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Jul 31, 2015

Carolyn's Easter Basket (Melissa Shirley Designs)

Carolyn Hedge Baird is nearly finished stitching the Easter Basket from Melissa Shirley Designs.  She says the guide will be available in about two weeks.   Use the Stitch Guide Writer contact tab to reach Carolyn to pick this up for yourself, or get your shop to order it from Melissa when they pick up the canvas for you.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10204995120021735&set=gm.1652737758278037&type=1&theater

Jul 29, 2015

Debbie Mumm's Nativity Set (Rhea)

Rhea has stitch guides available for her Debbie Mumm Nativity set.  Contact her via Pocket Full of Stitches.
http://pocketfullofstitches.blogspot.com/2015/07/finishing.html

You can find larger photos of the unstitched set on the Melissa Shirley Designs website.  MSD distributes Debbie Mumm needlepoint.
http://melissashirleydesigns.com/galcol/index.cgi?index=1383776738_18819&col=153


Jul 27, 2015

Santa's Got a Cute Beard (and Background)

This charming Renaissance Designs Santa was stitched by Mary W. who posted a photograph on Facebook.  Stitch guide from Patricia Sone.  Contact Patricia to get yourself a copy of her stitch guide.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=932866533442950&set=gm.896681720408987&type=1&theater

Jul 25, 2015

Birdie (Charley Harper and Robin King)

Cheryl just posted a photo of her finished Charley Harper "Birdie" stitched using a Robin King stitch guide. Golfer alert!
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1164453366904155&set=gm.897326033677889&type=1&theater

Barbara's Christmas Jingle (Barbara's Needlepoint)

Created by Cindy at Barbara's Needlepoint and with a guide from Barbara Riley herself, you can see this beauty posted on the Flying Needle's Facebook page.  It was stitched by several of their customers.
https://www.facebook.com/TheFlyingNeedles/photos/a.205885762782212.45542.203080679729387/857611817609600/?type=1&theater

Jul 23, 2015

A New Portrait of Frida (Vicki Sawyer and Cynthia Thomas)

Cynthia Thomas is going to teach a class on this brand new Vicki Sawyer piece called "Frida Peep" at the Destination Dallas show in September 2015.  The canvas and Cynthia's stitch guide can be ordered from Melissa Shirley Designs by your local shop then.
https://www.facebook.com/370199729251/photos/a.10150103192084252.304722.370199729251/10153511786559252/?type=1&theater

Jul 20, 2015

An Antidote to the Heat (Melissa Shirley and Patricia Sone) UPDATED

Patricia Sone is working on Melissa Shirley's Winter White Santa.  The stitch guide should be available shortly once she finishes.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1860073297551690&set=np.1437334743255194.1277706333&type=1&ref=notif&notif_t=notify_me

UPDATE:  If you like the traditional reds and greens for Christmas Santas, I just realized Patricia has stitched a more traditional double-sided Melissa Shirley Santa, too.  Use the right arrow to see the photo of the back side.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1643139802578375&set=a.1643139022578453.1073741832.100006471121232&type=3&theater

Jul 17, 2015

Be Merry (with Amy Bruecken and Julia Snyder)

Ruth Schmuff at Bedecked and Beaddazzled just announced that the Be Merry class from last Thanksgiving is now available as a kit with stitch guide by Julia Snyder.  The design itself is by Amy Bruecken.  Santa, penguin, snowman--what more could you want for Christmas?!
http://www.notyourgrandmothersneedlepoint.com/2015/07/be-merry.html

Jul 15, 2015

Jul 13, 2015

Robin King Update for 2015

Robin has updated her blog by listing the fifty-eight* new stitch guides she's created for 2015.  The ones marked "coming soon" were done for classes and once the class is over, the guide will be generally available.  Keep checking back to see if Robin can keep up this pace!
http://needlepointstudyhall.blogspot.com/p/stitch-guides-by-robin-king.html

*Yes, you read that right--Five Eight.  I've done two stitch guides this year with three more underway.  Robin is AMAZING.

Jul 11, 2015

Wicked Good (Tony Minieri and Share One's Ideas)

Stitch by Stitch in Larchmont shows off a customer's Halloween piece stitched using a Tony Minieri guide. Canvas by Share One's Ideas and guide available via Tony's website.
https://www.facebook.com/175899759125776/photos/a.617665918282489.1073741829.175899759125776/848093448573067/?type=1

Jul 10, 2015

Needle House Loves Pirates

Judy Meyer of The Needle House in Houston has created a stitch guide for this darling pirate and treasure chest tooth fairy pillow.  Sorry, I don't know the designer of this charmer.
https://www.facebook.com/147256465395088/photos/a.184552874998780.40960.147256465395088/788172501303478/?type=1&theater

Contact the shop to get the guide and canvas.  The shop will work a custom guide for any canvas, by the way.
http://theneedlehouse.com/jm/

Jul 8, 2015

The Long Horn Steer (Vicki Sawyer and More) UPDATED

If you are a fan of cows and the designs Melissa Shirley does from Vicki Sawyer's art, you'll want to see this work-in-progress of the steer that Needle Bug posted on Facebook.  The guide is by Julia Snyder.
https://www.facebook.com/176661899060777/photos/np.1435804180910414.1277706333/924626000931026/?type=1&ref=notif&notif_t=notify_me_page

Contact the Needle Bug in Montgomery, Alabama to get the guide and the canvas.
http://www.theneedlebug.com

UPDATE:  Lisa Kessler of BeStitched in Arizona also has a guide for this canvas.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1444521438995811&set=gm.1379694585441029&type=3&theater

Jul 7, 2015

Cats in the Bathoom (Mariko King and Brie Chavez)

Brie has finished her Mariko King piece of the cats in the bathroom.  (This is distributed by Amanda Lawford, by the way, and there are several animals in the bathroom pieces.)  It's so typical of what cats get up to, isn't it?  LOL
https://alittlesliceofbrie.wordpress.com/2015/07/02/first-then-finally/

Contact Brie if you need the guide for your version of this hilarious piece.  Her contact info is in the link above and I've added her to the stitch guide writers contact list, too.

Jul 6, 2015

A Cardinal Family (Vicki Sawyer and Virginia Barney)

Ginny has finished Vicki Sawyer's "Cardinal Family" as a present for her parents.  I hope they love it as much as I do!
http://stitchstyleblog.com/2015/07/a-cardinal-family-stitch-guide/

If you want to stitch this Melissa Shirley distributed piece and need the guide, use the contact tab to get in touch with Virginia Barney to pick up a copy for yourself or ask your shop to order the guide from Melissa Shirley Designs when they order you the canvas.
http://stitchstyleblog.com/2015/07/cardinal/

Jul 4, 2015

God Bless America (Rebecca Wood and Terry Christopher Costillo)

Brenda posted a photograph on Facebook of her finished and framed God Bless America house by Rebecca Wood Designs.  Brenda stitched it using a stitch guide from Terry Christopher Costillo.  Terry's contact information is on the listing tab above if you want to stitch this, too.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10204671655659782&set=gm.882174821859677&type=1&theater

Jul 3, 2015

The 4th of July March (Ashley Dillion and Connie Glenn Camp)

Susan just posted a photo of her finished 4th of July March piece on Facebook.  It is a canvas by Ashley Dillon/Susan Roberts, stitched using a Connie Glen Camp stitch guide.  Happy Birthday, America!
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10204209584588615&set=gm.878862395524253&type=1&theater