Monday, July 24, 2017

It's Shark Week!!!!! UPDATED

My Pink Sugar Life Does Shark Week

It's Shark Week on the Discovery Channel, so stay out of the water and stitch this cutie from My Pink Sugar Life.
https://www.etsy.com/listing/545941781/hand-painted-shark-needlepoint-canvas-by?ref=shop_home_active_1

UPDATE:  Suzie celebrates Big Time.
http://astheneedleturns.com/sharkpacolypse/

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
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and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright July 24, 2017 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

Visiting the Needlepoint Joint

You'll love the photos in this report on a vista to the Needlepoint Joint in Utah.
http://www.jeanoshima.com/needlepoint-joint/

There is even more fun to be had at the shop's website.  Go to Needlework and then Painted Canvas to browse the highlighted goodies on offer.  It's a great stop for vacationers.
https://needlepointjoint.com

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
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and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright June 26, 2017 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

Sunday, July 23, 2017

A Stick of Doublemint Gum

John Glenn's daughter needlepoints Doublemint Gum ornaments for special people in her life (as you can see in this YouTube video).
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hp57qG58WTU&feature=youtu.be

The story behind her choice of needlepoint ornament is told by Needlework Retailer.

"To honor Defense Secretary Mattis, John Glenn's daughter gave him a NEEDLEPOINT she had made. Her father used to give her mother and the kids a stick of Doublemint gum before he would leave on missions, she told the audience, and tell them, "I'm just going down to the store. I'll be back."

"Dad gave each of us in the family a stick of Doublemint when he went back into space when he was 77," she said. She makes the needlepoint Doublemint gum sticks for people who were helpful to her family, pivotal to her dad's service in Ohio and who brought meaning to her dad's life, she explained."


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© Copyright June 23, 2017 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Ariadne's New Colors

Lorraine, the owner of Colour Complements, has used her hand dyed threads to stitch an original version of StitchPlay's "Ariadne." AND if you happen to have the chart, you can order the thread kit from Lorraine.
http://colourcomplements.com/2017/06/ariadne.html

"Ariadne" isn't listed on the StitchPlay website right now, but Michael says he and Carole have copies to sell.  Just email carole@stitchplay.com and ask. There are plenty of other fun things to stitch available to see on the website in case you want to browse.
http://www.stitchplay.com

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© Copyright June 23, 2017 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

Friday, July 21, 2017

Another Clever Floss Storage Idea UPDATED

One of Mary Corbet's readers sent her photos of the floss storage solution she came up with. It's very clever, repurposing file storage boxes and those combs that are used to bind papers together.
https://www.needlenthread.com/2017/06/floss-organization-comb-binding-hack.html

If you have a lot of these materials around your home office, perhaps this storage solution will work for you.  Thanks, Brenda!

UPDATE:  Shannon says we should check out the organizational plan that Lolli and Grace came up with.  Thanks, Shanon!  Bet this works very well for some folks.
http://www.lolliandgrace.com/how-to-organize-embroidery-thread/

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and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright June 19, 2017 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.