A whole slew of new stitch guides have been announced, so I thought I'd do a quick roundup. Vicky DeAngelis has finished the First Thanksgiving set. This will be a club offered to multiple shops by Needle Deeva. Two characters also will be featured in the December 2012 issue of Needlepoint Now magazine, which is beginning to be mailed to subscribers. Some shops carry extra copies of the magazine if you are curious. Since monthly clubs and stitch guides are merging, I thought I would mention this here.
Michele at the Bristly Thistle is stitching this gorgeous Alice Peterson design featuring traditional glass Christmas tree ornaments. I don't know about you, but my parents had similar ornaments on their tree each year, so this one has a special nostalgic pull. When Michele finishes stitching, you will be able to buy the stitch guide as part of the thread kit for the design from her shop.
The final stitch guides are by Tony Minieri for Needle Deeva again. The theme isn't holiday related. Instead, you have a garden with a black cat lurking. Vicky DeAngelis is stitching it beautifully and showed it off on her blog as well as another Tony Minieri stitch guide for another Needle Deeva canvas, this time a vase of flowers. If you are a Tony fan or just want to stretch your skills, these stitch guides are something to consider. To order them from Mr. Minieri, take note of the Needle Deeva canvas numbers and email him at firstname.lastname@example.org or call Edwardian Needle at (973) 743-9833, which is his home shop and leave a message for him.
However you try to reach Tony, remember he is on the road a lot so you may not get an answer right away. Edwardian Needle's hours are Wednesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m.