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Nov 18, 2017

Nov 16, 2017

BeStitched Offers Video Stitch Guides

Due to popular demand, BeStitched is going to offer two of their video-enhanced stitch guides to the general public.  These were created for classes at the shop.  "Oz Girls" is a Sandra Vargas design distributed by Ruth Schmuff.
https://bestitchedneedlepointshop.com/products/oz-girls-digital-class-resources-stitch-guide-tutorial-vids

"Decisions, Decisions" is a Sandra Gilmore piece, distributed by Fleur de Paris.
https://bestitchedneedlepointshop.com/products/decisions-decisions-stitch-guide-and-video-links

Your favorite shop can order the canvases for you or you can ask BeStitched for the canvas and/or the threads listed in their guide.  There are plenty of options available!

Nov 14, 2017

The Barn Owl Ornament (Nenah Stone and Carolyn Hedge Baird)

Polly just finished this barn own from Brenda Stofft using Carolyn Hedge Baird's stitch guide.

Your favorite shop can order the canvas from Nenah Stone and of course you can get the guide from Carolyn.

Nov 12, 2017

Holiday Basket (Ewe and Eye plus Tony Minieri)

Meredith has finished her Holiday Basket from Ewe and Eye and Friends, using a Tony Minieri stitch guide.  Finishing was arranged by the Edwardian Needle.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1723242674383910&set=pcb.1536778586399294&type=3&theater&ifg=1


Nov 10, 2017

Palm Beach Lady (Barbara Russell and Tony Minieri)

Alice has finished her fabulous "Palm Beach Lady" using Tony Minieri's stitch guide.  The canvas is available from Rittenhouse Needlepoint who own the Barbara Russell line.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10213894947555562&set=gm.1536804233063396&type=3&theater&ifg=1

Nov 8, 2017

Julia's Gingerbread House (Julia's Needleworks and Tony Minieri)

Elizabeth has finished her gingerbread house (from Julia's Needleworks ) using Tony Minieri's stitch guide.  Use the right side arrow to see all three photographs of all the pieces.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10212122748922992&set=pcb.1534301963313623&type=3&theater&ifg=1

Looks good enough to eat!  Nice stitching, Elizabeth.

Nov 6, 2017

The Heartstrings Nativity Set (Heartstrings and Lea A. Peacock)

This twelve piece Nativity set is from Heartstrings, and was stitched by Lea Peacock.  The stitch guides are available from Lea.  Use the right side arrow to see all four photos of the set.  https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10210174618505479&set=pcb.1524104187666734&type=3&theater&ifg=1

Contact Lea via Facebook's Messenger service for further information about the guides.
https://www.facebook.com/lea.a.peacock

Nov 4, 2017

Enriched Stitch's Latest Stitch Guides

The October 2017 shop newsletter for Enriched Stitch shows off the latest stitch guides available from the shop from Becki Gebhardt, Suzie Vallerie. Aggie Aspinwall, and Mary Susan Muirhead.
http://astheneedleturns.com/october-newsletter/

Nov 3, 2017

The Gingerbreads (Leigh Designs)

Leigh Design's November Surprise release is a set of eight cute gingerbread men—all with stitch guides!
http://www.leighdesigns.com/Grp836x.html

They are small pieces on 18 count and fast to stitch.  If you want to "bake" gingerbread men for Christmas, click on the photo of the plain painted design and see what the talented team of Sandy Arthur, Pat Miller, Sharon Quick, Carolyn Taggart and Suzie Vallerie have come up with!  Here's what Suzie has to say about them.
http://astheneedleturns.com/ive-got-a-secret/

And here is a better look at Pat's gingerbread men.
http://needleartnut.blogspot.com/2017/11/gingerbreads.html




Nov 2, 2017

Tony Minieri Stitch Guides Sale

Tony Minieri's having a sale! Everything on his website, including the stitch guides currently listed on his website, are on sale starting yesterday and ending at 11:59 p.m. on November 8, 2017.  If you use the code EARLYBIRD2017 at checkout, you will receive twenty percent off.  Time to get that Tony guide you've been dithering over….
http://www.tonyminieri.com/stitch-thread-guides-1

Red Rooster (NM Arts and Julia Snyder)

Mickey just finished stitching Red Rooster (from NM Arts) using a stitch guide from Julia Snyder.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10212642737775478&set=gm.1517412701669216&type=3&theater&ifg=1

He says he picked up the canvas at Needle Orts.
http://www.needleorts.com

Oct 31, 2017

A Haunting We Will Go (Melissa Shirley Designs and Beverly Churchfield)

Melissa Shirley shows off Beverly Churchfield's finished model for "A Haunting We Will Go."
https://www.facebook.com/MelissaShirley.Needlepoint/photos/a.10150103192084252.304722.370199729251/10155905114849252/?type=3&theater

Contact Aristeia Needlepoint to pick up Beverly's guide and the threads.  You can also ask the shop to get you the canvas or your favorite store can order it from Melissa Shirley Designs.
https://www.aristeianeedlepoint.com

Oct 30, 2017

Abstract Reindeer for a Mod Christmas (Melissa Prince Designs and Patricia Sone)

Patricia Sone has updated her blog list of available stitch guides.  She's also included her latest piece, a wonderful abstract reindeer and bird for Christmas.  I think this might be available as a class.
http://patriciasone.blogspot.com/2017/09/modern.html


Oct 29, 2017

Oct 28, 2017

Halloween Fun with Brenda Stofft and Robin King

In celebration of Halloween. Robin has done three new Brenda Stofft guides for Brenda's "Witch on Pumpkin," "Black Cat" and "Dancing Witch."
http://needlepointstudyhall.blogspot.com/2017/10/3-new-halloween-brenda-stofft-stitch.html

Your favorite shop can order any of these canvases from Brenda Stofft while you can pick up the accompanying guide from Robin herself.  Just make sure you eat plenty of candy corn!

Oct 27, 2017

Robin Goes Southwestern

Robin King lists all the Southwestern guides she's done for Quail Run's shop and their Southwestern designs—and more!  Note that the newest designs won't be ready until after the September class Robin is doing there.
http://needlepointstudyhall.blogspot.com/2017/09/southwest-theme-stitch-guides-by-robin.html

The breadth of their designs is amazing and Robin can handle them all.


Oct 26, 2017

Zombie Tonic Bottle (Kirk and Bradley with Amy Bunger)

Kirk and Bradley (formerly Kirk and Hamilton) has added a fun new poison bottle to their collection and Amy Bunger's just finished a stitch guide for it.  You can see the canvas and the supplies and get a glimpse of the guide here.
https://www.facebook.com/189965167681135/photos/a.676354722375508.1073741830.189965167681135/1867312773279691/?type=3&theater

Oct 25, 2017

Blue Pots and Yellow Peony (JP Needlepoint and Tony Minieri)

Josie just finished her "Blue Pots and Yellow Peony" using Tony Minieri's stitch guide, except she didn't use ribbon for her peony, preferring a different look.  The canvas is from JP Needlepoint. Your favorite shop can order the canvas from JP for you while you get the guide from Tony's website.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10210280086984373&set=gm.1513811012029385&type=3&theater&ifg=1


Oct 24, 2017

Spooktacular! (Burnett and Bradley with Virginia Barney)

Virginia Barney shows off three new Halloween ornaments from Burnett and Bradley, all with her stitch guides included in the price of the canvas.  These can be ordered from Needlepoint.com.  Just follow the links.
http://stitchstyleblog.com/2017/10/something-spooktacular/

Oct 23, 2017

First Snow (Chris Roberts-Antieau, Maggie and Robin King)

Vicki has posted a photograph of her finished "First Snow" on Facebook.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10203758087748841&set=gm.1512227248854428&type=3&theater

The stitch guide is by Robin King and the Chris Roberts-Antieau design used to be available from Maggie but I think this canvas has been discontinued.


Oct 19, 2017

Pumpkin People (Shelly Tribbey and Gwendolyn Lander)

Gwendolyn Lander has written stitch guides for Shelly Tribbey's two Pumpkin People (H300 and H301).
http://shellytribbey.webflow.io/#Halloween

Contact Gwendolyn at gwendolynlander@Gmail.com to pick up copies of these guides.

