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Aug 30, 2015

Amy and The Witch Ethelfrith

Jeanne just posted a wonderful photograph on Facebook of one of Melissa Shirley's Fairytale Witches.  This is Ethelfrith, stitched using an Amy Bunger stitch guide.  You can pick up the guide from Amy's shop in Memphis, Amy's Golden Strand.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10207814429702627&set=gm.913537568723402&type=1&theater

Here are all the Fairytale witches.
http://melissashirleydesigns.com/galsearch/index.cgi?index=1304957776_12466&col=

Aug 28, 2015

Enriched Stitch Turns Red, White and Blue

Enriched Stitch has two more wonderful patriotic-themed canvases ready to sell as kits complete with stitch guides.  "Welcome" is the red, white and blue flip flops stitched by Aggie Aspinwall and The Shaker Basket (Ewe and Eye?) was stitched beautifully by Becki Gebhart.

If you need something to stitch for next July 4th or just to celebrate the upcoming elections, give The Enriched Stitch a call.

Aug 27, 2015

Citrons (Melissa Shirley and Patricia Sone) UPDATED

Patricia Sone is busy stitching Melissa Shirley's "Citrons" for a class at Chandail this October.
http://www.chandailneedlework.com/2015-workshops.htm

She's posted a progress report on Facebook and folks are raving about how it is developing.  Check with the shop if you want to take the class as a ghost (you won't be present but will have the canvas, threads and guide mailed to you once class is over).
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1836769076548779&set=gm.868255923251567&type=1&theater

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1868208390071514&set=a.1374738779418480.1073741827.100006471121232&type=1&theater

Patricia will have the guide available once class is over, too.  Melissa Shirley just posted on Facebook that the guide is available for your shop to order from her.
https://www.facebook.com/370199729251/photos/np.1445865243255226.1277706333/10153722797429252/?type=3&ref=notif&notif_t=notify_me_page

UPDATE:  Melissa Shirley Designs just posted a photograph of Beverly Churchfield's version of Citrons on Facebook with the information that the thread kit and stitch guide may be purchased through Aristeia Needlepoint in Santa Monica, California.
https://www.facebook.com/370199729251/photos/a.10150103192084252.304722.370199729251/10153600790814252/?type=1&theater

http://www.aristeianeedlepoint.com

Aug 26, 2015

Free Stitch Guides from Kreinik

While doing something else, I realized that Kreinik's website has some wonderful free stitch guides for canvases from Gone Stitching, Maggie and Princess and Me, plus Associated Talents, SharonG, Lee's Needle Art, Denise DeRusha, Fancy Carole, and Catherine Reurs.  It's a fun place to explore, especially if you might have one of these canvases hidden away in your crafts room.
http://www.kreinik.com/shops/Needlepoint/?sort=&objects_per_page=50

Don't forget all the charts available!  Many of them are designed for silk gauze but they will work well on Congress cloth or even larger ground fabrics.

Aug 24, 2015

Sherry Bray at Halloween and the Beach

Sherry Bray's been busy!  She just posted photographs of two newly finished models she stitched and will have guides for shortly.  (Contact Sherry using the contact information listed above.)  This Halloween charmer is from Scott Church Creative of CBK Designs.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1067282233302261&set=gm.907342276009598&type=1&theater

https://www.facebook.com/newcreationpictureframing/photos/a.10151804274112427.1073741827.318473367426/10153595274202427/?type=1&theater

This is Melissa Shirley's "Fish Houses."  Both are lovely with Sherry's special touch.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1066675703362914&set=a.487321551298335.110946.100000614847562&type=1&theater

Aug 22, 2015

Neighbors (Ewe and Eye with Robin King)

Kathleen just posted a photograph of her newly finished "Neighbors" from Ewe and Eye, stitched mostly using a Robin King design.  If you are a fan, contact Robin about picking up a guide for this.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=842968142446792&set=gm.907134132697079&type=1&theater

Aug 18, 2015

The Texas Counties Sampler (Fancy Stitches)

