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Oct 31, 2016

Wolfen (Leigh Designs and Chris Tirey)

Casey shows off her Leigh Designs' "Wolfen" Pumpkin on Facebook, stitched using a guide by Chris Tirey of Nimble Fingers in Houston, Texas.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10208947296136937&set=gm.1142795232464300&type=3&theater

Happy Halloween!

Oct 28, 2016

Carrow The Wicked Witch (Leigh Designs and Amy Bunger)

Kathy just posted a photograph on Facebook of her finished "Carrow" witch.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1797164840566984&set=gm.1176306499113173&type=3&theater

The canvas is by Leigh Designs from her Wicked series and the stitch guide by Amy Bunger.  You can pick up the guide and thread kit from Amy if you have the canvas already.  Or you can buy the canvas and guide from Amy and use your stash.
http://www.amybunger.com/f/Judi-Leigh.pdf


Oct 22, 2016

Lori Is Spooky Clever (Leigh Designs and Lori Carter) UPDATED

Lori Carter just finished her haunted house from Leigh Designs' Haunted Hill series.  Isn't it spooky?  And clever!  This is called "Ravens Road," by the way.  For obvious reasons!
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1345364678809244&set=gm.1172232536187236&type=3&theater

Lori's also working on "Witches Glen." Spooky!
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1362802457065466&set=gm.1190777374332752&type=3&theater

The stitch guide is available from Amy's Golden Strand.  It is brand new so it might not be up on the shop website yet.
http://www.amybunger.com/home.html



Oct 21, 2016

Lavender Peep (Machelle Somerville and Pat Miller) UPDATED

Pat the Needleart Nut has just finished a stitch guide for Machelle Somerville's darling Lavender Peep.  Spring doesn't get any more purple than this!
https://needleartnut.blogspot.com/2016/09/lavender-peep.html

Contact Pat for the guide and your favorite shop to pick up the purple bunny.  It also comes in yellow and pink in case a purple rabbit isn't what you prefer for next spring. Pat says she will do a thread kit as well if you are interested.
http://www.peacockalleyneedlepoint.com/machelle-somerville---.html

UPDATE:  Pat's finally finished the stitch guides for the yellow and the pink versions of this fun rabbit.
http://needleartnut.blogspot.com/2017/03/me-and-my-peeps-news.html

Oct 19, 2016

The Tooth Fairy (Artists Collection and Janeann Sleeman)

The Artists Collection posted a photograph of their new tooth fairy pillow for Destination Dallas.  This was stitched using a guide by Janeann Sleeman and beautifully finished by Pat Eaton.
https://www.facebook.com/artistscollection.needlepoint/photos/a.174416246093000.1073741829.174411102760181/549283905272897/?type=3&theater

Oct 17, 2016

Sherlock Movie Coaster (Melissa Prince and Gina Liuzzi)

Charlene has just finished stitching her Sherlock movie coaster from Melissa Prince Designs and posted a photograph on Facebook.  She used a stitch guide from Gina Liuzzi and it is fabulous!
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=310062446023811&set=gm.1143788385698318&type=3&theater

Oct 15, 2016

Derangements (Leigh Designs with Carolyn Taggart, Pat Miller and Sharon Quick)

Leigh Designs' new Halloween set of eight canvases for 2016 are call the Derangements.
http://www.leighdesigns.com/Grp522x.html

Each floral arrangement features a carnivorous plant and a Halloween themed vase.  Three come with stitch guides--Carolyn Taggart stitched the pumpkin bearing what looks a lot like the plant from Little Shoppe of Horrors, Pat Miller stitched the bog orchids growing out of the startled mummy vase...
https://needleartnut.blogspot.com/2016/09/malicious-mummy.html

 ...and Sharon Quick created the Venus fly traps in their black witch's cauldron.  Click on the thumbnail photo of the unstitched canvases to see the stitched models.

Happy Halloween!


Oct 13, 2016

Candy Corn for Halloween (Melissa Shirley and Cynthia Thomas)

Melissa Shirley just posted photographs on Facebook of five new stitched candy corn models from her line.  All were stitched by Cynthia Thomas with stitch guides now available
https://www.facebook.com/MelissaShirley.Needlepoint/photos/a.10150103192084252.304722.370199729251/10154521007624252/?type=3&theater

The superb finishing is by Cheryl Fulkerson.  You can see more of Cheryl's work on her website.
http://cherylsfinishing.com

Oct 11, 2016

Venice (Colors of Praise and David McCaskill)

Carol showed off her latest finish on Facebook--"Venice" from Colors of Praise, stitched mostly using David McCaskill's stitch guide.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/NeedlepointNation/permalink/1130164597060697/

Contact David via his Facebook page, Stitches on Wheels, to order the guide.  Your favorite shop can order the canvas for you.
https://www.facebook.com/Stitchesonwheels/


Oct 9, 2016

Santa on the Beach (Labors of Love and Mark Young)

Labors of Love's Mark Young has just finished the stitch guide for their beachy Santa stocking  This will be available at Destination Dallas 2016 in September.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10210900285729612&set=gm.1129397357137421&type=3&theater

Oct 8, 2016

Magnolias (Kirk and Hamilton with Pat Miller)

Pat Miller (also known as the Needleart Nut) has finished her gorgeous Kirk and Hamilton "Magnolias."  Isn't it lovely?!
https://needleartnut.blogspot.com/2016/10/magnolia-finish.html

https://needleartnut.blogspot.com/2016/11/magnolias-framed.html

The canvas is available from Kirk and Bradley (the new name for Kirk and Hamilton) and the stitch guide is available from Pat.  The link above tells you how to reach Pat to order the guide.  Here's the Kirk and Bradley website.  You can't order canvases from them yourself but your favorite shop can get it for you if they don't happen to have this in stock.
http://www.kirkandbradley.com/floral

Oct 7, 2016

Golden Pears (Melissa Shirley)

Melissa Shirley just announced a new stitch guide for her "Golden Pears" design--done by Melissa herself!  And she has posted all the pages of the guide on Facebook.  Use the side arrows to see what she did and where.
https://www.facebook.com/MelissaShirley.Needlepoint/photos/pcb.10154500775209252/10154500770449252/?type=3&theater

Melissa is very talented as a stitcher, as well as a designer.

Oct 5, 2016

Outside Owl (Eleanor Grosch and Ruth Schmuff)

I love this Eleanor Grosch owl design and the fact that Ruth Schmuff has written a guide for it just makes it more appealing.
http://www.notyourgrandmothersneedlepoint.com/2016/08/outside-owl-has-super-cool-sttichguide.html

Follow the link to order this from Ruth's shop.

Oct 3, 2016