Oct 17, 2017

Seahorses (dede Odgen and Meredith Willett)

Jennifer just finished her seahorses piece from dede.  She used a stitch guide by Meredith Willett.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10209814318536980&set=gm.1502724039804749&type=3&theater

Your favorite shop can order the canvas from Fleur de Paris and get the stitch guide from Meredith's shop, M's Canvashouse.
http://mscanvashouse.com



Oct 15, 2017

Oct 13, 2017

Fruit and Flowers Bowl (Diane Ulmer Pedersen and Amy Bunger)

This harvest "Fruit and Flowers Bowl" was just finished by Jan, using an Amy Bunger stitch guide.  You can get the canvas and guide from Amy Bunger's shop.  Or your favorite shop can order the canvas from Painted Pony and Amy will furnish the guide and threads.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1685249334826687&set=gm.1501281669948986&type=3&theater

Oct 11, 2017

Little Bird Designs Has Stitch Guides

Little Bird Designs is starting to release stitch guides for some of their lovely canvases.  
https://littlebirddesignsart.com/collections/stitch-guides

Here is a preview of more that are in the pipeline.  Your favorite shop can order their canvases and guides for you.
http://www.needlepointofnoreturn.com/so-many-stitch-guides-coming-soon/


Oct 9, 2017

Last Tango (Tapestry Fair and Tony Minieri)

Denise showed off her "Last Tango" on Facebook recently.  This piece is a Tapestry Fair design, based on Manuel Salas' artwork and stitched using a Tony Minieri stitch guide.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1946277768919977&set=gm.1500147430062410&type=3&theater&ifg=1

Oct 5, 2017

A Quiet Place (Linda Carter Holman, Melissa Shirley and Sherry Bray)

Sherry Bray has posted a photograph of her finished model of L. Carter Holman's "A Quiet Place."  This canvas is available from Melissa Shirley Designs.  Contact Sherry for her guide.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1569801149717031&set=gm.1398467203563767&type=3&theater

Oct 3, 2017

Robin King Does Zecca Stitch Guides

Robin King is starting to do short profiles of the stitch guides she's done on her blog.  The nice thing is Robin has photographs of some of the Zeccas she's guided all finished, too!  That is a wonderful touch.  We all know Robin does great guides that are very clear but we also love knowing exactly what we will get.  So go explore what Robin has done in collaboration with some lovely Zecca designs.
http://needlepointstudyhall.blogspot.com/2017/08/have-your-zen-moment-with-zecca.html


Oct 1, 2017

Free Guide for Pepperberry's Joy Snowman (Virginia Barney)

Virginia Barney just published a free stitch guide for this darling Pepperberry snowman on her blog.  If you don't have the canvas already, you can pick it up at Needlepoint.com (which is where Jinny works) or your favorite shop can order it from Pepperberry for you.
http://stitchstyleblog.com/2017/08/pepperberry-joy-snowman/


Sep 28, 2017

Little Mermaid (Mary Engelbreit and Mary Ann Davis)

Past Times Needlepoint has announced that the stitch guide for Mary Engelbreit's "Little Mermaid" is for sale at the shop.
https://www.pasttimesneedlepoint.com/collections/stitch-guides/products/little-mermaid-stitch-guide-by-mary-ann-davis-mary-engelbreit-canvas

The guide is from Mary Ann Davis, who owns the shop.  They can sell you the canvas or your favorite shop can order it from Painted Pony Designs which distributes Mary Engelbreit artwork on needlepoint canvas.

Danji's Holly Leaves

There are photos of some of Danji's new Holly Leaf holiday ornaments on Facebook.  These all come with free stitch guides, probably from Jill Rigoli.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10207388828119229&set=pcb.1484716984938788&type=3&theater


Sep 26, 2017

The Grizzly (Earth Art International and Jill Rigoli)

By the time you read this Jill Rigoli of Danji should have finished writing up her stitch guide for Earth Art International's "The Grizzly."
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10210111200758952&set=gm.1483638405046646&type=3&theater

Your favorite shop can order the canvas and guide from Danji, which distributes Earth Art International's work.



Sep 24, 2017

The Princess and the Pea (Tony Minieri)

This long Princess and the Pea canvas was stitched using Tony Minieri's stitch guide.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10155313746230041&set=gm.1482533848490435&type=3&theater

This was worked during classes with Tony at Edwardian Needle.  Check with the shop for the canvas and stitch guide.
http://theedwardianneedle.com



Sep 23, 2017

Touching Earth (L. Carter Holman and Patricia Sone)

Patricia Sone has posted a photograph of her beautiful "Touching Earth," from L. Carter Homan's artwork, distributed by Melissa Shirley Designs.  It is my favorite Linda Carter Holman piece and Patricia handled it magnificently.  Her stitch guide is available if you have this ready to go.
http://patriciasone.blogspot.com/2017/09/touching-earth.html

I understand Sherry Bray has done a stitch guide for this piece as well.  Contact either lady to pick up her guide.


Sep 20, 2017

Janice Holden Stitch Guides

Janice Holden Designs is a one-woman creative needle art operation.  Janice designs all sorts of things, from painted canvases to custom quilts to painted accent tables.  You can browse her creative pieces at her Etsy shop, Coastal Cottage Studio.  And there are stitch guides by Janice for some of her needlepoint canvases.  Have fun checking her out, particularly if you want something different from what you see in the homes of all your stitching friends.
https://www.etsy.com/shop/CoastalCottageStudio?ref=l2-about-shopname&section_id=19227274


Sep 18, 2017

Melissa Prince Guides from The Enriched Stitch

The Enriched Stitch loves Melissa Prince designs and have done stitch guides and kits for many of them.  Suzie has listed all the Melissa Prince models they have stitched which have guides available here on the shop blog.
http://astheneedleturns.com/melissa-prince-a-palooza/

Contact Enriched Stitch to pick up the guide and kit.
http://enrichedstitch.com


Dancing with the Stars - Tango (Julie Mar and Sharon Quick)

This lovely Julie Mar and Friends design has been beautifully stitched by Sharon Quick.  Contact Sharon via her Facebook page to get your own copy of her stitch guide.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1663379787059967&set=gm.1491201154290371&type=3


Sep 17, 2017

Hanging Birds (Zecca) UPDATED

Ruth Schmuff is turning Zecca's new Hanging Birds into kits with stitch guides using the stitches Karen Hennessy used as she stitched these beauties.  Karen owns Zecca so you know you are seeing the artist's vision for the threads and stitches.
http://www.notyourgrandmothersneedlepoint.com/2017/07/birds-more-birds.html

You can order the first pair on the Bedecked and Beaddazzled website. There are six birds but they come two to a canvas.  Ruth will sell the canvas, guide and/or thread kit, too.  The other two sets will be available from Ruth soon.
https://bedeckedandbeadazzled.com/product/2-birds-1/

UPDATE:  Pair number two!
http://www.notyourgrandmothersneedlepoint.com/2017/09/yes-more-birds.html


Sep 16, 2017

City of Lights and London Rooftops (Abigail Cecile and Becki Gebhart) UPDATED

Enriched Stitch just posted a group of photos of the Parisian landscape by Abigail Cecile that is called "City of Lights."  The canvas is available from the shop or your favorite store can order from Fleur de Paris who is Abigail's distributor.
http://astheneedleturns.com/the-city-of-lights/

It appears to be an amazing piece of stitching.  The stitch guide is available at the shop and the companion piece, "London," will be available as a guide shortly.
http://astheneedleturns.com/another-masterpiece/

UPDATE: Becki has finished the Rooftops of London.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1681985285167357&set=gm.1524496050960881&type=3&theater


Sep 15, 2017

Sun and Moon Phases (Brenda Kooler, CBK Needlepoint and Robin King)

Robin King proudly shows off a student's rendition of Brenda Kooler/CBK's "Sun and Moon Phases," stitched using Robin's guide.  Contact her to get a copy.
https://www.facebook.com/robin.king.562/posts/10213260964814917

Sep 14, 2017

Witchy Women UPDATED

The latest series from Leigh Designs, just released at Destination Dallas 2017, is "Witchy Women."  As Leigh herself puts it, "Elegantly mysterious, the sorceress practices her black magic, or white, as suits her mood. She's a Witchy Woman, altering anything in her path with a snap of her fingers!"
http://www.leighdesigns.com/Grp523x.html

As always with Leigh, there are eight designs in the series, and five have stitch guides already.  You can see the models by clicking on the photo of any witch with "stitch guide" under her picture.  Don't miss Circe's stunning silver jewelry and beaded cape (Pat Miller), Nyla's amazing blackwork skirt and shredded sleeves (Sharon Quick), Belladonna's astounding feathered headdress and beaded belt (Jane Wood*), Serafina's puffed sleeve jacket and amazing veiled hat (Suzie Vallerie), or Drusilla's amazing robe with beaded trim.  Each is gorgeous!

