Oct 30, 2014

Baby Mockingbirds (Vicki Sawyer)

Carolyn Hedge Baird has just finished stitching Vicki Sawyer's Baby Mockingbirds.  This design is distributed by Melissa Shirley who posted a photograph on her Facebook page.

Your local shop will be able to order the guide and canvas from Melissa Shirley design or you can ask  Chaparral where Carolyn works for help obtaining the canvas and guide which will be available shortly.

Oct 29, 2014

Wanda Witch (Renaissance Designs)

Carolyn Hedge Baird has done a wonderful stitch guide for Renaissance Designs' Wanda Witch with her little cat.  You can see three photos of the almost finished canvas here.  Use the side arrows to navigate.

You can pick up the guide via Carolyn's shop, The Chaparral.  They'll even get the canvas for you if you like.

Oct 25, 2014

Oliver the Owl Loves Halloween

Laura Perin is continuing to alternate creating wonderful counted designs and doing fabulous stitch guides for Sandra Gilmore canvases.  The next canvas to get the Laura Treatment is Sandra's Oliver.  You can read about Laura's special touches here.  To order, either ask you shop to get the canvas and guide from Fleur de Paris (Sandra's distributor) or you can pick up the guide itself from Laura (second link).

Who loves Oliver?  We do!

Oct 24, 2014

Puffin Spotted in Maryland

If you love puffins and/or Ruth Schmuff's stitch guides, you will want to pick up the canvas for Scott Church's Puffin canvas, distributed by CBK but available with the guide thrown in for free at Ruth's shop (second link).

Oct 23, 2014

Suzanne Does Free Guides UPDATED

Suzanne of the Hugs and Stitches blog is sticking her toe into stitch guide territory by offering to share the steps she took for the projects she worked on her own and posted about on her blog.

UPDATE:  Here is more of her Santa piece.  This is one of the designs she is doing a stitch plan for.

Here is what Suzanne stays of what she calls "stitching plans"--

I am trying to keep up with my "stitching plans" but I will at least throw one together if someone asks for it.  So if you decide you want the plan for any of these projects that I created myself, just let me know via email and I can send you the pdf guide for reference and ideas.  Until I consider myself a professional stitch guide writer, there is no fee. And since it's free, there is no pressure for it to be, there's THAT.   heehee

I do not re-release any guide that was written or provided by a shop/writer, only those that were my creation in entirety.  thank you.

No, Suzanne, thank YOU!

Everybody, take a browse and see if anything Suzanne has created from scratch catches your fancy.  She's willing to help you out, which is very nice of her.