Jan 26, 2015

Festive Owls By Virginia

Virginia has just finished her Vicki Sawyer "Festive Owls" and they look great.  The guide will be ready shortly.

You can contact Virginia's email at stitchstyleblog@gmail.com or contact her via her Stitch Style blog.

Jan 25, 2015

More Sandy Arthur Guides Available

Sandy Arthur has updated the Duo Designs website with the newest stitch guides she is selling.  These are available as an instant download, too!  You can't get any more fun immediately than that.

The newest guides include the gypsy with her crystal ball from Brenda Stofft, Captain Blackbeak the pirate owl from JP,   the Flaming Imari Fowl by Leigh, the little trick or treat pumpkin boy Jimmy, also from Leigh, and Susan Robert's Santa with his reindeer.

Here's where you buy.  Have fun!

Jan 23, 2015

David Strikes Again

Carol just posted photographs of two pieces she stitched using David McCaskill stitch guides on Facebook, so I thought I'd share the links to show off David's wonderful guides and her stitching.  The first is a Zecca peacock...

...and the second is one of Georg James' florals.

If you are interested in David's guides, contact him through Needle Nook of La Jolla.

Jan 17, 2015

The New Hobby (Maggie and Robin King)

Vicki has posted a great photo on Facebook of her finished "The New Hobby" which is a Maggie canvas she stitched using a Robin King guide.

The guide is available now from Robin, just in case you want her by your side as you stitch this very funny canvas.

Jan 13, 2015

Patricia Sone's Work to Admire UPDATED

I've just discovered that not only does Patricia Sone have a Facebook page listing her work, she has a blog!

It's a work-in-progress, so not everything is in place yet.  For now, if you see a guide or class project you are interested in, contact Patricia via Facebook.

UPDATE:  Melissa Shirley has announced two new Patricia Sone guides for her canvases--Yellow Bird House...


...and Gardening Bunny, which is a Mary Lake-Thompson design Melissa distributes.

ANOTHER UPDATE:  Stitches in Time in Houston has four rabbit canvases (I think they are from Melissa Prince) in stock, each with a Patricia Sone stitch guide.

Here is the Mary Lake Thompson Bee Bunny and Gardening Bunny, both with guides from Patricia.

And here is another bunny egg.

THIRD UPDATE:  Patrica shows off her Winter 2017 Market finds, which will be available as classes and guides eventually.

Jan 8, 2015

A New Voice from Owl Stitchery UPDATED AGAIN

Mary's Christmas Tree

There's a new stitch guide writer in town--Mary Waldesmith of Owl Stitchery. Newly retired, Mary has started a website and blog featuring her guides.  Visit her website to contact Mary about writing a guide for your canvas.

Visit Mary's blog to see the guides she's done. The featured canvas is the new Holiday House from Needle Deeva that I posted about yesterday under the TNNA news tab, but Mary's also stitched the Fall Hearts series from Needle Deeva.  Use the tabs at the top of the page for the eye candy.

By the way, Mary also teaches Zentangle. Her abstract silver and gold Christmas tree design (pictured above) will be available to EGA members soon.  Keep your fingers crossed that ANG also uses this as a chapter project!

UPDATE:  Mary is creating a guide for Needle Deeva's Holiday House stocking.  Just in case you want more Holiday House than just the smaller piece she's guided.

UPDATE #2:  Mary's added photos of models she's stitched and created stitch guides for to her blog.  Click on either Owls or Stitched Canvases to see them all.

UPDATE #3:  Needle Deeva's distributor posted photos of the hearts Mary stitched for them.  They are just back from the finisher.


UPDATE #4:  Mary's Needle Deeva Holiday House is back from the finisher.  It makes a wonderful pillow!

Jan 7, 2015

The Two Sandras UPDATED

Sandra Vargas designs for Ruth Schmuff and Sandra Arthur occasionally does stitch guides for Ruth's shop.  Put the two Sandras together and what do you get?  The Queen of Hearts, of course!

Stitch guide by Sandy, right down to the little beauty mark on her cheek and her pouty little mouth.  The stitch guide is included with the canvas if you need a Queen in your house.

UPDATE:  Oh, look!  The Two Sandras also collaborated on the Lady Mad Hatter!

Jan 3, 2015

The Art Lover (Sally Corey Designs)

Sally Corey Designs has created a canvas based on Juan Gris' "Still Life with Palette" and also stitched it.  The canvas and guide are available from Sally Corey who plans two more designs in the series.

Jan 1, 2015

The Newest Russian Maiden: Woodland Belle UPDATED

Woodland Belle

The latest Russian maiden to be stitched in Chilly Hollow is Woodland Belle.   Her guide will be available from Leigh Designs at the TNNA trade show in January when your shop orders her canvas. You can see all of her plus her seven Winter Maiden sisters here.

She is a bit different from her sisters in that she doesn't wear fur.   Instead, she represents the pine forest with her fancy headdress and pine cone staff.  The photo above just shows a bit of Belle as she's not officially "out" yet.  I'll post the full photograph on January 7, which is Russian Christmas!.

Весёлого рождества!
(Merry Christmas)