Your favorite shop can order these from Leigh Designs and get the stitch guide there as well, assuming that there is one for your favorite Witchy.

*Note that Belladonna is my stitching,  Just FYI.  We do full disclosure here!

UPDATE:  Here's a better look at Circe' who has the lovely purple gown.
http://needleartnut.blogspot.com/2017/09/circe.html

UPDATE #2:  Here's a better look at Serafina, particularly her detailed beading.
http://astheneedleturns.com/meet-serafina/


Sep 11, 2017

Skunk with Amaryllis (Scott Church Creative and Julia Snyder)

Gloria has posted a photograph of her finished "Skunk with Amaryllis" by Scott Church, distributed by CBK.  This cutie was stitched using a Julia Snyder stitch guide.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10203658558061106&set=gm.1500828413327645&type=3&theater&ifg=1

Gloria says that Needle Orts in Alamonte Springs, Florida has the guide available.
http://www.needleorts.com


Sep 10, 2017

Woodland Fox (Jennifer Brinley, Maggie and Gina Liuzzi)

The lovely fox wearing a red scarf from Jennifer Brinley at Maggie has been stitched using Gina Liuzzi's stitch guide and a photo posted on Facebook by Charlene.  Nice job!
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=467219700308084&set=gm.1462267747183712&type=3&theater

Contact Gina about the guide and/or canvas at A Stitch In Time Needlework.
http://www.needlepoint-knitting.com

Sep 8, 2017

Sep 3, 2017

Ginger (Rachel Donley and Erin Clark)

Erin has just finished up Rachel Donley's "Ginger" and she is fabulous!

Erin Clark's stitch guide is available.  Contact her via her Facebook page or contact Rachel Donley Designs for the guide.  Erin is starting to work on the boy version of this canvas and there will be a guide available for that, too.  


Aug 25, 2017

4th of July Patchwork Star (Fancy Carole and Gina Luizzi)

Just learned there is a Gina Luizzi stitch guide for Fancy Carole's "Fourth of July Patchwork Star."
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=471601509869903&set=p.471601509869903&type=3&theater

You can get the guide from Gina herself by using her Facebook page or by contacting A stitch in Time Needlework in California.

Aug 23, 2017

Imagine (Laurel Burch, Danji and Tony Minieri)

Tony Minieri Designs just posted a finished "Imagine" from the creative mind of Laurel Burch on Facebook.  This was stitched by Sarah using Tony's guide.
https://www.facebook.com/tonyminieridesigns/photos/pcb.1120289351404551/1120289154737904/?type=3&theater

Your favorite shop can order this canvas from Danji and you can pick up the guide from Tony himself.

Aug 21, 2017

Chaise Lounge and Chandelier (Shelly Tribbey)

Garden Gate Needlepoint shows off Shelly Tribbey's canvas of a chaise lounge and chandelier.  This was stitched using Shelly's stitch guide.  Your favorite shop can order the canvas and guide straight from Shelly herself.  Use the right arrow to see five more closeups of this beauty.
https://www.facebook.com/gardengateneedlepoint/photos/pcb.1828778800472317/1828778447139019/?type=3&theater

Aug 19, 2017

Squid and Whale (Charley Harper and Laura Taylor)

Laura Taylor's stitch guide for Charley Harper's "Squid and Whale" is now available for both the 13 count and 18 count version of this classic design.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10212043247468783&set=gm.1433955753348245&type=3&theater

Your local shop can order the canvas and guide for you (The Meredith Collection has the rights to distribute Charley Harper designs) or you can email Laura at Laura@LauraTaylorAtHome.com if you have the canvas tucked away at the bottom of your sea of stash already.

Aug 18, 2017

Barbara's Bunnies (Barbara's Needlepoint and Angie)

Barbara's Needlepoint has some lovely custom rabbit designs, and many of these come with Angie's stitch guides.   Call the shop or contact them via their Facebook page for more details.
https://www.facebook.com/107558659287177/photos/pcb.1513528228690206/1513526235357072/?type=3&theater


Aug 16, 2017

Yellow Pumpkin Barn (Mary E. Charles, Painted Pony and Lynn Elbert plus Sharon Quick)

Lynn has just finished stitching the model for Mary Charles' "Yellow Pumpkin Barn."  Her stitch guide is now available.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1470082189740238&set=p.1470082189740238&type=3&theater

Contact Lynn via her Facebook page.  Sharon Quick also has a guide for this piece which you can get by contacting her.  Here is her model.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1623192957745317&set=gm.1455404277870059&type=3&theater

The design can be ordered by your favorite shop from Painted Pony Designs.
https://www.facebook.com/lynn.elbert

Aug 15, 2017

Mr. and Mrs. Claus (Labors of Love and Nilguin Gencsoy)

Carol just posted photographs of her Mr. and Mrs. Claus (designs by Labors of Love) on Facebook.  She used a stitch guide by Nilguin Gencsoy of Always Stitching in Fort Lauderdale. 
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1413631998730953&set=gm.1472855742791579&type=3&theater

I'm sorry I don't have contact information for either Nilguin Gencsoy or Always Stitching, which doesn't appear to have a website.


Aug 12, 2017

Robin King Patriotic Update

Robin King has updated her blog with a series of newly available guides, all with a patriotic theme.  There is a class listed as well.  Robin teaches a lot and usually after the class the guide is available.
http://needlepointstudyhall.blogspot.com/2017/07/happy-july-4th.html

This isn't the complete list, of course.  Check the tab labeled "Stitch Guides by Robin King" just under the header on her blog to see what treats Robin has tucked away for your stitching pleasure.

Aug 10, 2017

Pumpkins (Mary Lake-Thompson and Patricia Sone)

Susanne just finished her "Pumpkins" using a guide by Patricia Sone.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1662940343717519&set=gm.1446462812097539&type=3&theater

This is a Mary Lake-Thompson design, available from Melissa Shirley.  You may be able to get the guide from Melissa as well.  Just ask Patricia Sone where the best place to pick it up is.

Aug 8, 2017

The Girls from Oz (Sandra Vargas and Ruth Schmuff)

Sandra Vargas has redone her Girls from Oz into six little portraits, each with their own Ruth Schmuff stitch guide.
http://www.notyourgrandmothersneedlepoint.com/2017/07/follow-yellow-brick-road.html

These are available from Ruth's shop. Just follow the links to have your own Wizard of Oz set.


