are stitched.  Interestingly, the bandana looks smooth in real life but the photo emphasizes areas where the longer stitches aren't 100% smooth.  I'll go over them with my laying tool again and see if I can make that better.

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow Blogging at http://chillyhollownp.blogspot.com Archived Yahoo 360 postings at http://profiles.yahoo.com/chillyhollow