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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 Laughter

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) UPDATED

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

http://needleartnut.blogspot.com/2014/11/snowflake-dress.html

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

http://needleartnut.blogspot.com/2014/11/red-velvet.html

http://needleartnut.blogspot.com/2014/12/turkey-work.html

http://needleartnut.blogspot.com/2014/12/fur.html

http://needleartnut.blogspot.com/2014/12/on-left.html

http://needleartnut.blogspot.com/2014/12/more-trim.html

http://needleartnut.blogspot.com/2014/12/fabulous-fur.html

http://needleartnut.blogspot.com/2014/12/beads-and-base.html

http://needleartnut.blogspot.com/2014/12/the-finished-base.html

http://needleartnut.blogspot.com/2014/12/braided-hair.html

UPDATE:  The guide for Silver Bells is ready!  You may purchase from Pat herself or ask Leigh Designs to send you the guide when your shop orders the canvas for you.
http://needleartnut.blogspot.com/2015/01/silver-bells-stitch-guide.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 10, 2014

Melissa Prince and Mary Susan

Mary Susan will soon complete the stitch guide for Melissa Prince's lovely "Holiday 1" canvas with pine cones and poinsettias, seen at the bottom of this article.  Contact Enriched Stitch to add this to your collection.
http://astheneedleturns.com/twas-the-night-before-christmas-class/

Nov 4, 2014

Annie Lane's Bull Sit Guide Ready (Sharon Quick) UPDATED

If you are a fan of Annie Lane's animal canvases, you will want to take a look at "Bull Sit" which Sharon Quick has just finished.   The guide for the cow in his car canvas will be available from Sharon shortly.

Nov 3, 2014

The Colorful Patchwork Shih Tzu (Pajamas and Chocolate)

A guide for Patt and Lee's colorful Shih Tzu canvas is available from Judy Greer at Needles and Threads of Ruxton.  Here is Henry's stitching from the guide.  Pajamas and Chocolate is the hand painted line from Patt and Lee, by the way.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10204314951985945&set=gm.751399571603870&type=1&theater


Contact Judy at the shop if you need this guide.
http://www.needlesandthreadsofruxton.com

SuZy Murphy has done a guide for this also.  Contact SuZy via her Facebook page (second link below).
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1916004628646260&set=gm.1390559964354491&type=3&theater

https://www.facebook.com/suzy.murphy.16

Here's another stitcher's version using SuZy's guide.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1921874798059243&set=gm.1402090283201459&type=3&theater

Nov 1, 2014

A Guide to Chicken Salad (John Johanssen)

Melissa Shirley Designs just announced a stitch guide has been written by Aristeia for John Johanssen's "Chicken Salad." This is based on the late Wendy Harwood's work, and pulled together by the Aristeia staff and Wendy's daughter Amanda.
https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=10152839928229252&id=370199729251&notif_t=notify_me