Robin King creates wonderful stitch guides for canvases for Amy Bunger, Needle Deeva, and other designers. She also often posts about the stitch guide creation process on the Needlepoint Study Hall blog. I've got a special treat--Robin talking about her newest sunflower canvas, with side trips into giant rhinestone needle magnets, orange dots, stumpwork, and well, MORE!
UPDATE: Robin shows how she lifted the sunflower center to make it look realistic and also work well with the petals with a very clever beading technique.
Then she adds silk ribbon petals.
I don't think this story is over, so Stay Tuned for MORE.