Thursday, July 24, 2014

Charted Database

Fans of counted canvaswork rejoice!  Apparently Cyberstitchers has created a searchable database of cross stitch charts, which includes things like Rebecca Wood's Seasonal Banners turned into charts.   I am not certain what is here and what isn't, but if you have a favorite painted canvas designer, plug in their name and see if there's anything of theirs in the cross stitch magazines.
http://www.cyberstitchers.com/patterns_directory/search_rebecca%20wood

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
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© Copyright June 14, 2014 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

Hair, long beautiful hair shining, gleaming, streaming, flaxen, waxen

Anyone remember the musical Hair?  I am not sure Anna Scott, who lives in Australia, was thinking of the lyrics as she came up with a way to create streaming hair for her stumpwork girl, but it applies!
http://annascottembroidery.blogspot.com/2014/06/curly-wild-hair.html

http://annascottembroidery.blogspot.com/2014/07/over-hills.html

The techniques Anna is using will work very nicely for needlepoint such as my newest acquisition--Hawaiian Girl with Fruit.  (She's 7x7 on 18 count and costs $85 as does her companion, Hawaiian Girl with Ukelele.  Email Gussie and ask her to get you one.)
http://needlepointetc.wordpress.com/2014/05/10/friday-may-9/

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

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Where to Park Your Magnets and Needle Minders

If you are a needle magnet, needle keeper and needle minder collector like me, you will soon end up with a jumble of magnets all stuck together in a drawer.  What to do?

Go visit Jill Wilensky 's new webstore and pick up a magnet display board.  There are all sorts of sizes and styles so you have a magnet display that suits your personality and the space available in your stitching nest.
http://www.needlelittlemore.com/store/c134/Magnet_Boards_and_Displays.html

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and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright June 14, 2014 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

Stitching with the Small Child

Randi at The World in Stitches has highlighted a few small fun pieces suitable for beginners at needlepoint. If you have kidlets who want to learn, one of these might work nicely.
http://twisinc.blogspot.com/2014/07/rainy-day-fun.html

By the way, Suzanne's kids are doing really really well.  They aren't little and aren't beginners but adept in the art of needlepoint!
http://suzannehicks.blogspot.com/2014/07/timmy-hamster.html

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
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and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright July 5, 2014 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Nativities Everywhere!

I love needlepoint Nativity sets so I was thrilled to see Pocket Full of Stitches post photographs of all their in stock Nativity pieces as part of their July sale.   Some of these I've never seen and some I've only heard of or only seen one piece from the set.  So, thank, PFOS!  You made my morning!
http://pocketfullofstitches.blogspot.com/2014/07/nativities.html

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
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and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright July 21, 2014 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.