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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