Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Jane Goes Skiing

Once I saw Sheena's snow stitch (link below), I decided to do a round up of canvases with snow and skiing. After all, I love cross country skiing! I don't do downhill as I have no talent for it (except for falling sideways onto the snow while wearing those skis--which apparently is quite difficult). But before we go there and my brother shows you the videos, let's look at Sheena's stitch diagram.
http://www.sheenasstitches.com/ski-slope/

Now for the ski canvases.  Karen Cruden of Ewe and Eye has some classic snowmen designs.  Candy Rush is the gold standard of her series.
http://www.stitchtherapyneedlepoint.com/feature.php?id=14283&title=Candy%20Rush&itemtype=Hand%20Painted%20Canvases

Sweet Stuff is smaller, more intimate as is Peppermint Twist (second link below).
http://www.annieandco.com/products/ewe-eye-ewe-356

http://www.stitchtherapyneedlepoint.com/feature.php?id=19016&title=Peppermint%20Twist&itemtype=hand%20painted%20canvases

Sweet Ride is similar.  Fun!
http://www.stitchtherapyneedlepoint.com/feature.php?id=19015&title=Sweet%20Ride&itemtype=hand%20painted%20canvases

Shelly Comiskey has three Sledz canvases that are small and feature snowmen on traditional sleds.
http://www.bedeckedandbeadazzled.com/Products/?category=216

If you like cute, how about Marcy Covington's Ski Bear?
http://www.stitchtherapyneedlepoint.com/feature.php?id=20735&title=Skier&itemtype=hand%20painted%20canvases

Or Sev Ickes' Ski Couple?
http://www.stitchtherapyneedlepoint.com/feature.php?id=21004&title=Skiing&itemtype=hand%20painted%20canvases

Ok, those are my favorites.  What are yours?

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
Blogging at http://chillyhollownp.blogspot.com
and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright Nobember 19, 2014 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

A Monogram for Christmas

Ridgewood has a really clever idea for a stitching gift on their blog today--combine a monogram canvas and a box lid and call it done!  Of course with Christmas almost here, this may not be feasible for a December 25 present but there are birthdays and anniversaries and other things in our futures where this will be a wonderful idea.
http://ridgewoodneedlepoint.blogspot.com/2014/11/if-you-need-gift-that-can-be-finished.html

If boxes aren't your gift recipient's style, how about luggage tags?  I think these are from Lee/Colonial Needle, but I am not certain.
http://ridgewoodneedlepoint.blogspot.com/2014/11/bridesmaids.html

Nimble Needle has some gorgeous Creative Needle jewelry cases, too.
http://thenimbleneedle.blogspot.com/2014/11/gifts-you-can-stitch-and-finish-yourself.html

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
Blogging at http://chillyhollownp.blogspot.com
and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright November 16, 2014 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Counted Fun with Carol via Correspondence

The newest ANG correspondence course is now open for registration--Carol Algie Higgenbottom's "Rose Swirls."  The piece teaches a variety of stitches including pulled work stitches, so it is perfect for the intermediate stitcher who wants to stretch their skills.   The class is open to any ANG member.  The details are in the two links below.
http://www.needlepoint.org/CorrClasses/classes/rose-swirls.php

http://www.needlepoint.org/corr_reg.php

Brenda was one of the pilot stitchers for this course and posted great photos of her version.  She added a lovely trellis background so she could frame this in a square frame.  
http://brendasneedlepointstudio.blogspot.com/2014/11/rose-swirls-111814.html

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

Louise's Plays with Borders

Louise's Needlework is stitching these cute little seasonal pieces from The Artists Collection to decorate the shop interior and to play with the borders.  Clever idea to put these on a lamp filial!
http://louisesneedlework.blogspot.com/2014/11/i-have-started-these-monthly-little.html

Contact the shop for more information.
http://www.louisesneedlework.com/index.htm

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
Blogging at http://chillyhollownp.blogspot.com
and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright November 15, 2014 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

Monday, November 24, 2014

StarMag's Clip-on/Freestanding Magnifying LED Light

Melita just posted on Facebook that she loves the StarMag LED light/magnifier from Daylight that clips onto her Evertites.  (The clip opens up to about an inch and a half wide.)  It can also be used as a tabletop light as there are little legs that pull out to stabilize the light/magnifier when it isn't clipped to your frame.   Melita got this from Nimble Needle in New Jersey.  Here it is from their website.
http://www.thenimbleneedle.com/servlet/the-3283/Clip-dsh-on-fdsh-Freestanding-Magnifying-Lamp-StarMag/Detail

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
Blogging at http://chillyhollownp.blogspot.com
and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright November 17, 2014 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.