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Jan 31, 2016

Sandy Arthur Stitch Guides Updated

Sandy Arthur has updated her website to reflect the stitch guides that are currently available.
There are a lot of fascinating guides available!
http://duodesignsinc.com/wpsite/stitch-guides-only

You can see some of her guides on her blog in larger photos.
http://sandyarthur.blogspot.com/2016/04/just-moving-along.html

http://sandyarthur.blogspot.com/2013/02/stitch-guides-good-morning-everyone-is.html

Funky Folk Art Bird (Ellen Giggenbach, Ruth Schmuff and Laura Taylor)

Laura Taylor just announced on Facebook she's finished the stitch guide for Ellen Giggenbach's funky bird.  The canvas is available through Ruth Schmuff at Bedecked and Beaddazzled and I imagine they will have the stitch guide shortly.  Laura is still finalizing that.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10207412303378075&set=gm.983893495021142&type=3&theater

Jan 29, 2016

Canvases Plus Embellishment Equals Stitch Guides (Ruth Schmuff)

Ruth Schmuff of the online shop Bedecked and Beadazzled just had her first embellishment class in her Beehive offices where she runs her online business and classes.  Her blog shows off the canvases from the class underway.  Each one is available as a kit (canvas, threads and stitch guides) from Bedecked and Beaddazzled.  Just follow the links....
http://www.notyourgrandmothersneedlepoint.com/2016/01/embellishing-fun.html

Jan 25, 2016

Fleur Fete (Sandra Gilmore, Fleur de Paris and Laura Perin)

Laura Perin has put aside her charted designs long enough to stitch Sandra Gilmore's lovely nasturtiums bouquet called "Fleur Fete."  You can order the stitch guide from Laura directly (it's on her website, which is the second link below) or you can get the guide and the canvas from Fleur de Paris which distributes Sandra Gilmore's beautiful canvases.
http://two-handedstitcher.blogspot.com/2016/01/friday-flowers-stitched-nasturtiums.html

http://www.laurajperindesigns.net/ljp-stitch-guides.html


Jan 23, 2016

Stylin' (Annie Lane and Melissa MacLeod Needlepoint)

Melissa MacLeod just posted this finished Anne Lane design on Facebook. Message Melissa via her Melissa MacLeod Needlepoint account on Facebook to get a copy of her guide.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1672779996324765&set=gm.978342452242913&type=3&theater

Jan 21, 2016

Grannie's Wild Ride (Annie Lane and Sue Dulles)

Sue Dulle has finished the model and stitch guide for Grannie's Wild Ride. This hilarious canvas is from Annie Lane.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10208700258851775&set=pcb.985277578216067&type=3&theater

You can reach Sue via her Facebook page...
https://www.facebook.com/sue.dulle?fref=photo

...or by emailing her at sudu@kc.rr.com or via her blog (link below).
http://sudukc.wordpress.com

Who Ate All the Hor d'Oeuvres? (Vicki Sawyer and Sherry Bray)

Kimberly just posted a Queen Anne Stitches retreat piece done using Sherry Bray's guide on Facebook.  This is Vicki Sawyer's "Who Ate All the Hor d'Oeuvres?" distributed by Melissa Shirley Designs.  Contact the shop to pick up a copy of this sparkly guide for your very own.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1219015774782369&set=gm.976273535783138&type=3&theater

Jan 19, 2016

Bird Dog and Bird Bath (Annie Lane and Heather Belcher)

Heather just posted a photo of her hilarious finished "Bird Dog" on Facebook.  Use her FB contact information to discuss ordering her guide.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1673799179555261&set=gm.975520652525093&type=3&theater

Vanessa also just posted a Facebook photo of a darling Annie Lane canvas she just stitched using a Heather Belcher guide.  This one is called "Bird Bath."  Obviously Heather does great Annie Lane guides!
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10207208498445088&set=gm.975435752533583&type=3&theater

Jan 17, 2016

Looking Back: A Year of Stitch Guides in Review

Enriched Stitch has been very busy writing stitch guides in 2015.  Suzie looks back at the guides available from the shop in this fun blog posting that shows all the delights you can purchase guides for.  The Associated Talents bunny photo at the top of the list is brand new and being taught at the TNNA show in San Diego.  It'll be available from the shop after that.
http://astheneedleturns.com/the-year-in-review/

