Sunday, November 23, 2014

Ornaments for the Wheel Obsessed Set

If you happen to have someone obsessed with wheels and motors you'd like to stitch for, Pocket Full of Stitches has posted photographs of the little ornaments from Strictly Christmas that cater to the small boy and girl in all of us.   These can be hard to find so I hope this helps those who want a motorized Christmas.
http://pocketfullofstitches.blogspot.com/2014/11/strictly-christmas-trunk-show-vehicles.html

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
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and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright November 12, 2014 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

Hannah's Sampler (Berlin Woolwork)

The Embroiderers Association of Canada has a section of their website dedicated to historic samplers from their collection. This includes Hannah's Sampler, which is a wool Berlin woodwork piece. Click on the small photo to see a large photo and read about Hannah Renshaw Gaskill's stitching.
http://www.eac.ca/heritagesmplrs.html

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

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Karen Starts Counting

In a startling departure from her usual painted canvas style, Karen Hennessy of Zecca has finished her first charted design!   Fans of counted canvaswork are eager to get their hands on this beauty.  Karen promises to let us know when it will be available, so stay tuned.  
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10152405880152093&set=gm.761409140602913&type=1&theater

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
Blogging at http://chillyhollownp.blogspot.com
and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright November 22, 2014 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

Betty Lives!

I think this is a charming story and applaud the new owners of Fleece and Flax who are keeping Betty's memory alive (not to mention needlework) in Eureka Springs, Arkansas.
http://www.lovelycitizen.com/story/2137245.html

Here's a bit about the shop.  They have a Facebook page called Fleece and Flax if you have an account.   I bet they'd be thrilled if you "liked" their page.

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and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright November 13, 2014 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

New Jersey Needle Fest with Finishing

New Jersey Needle Fest was the first weekend in November and it looks like great fun.  Karen at Nimble Needle went and had a blast!  But as she says, "Not interested in looking at a room of middle aged women? Here's some items that have recently come back from various finisher."  LOL
http://thenimbleneedle.blogspot.com/2014/11/new-jersey-needlefest-and-few-finished.html

The finished items that just showed up in her shop are wonderful, as is this amazing tefillin bag in a stained glass pattern with the Star of David and the recipient's name in Hebrew.
http://needlepointofview.com/2014/11/09/tefillin-stained-glass-with-the-star-of-david/

Keep up the great stitching, folks!  (And thanks for sharing.)

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
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and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright November 9, 2014 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.