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Feb 28, 2015

The Cool Carnivore (Charley Harper)

The Enriched Stitch has finished stitching Charley Harper's Cool Carnivore, a portrait of a tiger at a jungle watering hole.  The four-way Bargello background is lovely and the use of Water N Ice for the whiskers is inspired.
http://astheneedleturns.com/cool-carnivore/

If you need this guide you can pick it up through the Enriched Stitch's online shop.
http://enrichedstitch.com

Fusion Beads carries 339 colors, shapes, and sizes of the Swarovski crystal pendant if you want to pick one up for your tiger's watering hole.  I can highly recommend this online bead source.
http://www.fusionbeads.com/Swarovski-Teardrop-Pendants#!Swarovski-Teardrop-Pendants

Feb 25, 2015

Stitch Guides from Fireside Stitchery

As you probably know, Fireside Stitchery in Pennsylvania will do a free stitch guide for you if you buy the threads called for in the guide from them.  Buying the canvas is optional.  They've updated their website with the guides they've written already listed.  Of course they will happily do a guide that's not on this list but if you are in a hurry to get started, it's nice if they have that guide finished already.  Note that some of the guides are hand written and some are typed and all refer to stitches from Jo I. Christensen's Needlepoint Book.  If they want you to use a stitch not diagrammed in Jo's book, they will add that diagram to the guide.
http://www.firesidestitchery.com/fs/stitchGuides/index.cfm

Feb 24, 2015

Party in the Coop (Vicki Sawyer)

Virginia Barney at Enriched Stitch has finished stitching Vicki Sawyer's "Party in the Coop" piece.  The guide is available from Melissa Shirley (Vicki Sawyer's distributor), or you can email Virginia at stitchstyleblog@gmail.com or you can inquire about the canvas and guide at Enriched Stitch.  You can also reach Virginia through her blog where she posted photos of Party in the Coop and her other two models for Vicki Sawyer chicken pieces.
http://stitchstyleblog.com/2015/02/finished-party-in-the-coop/

Feb 23, 2015

Suzie and the Cute Rabbit (Vicki Sawyer)

Suzie at the Enriched Stitch has finished stitching one of the rabbits from Vicki Sawyer's whimsical series of animals that Melissa Shirley distributes.  The stitch guide will be ready in a few days!  You can see "Kip the Bun" on Suzie's shop blog.  The store site is the second link below.
http://astheneedleturns.com/kip-the-bun/

http://enrichedstitch.myshopify.com

Feb 22, 2015

Royalty has a Guide (JP Needlepoint)

Colleen has finished her stitch guide for Juli Poitras' Queen Elizabeth Hooter.  If you are interested, talk to Needle Works via their Facebook page or their website (second link below).
https://www.facebook.com/TheNeedleWorksTX/photos/a.10151973701904306.1073741830.90639979305/10153148502639306/?type=1&theater

http://theneedleworks.com