Jan 31, 2014

Other New Melissa Shirley Stitch Guides

Melissa Shirley Designs has posted the covers of two more stitch guides on their official Facebook page.  Click here to see Cynthia Thomas' Homespun Heart guide and Vickey DeAngelis' guide to the Debbie Mumm Daisy Teacup.

Jan 29, 2014

Stitch Guide for Ann Hansen 2014 Limited Edition Santa

Carolyn Hedge Baird is writing a stitch guide for the 2014 Limited Edition Santa that Barbara's Needlepoint releases each year.  These are designed by Ann Hanson, and when they are gone--they are not repainted.  This year's Santa is dressed in gold and ivory and carries a floral bead wreath.  Contact Barbara's Needlepoint in Souix Falls, South Dakota for more information.

Jan 26, 2014

A Cat of Many Colors UPDATED

Are you a cat lover?  Or do you just like abstracts?  Either way, this Leigh Design canvas is for you!  The stitch guide (by Pat Miller) will be available shortly from either Leigh Designs or Pat directly.

By the way, Pat is continuing to add to her list of available stitch guides.  You can find the list here.

Jan 25, 2014

Guides for No Name Chicken UPDATED

No Name Chicken, Courtesy of Fireside
Canvas Works has a design of a white rooster that is mostly feathers called the No Name Chicken.  It has been quite popular and folks are always looking for guides for it.  I'm told that Fireside Stitchery has a guide.  I don't know if it is one of the guides they write if you buy a canvas and threads or if they already have it written.  Search on "no name chicken" for information about the canvas.

I'm also told Tony Minieri has written a guide for this piece that uses ribbon for the coxcomb.  You will need to contact him through Edwardian Needle.

Many thanks to the kind people on the ANG email list for all these answers!

UPDATE:  Robin King will have a guide for the No Name Chicken canvas in mid-September 2014.  Thanks for reminding me to update this, Kirsten!

Jan 24, 2014

Minnesota Stitch Guides

If you or a loved one is a big fan of the great state of Minnesota, then 3 Kittens Needle Arts has stitch guides for you!  There is a St. Paul and a Minneapolis round ornament (Silver Needle), a Minnesota Santa (Sandra Gilmore) and a Small Bites canvas that features vegetables from Raymond Crawford.  You can see them on their listing of available stitch guides.  Most are shop exclusives.


Jan 11, 2014

Out in the Barn with Terry Christopher

Harriet Rose's Wonderful Barn Scene
This morning a stitcher posted a wonderful finished Ewe and Eye's Winter Barn Scene she stitched from a Terry Christopher (2 the Point) guide on Facebook.  Here it is for your enjoyment.  Contact Terry at her shop to pick up a copy of the guide and canvas if you don't have it already.

Here is the canvas unstitched.  Thanks for allowing me to show it off, Harriet!

Jan 10, 2014

The Madeline Doll (with Guide)

Ridgewood has just posted a photo of their Madeline doll which has a stitch guide and threads available.  If you are a fan of the books, this is for you.

Jan 4, 2014

When the Snow Outside is Frightful! UPDATED

When the snow outside is frightful (as in three inches of snow that the overnight temperatures of 11 turned to ice), we should all play in the snow.  If you hate being cold (or long for cold winters because you are living in Miami heat), then team up with Brenda Hart and stitch "Candy Rush" from Ewe and Eye.  It'll warm your heart, even if it won't warm your toes.

Look at all those textures and beads!  If this is a must have, canvases are on order at Bedecked and Beadazzled and you can pick up Brenda's stitch guide there as well.

UPDATE:  Ruth has added Melissa Shirley's Birdhouse at the Beach as well, complete with a Brenda Hart stitch guide.