Because this is the Christmas season and Christmas is a religious holiday for us Christians, I wanted to post the link to Mary Corbet's article comparing two bishop mitres, both embroidered but created at least a hundred years apart. We forget about the history of our craft sometimes and that decades from now, someone will be looking at various versions of As You Like It's Nordic Santa piece that was so popular several years back and thinking the same thoughts as Mary. So tuck a note about the piece you are stitching inside the frame or pillow so that years from now, folks will know a bit about you and the piece you worked on for so long!
(Here's Nordic Santa if you missed it.)
In other Christmas news, Kathy's set up her Christmas tree using the German style of real lit candles. Then she embroidered one. If you need a little Christmas spirit, pull out some spare canvas and stitch your own tree, particularly if you aren't putting one up this year.
Are you looking for the perfect gift? Consider Kreinik's fly tying thread assortment or take advantage of the free laptop sleeve pattern to stitch up one for your favorite computer lover.
Need a quick stitched gift? Janet Perry reviews the new DebBee Designs needlepoint necklaces.
Know someone who wants to learn to tat? The Stitching Destashing blog has a wonderful array of tatting items for sale at a very good price. Do a little browsing and you'll enjoy seeing other stitching bargains.
Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow Blogging at http://chillyhollownp.blogspot.com Archived Yahoo 360 postings at http://profiles.yahoo.com/chillyhollow
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