Aug 7, 2017

The Black Swan (Ellen Giggenbach and Eleanor Marquis)

The latest stitch guide from Bedecked and Beaddazzled is for Ellen Giggenbach's "The Black Swan."  
http://www.notyourgrandmothersneedlepoint.com/2017/07/the-black-swan-by-ellen-giggenbach.html

This canvas is distributed by Ruth's shop and Eleanor Marquis' stitch guide comes with the canvas.  Of course the shop will kit it out for you if your stash isn't the size of Texas.    Contact Bedecked and Beaddazzled for more information.
https://bedeckedandbeadazzled.com/product/black-swan/

Aug 6, 2017

Santa and his Sleigh (Liz, Tapestry Tent and Diane Bosworth)

Margie has just finished her Liz stocking showing Santa in his sleigh.  This was done using a stitch guide by Diana Bosworth.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10213609979071931&set=gm.1441390075938146&type=3&theater

You can pick up the guide from The French Knot in Texas and the canvas is available for order by your favorite shop from Susan Roberts.
http://www.thefrenchknot.com/x-s-tap1.htm

Aug 4, 2017

Boo (Melissa Shirley and Cynthia Stroud Pigg)

The Melissa Shirley "Boo" sign has a stitch guide by Cynthia Pigg of Fancy Stitches in Texas.  Here is Kathy's version, all made up at Marlene's.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10211163846165225&set=pcb.1439031636173990&type=3&theater

Contact the shop to pick up the guide and the canvas if you don't have it already.
http://www.fancystitches.com

Aug 2, 2017

Cat with Yarn Ball Flowers (April Murphy, Maggie and Cynthia Thomas) UPDATED

April Murphy's "Intoxicating Bouquet"  has been beautifully stitched by Cynthia Thomas.  The guide will be available shortly.  Your favorite shop can order from Maggie, who distributes April's artwork on needlepoint canvas.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1611908612160760&set=gm.1436179843125836&type=3&theater

UPDATE:  Here it is framed with a Deux Bijoux Bijoux custom frame.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1225204590912760&set=a.135910299842200.20063.100002696911031&type=3&theater

Jul 30, 2017

Eleven New Guides from Ruth Schmuff

Ruth Schmuff has done another of her famous embellishment weekends.  There were eleven new canvases this time, which means eleven new guides.  There won't be full photos of any of these until the eleven stitchers finish them, but you can get a glimpse of Ruth's plans here.  It's fun to browse with the bonus that you may fall in love with one of the designs.  Have fun!
http://www.notyourgrandmothersneedlepoint.com/2017/06/embellishment-extravaganza.html

http://www.notyourgrandmothersneedlepoint.com/2017/06/extravaganza-part-two.html


Jul 28, 2017

The Pink Chaise Lounge (Shelly Tribbey)

Garden Gate Needlepoint just posted photographs on Facebook of a charming pink chaise lounge chair from Shelly Tribbey.  The stitch guide is by Shelly as well. I don't know if it comes with the canvas but Garden Gate can tell you.
https://www.facebook.com/gardengateneedlepoint/photos/pcb.1766570566693141/1766569723359892/?type=3&theater

Jul 26, 2017

Autumn Silhouette (MAP Designs and Sharon Quick)

Sharon Quick has just finished the stitch guide for "Autumn Silhouette."  Her guide is available from her directly and your favorite shop can order the lovely fall tree straight from MAP Designs.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1577496215648325&set=a.787931307938157.1073741829.100001638852053&type=3&theater

Jul 23, 2017

Heart Mermaid (Mary Engelbreit and Mary Ann Davis)

Mary Ann Davis of Past Times Needlepoint posted progress photos on her "Heart Mermaid," a Mary Engelbreit design.  
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1573867762637174&set=gm.1432831940127293&type=3&theater

Mary Ann is writing a stitch guide for this.  Contact her at the shop to pick up a copy.  If you don't have a favorite shop, Mary Ann can also get the canvas for you from Painted Pony Designs, Mary Engelbreit's distributor.
https://www.pasttimesneedlepoint.com



Jul 22, 2017

Challah Cover (Sew Much Fun)

Norma's lovely challah cover is a design by Sew Much Fun, with Cindy Saltzman's (co-owner of Sew Much Fun) stitch guide.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10155678069699245&set=gm.1414682528608901&type=3&theater

Contact Sew Much Fun for the canvas and guide.

Jul 21, 2017

Jul 20, 2017

Susan Roberts' Nutcracker (Pat Dettman)

Pat Dettman's stitch guide was used to stitch this awesome thirty inch tall Santa nutcracker from Susan Roberts.  Thanks for posting your photo, Bettie.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10209728014265156&set=gm.1414550975288723&type=3&theater

Jul 19, 2017

Angelika (Otto Agular and Pat Miller) UPDATED

Pat Miller's stitch guide for the Otto Agular portrait of "Angelika" is ready!  Look at those feathers!
http://needleartnut.blogspot.com/2017/07/angelika-stitch-guide.html

You can contact Pat to get her guide and your favorite shop can order the canvas for you from Purple Palm, which distributes Otto's artwork on needlepoint canvases.

UPDATE:  Angelika is back from the framer's.  She's gorgeous.
https://needleartnut.blogspot.com/2017/08/angelika-is-framed.html


Jul 18, 2017

New Colonial Needle Rounds and Mary Engelbreit Flower (Summer 2017)

Cynthia Thomas has posted photographs of five new rounds from SOS/Colonial Needle meant for the Lee round leather items and a new whimsical flower design from Mary Engelbreit/Painted Pony Designs.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1587437021274586&set=pcb.1413466048730549&type=3&theater

The canvases and guides are available from Colonial and Painted Pony.  Use the right side arrow in the photo to see them all.

Jul 16, 2017

Hagatha (Melissa Shirley and Amy Bunger)

Jeanne posted a photo of the front of her Hagatha witch on Facebook, stitched using a guide from Amy Bunger.  
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10213479515606234&set=gm.1413160632094424&type=3&theater

This is a double-sided Halloween design from Melissa Shirley.  Your favorite shop can order the canvas from Melissa.  If you want Amy's guide, you will have to buy the canvas and/or the thread kit from her before she will sell you the guide.

Jul 14, 2017

Cowgirl Princess (J. Joyner and Robin King)

Nicolle showed off her finished "Cowgirl Princess" sign on Facebook.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10210941539147404&set=gm.1412754995468321&type=3&theater

The design is by J. Joyner and the stitch guide was written by Robin King.

Jul 13, 2017

FIsh Your (Thread) Stash (Finger Step Designs)

Finger Step Designs has a lovely ocean canvas with colorful fish that comes with a stitch guide, written to let you practice fancy stitches using threads from your stash.  It's a great introduction to thread substitutions.
http://nimbleneedlenj.com/product/fish-your-thread-stash/

Jul 12, 2017

Fishful Thinking (Charley Harper's Wife and Leona Cole)

Dee shows off her "Fishful Thinking" piece on Facebook, stitched using Leona Cole's guide.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1244429215682962&set=pcb.1406539096089911&type=3&theater

This design was created by Charley Harper's wife, Edie Harper, and the canvas is distributed by The Meredith Collection. The bubbles on the left were painted out and pearls and Swarovski crystals substituted.  Contact Leona to pick up a copy of her guide.


Jul 10, 2017

Sky Spirits (Laurel Burch and Laura Taylor)

Nancy just finished her gorgeous "Sky Spirits," featuring a canvas from Laurel Burch and stitched beautifully following Laura Taylor's stitch guide.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=660574604127353&set=gm.1403244899752664&type=3&theater

The canvas is available from Danji, who distribute Laurel Burch's artwork on needlepoint canvas. Contact Laura Taylor to pick up the guide.


Jul 8, 2017

Hippity Hop (Sandra Gilmore and Laura Perin)

Bunny canvas collectors rejoice!  Laura Perin is starting to stitch Sandra Gilmore's "Hippity Hop." A stitch guide will be available through Sandra Gilmore's distributor, Fleur de Paris, or you can order the guide from Laura if you have the canvas already.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1587287521312451&set=gm.1401441343266353&type=3&theater

Jul 5, 2017

Good Harbor Needlepoint Has Stitch Guides in Stock

The shop has posted photos of the stitch guides they have in stock on their Facebook page.
https://www.facebook.com/GoodHarborNeedlepoint/photos/pcb.1450981718281028/1450981604947706/?type=3&theater

Guides are for Raymond Crawford's "Wicked" (Anne Thornton), Needle Deeva's "Fall Basket" (Suzie Vallerie at Enriched Stitch), Needle Deeva's "Holiday House" (Owl Stitchery),  Sandra Gilmore's "Bun Bun" (Patricia Sone), Mary Engelbreit's "Flower Pot" (also from Patricia Sone), Leigh Designs' "Champagne Glass" (Sharon Quick), and Melissa Shirley's "Saguaro Table" (Laura Taylor).