Texas stitchers and those who love Texas will be thrilled to hear that Fancy Stitches has a stitch guide for their Texas Counties map.  You can see the finished piece on Facebook--
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10203817210985502&set=gm.909727849104374&type=1&theater

You can order the guide from Fancy Stitches and see two more smaller versions on their home page.
http://www.fancystitches.com

Aug 16, 2015

Night Birds (Chris Roberts-Antieau and Pat Miller)

If you are a fan of Chris Roberts-Antieau's work or of birds in general, you'll want to check out this lovely design, available from Art Needlepoint.  Pat Miller's guide is now ready for purchase!
http://needleartnut.blogspot.com/2015/08/night-birds.html

Aug 14, 2015

For the Beach and Flamingo Lovers (Leigh and Pat Miller)

Pat Miller has just finished the stitch guide for Leigh Designs' Palmetto, a gorgeous bird wading on the shoreline.  Pat used a lot of overdyes to convey the water and distant mountains, and has a lot of wonderful ideas for stitching the bird herself.
http://needleartnut.blogspot.com/2015/08/palmetto.html

So did this out of your stash and start creating your own beach paradise.

Aug 12, 2015

Wild Women: Wicked Witch of the West (Melissa Shirley and Mary Legallet)

Mary Legallet has announced a new stitch guide of hers is now available from Melissa Shirley Designs.  It's the Wicked Witch of the West from Melissa's Wild Women series.
http://www.whimsicalstitch.com/wicked-witch-of-the-west/

You can get a better look at the unstitched canvas on Melissa's website.  What fun!
http://melissashirleydesigns.com/galsearch/index.cgi?index=1138170486_5775&col=

Aug 10, 2015

Capering for the Mews (Charley Harper, Lizette Thomas, and Robin King)

Lizette's "Christmas Capers"

Lizette has enlisted the help of Robin King to turn her vision of this charming Charley Harper canvas into a stitch guide, plus a portion of the sales of their guide will go to helping out Robin's local animal shelter.  Even if "Christmas Capers" isn't in your stash or on your wish list, perhaps you'd like to buy a copy just to help the shelter and learn how Lizette did that amazing popcorn stitch?
http://needlepointstudyhall.blogspot.com/2015/08/charley-harpers-christmas-capers-for.html

Aug 7, 2015

Flowers and Brocade (Patti Filshie Hoffman and Alice Peterson)

Patti has just finished stitching this floral and brocade piece from Alice Peterson and a stitch guide will be available shortly.  I think you are supposed to contact Enriched Stitch to get a copy of the guide, although Patti doesn't say.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/NeedlepointNation/permalink/903275003082992/

Aug 6, 2015

173 Stitch Guides (Needle Works)

I was over visiting The Needle Work's website this morning and noticed that they have 173 stitch guides for canvases available.  Some of the guides are included with the canvas listed and some cost extra, but it's still a huge selection to browse.  Something for everyone!
http://theneedleworks.com/catalog/index.php?cPath=27&sort=3d&page=1

Aug 4, 2015

Beach Roses (Cooper Oaks)

Enriched Stitch just announced a stitch guide for this tiny basket of roses sitting on a dune. Suzie visualizes it at a beach wedding ring bearer pillow but it would make an equally charming ornament to hang on your bulletin board at work to give you inspiration through the long work week before you can escape to the beach again.
http://astheneedleturns.com/little-bits/

Aug 2, 2015

A Bird's Eye View of the Swamp (Eleanor Grosch and Gale Washington)

I spotted this bird's eye view of turtles and an alligator last January on a shop blog but it never appeared on Ruth Schmuff's online shop.  I wondered what happened to it because I thought it was fabulous!  Now I know where it was--it was with Gale Washington who has done a magnificent job stitching it.   Every detail is perfect.
http://www.notyourgrandmothersneedlepoint.com/2015/07/the-alligators-are-snapping.html

You can pick up the canvas with Gale's guide included via the Bedecked and Beaddazzled website.
http://www.bedeckedandbeadazzled.com/Alligator-b4721/