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Nov 26, 2013

Teeny Tiny Nativity

I love Nativity sets and some day I'll stitch one--if I ever settled on just one that's my favorite!  In the meantime, Enriched Stitch is feeding my addiction with photos of the first of a series from Melissa Shirley the shops calls the Teeny Tiny Nativity.  The shop is writing stitch guides for the series for a stitching group in Texas but if you want to join the fun, they are happy to sell you the guide, threads, the canvas--whatever!
http://astheneedleturns.com/teeny-tiny-nativity/

Stay tuned for more from this series.  Here is the Thimble Nativity entire set, just in case the link on the Enriched Stitch breaks.
http://www.melissashirleydesigns.com/gallery/?cat=51

Nov 20, 2013

The Harvest Moon Shines

Enriched Stitch has finished stitching the class model of Ewe and Eye's Harvest Moon.  The shop will sell the stitch guide as part of a kit for long distance customers.  However, if you own the canvas already, they will sell the stitch guide only to you.  The second link has the purchase details for the kit, the canvas or threads or guide alone, or some combination of these three items.
http://astheneedleturns.com/harvest-moon-finished/

http://enrichedstitch.myshopify.com/collections/stitch-guides

Nov 16, 2013

Robin Went to Texas UPDATED ALREADY

Robin went to Texas to visit Pocket Full of Stitches and lead their annual retreat.  Doesn't this sound like FUN?!  There were twenty students which means Robin has added twenty new stitch guides to her catalogue.  You can see the designs and get glimpses of Robin's magic underway on her blog.
http://needlepointstudyhall.blogspot.com/2013/11/the-pfos-wrap-up.html

UPDATE:  Patricia, the winner of the Turbo Needle Award this week, has finished her Autumn Blossoms piece from Labors of Love using Robin's guide from the retreat.  Isn't she beautifully dressed?!
http://needlepointstudyhall.blogspot.com/2013/11/autumn-blossoms-ll-532-is-finished.html


Nov 14, 2013

Acorns Fall from the Trees

Turkeys Eat While Deer Watches Enviously
Chilly Hollow is covered in mature oak trees so soon the forest floor will be covered in acorns with deer and turkey squabbling over who gets to eat the tastiest ones.  If you would like some tasty acorns of your own without the territorial fighting, Nimble Needle in Georgia has just released stitch guides for six Associated Talents acorns.  Buy the canvas or the threads and your guide is free.
http://us1.campaign-archive1.com/?u=45d1a2a693824b7bef0df6f6c&id=03040f35aa&e=601a0925ea

Your own deer or turkey canvases are extra.
http://www.atlantanimbleneedle.com/mini_acorn_indian_corn.html

Nov 12, 2013

Two New Chillyhollow Stitch Guides UPDATED

I've finished writing two more stitch guides (Leigh Designs Water Baby Fantine and the Japanese Tea House) for your reading pleasure.  I posted about them at Blog, so rather than repeating myself, here is the link.  If you are interested in any of my guides, click on the How To Buy tab above.
http://chillyhollownp.blogspot.com/2013/11/tantalizing-glimpses.html

UPDATE:  Nimble Needle said some very nice things about the Japanese Tea House.  Thanks!
http://thenimbleneedle.blogspot.com/2014/02/new-stitch-guides-new-canvases-new.html

Nov 7, 2013

Nimble Needle has Melissa Shirley Seasonal Baskets

Nimble Needle has announced the David McCaskill stitch guide for the Melissa Shirley California Basket is now available.   It costs $65 but only $49 if you buy the canvas, too. Here are the details.
http://www.thenimbleneedle.com/servlet/the-2852/Needlepoint-Canvas-California-Basket/Detail

The shop says the Melissa Shirley Halloween basket is still available as well if you want to start stitching for next October now.  I don't know if there is a stitch guide for this beauty or if there is, who wrote it, but a quick email to the shop should answer that question for you.
http://www.thenimbleneedle.com/servlet/the-2768/Needlepoint-Canvas-October-Basket/Detail

Melissa Shirley has a series of basket canvases.  Right now her Thanksgiving basket is on her home page.  If you type "basket" in the search box at the home page, you will see a great many choices, and a lot of them have stitch guides (check the second link below or more information).
http://melissashirleydesigns.com

http://melissashirleydesigns.com/galcol/?col=157

Nov 6, 2013

The Witch Coven Arrives At Enriched Stitch

Melissa Shirley's Fairy Tale Witches are going to be classes at Enriched Stitch over the next year.  Becki Gebhart just finished Ethelfirth, the last of the four she stitched.  Only Helowise and Gunilda are on the shop website now, but their sisters will join them soon.
http://enrichedstitch.myshopify.com/collections/halloween?page=1

http://enrichedstitch.myshopify.com/collections/stitch-guides/products/gunilda-the-witch-stitch-guide

If you aren't familiar with the series, and haven't seen them as Becki posted them to Needlepoint Nation on Facebook, you can see them unstitched on Melissa Shirley's website.
http://melissashirleydesigns.com/galsearch/index.cgi?index=1304958097_13219&col=&cat=

Note that Gunilda has a stitch guide by Jan Ayeroff of Aristeia, just in case you can't wait for Becki's coven.
http://melissashirleydesigns.com/galsearch/index.cgi?index=1350061135_6004&col=&cat=

Nov 5, 2013

Kiersten is A Blonde--OR a Redhead!

Needle Deeva Hand Painted Canvases just posted a photo of a Nashville Needleworks ad in Needlepoint Now on their Facebook page.  The advertisement features Needle Deeva's Kiersten with both blonde and red hair!  The shop sells the kit with the stitch guide to have the right shade of flowing tresses for your preference.  The second link shows Kiersten for those who can't access the Facebook link and the third is Nashville Needleworks' online shop.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151775736802861&set=a.452211247860.244161.296478407860&type=1&theater

http://www.needledeeva.com/Elegant.html

http://www.nashvilleneedleworks.com


Nov 3, 2013

Keep an Eye on Raymond

Raymond Crawford Designs has started to post photos of finished designs that have stitch guides on their Facebook page.   If you are a fan, make sure you keep an eye on his Facebook account so you see things like Joan Lohr's stitch guide model for his acorn sampler.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10152051974124363&set=a.191172709362.156684.190891389362&type=1&theater

Nov 2, 2013

New Maggie Stitch Guide

Maggie's "From Us To You" Stitched By SuZy Murphy
Maggie Co. just announced on their Facebook page that their Peter Adderly canvas called "From Us To You" now has a stitch guide by SuZy Murphy available.  Yes, THAT SuZy Murphy who wrote all those great books!  I think it is marvelous!

Contact Maggie for details.
http://www.maggieco.com/html/main_table.html