Jul 4, 2017

Jul 3, 2017

Decisions, Decisions (Sandra Gilmore and Joan at PFOS) UPDATED

Joan at Pocket Full of Stitches (fondly known as PFOS here in Chilly Hollow) has written a stitch guide for Sandra Gilmore's fun "Decisions, Decisions."
http://pocketfullofstitches.blogspot.com/2017/06/decisions-decisions.html

Joan is now stitching this new Halloween piece so the shop blog showed off some progress photos.  If you want to join in the fun, contact Pocket Full of Stitches.
http://pfos.com

UPDATE:  Marina Perna also has a stitch guide for this fun Halloween piece.  Contact Stitch by Stitch in Larchmont, NY to get Marina's guide.
https://www.facebook.com/stitchbystitchlarchmont/photos/a.295409377174813.67440.175899759125776/1416613405054399/?type=3&theater


Jul 2, 2017

Lagoon with Mermaid (Labors of Love and Robin King)

Adrienne just posted a photo of her finished lagoon and mermaid from Labors of Love on Facebook.  She stitched this using a Robin King stitch guide.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10213080251630940&set=gm.1393949520682202&type=3&theater

Jun 30, 2017

Floral Kimono Tapestry (Joy Juraez and Tony Minieri)

Kathy just posted this fabulous Joy Juarez kimono on Facebook.  She used a Tony Minieri stitch guide.  Your favorite shop can order the canvas from Fleur de Paris and you can pick up the guide from Tony Minieri.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1899604240323043&set=gm.1390444864366001&type=3&theater

Jun 29, 2017

Two New Stitch Guides by Mary Legallet

Mary Legallet has finished two stitch guides for Bedecked and Beaddazzled that are now available from the shop.   One is Emma Williams' "Passion Flower and Birds" and the other is Zecca's "Royal Peeps."  Lovely!
http://myemail.constantcontact.com/New-Melissa-Shirley-and-Zecca-Stitchguides-.html?soid=1010963531878&aid=HOVaN-fCvwM

Jun 28, 2017

Love You More Updates Website

Love You More has updated their website and as part of their makeover, they now add "SGA " which stands for Stitch Guide Available to any photo of a canvas that has a stitch guide!  You will have to look at the design pages, though, and I don't know if the stitch guides come with the canvas or cost extra.  This isn't available for photos on the home page.  Still, it's a nice touch.
https://www.loveyoumorenpt.com/home.html


Jun 27, 2017

Twirling on the Beach (Patti Mann and Connie Glenn Camp)

Connie Glenn Camp just finished this darling little girl twirling on the beach.  Canvas by Patti Mann. Contact Connie's shop, Nashville Needleworks, for the stitch guide and/or canvas.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10209176777202318&set=gm.1386860414724446&type=3&theater

http://nashvilleneedleworks.com

Jun 26, 2017

Green Parrot (Labors of Love and Pam Lemire)

Pam Lemire at Needlepoint by Pam has just finished the model for the green parrot from Labors of Love.
https://www.facebook.com/1435914290056530/photos/a.1536255610022397.1073741831.1435914290056530/1816711695310119/?type=3&theater

Bird fanciers can pick up the guide by contacting Pam on her Facebook page.  The canvas can be ordered by your favorite shop.
https://www.facebook.com/Needlepoint-by-Pam-1435914290056530/


Jun 25, 2017

Bird Houses (JP Needlepoint and Mary Ellen Winnicki)

Stitch by Stitch Larchmont just posted a photo of the framed version of JP Needlepoint's Bird Houses.  Mary Ellen Winnicki did the stitch guide and the model.  Contact the shop if you want Mary Ellen's guide.
http://www.stitchbystitchneedlepoint.com/single-post/2017/05/07/Look-at-the-great-framing-for-Madalenas

http://www.stitchbystitchneedlepoint.com



Jun 24, 2017

The Whale (Renaissance Designs and Sherry Bray)

Sherry Bray posted this great ocean canvas on Facebook.  The design is from Renaissance Designs and I think Sherry did the stitch guide.  The canvas can be ordered by your favorite shop and the guide is available from Queen Anne Stitches.  They don't have a website, but you can send them a message on their Facebook page.
https://www.facebook.com/stitchedbysherrybray/photos/a.385019758354340.1073741827.385013598354956/694053294117650/?type=3&theater

Jun 23, 2017

SeaHorse (Earth Art International, Danji and Jill Rigoli)

Danji posted their recently finished model of Earth Art International's "SeaHorse" on Facebook.
https://www.facebook.com/DanjiDesigns/photos/a.511016005601490.1073741829.510093142360443/1301230013246748/?type=3&theater

The canvas is available from Danji now and the stitch guide will be available from them shortly.

Jun 21, 2017

Victorian Children (Melissa Shirley and Needle Works)

The Needle Works in Austin has posted three of Melissa Shirley's Victorian Children canvases complete with stitch guides to their shop website.  I think the guides were done by the shop although it is difficult to tell.  Girl in Blue Coat--
http://www.theneedleworks.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=13655&osCsid=iqa330uqknc01tta4vmiqbodg6

Boy with Wreath and Tree--
http://www.theneedleworks.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=13654&osCsid=iqa330uqknc01tta4vmiqbodg6

Girl with Snowball--
http://www.theneedleworks.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=13653&osCsid=iqa330uqknc01tta4vmiqbodg6

As I write this all three are out of stock but I am hoping that just means they have to wait for more of the canvases to arrive from Melissa Shirley Designs.  Contact Needle Works for help.


Jun 19, 2017

Jeweled Evening Bag (Lani and Susan Portra)

Jeanne is justifiably proud of her evening purse from Lani, stitched using a guide from Susan Portra.  Your favorite shop can order the canvas from Lani (I think it is Jeweled Evening Bag EB-3a) and you can contact Susan herself for her guide.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10213185572777847&set=gm.1384691388274682&type=3&theater


Jun 18, 2017

Sandra Gilmore and Tony Minieri Stitch Guides from Stitch By Stitch

Stitch by Stitch in Larchmont, NY posted thumbnail images of Sandra Gilmore canvases for which they have stitch guides.  The article also shows off their available Tony Minieri stitch guides.
http://www.stitchbystitchneedlepoint.com/single-post/2017/06/10/Stitch-Guides-for-Sandra-Gilmore-Trunk-Show

I don't know who authored the guides or what the finished pieces look like.  Check with the shop for help.
http://www.stitchbystitchneedlepoint.com

Jun 17, 2017

Jun 15, 2017

Ham and Kip (Vicki Sawyer and Angie)

Angie at Barbara's Needlepoint has finished the stitch guide for Vicki Sawyer's charming "Ham and Kip."
https://www.facebook.com/107558659287177/photos/a.471227749586931.100490.107558659287177/1439047866138243/?type=3&theater&notif_t=notify_me_page&notif_id=1493672830159028

The canvas can be ordered from Melissa Shirley Designs by your favorite shop or you can ask Barbara's Needlepoint for help getting the canvas when you order the guide from them.  The shop doesn't have a website but they have a Facebook page.

Jun 14, 2017

Sunflowers in Vase (Melissa Prince Designs and Robin King)

Quail Run just posted a photograph on Facebook of a Melissa Prince design stitched in a Robin King class at the shop.  It turned out great!
https://www.facebook.com/QuailRunNeedlework/photos/a.339586356091534.93299.326583717391798/1482556408461184/?type=3&theater

Here's another view.
https://www.facebook.com/341998565857547/photos/a.483193291738073.108396.341998565857547/1504086709648721/?type=3&theater

Your favorite shop (or Quail Run) can order the canvas for you from Melissa Prince Designs and Robin will happily furnish the guide.

