Friday, April 24, 2015

No Flying Monkeys! UPDATED MORE

"No Flying Monkeys" from Point of It All Designs

A couple of weeks back I "shared" Park Avenue Needlepoint's posting of this darling canvas from their Facebook page with Facebook's Needlepoint Nation group because I thought it quite funny.  Turns out this is a design from Point Of It All Designs, created by Hyla Hurley.  It is 9x7 inches on 13 count canvas and a real charmer.

I am going to blog stitch this, with the permission of Hyla.  You'll be able to watch me figure out the background, come up with something neat for the lettering, and stitch those fabulous shoes and martini glass.  As Blog's motto says, "Watch me embellish painted canvases, make creative choices, fail, rip out, succeed, and learn new swear words--all at no charge."

If you want to stitch along, Park Avenue Needlepoint is in Dayton, Ohio.  They had the canvas in stock when I saw it on their Facebook page.

The Needle Bug in Montgomery, Alabama also has this in stock.

Waste Knot in Arlington, Virginia is having a Point of It All Designs trunk show.  I am not certain if they have this canvas, though.

And Designers Desk in Geneva, Illinois has this canvas also.  But your local shop can order it for you from Point of It All Designs.  Just hurry to order so you don't fall too far behind.

Now, where are my stretcher bars and those durn flying monkeys?

By the way, I'm collecting the links for my blog stitching of this piece on the Chilly Hollow Stitch Guides blog.  As I publish each step, I'll put the links there so everything is in one place.  You'll find a tab at the top of the page once you click on the flying carpet photo on the right side of this page to travel to the CH Stitch Guides blog.

UPDATE:  Almost forgot!  I will be posting about this canvas each Friday until I finish it so you can stitch along if you please, or at least can check on my progress.

UPDATED AGAIN:  Park Avenue Needlepoint in Dayton, Ohio posted they have two copies of this canvas on their Facebook page.

UPDATE #3:  Pocket Full of Stitches just got one of the No Flying Monkeys canvases in.

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Sara Leigh said...

Too funny! I just picked up a different Flying Monkeys piece from Labors of Love yesterday at Waste Knot: LL200M, Don't make me get my Flying Monkeys,

The Chilly Hollow Needlepoint Adventure said...

What can I say? Great minds think alike! Have fun, SL.

Anne Bloom said...

Yea! I can't wait!

The Chilly Hollow Needlepoint Adventure said...

Anne, I've started a materials list and a collection of all the links about this piece on the CH Stitch Guides blog. It's one of the tabs. Just FYI. Substitute threads if you like--size 5 perles work for the stockings.

Leigh Richardson said...

Hyla has outdone herself! She always has the best designs! Can't wait to see what you do with this one, Jane, embellish away and 'of course' you'll do one of your incomparable stitch guides?

The Chilly Hollow Needlepoint Adventure said...

Naturally! I'm going to blog-stitch No Flying Monkeys so folks can work from that but Hyla will have a stitch guide to hand out to the shops with the canvas when they order once I finish and ship her the canvas to use as a model. Some people like a paper copy they can pop in their stitching tote with the canvas when they are on the run.

Leigh Richardson said...

Hyla will be selling a ton of these!

The Chilly Hollow Needlepoint Adventure said...

I agree. It's a fun design and we all have days when we can relax because we didn't have to lower the boom on someone.

Sheena said...

This is such a fun piece....eyes will be glued to blog on Fridays!

The Chilly Hollow Needlepoint Adventure said...

Thanks, Sheena! I'd better stitch like the wind. Next Friday is coming fast!