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May 30, 2015

Spring House (TS Designs and Sharon Quick)

Sharon Quick has finished her Spring House from TS Designs/The Collection.  She's posted a photograph of the finished and framed piece on Facebook and will write a guide for this if enough folks are interested.  Contact her via Facebook if you fall in love.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=951927754871844&set=gm.857196454357514&type=1&theater

May 29, 2015

The Duchess (Vicki Sawyer, Melissa Shirley and Becki Gebhart)

Becki has finished the stitch guide for her version of Vicki Sawyer's The Duchess fox.  The guide is available from Melissa Shirley when your shop orders the canvas for you.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=987889034576989&set=pcb.865481960195630&type=1&theater

May 28, 2015

Shell Table (Melissa Shirley Designs and Mary Legallet)

Mary Legallet writes she is finishing up a stitch guide for this beautiful Melissa Shirley table floral.  "Shell Table" will be available at the TNNA show in very late May, 2015. Your local shop can get the guide from Melissa when they order the canvas from her.
https://www.facebook.com/370199729251/photos/np.1431563327388907.1277706333/10153319120619252/?type=1&notif_t=notify_me

May 27, 2015

The Carousel Kids (Pajamas and Chocolate)

The newest canvases from Patt and Lee's Pajamas and Chocolate hand painted line are the Carousel Kids, a series of panels featuring children riding various carousel animals that are meant to be connected in a circle like a real carousel.  You don't have to do this, of course, they'd make great pillows and framed pieces, but I like the unusual idea of a circular finish.  Each Kid comes with a stitch guide from Ilene Levine.
http://www.pajamasandchocolate.com/index.php?p=1_24_2015-New-Designs-For-Market

May 26, 2015

Pink Ribbon of Hope Angel (Painted Pony and Susan Burris)

Painted Pony Designs just posted the cover of the stitch guide (written by Susan Burris) for their Pink Ribbon of Hope Angel on Facebook.  This is a breast cancer piece and beautifully done.
https://www.facebook.com/LouisesNeedlework/photos/ms.c.eJw9y9ENACAIQ8GNDEipZf~;FTCT4eXltQQQVQtVJX9WGK8KEMdNJeI6zzfax~;sf~;V~;c93Z~;Nxuj9N5~_3LlSvHZE~-.bps.a.944970768867358.1073741923.105515282812915/948646895166412/?type=1&theater

I think your local shop can order the canvas and guide together from Painted Pony Designs.

May 24, 2015

Spring Bunny (Tapestry Tent and Pam Lemire)

Pam Lemire  has finished her stitch guide for the lovely Tapestry Tent "Spring Bunny" canvas.  It's available from the Needle House (second link below).  The canvas is distributed by Susan Roberts.  Use the side arrows to see all three photographs.
https://www.facebook.com/147256465395088/photos/pcb.759564797497582/759564137497648/?type=1&theater

Pam is also working on the French Rooster, which I think is also from Tapestry Tent.
http://www.theneedlehouse.com/jm/images/newsletters/Summer_2015.pdf

http://www.theneedlehouse.com/jm/

May 22, 2015

Scary Scenario Fear Removed by Sherry Bray

This charming Charley Harper canvas called "Scary Scenario" has been stitched by Janine who posted it on Facebook.  She used a stitch guide from Sherry Bray.  Contact Sherry using the Stitch Guide Writers contact info tab above if you need a polar bear lurking in your life.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10205486307670984&set=gm.857158344361325&type=1&theater

May 20, 2015

Adobe House (Patricia Sone)

Patricia Sone keeps turning out wonderful stitch guides, this time for Adobe House.  The designer isn't identified so this may be from Quail Run the designer.  It's posted by Quail Run the shop on Facebook.  Contact Quail Run or Patricia herself for details.
https://www.facebook.com/QuailRunNeedlework/photos/a.339586356091534.93299.326583717391798/930419710341526/?type=1&theater

May 19, 2015

Pretty in Pink UPDATED AND GREEN WITH BOOBS (Elizabeth Turner and Suzie Vallerie)

Suzie has finished stitching her Elizabeth Turner Collection pink party dress, and the guide's available!  
http://astheneedleturns.com/pretty-pink-dresses/

Suzie has moved on to the green dress.  It's equally lovely in a different way.
http://astheneedleturns.com/im-seeing-green/

Now Suzie is doing the long pink gown.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10203297419435573&set=pcb.884108921666267&type=1&theater

Which is now finished.
http://astheneedleturns.com/boobs/

It's not on the Enriched Stitch website yet (that's Suzie's shop) but you can call and order it anyway.  Meanwhile, Suzie has two more dresses to stitch.  I can't wait!
http://enrichedstitch.com

There are 18 dresses in the set from Elizabeth Turner, each lovely.  Have fun picking out your favorite and then we'll lobby Suzie to stitch it, too.
http://www.elizabethturnercollection.com/needleptDesigns_dresses.html

