Monday, July 8, 2013

Surprise from dede

Needle Works has a surprise for us--a new book from dede Odgen. No one has seen this year so I have no details but dede's fans will be interested in keeping their eyes open for reviews and more news as this becomes more available.   
http://www.stitchinginthetexashillcountry.com/the_needle_works/2013/07/share-a-stitch-july-7.html

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Organizational Database for iPhone and PC UPDATED AGAIN

Brenda has added a list of her favorite smart phone apps to her blog. This article talks a bit about her thread organization database. To see the list of apps, click on the X in the upper right hand corner of the article and then choose the Apps tab. 
http://brendasneedlepointstudio.blogspot.com/2013/06/favorite-apps.html


It looks like the eBooks are all from the iTunes store which means they only work on Apple phones and devices.  I don't know if the database is PC compatible or useable on Android phones.  If you want to do a bit more research, here's the HanDBase site.
http://www.ddhsoftware.com/handbase.html

UPDATE:  Brenda describes how this works on her iPhone and PC.  Essentially she has a database of thread brands with type information that links to a database that lists all her threads.  She can sort by project, color number and much much more.  If you love databases and organization, this is definitely something to explore.
http://brendasneedlepointstudio.blogspot.com/2013/07/handbase-threads-inventory-database.html

MORE UPDATES:  Brenda explains how she set up her database, very useful information for those of us who are interested in HanDBase or databases in general.
http://brendasneedlepointstudio.blogspot.com/2013/08/handbase-projects-database.html

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For the Love of Stitching

Karen of The Pine Needle Shop just shared information about the needlepoint "road show" she and Jill at The Needlepointer have organized for September for Castle Pines, Colorado.  Mark your calendars!  Here's what Karen said--

"The Colorado Needlepoint Road Show will be held September 6th, 7th and 8th of September, 2013 at Castle Pines North Community Center.

The American Needlepoint Guild Inc. (ANG) defines needlepoint as any counted or free stitchery worked by hand with a threaded needle on a readily countable ground. According to The National Needle Arts Association, Needlework has been around almost as long as humans have clothed themselves. It goes back at least as far as the ancient Egyptians, who used small slanted stitches to sew their tents. I can tell you, it’s not your Grandmother’s needlework any longer. Our industry has come along way since 1500 b.c.

Jill Likes, owner of the Needlepointer in Everett, Washington, along with Karen Barton, owner of The Pine Needle Shop in Castle Pines, Colorado, will be hosting a weekend of what Needlepoint has to offer in 2013. There will be hand painted canvases by internationally known artists such as Melissa Shirley, Kathy Schenkel, Kelly Clark, Susan Wallace Barnes, Warren Kimble, Maggie Co, Birds of a Feather and more.

Some of the country’s latest fibers will be on sale by Planet Earth, silk ribbon by River Silks and the very popular overdyed threads by ThreadworX.

There will be classes offered for beginner stitchers to intermediate stitcher to advanced stitchers. New stitchers will learn the basics of needlepoint and be able to take home a project they can admire and use for years to come. Intermediate stitchers will learn the art of thread painting, beading, and working with ribbon. There will also be a hand painted canvas by Melissa Shirley Class taught by our own Colorado native, Janet Gebow, certified Master Teacher Journeyman Level from the American Needlepoint Guild.

Join us for a weekend of learning, networking with other stitchers, meeting new friends, shopping, and a fun weekend of sharing a love of stitching. For more detailed information you can email us at pineneedleshop@hotmail.com and “like" us at facebook.com/ColoradoNeedlepointRoadshow."

Thanks for the invitation, Karen!

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