Sunday, May 1, 2016

Anna Pearson Looks Back

Anna Pearson looks back over almost forty-five (!!) years of teaching needlepoint in Europe.
http://anna-pearson-needlepoint.blogspot.com/2016/04/help-us-celebrate-45-years-of.html

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
Blogging at http://chillyhollownp.blogspot.com
and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright April 12, 2016 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

Saturday, April 30, 2016

TOTALLY Off Topic (and Strange)

I like to read all sorts of blogs and sometimes I discover something classic. 
http://www.midcenturymenu.com/2016/02/beef-fudge1967-a-vintage-recipe-test/

As a mid-century modern baby, I grew up with oddities like this on the table.  I thought I didn't like cheese until I was in college because I'd never eaten anything except Velveeta but labor-saving and economic food were a staple in many family meals in the 1950-60s. (The time my mother mixed lime Jello, cottage cheese, apple sauce and 7-Up is a classic story in my family. It's the only item my mother never served as leftovers, it was so horrible.)

I think this explains a lot about me.  LOL

Enjoy this totally off-topic item.  And if you make it, don't tell anyone I told you about it!

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
Blogging at http://chillyhollownp.blogspot.com
and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright April 29, 2016 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

English Goldwork

If you have half an hour free, you might want to watch the video Hands Across the Sea Samplers found about creating a goldwork dragonfly.  The article itself is interesting, too.  Have fun!
https://hands-across-the-sea-samplers.com/michael-jackson-prince-charles-common/

By the way, if you want to learn more about the metal threads used or perhaps order something for your own stitching, explore Hedgehog Handworks' website.
http://www.hedgehoghandworks.com/catalog/metal_threads_index.php

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
Blogging at http://chillyhollownp.blogspot.com
and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright April 8, 2016 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

Friday, April 29, 2016

The Story Behind the Design

I think you will be charmed to hear the story behind this Mrs. Blandings canvas.
http://www.mrsblandings.com/2016/04/dive-right-in/

Click on the "Shop" title to browse other designs.

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
Blogging at http://chillyhollownp.blogspot.com
and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright April 7, 2016 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Kimberly's Tree of Life

Kimberly shows off her latest design, which she's going to teach at The Black Sheep in Florida.
http://akimberlydesign.blogspot.com/2016/03/tree-of-life.html

Check out the two different backgrounds, the felting and the beading.  As always, she is so creative!

UPDATE:  Kimberly tells me "ghosts" --i.e., students who aren't in the classroom but participating via mail order kits-- are allowed.  Contact the Black Sheep for help turning into a ghost.
http://www.theblacksheepshop.com

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
Blogging at http://chillyhollownp.blogspot.com
and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright March 20, 2016 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.