|Jennifer Pudney's Girl Talk|
Two interesting articles appeared in the Blog-o-Sphere yesterday. I thought I'd post links here and we could talk about them.
First of all, Madonna adds her thoughts to the Why Buy A Stitch Guide? debate. Of course since I sell stitch guides and promote them on the CH Stitch Guides blog, I am firmly in the Stitch Guides Are Good camp. In my opinion a stitch guide is like a stitching friend who gives you advice when you are stuck, has suggestions for threads and stitches, and who generally lends a hand with your current piece. Everybody needs a stitching friend, especially those of us who rarely see other needlepointers, much less get to stitch with them. But what do you think? A lot of folks think stitch guides discourage creativity and promote over-embellished design.
The other article is authored by the About.com guide to needlepoint. Cheryl says she has gotten a lot of complaints lately about shops and has posted a poll asking for readers' comments about the shops they've visited. So far only a few people have voted but the number who say they've visited shops that were ignorant of what they sell and/or were rude to customers is shockingly high. Go vote and then those of you who travel a lot, please tell us if this is widespread.
By the way, the illustration above is a Jennifer Pudney "postcard" design called Girl Talk. Apologies to the men among us! We know you are out there and are fabulous stitchers but I couldn't find any men/women talking canvases to illustrate this article.
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