Thursday, May 17, 2012

Ruth Was Minding Her Own Business When...

....a rock star dropped by her shop.

How cool is that?  I knew that Jo Christensen lives over the mountain from Chilly Hollow in the D.C. suburbs somewhere but that's a very large area.  This is the first sighting I know of!

We needlepointers owe her a great debt. I owned her 1976 original Needlepoint Book until I got the 1999 one and gave my original to a neighbor who needlepointed at that time.  It is the best all around resource for stitchers I know.   The projects photographs for the book are all classics, too.  When you have a free minute, pull out your copy and look at them.  You'll be amazed at the creativity all over again.

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Anonymous said...

I get the distinct impression I'm on the brink of a VERY slippery slope here. I don't do needlepoint. I don't DO needlepoint. I DO NOT DO needlepoint. ... So why have I just ordered the Needlepointer's Bible on the strength of a link from Jane and a couple of photos?

JANE - STOP IT - I've a multiple-lifetime stash of cross-stitch stuff already, and I DO NOT DO NEEDLEPOINT!


The Chilly Hollow Needlepoint Adventure said...

Of course not, Glenis. You just are exploring other types of needle arts out of curiosity.

Jane, snickering here in CH

Donna said...

Jo entered a piece in Woodlawn this year! It's located in one of the cases in the small bedroom on the main floor.

The Chilly Hollow Needlepoint Adventure said...

Good to know! Thanks, Donna. I'll keep an eye out for it when I manage to get to the exhibit. Can't wait to read your report!