Jun 13, 2017

My Hood (Machelle Somerville and Pat Miller)

Pat just finished stitching the model of Machelle Somerville's "My Hood" in the pinks and purples version.  This piece is a master class on stitches useful for buildings.  Pat used eighteen different stitches on the houses with twenty-nine different threads to create texture. This is a great guide just to have if you stitch lots of architectural stitches.
http://needleartnut.blogspot.com/2017/04/the-hood-is-finished.html

The canvas and stitch guide are available from Fleur de Paris which distributes Machelle's designs.  Or you can get the guide only directly from Pat if you have the canvas already.
http://needleartnut.blogspot.com/2017/05/my-hoodpinks-purples.html


Jun 11, 2017

A Couple of Friends (Zecca and Ruth Schmuff)

Karen Hennessy created "A Couple of Friends" for a spring retreat at Bedecked and Beaddazzled.  Ruth Schmuff did the stitch guide.  The canvas and guide is available at the shop in case you need whimsy and birds in your life.  Not to mention a good time!
http://www.notyourgrandmothersneedlepoint.com/2017/05/a-couple-of-friends.html

Threads and the rest are extra.
https://bedeckedandbeadazzled.com/product/a-couple-of-friends/

Jun 9, 2017

The Penguin and the Umbrella (dede Odgen and Sally London)

Are you a penguin lover?  Then this little bird out for a stroll in the rain is for you.  It's been beautifully stitched by Sally London of Rainbow Gallery and the stitch guide will come with the canvas.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10208839339291889&set=gm.1375175969226224&type=3&theater

Your favorite shop can order dede's canvases from Fleur de Paris, which is her distributor.


Jun 7, 2017

Guides from Queen Anne Stitches

Because Queen Anne Stitches doesn't have a website, just a Facebook page, it can be difficult for people who don't live near Santa Clarita, California to know just what the shop has to offer.
https://www.facebook.com/Queen-Anne-Stitches-Needlepoint-150442344989761/

Fortunately, I've run across several Facebook photos of pieces finished using Queen Anne Stitches guides.  Here is a Melissa Shirley floral, guide by Heide Bontempo.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1680146318664028&set=pcb.1371163556294132&type=3

This tree with birds is from Birds of a Feather, guide by Sherry Bray.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1680191901992803&set=gm.1371196282957526&type=3&theater

Thanksgiving Parade, from Susan Roberts, was stitched using a Sherry Bray stitch guide.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1680199835325343&set=pcb.1371209109622910&type=3

Here is a 3-D pig from Tapestry Fair, using a Sherry Bray guide.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1680203765324950&set=pcb.1371213126289175&type=3

Contact the shop about getting these guides.

Jun 5, 2017

The Blessing Tree (Sundance Designs Needlepoint)

Galia just posted her finished and framed "Blessing Tree" on Facebook.  The canvas and stitch guide are both from Sundance.  Use the left side arrow for a closeup peek.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1679543562057637&set=pcb.1370652613011893&type=3&theater

Jun 3, 2017

Stitch Guides from Flying Needle

The Flying Needle in Florida has added a page of available stitch guides to their website.  Some of the available guides are from Lee Cox but I don't know if they all are.
https://theflyingneedles.com/pages/stitching-guides

Sirena De Tu Corazon (Lulu My Pink Turtle and Lee Cox)

A very sharp-eyed Carolyn Hedge Baird spotted this charming mermaid at Flying Needles in Florida when she was there to teach.  The canvas, called Sirena De Tu Corazon,  is from Lulu My Pink Turtle, distributed by Ruth Schmuff.
https://www.facebook.com/nestndlpt/photos/pcb.1490183904359557/1490183871026227/?type=3&theater

Your favorite shop can order this from Ruth or you can talk to Flying Needles about getting the canvas and Lee's guide.
https://theflyingneedles.com

Jun 2, 2017

Summer Sips (Leigh Designs, Sandy Arthur, Pat Miller, Sharon Quick and Carolyn Taggart) UPDATED

Need a summer pick-me-up?  Leigh Designs just released their new "Summer Sips" series.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10211642822100568&set=gm.1411459408931213&type=3&theater

All eight are on view at the Leigh Designs website, and four have stitch guides available from the usual party animals—Sandy Arthur, Pat Miller, Sharon Quick and Carolyn Taggart!
http://www.leighdesigns.com/Grp811x.html

UPDATE:  Here's another view of Pat's "Strawberry Daiquiri."
http://needleartnut.blogspot.com/2017/06/strawberry-daiquiri.html

To see the finished models, click on any photo that has "Stitch Guide" written under it.  Anyone seen the cabana boys?  I need a mojito!

Jun 1, 2017

Best Friends (Love You More and Laura Taylor)

Louise's Needlework just posted "Best Friends, " which shows a lady and her peacock, on Facebook.  The stitch guide is from Laura Taylor while the design is from Amy Jo Design/Love You More.  Your favorite shop can order the canvas or you can ask Louise's Needlework to help you with the stitch guide and canvas (second link below).
https://www.facebook.com/LouisesNeedlework/photos/a.1441184729245957.1073741977.105515282812915/1459481927416237/?type=3&theater

http://www.louisesneedlework.com


May 31, 2017

High Tea (Ann Kagi for Patti Mann and Pat Miller)

If you like fancy hats and ladies, you'll love "High Tea" from Ann Kagi for Patti Mann Designs.
https://needleartnut.blogspot.com/2017/04/high-tea-stitch-guide_18.html

Pat Miller (AKA the Needleart Nut) has written a guide for this cutie.  Contact Pat for the guide and have your favorite shop order the canvas from Patti Mann.


May 29, 2017

Oh Joy (Kate Dickerson and Patti Filshie Hoffman)

Patti Filshie Hoffman just posted her "Oh Joy" Christmas sign (design by Kate Dickerson) on Facebook.  Your favorite shop can order the canvas from Kate Dickerson for you.  Contact Patti (second link below) to pick up her stitch guide or leave a message for her at The Enriched Stitch in Connecticut.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10211737737946491&set=gm.1365178870225934&type=3&theater

https://www.facebook.com/patti.f.hoffmann

May 27, 2017

Under Cover (Pater Adderly, Maggie and Tony Minieri)

Trudy just posted this darling dogs piece (with one cat hiding in the midst of dogs) on Facebook.  It was stitched using a Tony Minieri stitch guide.  The canvas is from Peter Adderly and distributed by Maggie.  You can get the guide from Tony's website.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=746069568924585&set=gm.1364758000268021&type=3&theater

May 26, 2017

Angel with Tree (Melissa Shirley and Jane Wood)



The stitch guide for Melissa Shirley's Angel with Tree, one of a series of angels available as stand ups, stockings or round ornaments, is ready!  Your favorite shop can order the canvas from Melissa Shirley Designs…
http://melissashirleydesigns.com/galsearch/index.cgi?index=1430178336_7822&col=

…and I will happily sell you the stitch guide!

The guide for her as a stand up can be used for the stocking and ornament as well, although you'll have to add holly leaves, a name and ornate snowflakes to the stocking on your own.  Thanks, Melissa.  She's a darling angel, as are her sisters.

May 25, 2017

Hal O' Ween (Labors of Love and Carolyn Taggart)

Do you want to stitch something special for October? Then take a good look at Hal O' Ween from Labors of Love, beautifully stitched by Carolyn Taggart.  From the tip of his green top hat to his watch fob and mismatched pants to his great jacket and greater umbrella, Hal is a fashion plate ready to answer your door Halloween.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1358990504179300&set=a.372975306114163.85648.100002050898828&type=3&theater

Your favorite shop can order Hal from Labors of Love for you.  To pick up Carolyn's guide, email her or send a message via Facebook.

May 23, 2017

Old Fashioned Tree (Raymond Crawford and Michele Herron)

Raymond Crawford's "Old Fashioned Tree" has been beautifully stitched by Michele Herron of the Bristly Thistle.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1497912716888566&set=gm.1362101790533642&type=3&theater

Your favorite shop can order the canvas for you.  Contact Michele at The Bristly Thistle to pick up the stitch guide.
https://www.bristlythistle.com


May 22, 2017

Charley Harper and Tony Minieri

Stitch by Stitch in Larchmont, NY is having a Charley Harper trunk show, so their latest e-newsletter shows off the canvases available. At the very bottom of the article there is a photo montage of all the Charley Harper canvases that have Tony Minieri stitch guides.
http://www.stitchbystitchneedlepoint.com/so/3LmYaxrK?cid=68bf7f60-0c49-4a61-b2cc-4a9944579072#/main

You can call the shop to order or your favorite shop can pick up Charley Harper canvases from The Meredith Collection, which distributes his designs now.  Then you can ask Tony Minieri himself for a guide from those shown above.