May 18, 2015

The July Basket (Melissa Shirley and Angie Staebell)

Melissa Shirley just announced on Facebook that she has a new stitch guide for her July Basket.  The guide is by the very talented Angie Staebell.  The guide may be ordered from Melissa when your shop orders the canvas from her for you.
https://www.facebook.com/370199729251/photos/np.1431115977899322.1277706333/10153308068259252/?type=3&theater

May 16, 2015

Mr. and Mrs. Pilgrim (Ann Hansen)

Barbara's Needlepoint just posted a photograph of their Mr. Pilgrim standup, which they offered in their shop retreat this year.  He was designed by Ann Hansen who has designed a Mrs. to go with him for this year's retreat.  Check with the shop via Facebook (they don't have a website) for help ordering the Mr. and getting the Mrs. later when she's ready. https://www.facebook.com/107558659287177/photos/a.629766710399700.1073741860.107558659287177/902273963148972/?type=1&theater

May 14, 2015

Bristly Thistle, including Guides

The Bristly Thistle's new website is up and running.   It's a fun browse, particularly if you like ocean-themed canvases (they are located at Fernandina Beach in Florida so they stock many beach pieces), and there is a section devoted to canvases with stitch guides!  The site is brand new so I imagine there were be more things added over time, particularly Michele's own guides which are fabulous.  Contact the shop for more information.
http://www.bristlythistle.com/canvases/?category=Stitch+Guides

May 12, 2015

Strictly Christmas Ornaments (with Patricia Sone)

This Christmas ornament canvas was stitched using Patricia Sone's guide.  Her contact information is in the tab above with all the other stitch guide writers I know about.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10206777588136960&set=gm.855510781192748&type=1&theater

May 10, 2015

The Happy Alligator

This charming alligator canvas has a stitch guide by Linda Juchatz at Needle House in Houston.  Use the side arrow to see the threads recommended in the guide.
https://www.facebook.com/nestndlpt/photos/a.141837499194211.26316.141607859217175/960444497333503/?type=1&theater

Contact the shop for more information.
http://www.theneedlehouse.com/jm/

May 8, 2015

The Jack-a-lope Wannabe (with Apologies to Vicki Sawyer)

Carolyn Hedge Baird has finished stitching Vicki Sawyer's "Jack-a-Lope" (which she has christened the Jack-a-lope Wannabe) and posted a photo on Facebook.  She's going to get the guide written next so it will be available from her shortly.  The canvas is distributed by Melissa Shirley.
https://www.facebook.com/nestndlpt/photos/a.141837499194211.26316.141607859217175/960444497333503/?type=1&theater

May 7, 2015

The Sentinel (Sandra Gilmore and Laura Perin)

Laura Perin has finished her next stitch guide for Sandra Gilmore Designs.  It is called "The Sentinel" and features a wolf peeking out from snowy trees.  She talks a little about how the design is created here.
http://two-handedstitcher.blogspot.com/2015/05/need-guardian-wolf.html

May 6, 2015

The Black Queen and Her Guide (JP Needlepoint and Amy Bunger)

Amy Bunger just announced on Facebook that her stitch guide for JP Needlepoint's Black Queen is nearly ready.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=796504893759845&set=a.276881089055564.64015.100002010242464&type=1&theater

The Owl Queen is from JP's new "Hysterical Historical Owls" series.  You can see the rest of the owlish folks here.
http://www.jpneedlepoint.com/Newdesigns.html

May 5, 2015

The (Free) Santa Suit Pillow Guide

Suzanne has made her Santa Suit Pillow stitch guide available as a free download for a limited time.  The canvas itself is available from a friend of Suzanne's for $50.  If you are in love with Santa and need a special fun pillow for next holiday season, contact Suzanne for help ordering the canvas.  Download the guide itself now.
http://suzannehicks.blogspot.com/2015/05/santa-suit-pillow-free-guide.html

May 4, 2015

July Baskets from Melissa Shirley and Angie Staebell

Barbara's Needlepoint just announced a brand new guide for Melissa Shirley's "July Basket" from their own Angie Staebell.  Lovely!
https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=899530390089996&id=107558659287177&ref=notif&notif_t=notify_me

The shop doesn't have a website but you can reach them via their Facebook page.  It looks as if the guide will also be available from Melissa Shirley herself so your shop can order the canvas and guide for you from her studio as well.

May 2, 2015

Lambie Pie (Vicki Sawyer Meets Becki Gebhart)

Becki has turned out another fabulous guide for Enriched Stitch and Melissa Shirley, this time for the little spring lamb from Vicki Sawyer called "Lambie Pie."
http://astheneedleturns.com/lambie-pie/

The guide is available from the shop with or without the canvas and/or threads, and other shops can order the canvas and guide straight from Melissa Shirley.  Nice job, Becki!