Wednesday, June 23, 2010

New Jean Hilton Designs Available

Jean Hilton's ScottLee

The news was announced on the ANG email list yesterday but I know everyone here doesn't belong to that group, so I'll repeat it.

Three new Jean Hilton designs are available, including ScottLee (above) which was a class Jean taught just before she died.  None of the three designs have been charted before.  You can see the designs and order the charts through Stitches From The Heart, which owns rights to Jean's charted designs.

If you want to see more of Jean's work, click on the Jean Hilton Designs link on the right side of Stitches From The Heart's main page.  All of her published designs are available from this site.

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New Postings on Stitch Guides Blog

There are new postings on the Stitch Guides Blog. I've profiled Ruth Schmuff and Cynthia Thomas and given Robin King her own article separate from the one on Amy Bunger.  To find everything, use the search box in the upper left hand corner.  Only the latest 3-4 articles are visible on the front page.

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Forty Years Old and More

Needlenook of La Jolla is celebrating the shop's 40th anniversary with a 40% off sale.  The discount is for painted canvases only.  Trunk show canvases are 25% off (not forty) and threads are 10% off.  I don't believe there is a discount on books or tools or anything else. I am not sure when the sale ends, so act fast.

Stitches in Time Needlepoint in Housto, TX has their latest newsletter up on their website.

A Stitch in Time in San Marino, CA has photos up on their site of their latest monthly club.  They specialist in ornaments that are mounted on a stick and displayed in a painted pail.  This year's club celebrates the 4th of July, so all patriots will enjoy visiting their site and seeing the finished ornaments.  It looks like you can sign up for past year's Valentine's Day, Easter and Halloween ornament clubs as well. The link below also shows off their Kelly Clark Christmas ornament club for those who are looking for more traditional holiday ornaments to stitch.

In other news, Janet Perry reviews the newest Gloriana thread on her blog.  It's called Filomell.  It's actually Au Ver a Soie silk in the beautiful overdyed palette that Gloriana specializes in.

Speaking of thread, Gay Ann Rogers has posted another of her technique articles on her website.  It's about an issue I'm dealing with on Cha--how to choose the right weight of thread.  I highly recommend you read this.  The first link is the introduction on her blog.  The second is the techniques page on her website.  The thread weight article is number ten.

I did stitch a little on Cha last night but not much.  It was just too hot!

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