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Feb 28, 2014

Stitch Guide for Monogram Pillow

Barbara's Needlepoint just announced the stitch guide for their very popular Associated Talents monograph pillow is ready.  You can see the pillow and contact Barbara's Needlepoint via their Facebook page.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=685117461531291&set=a.471227749586931.100490.107558659287177&type=1

Feb 25, 2014

Louise's Needlepoint Announces New Rebecca Wood Banner Guide

Louise's Needlework just proudly announced a new stitch guide from Brenda Backus Bell for this Rebecca Wood February Valentine Cottage monthly banner.  Brenda may do guides for other monthly banners, too.  Contact Louise's via their Facebook page form more information.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=814048561944403&set=oa.622624477814714&type=1&theater

Feb 16, 2014

Needle Little More Offers Stitch Guides

Needle Little More is a shop with a new online presence.  They have a stitch guide page that allows you to search by painted canvas designer name or by the name of the stitch guide writer.  The site is still under construction but it looks like it will be a great resources.  Kudos!
http://www.needlelittlemore.com/store/c39/Stitch_Guides.html

Feb 14, 2014

Twirling Snowmen Stitch Guide from Ruth Schmuff

Ewe and Eye's "Warm Greetings," the snowmen seen from above with their hats and swirling knit scarves, is a classic design--and now it has a classic stitch guide to go with it!
http://www.notyourgrandmothersneedlepoint.com/2014/02/celebrate-snow.html

The guide is by Ruth Schmuff.  Follow the link to her shop, Bedecked and Beadazzled, to pick yours up for a long, hot summer inside stitching by the air conditioner.
http://www.bedeckedandbeadazzled.com/Warm-Greetings-/

Feb 13, 2014

Raymond Crawford Acorns Stitch Guide

Sue Dulle's Acorns pillow is just back from the finisher--and it is spectacular!  Sue will have a stitch guide available for this beauty if you are interested.  Contact her at sudu@kc.rr.com for more information.
http://sudukc.wordpress.com/2014/02/11/sharing-1st-finish-of-2014/

To see just how spectacular, look at the original unpainted canvas.  It is the only design on the bottom row of the Thanksgiving themed ones.  Click on the thumbnail and the larger photo will show up.
http://www.raymondcrawford.com/designs/thanksgiving/index.html

By the way, stitch guide writers will be interested to see that Sue plans to write about ADSee's Canvas 15 software, which is used for stitch diagrams on the PC.  It's an expensive program but folks who do a lot of charting love it.  Right now it is not available on the Mac, but apparently that is planned for later this year.  I expect Sue's guidance on how to use the system will be of great interest in some quarters.

Feb 9, 2014

Robin and Pippin

Robin King just announced her second stitch guide for canvases from Pippin Studio.  If you want something different that's on larger count, these are the designs for you!
http://needlepointstudyhall.blogspot.com/2014/02/needle-in-haystack-montrose-ca-exclusive.html

Feb 8, 2014

Feb 5, 2014

New Melissa Shirley Cracker Stitch Guides

In a delicious collaborative effort, Palma Seljan, Melissa Shirley and Cynthia Thomas have new Valentine and Easter cracker stitch guides available.  Melissa Shirley just posted photos of the covers on her Facebook page.  Melissa created the designs, Palma stitched them, and Cynthia diagrammed the stitches for the guide.  Sweet!
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10152240742249252&set=ms.10152240742249252.10152240742269252.bps.a.10152225923114252.1073741873.370199729251&type=1&theater

Feb 1, 2014

Pinned!

Robin King has a Pinterest page for her stitch guides!  What a clever idea!  If you have an account, sign in and look for Robin King Needlepoint or follow this link.  Once you click on the last photo in the box on the right, more items will appear in a new box just under the first one.  Click there and you'll see what Robin's pinned from her blog.  Lots to see!
http://www.pinterest.com/pin/484066659920177539/