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May 30, 2014

Kits with Stitch Guides from Nashville Needleworks

I just learned Connie Glenn Camp at Nashville Needleworks has a stitch guide for the Ashley Dillion/Susan Roberts Designs Easter Bunny and friends canvas.  So I checked their website, hoping for a photo of the finished model.  I didn't find out but I did discover a listing of all the kits with guides they offer.
http://www.nashvilleneedleworks.com/kits.html

There is a beaded frog weight by Connie, the Easter Bunny canvas already mentioned, Easter eggs by Melissa Shirley, Victorian Christmas kids (also Melissa Shirley), and much more.  Many of these pieces were from classes taught at the shop.

It is likely that you will have to purchase the entire kit to get the guide but the website doesn't say.  Check with the shop to be certain.

May 28, 2014

Let's Visit Paris

Robin Givens of Hilary Jean Designs has just finished her Paris Eiffel Tower piece and is now working on the stitch guide.  She posted a photo on Facebook.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10202065639383096&set=gm.668353319908496&type=1&theater

Here's the Hilary Jean website.  You can find the unstitched but very feminine tribute to Paris in the second link.
http://www.hilaryjeandesigns.com

http://www.hilaryjeandesigns.com/just-for-fun.html

May 21, 2014

A Guide for dede Odgen's Halloween Owl

Connie Glen Camp has announced on Facebook that she is going to stitch dede Odgen's Halloween Owl.  The stitch guide will be available through Nashville Needleworks (second link).  This may be offered as a club.  I'm not sure about that.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10201994204162481&set=gm.664742103602951&type=1&theater

http://www.nashvilleneedleworks.com

May 19, 2014

Sharon Does Facebook

Sharon Quick has started adding photographs of canvases she has stitched and written stitch guides for on her Facebook page.  Sharon has stitched a wide variety of designs so even if you aren't in the market for one of her guides, you'll love browsing her work.  This photo album has a dozen entries, so use the right side arrow to see all of them.
https://www.facebook.com/sharon.quick.792?fref=nf

May 16, 2014

Enriched Stitches Showcases Models with Stitch Guides UPDATED

Sometimes it is hard to find a photograph showing the finished piece worked by the stitch guide you are interested in.  After all, many stitch guide writers create a guide without actually working the piece and their customer never shares a photograph of it finished, so the outcome is a bit of a mystery.

I love a mystery myself but not everyone does. so it is nice to see Enriched Stitch's finished models for which they have guides.  In the link below you'll see Christmas and Halloween pieces with guides by the shop or Vicky DeAngelis or Julia Snyder.  All the guides are available through the shop.
http://astheneedleturns.com/finishing-2/

UPDATE:  Enriched Stitch is posting photographs of their finished pieces on their Facebook page. Guides are available for all of these.
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.936181349747514.1073741838.348498438515811&type=1

UPDATE #2:  Suzie shows off some of their available guides on the shop blog.
http://astheneedleturns.com/finishing-fun/

UPDATE #3:  The Enriched Stitch website has a page showing all their available stitch guides.
http://enrichedstitch.myshopify.com/collections/stitch-guides

May 11, 2014

Happy Mother's Day

Ruth Schmuff announced a new guide for this gorgeous Colors of Praise canvas, just in time for Mother's Day.  I think we might need one for the Stash Room....
http://www.notyourgrandmothersneedlepoint.com/2014/04/something-special-just-for-mom.html

May 7, 2014

Nashville Does the Prettiest Hats!


Lisa at Nashville Needleworks has done a spectacular job stitching this Shelly Tribbey lady in a rose trimmed hat.  The stitch guide and canvas are available from the shop (second link).
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=3533488888319&set=a.1448630408160.2058898.1005191906&type=1&theater

http://www.nashvilleneedleworks.com

May 3, 2014

Susan Portra Builds a Gingerbread House

Shelly Tribbey Gingerbread House, Susan Portra Guide

Susan Portra's class on the Shelly Tribbey Gingerbread House canvas went very very well.  So great, in fact, that Enriched Stitch is going to start selling the stitch guide and thread kits shortly.
http://astheneedleturns.com/gingerbread-house-class-recap/

http://enrichedstitch.com/visiting-teachers/

May 2, 2014

The Cutest Snowman UPDATED

Laura Persin has written another stitch guide for a Sandra Gilmore piece, this time a small snowman called "Hey Ya!" because he is waving a mittened hand at the viewer.  The background stitch is pretty and the simple border just perfect.  If you are interested in the canvas and guide, have your shop order from Fleur de Paris which distributes all One in a Blue Moon designs.  Otherwise, get the guide alone from Laura's website (second link).
http://two-handedstitcher.blogspot.com/2014/05/my-newest-stitch-guide.html

http://www.laurajperindesigns.net./ljp-stitch-guides.html

UPDATE: There was a mistake in the threads substitution list.  Here is Laura's apologetic correction.
http://two-handedstitcher.blogspot.com/2014/06/hey-ya-stitchers.html