Sunday, April 20, 2014

It Wouldn't Be Easter....

It wouldn't be Easter without a glimpse of the Easter bunny tree that one of Steph's friends puts out each year.   The double-sided rabbits (and the single cat) are canvases from MCM Designs.  These are no longer available but they turn up on eBay occasionally.  Expect to spend about $80 or more if you find one.  
http://stephsstitching.blogspot.com/2014/04/ruths-adorable-easter-tree.html

Happy Easter if you celebrate the holiday, happy Sunday if you don't.

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

The Easter Bunny

I think this MCM double-sided rabbit is the cutest bunny I've ever seen. Happy Easter Bunny!
http://stephsstitching.blogspot.com/2014/04/still-no-stitching-by-m.html

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
Blogging at http://chillyhollownp.blogspot.com
and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright April 2, 2014 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

Kathy Goes to RSN

Kathy Andrews of The Unbroken Thread blog is at the Royal School of Needlework! How wonderful is that?! She took lots of photos and is starting to write about her visit here. 
http://www.theunbrokenthread.com/blog/2014/02/13/im-at-the-rsn-in-hampton-court-palace/

http://blog.hrp.org.uk/hampton-court-palace/spiders-and-star-flowers-at-hampton-court/

http://www.theunbrokenthread.com/blog/2014/02/17/rsn-canvaswork-day-1/

http://www.theunbrokenthread.com/blog/2014/02/20/rsn-canvaswork-day-2/

http://www.theunbrokenthread.com/blog/2014/02/24/rsn-canvsawork-a-day-exploring-london/

http://www.theunbrokenthread.com/blog/2014/03/02/rsn-canvaswork-day-3/

http://www.theunbrokenthread.com/blog/2014/03/06/rsn-canvaswork-course-day-4/

I hope you enjoyed this glimpse of what being a Royal School of Needlework student is like.

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

Saturday, April 19, 2014

A Mystery--and a Little Dog, Too!

Ruth Schmuff has started her next mystery class, based on a watercolor-like design from Shelly Penko.  It's going to be interesting to see how Ruth handles all those competing areas of pattern.
http://www.notyourgrandmothersneedlepoint.com/2014/04/just-chillin-with-friends.html

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

Ann The Dazzler

Needle Artworks just announced a new design from Ann Strite-Kurz and a new class as well. The new design is called Diamond Dazzler.
http://www.needleartworks.com/dsgnr/ask/ASK47.htm

The class is on open patterns, and includes lots of ways to hide stitches as you do light coverage or blackwork patterns.  Ann is an expert on complex, layered stitches which are unlike anyone else's work.  Check out her articles in Needlepoint Now and her free 2004 Stitch of the Month design for ANG on their website (second link).
http://www.needleartworks.com/dsgnr/ask/cask/CASK45.htm

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

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
Blogging at http://chillyhollownp.blogspot.com
and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright March 25, 2014 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.