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Nov 24, 2014

Senor Rooster at Christmas

Janet Perry just announced her newest stitch guide for Wellesley Needlepoint's Annie Lane--Senor Rooster and his Christmas lights necklace.  Click on the photograph for a better view of the chicken and his stitches.
http://www.nuts-about-needlepoint.com/introducing-senor-rooster/

Nov 23, 2014

Maggie and Cynthia and Laughs

In stitch guide news, Cynthia Thomas has finished a guide for Maggie's "Laugh."  If you love birds and giggles, this one is for you.  Cynthia has posted a photograph on Facebook.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=907550115929950&set=gm.761315027278991&type=1&theater

Nov 19, 2014

Fall Splendor (Sandra Gilmore and Laura Perin) UPDATED

Fleur de Paris has announced the newest Sandra Gilmore stitch guide written by Laura Perin--"Fall Splendor."  This lovely fall leaves, berries and acorn still life rests on a lovely
https://www.facebook.com/FleurDeParis/photos/np.83051468.1277706333/765480646838888/?type=1&notif_t=notify_me

The guide isn't available from Laura's website yet because it is so new, but your shop can order both the guide and canvas from Fleur de Paris, which distributes Sandra Gilmore's designs.
http://www.laurajperindesigns.net

UPDATE:  Laura posted two photos of this lovely design on Facebook. Use the right arrow to see the other.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=833549530019591&set=pcb.761454273931733&type=1&theater

But don't worry if you don't have a Facebook account--she also posted even more photographs and closeups on her blog.
http://two-handedstitcher.blogspot.com/2014/11/fall-splendor.html

Nov 16, 2014

Silver Bells (Russian Maidens Series)

Pat Miller is starting to blog-stitch Silver Bells from the new Leigh Designs' Russian maidens series!  "Silver Bells" is my personal favorite of the eight Winter Maidens, so I can't wait to see what Pat does with her.  A stitch guide will be available from Leigh Designs (if you are a shop) or from Pat directly (if you are a stitcher) once Pat finishes.
http://needleartnut.blogspot.com/2014/11/silver-bells.html

http://needleartnut.blogspot.com/2014/11/starting-in.html

http://needleartnut.blogspot.com/2014/11/lots.html

http://needleartnut.blogspot.com/2014/11/down-to-face.html

http://needleartnut.blogspot.com/2014/11/more-than-half.html

http://needleartnut.blogspot.com/2014/11/mixing-it-up.html

http://needleartnut.blogspot.com/2014/11/headdress.html

http://needleartnut.blogspot.com/2014/11/beads.html

http://needleartnut.blogspot.com/2014/11/face-and-hands.html

http://needleartnut.blogspot.com/2014/11/at-right.html

http://needleartnut.blogspot.com/2014/11/starting-gown.html



Here are the other seven Winter Maidens.  Stay tuned.  I will be stitching Woodland Belle and Sandy Arthur will be doing Pretty Poinsettia.  My Snow Maiden stitch guide is already available from Leigh Designs or myself.
http://www.leighdesigns.com/Grp834x.html

Nov 14, 2014

Melissa Prince Guides from The Enriched Stitch

The Enriched Stitch loves Melissa Prince designs and have done stitch guides and kits for many of them which you can see here.  The latest is Melissa's Love floral canvas which is underway as I type this.  Stay tuned for progress reports.
http://astheneedleturns.com/love-is-in-the-air/