Originally posted 2008-03-22 11:10:12. Republished by Blog Post Promoter Her flyer has a quote by Ghandi, “You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” Judy Standish has certainly taken this to heart. As Needlepoint by Nanny, she is taking her talent in needlepoint to help in the fight against diabetes. She has been personally affected by the disease, losing an older brother to Type I Diabetes when he was in his 30’s. She also loves needlepoint and she says “Like Linus with his blanket, I’m never without a canvas.” It was while she was stitching on vacation in Florida one year that her project began. She was stitching and many people came up to her and said that they owned needlepoint projects, they hadn’t finished (or sometimes even started) stitching. How many of us have had the same thing happen to us? But this lit a
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Originally posted 2007-06-16 11:02:27. Republished by Blog Post Promoter Sandy Grossman-Morris has launched a wonderful opportunity to do good while stitching. It’s her Stitch to Cure Diabetes program. The program benefits the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and they benefit at every step in the challenge. You purchase the canvas “Rufus and the Sunbrella,” (pictured above) from your local shop Sandy donates all her profits to JDRF. Stitchers sign up and get sponsors to pledge. The shops donate threads and finishing. The pledges go to your local JDRF chapter and the shop finishes the canvas and donates it to the chapter to be used for findraising. You can get the details on Sandy’s site and there is a list there is the participating shops. This is a fantastic project and a wonderful way to help this worthy cause
Remember how in Rudolph there was an Island of Unwanted Toys? The toys there were unloved or missing something. We have unwanted projects too. Maybe it was a class and we learned what we wanted to and never finished the project. Maybe your taste or decor changed. Maybe it’s too late to give that gift. Whatever the reason we all have projects that have been started but won’t ever be finished. Marlene asked about what to do with them. Here are some ides: Do you have stitching friends? Arrange a “needlepoint swap.” Everyone bring 5 items to trade. The hostess should arrange for food and maybe goodie bags to entice people to come. This is like a pot luck, sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t. Are you in a guild chapter? Donate these projects to your guild for a chapter auction. My chapter has funded our education auction with these
Recently there has been lots of discussion on various needlepoint lists about ways to help those in need. It’s mostly focused around helping those struck by disasters. But, as the saying goes, need never takes a holiday. That’s why I’m so excited about Rittenhouse Needlepoint’s wonderful charity program. They are doing something about the needs in their community and could use you help. The shop teaches a free weekly beginners class in needlepoint and provides materials to those in need from the materials donated by people like you and me. I wrote to them and they are hoping to have a website devoted to this up in the next couple of months. Rittenhouse, a full-service needlepoint shop located in downtown Philadelphia and on the Internet, is working with several area charities, including Project Home, JEVS (Jewish Educational Vocational Services), and Pennsylvania Prison Society (PPS), specifically half way houses of women
Originally posted 2008-12-01 10:15:22. Republished by Blog Post PromoterCharted Canvas Caron Collection has come out with a set of four mini-socks, each with two options, I’m crazy about. Called “Off the Cuff” the mini-socks feature elaborate borders and take advantage of the many lovely Caron Collection threads. Handblessings has some lovely small square samplers using textured stitches and hand-dyed threads. They showcase 4-5 stitches and are under 4″. I saw one stitched recently and it was lovely. Laura J. Perin Designs’ newest sample has a masculine slant with a mallard in flight as the centerpiece. Brenda Kocher has Noah’s Ark, a ship easy enough for beginners which features charms of animals. DebBee’s Designs has a small counted canvas design, Peridot, which features August’s birthstone. She also has new designs in her Diamond Delight series. Painted Canvas CBK has licensed another delightful artist for their painted canvas line, Starke Art Designs.