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Apr 30, 2014

Manor Born

This winter has been very hectic so I never got around to telling you all about Leigh Design's Manor Born series and the three stitch guides available for it.  Here's the latest!
http://chillyhollownp.blogspot.com/2014/04/once-upon-time-king-fell-in-love.html

All the guides are available from Leigh Designs.  Of course you can order mine directly from me or your shop can get the canvas of your dreams and guides from Leigh Designs.
http://www.leighdesigns.com/Grp720x.html

Apr 29, 2014

If Bob Mackie Needlepointed.... UPDATED

Jubilee

If the costume designer Bob Mackie stitched, the above is what he would come up with.
http://needleartnut.blogspot.com/2013/11/the-showgirl-jubilee.html

This is Jubilee, one of the Showgirls series from Leigh Designs.  Pat Miller, the Needleart Nut, is completing the stitch guide as I type.  You can order it from Pat or your shop can order the guide directly from Leigh Designs when they get you the canvas.
http://www.leighdesigns.com/Grp502x.html

Can you see the crystals among the feathers?  Or on her leotard?  I particularly love her shoes!  Lovely job, Pat.  Bob Mackie lives!


Dancing!

Here is how you order guides from Pat.  Jubilee will be listed shortly.
http://needleartnut.blogspot.com/p/available-stitch-guides.html

UPDATE:  The Jubilee stitch guide is ready.  Here's what she looks like framed.  AMAZING!
http://needleartnut.blogspot.com/2014/04/jubilee-is-framed.html


Apr 26, 2014

The 1960s Boston Terrier

Sandy Arthur has done it again--this time with a FabFunky design from Bedecked and Beadazzled featuring a Boston Terrier who has had a big night out.
http://www.notyourgrandmothersneedlepoint.com/2014/04/our-very-own-mad-man.html

Want to learn to needle felt?  Want to learn to bead needlepoint canvas?  Want to learn how to do light coverage stitching?  Want to channel the early 1960s?  This canvas with Sandy's guide has it all in one adorable doggy package!

Apr 25, 2014

Stitch Guides for Hilary Jean Designs

The Hilary Jean Designs website has started adding stitch guides to their website.  They specialize in small and colorful pieces, and with a guide you can't go wrong when it comes to Easy Fun.
http://www.hilaryjeandesigns.com/stitch-guides.html

New Guides from Robin King

Robin releases her class guides to be available to everyone after the class.  Here are the latest new guides.  Fourteen of them!!!  That Robin is a stitch guide machine!  There is something for everyone but they must be Maggie fans down at Nimble Needle in Atlanta.
http://needlepointstudyhall.blogspot.com/2014/04/14-new-stitch-guides-by-robin-king.html

Enjoy seeing the latest canvases with Robin King guides, not to mention Robin's bonus stitch diagram.

Apr 20, 2014

The Birdhouse Garden

Enriched Stitch is putting the finishing touches on their stitch guide for Needle Deeva's Birdhouse Garden piece.  It's the perfect piece to stitch when you want to Think Spring.
http://astheneedleturns.com/think-spring-deeva-birdhouse-garden/

The shop will be shipping out kits and stitch guides for this soon, once their Susan Porta class is over and they have a little more time to pull everything together.   Keep an eye on their stitch guides and their kits pages for pricing and more information.
http://enrichedstitch.com/guides/

http://enrichedstitch.myshopify.com/collections/kits

Apr 19, 2014

Down the Chimney

Sharon Quick has a new stitch guide featuring this Down the Chimney Santa from Gayla/Alice Peterson.  After all, Christmas is only 250 days away!  Sharon might have stitched this in six weeks but there's the finishing deadlines to consider....

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=857931987604755&set=gm.775202275890266&type=1&theater

The guide will be available after Easter weekend.  Contact Sharon through Facebook or email her at bg4458@earthlink.net if you are interested.

Apr 17, 2014

North Pole Village: Close Up Views

If you are a fan of Rebecca Wood's whimsical Christmas stockings, you'll love seeing Stephanie's "North Pole Village" stocking.  This was stitched using Amy Bunger's stitch guide.  The photos are close ups from Stephanie's stitching of this.  Wonderful!
http://stephsstitching.blogspot.com/2014/04/i-was-in-memphis-someone-called-and.html

Apr 6, 2014

Flowers without Weeding

If you are eager to have flowers without all the work of gardening, Needlepoint Etc. offers Raymond Crawford's flower squares, complete with stitch guides from Alison Hodgkins.
http://needlepointetc.wordpress.com/2014/04/05/april-5-2014/

These were a monthly club at A Stitch in Time Needlework but now are more widely available.  Very pretty!
http://www.needlepoint-knitting.com/raymond-crawford-flowers.htm

Apr 2, 2014

Melissa Shirley's New Guide

Nimble Needle has the newest Melissa Shirley stitch guide (yes, Melissa herself stitches some of her canvases, and does a wonderful job, to!) in the shop.  The design is called "Winter Table" and is one of a series of seasonal table top still lives Melissa has been designing lately.  Your shop can order this for you but since Nimble Needle has such a nice write up and photo, I thought you'd like to see this.
http://thenimbleneedle.blogspot.com/2014/03/theres-always-something-new.html