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Nov 27, 2015

Daffodil Basket (Ewe and Eye plus Carolyn Hedge Baird)

Carolyn Hedge Baird showed off Karen's completed "Daffodil Basket" on Facebook.  This seasonal design is from Ewe and Eye and was worked from Carolyn's stitch guide. Contact her to pick up a copy.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10205598978877829&set=gm.953703234706835&type=3&theater

Nov 26, 2015

Winter Basket (Melissa Shirley, Carolyn Hedge Baird and Barbara's Needlepoint)

Carolyn Hedge Baird just posted a photograph on Facebook of Melissa Shirley's "Winter Basket" which Carolyn just finished stitching.
https://www.facebook.com/nestndlpt/photos/a.366613130049979.87853.141607859217175/1014150675296218/?type=3&theater

Carolyn will teach this at Barbara's Needlepoint in October but a guide is available from her and from Melissa Shirley.  Your shop can order the canvas from Melissa with the guide or if you have it already, talk to Carolyn if you can't make the class next fall.
https://www.facebook.com/nestndlpt/photos/a.141837499194211.26316.141607859217175/913529815358305/?type=3&theater

Nov 24, 2015

Thanksgiving Basket (Melissa Shirley and Carolyn Hedge Baird)

Carolyn Hedge Baird just announced on Facebook that her Thanksgiving Basket stitch guide is ready.
https://www.facebook.com/370199729251/photos/a.10152225923114252.1073741873.370199729251/10151839252904252/?type=3&theater

Your local shop can order Carolyn's guide for you when they order the canvas from Melissa Shirley Designs or you can ask Carolyn for the guide if you have this canvas already.

Nov 23, 2015

Jack O 'Lantern (Labors of Love and Tony Minieri)

Elizabeth just finished her magnificent  Jack O'Lantern figure from Labors of Love. It was stitched using a Tony Minieri stitch guide.  Contact Tony via his website if you need a copy of the guide for your elegant pumpkin man!
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=804300739691998&set=gm.952887728121719&type=3&theater

Nov 21, 2015

Mary Made the Cover!

The Nov.-Dec. 2015 Needlework Retailer
Needlework Retailer is a wholesale only magazine for the shops, alerting them to all the new needlework things.  Guess who made the cover?  Our own stitch guide writer Mary Waldsmith!  You can see a good close up photo of Mary's model of Needle Deeva's gingerbread Christmas House here.
http://pocketfullofstitches.blogspot.com/2015/02/finishing.html

By coincidence, Stitch By Stitch in Larchmont, NY has the canvas, guide and threads on sale as a package deal.  I'm pretty sure the guide included is Mary's but you can always ask before you add this to your list for Santa Claus.
http://www.stitchbystitchneedlepoint.com/so/3L3ngDkv?cid=68bf7f60-0c49-4a61-b2cc-4a9944579072#/main

Your local shop can also pick up the canvas and guide for you from Needle Deeva if you prefer to use up your stash of wonderful threads and save a little money.

Congratulations on being our latest Cover Girl, Mary!

Movie Coaster Series (Melissa Prince Designs and Suzie Vallerie of Enriched Stitch) UPDATED AGAIN

Melissa Prince Designs just posted a photo of Suzie's finished Titanic coaster on Facebook.  There's a guide available via Suzie's shop, The Enriched Stitch, and you can order the canvas from Melissa.
https://www.facebook.com/341998565857547/photos/np.1447613740039790.1277706333/1025503000840430/?type=3

UPDATE:  Here's the Cinderella coaster.  Apparently Suzie is stitching the entire series.
https://www.facebook.com/341998565857547/photos/np.1448728312045448.1277706333/1031287806928616/?type=3

UPDATE #2:  Breakfast at Tiffany's
https://www.facebook.com/341998565857547/photos/np.1449259040932481.1277706333/1034231903300873/?type=3

UPDATE #3:  Star Wars, Superman, and Forrest Gump
http://astheneedleturns.com/more-movie-coasters/

UPDATE #4:  Here is the model for the Wizard of Oz coaster.  Stitch guide by Suzie Vallerie, like all the others.
https://www.facebook.com/341998565857547/photos/a.483193291738073.108396.341998565857547/1121822737875122/?type=3&theater&notif_t=notify_me_page&notif_id=1461256456997275