May 21, 2017

Little Red Riding Hood (Julia Snyder and Ruth Schmuff)

Ruth Schmuff and Julia Snyder have collaborated in a stitch guide for Ruth's design "Little Red Riding Hood."  This is one of a series of updated fairy tale canvases which are charming and fun.  And the threads Ruth has assembled look like a blast!
http://www.notyourgrandmothersneedlepoint.com/2017/04/little-red-riding-hood.html


May 20, 2017

May 19, 2017

Western Santa (Past Times Needlepoint)

This gorgeous Western Santa is from Tapestry Tent and can be ordered from Susan Roberts.  The stitch guide is from Past Times Needlepoint. You can get it from the shop.  However, I am pretty sure they won't throw in a rattlesnake skin….
https://renegadeneedlepointer.com/2017/04/10/long-haired-boys/

https://www.pasttimesneedlepoint.com

First time I ever added THAT disclaimer to a posting here!


May 17, 2017

Snowfall (J&J Graphics and Carol Skill)




Hingham Square Needlepoint announced they are selling Carol Skill's stitch guide for the lovely New England winter scene from J&J Graphics called "Snowfall."
http://www.hinghamsquareneedlepoint.com

Contact the shop if you want to pick up the canvas or the guide—or both!

May 15, 2017

Bird on Teal (Ellen Giggenbach and Ruth Schmuff

Ruth Schmuff has finished a stitch guide for Ellen Giggenbach's "Bird on Teal."  I don't have a model for you to see but Ruth laid out all the supplies on the canvas, so I can tell you it combines beads, metallics, specialty fibers, silks and Ruth's unique overdyed Color Dreams floche.
http://www.notyourgrandmothersneedlepoint.com/2017/04/springtime.html

If you need a shot of birdsong in your life, contact Ruth's shop to order.  The stitch guide comes with the canvas.  The threads and such are extra.
https://bedeckedandbeadazzled.com/product/bird-on-teal/

May 13, 2017

Ikat Blue Mini (Needlepoint For Fun)

Needlepoint for Fun has a free stitch guide for their Ikat canvas on their website.  
http://www.needlepoint-for-fun.com/needlepoint-tapestry-canvas-design.htm

The canvas is color printed, not hand painted, but this makes it an inexpensive alternative for learning to follow a stitch guide.
http://www.needlepoint-for-fun.com/shop/c/p/Ikat-Blue-Mini-x4090634.htm

Plus, NP for Fun shows you how to frame it!  This makes it an affordable and fun project for those who want to try a little Do It Yourself.

May 11, 2017

The Steampunk Fox (Brenda Stofft, Colour Complements, and Denise Park)

Brenda Stofft's "Steampunk Fox" has been stitched by Denise Park using some of the wonderful threads from Colour Complements in Canada.  It turned out great.  Denise is selling the stitch guide, but probably not until she finishes teaching this at Madonna Needleworks in California.
http://colourcomplements.com/2017/04/steampunk-fox.html

Contact the shop for further information.
http://madonnaneedleworks.com

If you want the thread kit, Colour Complements will package all of them for you.
https://www.etsy.com/listing/229999003/steampunk-fox-thread-kit?ref=shop_home_active_1

May 9, 2017

Free Stitch Guide for Thumbelina's Present (JP Needlepoint and Rainbow Gallery)

Rainbow Gallery just announced that they have a free stitch guide for the charming "Thumbelina's Present," a canvas from JP Needlepoint.  The guide is from Rainbow Gallery's own Sally London and features their new Glisten thread in the turkeywork.
http://www.rainbowgallery.com/thumbelinas-present-stitch-guide/

The canvas (which is one of a series featuring Thumbelina the cat) can be ordered from JP by your favorite shop.  Here's the stitch guide.
http://www.rainbowgallery.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/Thummbelinas-Present-stitch-guide-2017.pdf



May 5, 2017

Vallerie Needlepoint Gallery Stitch Guides UPDATED

Recently Enriched Stitch has developed their own line of canvases from the artwork of Kim Leo.  You can see the available canvases on the shop website.
http://enrichedstitch.com/vng-wholesale-canvas/

Now Suzie is starting to develop stitch guides for the line.  She started with this fabulous hydrangea basket canvas.  The guide will be ready about the time the canvases arrive in the shop from the painting service, ready to be kitted up and sent to your door.
http://astheneedleturns.com/spring-is-in-the-air/

UPDATE:  Here is Hydrangea framed.
http://astheneedleturns.com/back-from-the-framer-2/

I'll update this article as Suzie stitches more from the VNG line!

Apr 30, 2017

Guides from Wellesley Needlepoint

Wellesley Needlepoint has opened their new online shop, which includes stitch guides available for some of their Annie Lane and TWNC designs.
https://www.wellesleyneedlepoint.com/product-category/stitch-guides/

Apr 25, 2017

Rainbow Clock (Mindy and Terry Christopher Castillo)

Vikki shows off her finished "Rainbow Clock" stitched using Terry Christopher Castillo's stitch guide.  Contact Terry for her guide and ask your favorite shop to order the clock (including the works, not installed yet in this photo) from Mindy.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10210507868327296&set=gm.1287541184656370&type=3&theater

Apr 23, 2017

Yellow and Orange Owl Dome (Debbie Mumm and Cynthia Thomas)

This cutie is  Vicki W's latest finish.  The design is by Debbie Mumm and the stitch guide by Cynthia Thomas.  Your favorite shop can order the canvas and guide from Melissa Shirley Designs.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10154870391154504&set=gm.1315895048487650&type=3&theater

Apr 21, 2017

Ladybug Lover (Charley Harper and Leona Cole)

Dee showed off her Ladybug Lover canvas from Charley Harper/Meredith Collection on Facebook.  This was stitched using a guide by Leona Cole.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/NeedlepointNation/permalink/1315653758511779/


Apr 19, 2017

Three Stylized Trees (Melissa Shirley and Terry Christopher Castillo)

Marget just posted a photograph of her three green winter trees by Melissa Shirley Designs on Facebook.  This was stitched using a guide from Terry Christopher Castillo.  I cannot find this on the Melissa Shirley website but apparently this is design 1552-A.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10208593620146177&set=gm.1315760705167751&type=3&theater

Apr 17, 2017

Christmas Tree in a Gazebo ( Needlepoint by Sharese and Lynn Mason)

Lynn of Yarn Explosion in Roanoke, Virginia has just finished the stitch guide for the Christmas gazebo by Needlepoint By Sharese.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1656910857937821&set=gm.1315338681876620&type=3&theater

Contact Lynn via Yarn Explosion to pick up the canvas and guide.



Apr 15, 2017

Funny Reindeer Ornaments (Pepperberry Designs and Laurie Walden)

Bristly Thistle just showcased the series of funny reindeer ornaments from Pepperberry, complete with stitch guides from Laurie Walden.
https://www.bristlythistle.com/blog/2017/2/15/pepperberry-reindeer

Your favorite shop can order the canvas, which come with a stitch guide and the embellishments, from Pepperberry Designs.


