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Jul 28, 2016

Halloween House (Melissa Shirley Designs and Robin King) UPDATED

Adrienna just posted completed photos on Facebook of the various pieces of her Halloween House, design by Melissa Shirley and stitch guide from Robin King.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/NeedlepointNation/permalink/1072387476171743/

Talk to Robin about picking up the guide.  It may also be available from Melissa Shirley Designs when your favorite shop orders the canvas for you.

UPDATE:  Gina Luizzi has done a stitch guide for the Halloween House, too.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1152942531472412&set=pcb.1499161956827624&type=3

Jul 24, 2016

Petunia Pansy (Mile High Princess and Janeann Sleeman)

This funny standup is from Mile High Princess, with a stitch guide by Janeann Sleeman.
https://www.facebook.com/artistscollection.needlepoint/photos/a.174416246093000.1073741829.174411102760181/510346129166675/?type=3&theater

I think Artists Collection (they distribute Mile High Princess canvases) can help you obtain the guide.

Jul 18, 2016

Edward Scissorshands (Sandra Vargas and Ruth Schmuff)

Ruth Schmuff of Bedecked and Beaddazzled just finished writing a stitch guide for Sandra Vargas' "Edward Scissorshand."  If you are a movie buff and just need to stitch this, Ruth's shop can help you with the canvas and stitch guide.
http://www.notyourgrandmothersneedlepoint.com/2016/06/edward-scissorhands.html

Jul 15, 2016

It's Winter in July! (Meredith Willett and the Meredith Collection)

The three snowmen "Chilly, Nippy and Twinkles" are from The Meredith Collection, with a stitch guide by Meredith herself.  Your favorite shop can order Meredith's canvas and guide for you.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/NeedlepointNation/permalink/1077472058996618/

Jul 14, 2016

Rainbow Clock (Mindy and Designers Desk)

Designers Desk has a stitch guide for this colorful block clock from Mindy.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10208281789796724&set=gm.1069413776469113&type=3&theater

Your favorite shop can order the design from Mindy and you can pick up the guide (and threads if you like) from Designers Desk.  But hurry--Designers Desk is for sale as the owner wants to retire!
http://www.designersdeskusa.com


Jul 13, 2016

Believe and Imagine Snowmen (Danji and Laura Taylor)

Danji has a set of two snowmen canvases called "Believe" and "Imagine."  Both have stitch guides by Laura Taylor.  Here you can see "Believe."
https://www.facebook.com/AristeiaNeedlepoint/photos/a.174298002589454.42052.174291765923411/1180605571958687/?type=3&theater

The photograph was posted by Aristeia in California which will gladly sell you either canvas with its guide.
http://www.aristeianeedlepoint.com

Jul 12, 2016

Strictly Christmas is Seeking Guide Photos

Devon posted this on Facebook for stitch guide writers:
"Attention, all you who have designed, used, and promoted professional stitch guides for Strictly Christmas canvases: Strictly Christmas is compiling a reference of available stitch guides for their designs, and are seeking information and high quality photos of the stitched/finished projects to use for cross-promotional purposes. If you would like your projects to be considered for this reference, please contact kathy@strictlychristmasetc.com for all the juicy details."

So if you have done a guide for a Strictly Christmas canvas, make sure you let Kathy know.

Art of Sunshine Fruits (Artists Collection)

Artists Collection just posted three sneak peeks at three unstitched fruit canvases from Art of Sunshine on Facebook.  All have stitch guides.
https://www.facebook.com/artistscollection.needlepoint/photos/pcb.508180599383228/508180312716590/?type=3&theater

Jul 10, 2016

Two New Melissa Shirleys, Stitched Using Tony Minieri Guides

Melissa Shirley's "Christmas Basket" and "Nutcracker Teacup"were stitched using Tony Minieri guides. The guides are available from Tony's website and your favorite shop can order the canvases from Melissa Shirley Designs.   (Use the side arrows to see both models.)
https://www.facebook.com/tonyminieridesigns/photos/a.529503013816524.1073741825.283633695070125/814201765346646/?type=3&theater

Jul 8, 2016

Poinsettias (Terry Enfield and Susan Portra)

Poinsettias by Terry Enfield was stitched using a Susan Portra stitch guide.  Terry Enfield's designs are owned by Red Thread.  I don't know if the guide is still available from Susan Portra. This is an older design.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10208042963610343&set=gm.1068905156519975&type=3&theater

Jul 6, 2016

Funky Pumpkins (Machelle Sommerville and Pat Miller)

Pat Miller of the Needleart Nut blog has finished stitching Machelle Sommerville's "Funky Pumpkins."  This pumpkin trio canvas is available from Fleur de Paris along with the guide, or you can pick up the guide straight from Pat herself.
https://needleartnut.blogspot.com/2016/06/finished.html

Jul 4, 2016

New Amy Bunger Stitch Guides

The June 2016 newsletter from Amy's Golden Strand lists the newly available stitch guides from Amy Bunger and some that will be available shortly.
http://www.amybunger.com/f/0616.pdf

Ready now are Melissa Shirley's "Halloween Banner" and her "Thanksgiving Basket" plus Diane Ulmer Pederson's "Follow Me."  The latter canvas is distributed by Painted Pony Designs.

Guides for Vicki Sawyer's "Hootenany" and her "Strawberry Frog" (both distributed by Melissa Shirley Designs) are also ready.

Two Purple Palm Designs ("My Walk Home" and "Secret Place") will be released soon.

Jul 2, 2016

Guides Announced for Mile High Princess

The Artists Collection just announced stitch guides for all six of their Mile High Princess fish canvases.  
https://www.facebook.com/artistscollection.needlepoint/photos/a.174416246093000.1073741829.174411102760181/506070762927545/?type=3&theater

They also have a guide for their "Waiting for Snow" snowmen. I believe these guides come with the canvas.
http://www.artistscollection.net/Mile_High_Princess/MHP_New.html

Jul 1, 2016

Blog-stitching Charlie (Pepperberry and Virginia Barney) UPDATED

Virginia has posted a listing of the threads and stitches she used for her portrait of her dog Charlie which is being stitched using the "Black Lab Santa" canvas from Pepperberry Designs.
http://stitchstyleblog.com/2016/06/charlies-christmas-ornament/

UPDATE:  Here is the ornament back from the finisher, posting with Charlie himself.
http://stitchstyleblog.com/2016/08/finishing-update-charlies-christmas-ornament/

So you can stitch your own dog Christmas ornament using Jinny's ideas!  Thanks and Merry Christmas in July to all!