UPDATE #5:  Jaws!
http://astheneedleturns.com/dun-dun-dun-dun-dun-dun-dun-dun-dun-dun/

http://astheneedleturns.com/dun-dun-dun-dun-dun-dun-hes-back/

If you are a movie fan, here is a listing of all Melissa P's movie coasters to date.  The brand new ones are in the second and third links.
http://www.melissaprincedesigns.com/movie-coasters.html

http://www.melissaprincedesigns.com/new-canvases.html

http://astheneedleturns.com/name-that-movie/



Nov 20, 2015

CBK's Free Stitch Guides

CBK has started to add free stitch guides to their website.  They vary in complexity and layout as they are from quite a few different stitch guide writers.  Click on the cover page for the guide you are interested in and a PDF file will open.
http://www.cbkneedlepoint.com/Stitch_Guides.html

Nov 18, 2015

Winter Tea with Mary Susan, The Enriched Stitch and Mary Lake-Thompson

The Enriched Stitch just posted a photo of Mary Susan's stitching of this lovely Mary Lake--Thompson/Melissa Shirley design called "Winter Tea" on the shop blog.
http://astheneedleturns.com/7784-2/

https://www.facebook.com/MelissaShirley.Needlepoint/photos/a.10150103192084252.304722.370199729251/10154795656529252/?type=3&theater

The stitch guide will be available from the shop shortly.  By the way, they do digital downloads of their guides now.
http://enrichedstitch.com/guides/

Nov 17, 2015

The Duchess (Vicki Sawyer and Becki Gebhardt)

Enriched Stitch just announced a new Becki Gebhardt stitch guide--for Vicki Sawyer's "Duchess" fox.  The canvas is distributed by Melissa Shirley and it looks like your local shop can order the guide when they get the canvas from Melissa or you can pick it up in Enriched Stitch's shop if you want the kit, too.
http://astheneedleturns.com/the-duchess-and-nadia/

Nov 16, 2015

Snowy Nadia (Vicki Sawyer and Becki Gebhart and Patricia Sone) UPDATED

Becki just posted a photograph of her Vicki Sawyer polar bear on Facebook.    Becki's stitch guide will be available shortly.  The design is distributed by Melissa Shirley, by the way.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1072110142821544&set=gm.950754305001728&type=3&theater

http://astheneedleturns.com/the-duchess-and-nadia/

UPDATE:  Another view of Becki's Nadia.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1103230876376137&set=gm.978736532203505&type=3&theater

Bristly Thistle sells Becki's guide and the Snowy Nadia canvas.
https://www.bristlythistle.com/canvases/tcxh8w33hmw7lbhmdas1spuqie786t

Patricia Sone is also stitching this piece and doing a guide.    Two interpretations, each wonderful, of a great design!  (UPDATE: Patricia's guide is available now.)
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1911375862421433&set=gm.951878704889288&type=3&theater

https://www.facebook.com/370199729251/photos/a.10150103192084252.304722.370199729251/10153790285899252/?type=3&permPage=1

Nov 13, 2015

The Hanukkah House (Associated Talents and Ridgewood)

Ridgewood's Hanukkah House (from Associated Talents) is now stitched and assembled into a three-dimensional building.  This is a shop exclusive for now. You can order just the canvas or pick up the stitch guide and thread kit as well from the shop (second link below).
http://ridgewoodneedlepoint.blogspot.com/2015/11/hunnkuah-house.html

http://ridgewoodneedlepoint.blogspot.com/2015/12/happy-hanukkah_9.html

http://www.ridgewoodneedlepoint.com

Nov 11, 2015

Soul Singer (Julia and Robin King)

Liz just posted a photograph of her "Soul Singer" (canvas from Julia) on Facebook.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10200997812222941&set=gm.949582881785537&type=3&theater

This was stitched using a Robin King stitch guide. Contact Robin if you need this guide for your singer.

Nov 9, 2015

Batcave Boulevard (Leigh Designs and Lori Carter)

This new Halloween house from Leigh Designs is being stitched by Lori Carter of Amy's Golden Strand.   The guide will be available from Amy Bunger's shop shortly (second link below).
http://www.amybunger.com/f/0216.pdf

http://www.amybunger.com/home.html

Nov 7, 2015

Drink Up Witches! (Mary Tussey and Osterville Needlepoint) UPDATED

Osterville Needlepoint has created a stitch guide for this charming Mary Tussey Halloween piece.  Contact the shop to get a copy with the canvas.
http://www.ostervilleneedlepointshop.com/?page_id=46

If you already bought this from Mary's Colors1 Etsy shop (link below), ask Osterville Needlepoint if they'll sell you the guide by itself.
https://www.etsy.com/listing/247020819/handpainted-drink-up-witches-on-18ct?ref=shop_home_active_1

UPDATE:  Here is the finished model on Osterville Needlepoint's Facebook page.  Terrific!
https://www.facebook.com/ostervilleneedlepointshop/photos/a.714353075332749.1073741828.703141863120537/757283511039705/?type=3&theater