Apr 13, 2017

Frida (Lulu My Pink Turtle and Lynda Hauss Rowland)

Kathryn just posted a photograph of her finished "Frida" portrait from Lulu My Pink Turtle.  This was stitched using a stitch guide from Lynda Hauss Rowland.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10208397322158597&set=gm.1307798532630635&type=3&theater

The canvas can be purchased from Bedecked and Beaddazzled which distributes the Lulu designs.
https://bedeckedandbeadazzled.com/product/la-primavera/

The shop has their own stitch guide for this design which comes with the canvas.
http://www.notyourgrandmothersneedlepoint.com/2016/07/such-lovely-stitchers.html

The stitch guide Kathryn used can be obtained by asking Queen Anne Stitches for help.  This shop does not have a website but you can reach them via Facebook.
https://www.facebook.com/Queen-Anne-Stitches-Needlepoint-150442344989761/

Apr 9, 2017

What a Witch! (Jude and Pat Miller) UPDATED

The stitch guide for "What a Witch!" is now available from Pat Miller at her Needleart Nut blog.  The canvas is from Jude.  Your favorite shop can order that for you.
https://needleartnut.blogspot.com/2017/03/what-witch-stitch-guide.html

UPDATE:  The pillow is back from West Coast Finishing where Sue Parsons did her magic using a glow-in-the-dark fabric Pat found at Joann's Fabrics.
http://needleartnut.blogspot.com/2017/03/this-one-glows.html

Apr 8, 2017

Free Daisies Stitch Guide (Pippin Studio and Needlepoint for Fun)

Needlepoint for Fun just posted a free stitch guide for Pippin's "Daisies" on their website.  The guide is intended for folks who are just starting to explore using fancy stitches on their needlepoint canvas.  There are links at the bottom of the guide (which can be downloaded as a PDF file, by the way) to stitch diagrams, too.
http://www.needlepoint-for-fun.com/daisies-needlepoint-stitch-guide.htm

Apr 7, 2017

Socks with Stitch Guides (Ruth Schmuff)

I just noticed a set of four mini socks from Ruth Schmuff available on the Nashville Needleworks website.  They each come with a stitch guide, probably written by Ruth herself. If you want to try something small, flashy and fun from the amazing brain of Ruth, one of these might be just perfect.
https://nashvilleneedleworks.com/product-category/stitch-guide/

Apr 6, 2017

Enriched Stitch and Melissa Shirley Canvases

Enriched Stitch is having a Melissa Shirley truck show, so they listed all the Melissa canvases they have stitch guides for on their blog.  The guides are written by various people but the photos show the models to help you pick the one that is more like your stitching style.
http://astheneedleturns.com/melissa-shirley-trunk-show-2/

Visit the shop's website to buy a guide. Most are available as instant downloads but if you want the canvas and threads, call or email the shop for help.
http://enrichedstitch.com/stitch-guides-kits/

Apr 5, 2017

Three New Painted Pony Stitch Guides from Kathy Kuleza

Painted Pony Designs just posted models for three new designs on Facebook, all stitched by Kathy Kulesza.  There's the Mary Engelbreit straw hat, her little Pink Rose and the fabulous Diane Ulmer Pederson "Topiary Birds."  Your favorite shop can order the canvases and guides from Painted Pony.
https://www.facebook.com/PaintedPonyDesigns/photos/pcb.1360420160681624/1360418830681757/?type=3&theater

Apr 4, 2017

Desert Light (Purple Palm Designs and Linda Corirossi)

Bedecked and Beaddazzled has Linda Corirossi's wonderful stitch guide for Purple Palm Designs' "Desert Light" cactus still life available.
http://www.notyourgrandmothersneedlepoint.com/2017/02/desert-light.html

The canvas is available with stitch guide from Bedecked and Beaddazzled.  They will kit up the threads for you as well if you wish.
https://bedeckedandbeadazzled.com/product/desert-light/

Apr 3, 2017

Saguaro White (Purple Palm Designs and Sharon Quick)

This lovely cactus floral has been beautifully stitched by Sharon Quick, who is making the stitch guide available.  The canvas can be ordered by your favorite shop from Purple Palm Designs.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1455756174488997&set=gm.1295302303880258&type=3&theater

Apr 2, 2017

Amy's Stitch Guide Makeover

Amy Bunger has updated her Amy's Golden Strand shop website.  You can read about the update (and see a listing of the newest stitch guides available from Amy and a listing of the guides she is working on now) in her Feb/March 2017 e-newsletter.  By the way, at the very end of the newsletter Amy shows off students' stitching so you can see what the end product for some of her guides looks like.
http://www.amysgoldenstrand.com/uploads/7/2/3/6/72364657/0213.pdf

This is a direct link to the stitch guide section of the updated website.  Remember to go to AMYSGOLDENSTRAND.COM, not the AmyBunger.com website, which still goes to the old website format.
http://www.amysgoldenstrand.com/store/c2/stitch_guides.html




Apr 1, 2017

Poppies and Lavender (Cathy Horvath-Buchanan and Laura Taylor)

Harriet just finished stitching 's "Poppies and Lavender" landscape using Laura Taylor's stitch guide.  The canvas is available from Maggie, who put Cathy Horvath-Buchanan's lovely landscape on needlepoint canvas.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10212135767889128&set=gm.1294935930583562&type=3&theater

Mar 31, 2017

Five Girlfriends (Ann Kagi and Patti Mann)

Stitch Therapy has the stitch guide for Ann Kagi's "Five Girlfriends" for sale at their online store.  The shop doesn't say who wrote the guide but they can also sell you the canvas from Patti Mann.
http://www.stitchtherapyneedlepoint.com/feature.php?id=40205


Mar 29, 2017

Robin in a Wreath (Melissa Prince Designs and Sandy Arthur)

Robin in a Wreath


Melissa Prince shows off the model Sandy Arthur stitched of Melissa's Robin in a Wreath.  It is gorgeous and elegant!
https://www.facebook.com/341998565857547/photos/a.483193291738073.108396.341998565857547/1378581572199236/?type=3&theater&notif_t=notify_me_page&notif_id=1487266409378719

You can ask Sandy how to pick up a copy of the guide via her website.  Here are the guides currently available.
http://duodesignsinc.com/wpsite/stitch-guides-only


Mar 25, 2017

Three Dogs in Costume (Maggie and Connie Glenn Camp)

Nancy has finished her three dogs in New Year's Eve costume and posted the finished design to Facebook.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10212415343006565&set=gm.1290165427727279&type=3&theater

Connie Glenn Camp did the stitch guide and the canvas is by Maggie.  You can pick up the guide from Connie via Nashville Needleworks.
https://nashvilleneedleworks.com


Mar 23, 2017

Baja Ornaments (Leigh Designs with Pat Miller and Sharon Quick)

Leigh Designs has a new release, a series of 8x8 squares called Baja.   Leigh herself describes these as "fruit stand meets Talavera."   The fruit and pottery designs are on deep blue 18 count canvas.  Half the designs have stitch guides from Sharon Quick and Pat Miller available.  To see the finished models, click on the photo of the designs that have "stitch guide by" under them.
http://www.leighdesigns.com/Grp618x.html

Here on Pat's blog you can see her two Baja pieces together.  Don't they make a nice pair!?
http://needleartnut.blogspot.com/2017/03/los-cobos-and-la-paz.html

Pat's stitch guides are available with the canvas from Leigh Designs or you can pick up the guide alone from Pat.
http://needleartnut.blogspot.com/2017/04/los-cobos-and-la-paz-guides.html

Sharon Quick's two Baja designs are posted on her Facebook page.  Use the right side arrow to see the second piece.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1488799854517962&set=a.787931307938157.1073741829.100001638852053&type=3&theater

Mar 21, 2017

The Steampunk Fox (Brenda Stofft and Denise Park)

Denise has finished her Steampunk Fox from Brenda Stofft.  Now she needs to write the stitch guide.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/NeedlepointNation/permalink/1288008794609609/

Denise has a Facebook page.  Use Messenger to ask her about her guide.
https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100008742226336

Mar 19, 2017

Sand Dune Quilt (BB Needlepoint)

BB Needlepoint just posted this beautiful landscape on Facebook.  It's inspired by Cape Cod,  just finished,  and there's a stitch guide with the canvas.  Ask your favorite shop to order this from BB for your stitching pleasure.
https://www.facebook.com/BbNeedlepointDesigns/photos/a.944189328930607.1073741826.564898870192990/1607089839307216/?type=3&theater

Mar 17, 2017

Caps and Curls (Kimberly Smith)

Kimberly has finished stitching her "Caps and Curls" design.  It's all about mushrooms and fiddlehead ferns and dimension.  Kimberly is teaching this at the Black Sheep in Orlando and the canvas and guide is available from the shop (second link below).
http://akimberlydesign.blogspot.com/2017/02/wanting-some-magic.html

http://www.theblacksheepshop.com/classes.htm