Jan 16, 2016

The Wine Advertising Poster (Lani and Janet Alter)

Pat just finished stitching her Lani wine advertising poster and put a photograph on Facebook.  It was stitched using Janet Alter's guide.  Contact Janet through In Stitches Atlanta to get your own copy of the guide (second link below).
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1038050319571675&set=gm.973816192695539&type=3&theater

http://www.institchesatlanta.com

Jan 14, 2016

Hillside Farm (Debbie Mumm and Tony Minieri)

Janice just posted her finished "Hillside Farm" by Debbie Mumm on Facebook.  It was stitched using Tony Minieri's stitch guide. The guide is available from Tony and the canvas from Melissa Shirley Designs.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10208483337627448&set=gm.973381152739043&type=3&theater

Jan 11, 2016

Crowns and Tiaras and Stitch Guides (Leigh Designs)

Are you a fan of historical canvases, particularly things related to English history? Or are you fascinated by jewels and bling?  Whatever sort of person you are,  you are going to go nuts over the new crowns series from Leigh Designs.  Click on the photos to see the stitched models of the first four (the last four haven't got guides yet).
http://www.leighdesigns.com/Grp721x.html

There are four stitch guides available already for the series.  This is the class Sandy Arthur taught at the Winter 2016 TNNA show.  The second link below shows all the threads and other things used that are listed in the guide.
https://www.facebook.com/LouisesNeedlework/photos/np.1452271005730461.1277706333/1065988753432225/?type=3&theater

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=908190199257980&set=a.276881089055564.64015.100002010242464&type=3&theater

Pat Miller, Sharon Quick and Carolyn Taggart also have written guides for a canvas from this set.

Here is Sharon's crown.
https://www.facebook.com/TheNeedleWorksTX/photos/pcb.10153892616814306/10153892611994306/?type=3&theater

https://www.facebook.com/groups/NeedlepointNation/permalink/980387225371769/

This is Pat Miller's "Empress."  It is my personal favorite with all that bling!
http://needleartnut.blogspot.com/2016/01/empress.html

This is Carolyn Taggart's crown.  Lovely!
https://scontent-lga3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xal1/v/t1.0-9/12439045_768448433261400_4329411407531217168_n.jpg?oh=1202c84162f7fb9f5427a2e57acce9ac&oe=573FD30B

Have fun trying on crowns and tiaras to pick your favorite.


Jan 10, 2016

The Cardinal and the Holly (Amanda Lawford and Terry Christopher Castillo)

Terry Christopher Costillo just posted an Amanda Lawford cardinal piece on her 2 the Point Needlepoint Studio page on Facebook.  This was stitched by Joyce using Terry's stitch guide.  While Terry gets her new studio set up for classes, visit 2 the Point Needlepoint Studio on Facebook to see the guides she has available.

Jan 8, 2016

Cardinal Pair (Jennifer Brinley and Tony Minieri)

Marge just finished her lovely cardinals piece by Jennifer Brinley of Maggie, using Tony Minieri's stitch guide.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10205466725882879&set=gm.972048812872277&type=3&theater

Use the contact information on Tony's website to buy the guide from him.  It's not listed there--yet.
http://www.tonyminieri.com/maggie-guides

Jan 6, 2016

The Lady Caroler (Ridgewood)

Gretchen at Ridgewood Needlepoint has stitched a wonderful Victorian lady caroler (designer unknown) and is making the stitch guide available through the shop.  I don't know if more of the set is available but Ridgewood will be able to help you.
http://ridgewoodneedlepoint.blogspot.com/2015/12/caroler-gretchen-stitched-up-this.html

Jan 4, 2016

Cookies Plus Ribbons Equals Stitch Guides (River Silks and Enriched Stitch)

Linda has worked out how to use cookie cutter shapes and River Silks ribbons to create these charming "cookies" for holiday decorations.  Stitch guides and kits will be available from Enriched Stitch in early 2016.
http://astheneedleturns.com/its-beginning-to-look-a-lot-like-christmas/