Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Blog Changes

This morning I changed the header photo to something summery-the little Melissa Shirley mermaid I stitched last year.  I've also added links to Barbara Bergsten's yoga exercises so we can take advantage of the information to build healthy stitching habits.  You'll find them just below the koi pond in the right hand column. I thought that would be an easy way to find them among all the information that clutters up the right side of the page.  I'm also considering removing the Stash Credits box.  What do you think?  It was fun to keep track of all the threads I used this year and last but I don't think anyone is much interested besides me.  After all, you guys already know I'm a threadaholic!

Any other changes you'd like to see?

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Mary Talks Needles

Mary Corbet talks needles and how she stores them.

The important thing for me was this link to a size chart (below), but you may well enjoy reading about needle brands you never heard of.

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YouTube for Needlepointers

For a while now I've been collecting YouTube videos of interest to us needlepointers.  Want to meet Kirk and Hamilton at their TNNA Booth? (Check out the fabulous poison bottles.)  The interview is by the nice folks behind

They also visited the Alice Peterson booth.

Want to see the top five selling needlepoint kits from 2009?  These were chosen from among Dimensions, Janlynn, etc. kits.  Do you think this is much different from what sells in hand painted or charted designs?

How about a tutorial?  M's Canvashouse shows how to do a binding stitch along the edge of your belt canvas to finish it.

By the way, there is a video visit to M's Canvashouse newest shop (there is one in Louisville, KY and one in Lexington, KY) for those who love to see the shops behind the websites.

There's nothing like seeing things in motion!

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