Sunday, December 21, 2014

Angels and Elf on a Shelf

I have to admit the Elf on a Shelf craze seems to have skipped Chilly Hollow.  I don't "get" it but a lot of folks love these little elves. If you are one, then Enriched Stitch has an exclusive Elf ornament for you to stitch for Christmas 2015.
http://astheneedleturns.com/elf-on-the-shelf/

Ridgewood has self finishing angels.  Now angels I do get!
http://ridgewoodneedlepoint.blogspot.com/2014/12/christmas-angels.html

But whether you are an Angel lover or an Elf lover, there is a needlepoint canvas for you.  That's the great thing--something for everything in the World of Needlepoint!

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
Blogging at http://chillyhollownp.blogspot.com
and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright December 18, 2014 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

Chain Stitch Twenty-Six Ways

There are TWENTY-SIX different ways to do chain stitch?!!!!!

Yep, and Mary Corbet has the videos to prove it.
http://www.needlenthread.com/2014/12/26-chain-stitch-variations.html

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
Blogging at http://chillyhollownp.blogspot.com
and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright December 6, 2014 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Need a Giggle?

If you need a giggle, or want a friendly frame weight to hold your canvas in position on a table so you can stitch with two hands, then you should visit the animal frame weights from Needlepoints Ltd. 
http://www.needlepointsltd.com/whatsnew.html

I'm torn between Hello Kitty and the hedgehog....

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
Blogging at http://chillyhollownp.blogspot.com
and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright December 14, 2014 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

The Anna Pearson Annual Retreat in Italy

English needlepointers often head to Italy with Anna Pearson each year. Their retreat sounds fabulous! 
http://anna-pearson-needlepoint.blogspot.com/2014/12/annual-needlepoint-retreat-in-italy.html

If you are interested in going in 2015, contact Anna via her website.
http://www.needle-point.co.uk

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
Blogging at http://chillyhollownp.blogspot.com
and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright December 4, 2014 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

Friday, December 19, 2014

When in Doubt, Take a Mystery Class

Ruth Schmuff has announced her new mystery class for the winter--Amy Bruecken's "When In Doubt, Twirl."   It is a fun piece on 13 count and there is a class in February and one in March, so it'll be a quick piece to do to compete the winter doldrums.
http://www.notyourgrandmothersneedlepoint.com/2014/12/when-in-doubt-twirl.html

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
Blogging at http://chillyhollownp.blogspot.com
and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright December 14, 2014 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.