[This design has been removed at the original artist's request
In Nuts about Needlepoint, I’m always trying to give you the information, help, and ideas you need. So that I’m sure I’m doing that, I need your help. Please fill out my survey, letting me know what you think. Everyone who answers the survey before midnight Pacific on Friday April 20, 2012 is eligible for my contest. Just be sure to give your name and email address when requested. The contest is subject to my contest rules. If there’s more you’d like to share about the blog, please feel free to contact me. The contest is open to anyone, world-wide
Making great (and useful) information about needlepoint available on the Internet has been both a goal and a passion for me for over 15 years. I’m always pushing the envelope and looking for ways to make this needleart more accessible and to make the Internet an essential tool in this process. You can help me in this by answering the short survey I have created. It’s on SurveyMoney and can be found here: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/DYY8HCB Fill it out and submit. If you’d like to say more but don’t have the space for it, please contact me and let me know your ideas or what you think. One person responding to the survey will win a special prize (subject to our contest rules), so be sure to fill out the last page of the survey. Only survey responses submitted before April 20, 2012 will qualify and you do not need to be
I know from my email how many of you rely on this blog as a source of needlepoint news, inspiration, and instruction. I also realize that I’m not always the most organized person on the planet. My organization strategy tends to be what I call “happy anarchy,” letting things just end up where they end up. And this blog has tended to be the same way. But, after 8 years (yes it’s been THAT long), I think both you and I deserve more order in our lives. So, I’m adding some order to the blog, so that you know when to look for particular kinds of articles. You’ll always know that if something is timely or important I’ll break the schedule, but if you are really interested in seeing what’s new, say, you’ll know to look on Fridays. Tuesdays-Thursdays every week you’ll find original content from me. This has been
UPDATE: Direct link now added. Do you have a Kindle? Would you like to get this blog automatically uploaded to you eReader so you can take it with you and read it on the go? I’m delighted to announce that Nuts about Needlepoint is now available by subscription to Kindle owners. You begin your subscription with a 14-day free trial. To get your subscription, go to the Kindle store and click on blogs it will be one of the new releases. Or you can subscribe directly through this link. I’m so excited!
The computer arrived back yesterday afternoon — that’s one bit of good news. Most software on the old disk I either had copies of, my Mac guy put on it, or I could find on the Internet — more good news. BUT the hard drive was almost completely trashed and so only one folder (the most important one) was recovered and much of it (the current stuff) was lost — that’s the first bad news. Even more importantly, all my email was lost. And that’s how you can help. If you have written to me, if you paid for my upcoming kimono class, or if we have stitch guide business in process (i.e. you’ve paid a deposit) or if you were thinking about it, please email me. I don’t have anything at all. Thanks for helping
I made a very cool tool that you are free to use to add information (and posts) from this blog into your blog or webpage. The tool is called a “blidget,” short for blog widget, and comes from a totally cool site called Widgetbox. It’s as simple as pie to do. With it you can create a blidget for your own blog. While you’re there you can search for tons of other widgets as well. In fact, most of this week we’ll be exploring some cool widgets you can use for needlepoint. To see the bliget for yourself go to http://www.widgetbox.com/widget/nuts-about-needlepoint. Once there you can grab the code and add it to your site. Here’s what it looks like running: This week and next I will be highlighting some other cool widgets I have found which will he;[ with your needlepoint. If you have created a widget that has something
I learned about this little award earlier this week and I love the idea. You give it to the blogs which are your favorites. The originator of the award is Mel whose blog is Stitching with Camels. Here’s what she writes about the award “Give the award to 10 people whose blogs bring you happiness and inspiration and make you feel happy about blogland. Let them know by posting a comment on their blog so they can pass it on. Beware you may get the award several times.” Here’s my choices, so pass it on to your favorite blogs. 1. POSSIBILITIES, etc. – Judy Harper probably has more needlepoint she’s forgotten about than I will ever have. But I love her musings about how she revives old ideas, embellishes canvases, and finds inspiration all around her. 2. Independent Needlework News – I love Heather’s blog for finding out about what
Hi Folks! To welcome in 2008, I have changed the overall look of Nuts about Needlepoint. I saw this charming bird yesterday and just fell in love with it. If I was able to design something for myself, it’s just what I would do. I love the clean lines, the pale blue and brown color combination and the mid-century modern look. You’ll notice that there are a couple of other changes. The list of categories has been replaced by a category “cloud” This is a more visual method of organizing categories. The more entries there are in a category, the bigger the word in the cloud. To go to the posts in a category, just click on the word, that hasn’t changed. The order of information in the sidebars has been rearranged somewhat as well. The static pages are now all listed in bolder type in the upper right corner.
By the time you will read this, I will not be here working on my computer but somewhere in the middle of the country, riding in an SUV on a driving vacation. Circumstances, a child starting college Back East, cost, do you know how much plane tickets cost?, and the fact that my DH and I actually like driving vacations, have conspired to have us going coast to coast (Calfiornia to the banks of the Chesapeake) and back in a little more than 2 weeks. So what does this have to do with needlepoint? Actually a great deal. First off I have a new series of designs coming out in January and I have to figure them out and stitch them. They’re small so they are perfect for doing in the car. Second, I am stressed beyond belief, with too much to do to stitch much, even though I need
Yes, it’s finally here and you can order it from Amazon.com. I have a great story about this. The downside of shopping on-line is that when something improtant comes, you think it’s just that thing your ordered. That’s what happened to me yesterday. I had too many things to do, too many people needing to be different places, and one too few cars. So who’s left not getting lunch and waiting for forever to run errands — me! When I got home from the non-errand running, there was a box. I thought it was one of the three books I had ordered and wondered idly where the other two were. Imagine my surpise when I opened the box and my book fell out! I am so excited and so happy that this dream I’ve had of being a published author has finally come true! You can order the book from
I’m happy to announce that I’ve been named the needlework editor at Skaffe.com (http://www.skaffe.com/viewCat/11194 – to find my topic). I’m so excited about this opportunity because it is a great and growing resource for links. My plan is to grow the link list rapidly, I’m seeking out about ten links each week and adding them. And I’d love your help with this. If you have a favorite needlework resource, please suggest the URL. I’ll take a look and try to add it. Once you’re at Skaffe.com, take a look around, there’s some great stuff there