Oct 31, 2015

A Profile of the Enriched Stitch's Mary Susan

The Enriched Stitch showcases Mary Susan, who is in charge of finishing at the shop and also writes wonderful stitch guides for them.  Talk to the shop to order any of Mary Susan's guides (or arrange for her special touch with your finishing).


Oct 30, 2015

The Pepperberry Gingerbread House

Vicky has been stitching this Pepperberry gingerbread house so that her stitch guide can be featured in the November/December 2015 Needlepoint Now magazine.  If you subscribe, watch for it to arrive in your mailbox soon.  If you don't, you can probably pick up a single issue at your local needlepoint shop.

Oct 28, 2015

Wild Women: Coco Chanel (Melissa Shirley and Wendy Harwood)

Stephanie posted a photo of her Coco Chanel canvas (from Melissa Shirley's Wild Women series) on Facebook.  This is stitched using a guide by the late Wendy Harwood.

UPDATE:  Here are more views of Vicki's version.  Use the side arrows to see closeups.

Contact Wendy's shop, Aristeia Needlepoint, to claim a copy of the guide for yourself.

UPDATE #2:  Tony Minieri also has a stitch guide for Coco.

Oct 26, 2015

Christmas Flowers (Mindy and Aristeia Needlepoint)

The Flower City Needlers' blog shows off the latest finish by one of their members--Mindy's "Christmas Flowers."  This was stitched using a stitch guide from Aristeia Needlepoint.  Contact the shop (second link below) to pick up a copy of the guide for yourself.


Oct 21, 2015

Cactus Wish (Maggie and Tony Minieri)

Joey posted a photo of her almost finished "Cactus Wish" from Maggie on Facebook.  Only the lizard is missing.  This has been stitched using a Tony Minieri stitch guide which you can get via his website.  The canvas can be ordered for you from any shop.

Oct 19, 2015

The Sea Serpent and The Dragon Fly (Di Hiller and Mary Waldsmith)

Mary Waldsmith just announced two brand new stitch guides are available for these darling canvases from Di Hiller.

Note that the sea serpent is a three part canvas.  As far as I know, Nessie doesn't bite and the dragon fly doesn't sting.  But they have plenty of charm!

Oct 17, 2015

Amy Does Halloween in Public

Amy Bunger is stitching the Witches Glen piece from Leigh Designs' newest Haunted Hill series and posting photos of her progress on Facebook, along with an explanation of what stitches and threads she is using.  It's blog stitching but without a blog!

Fans of Halloween and this series in particular can follow Amy's progress at her shop FB page.  If you haven't seen Leigh's series, here is the link.

Full disclosure:  I named Witches Glen when Leigh was designing the series.

Oct 16, 2015

Update to Laura Taylor's Website

Laura just announced her website has been updated with new guides and classes.  Have fun looking for that perfect project guide or class!

Oct 15, 2015

Stitch By Stitch Larchmont Guides

Just a reminder that Stitch By Stitch in Larchmont, NY lists a series of stitch guides available from the shop on their newly updated website.  They have a fun slide show of the finished models, too!

Oct 13, 2015

New Guides by Amy

The e-newsletter for Amy's Golden Strand (that's Amy Bunger's shop) says that new stitch guides are on the way and that Amy's stitching section on her website is being updated with the many new guides Amy's written in the last two years.

So if you are looking for something Amy didn't have a while back, don't forget to check again.

Oct 11, 2015

Christmas Ornaments Stocking Cuff (Elizabeth Turner Collection and Pat Miller)

This Christmas ornaments stocking cuff from Elizabeth Turner Collection now has a stitch guide by Pat Miller.  Contact Pat via her blog to add it to your Christmas fun.

Oct 9, 2015

A Cardinal Family Christmas (Vicki Sawyer and Julia Snyder)

Julia Snyder just announced on Facebook that her stitch guide for Vicki Sawyer's "A Cardinal Family Christmas" will be available in January 2016.  The canvas is from Melissa Shirley designs and your shop can order it from Melissa when they order you the canvas.

Oct 7, 2015

Mr. Owl (Debbie Mumm and Mary Legallet)

Melissa Shirley Design just announced a new stitch guide for Debbie Mumm's cute Mr. Owl. It's from the talented mind of Mary Legallet and you can see the stitched model on Facebook.

Your favorite local shop can order the guide and canvas from Melissa Shirley.

Oct 6, 2015

First Frost (Machelle Sommerville and Pat Miller)

The Needleart Nut is going to blog-stitch Machelle Sommerville's "First Frost" which is a leafless tree seen in moonlight.  She's going to do a stitch guide for this, too, so if you don't have the patience to follow along or need additional information, it will be available.  I'll update this article as she stitches, so come back soon.

Oct 5, 2015

Beating Heart (Machelle Sommerville and Pat Miller)

Machelle Sommerville and Pat Miller have teamed up on a series of canvases Machelle has designed and that Pat creating amazing stitch guides for.  The first in the series of three is Beating Heart, the most fun and funky and unusual Valentine you'll ever stitch!

Your local shop can get the canvas and guide from Fleur de Paris (Machelle's distributor) or you can get just the guide straight from Pat herself.

Oct 4, 2015

Sheep, Beautiful Sheep (Brenda Stofft, Colour Complements, and Denise M. Park)

Brenda Stofft's sheep in a floral meadow has been beautifully stitched by Denise M. Park using threads from Colour Complements.  There is now a stitch guide from Denise, too! http://colourcomplements.com/2015/09/brenda-stofft-needlepoint.html

Denise has also stitched Brenda's Sheep Pulling Flower Cart and there is a guide for this one as well.

Contact Denise directly at denisempark@gmail.com if you are interested in adding these wonderful guides to your collection.

Oct 3, 2015

Vicki Sawyer's "Dogwood Owlet" (Carolyn Hedge Baird)

This charming owl wearing a pink dogwood blossom was stitched by Carolyn Hedge Baird, whose stitch guide will be available from Melissa Shirley Designs who also distributes the Vicki Sawyer artwork on needlepoint canvas.

Oct 2, 2015

New Stitch Guides for Lani Ball Gown/Evening Bag

The Nimble Needle in Atlanta posted photographs of the new stitch guides for two of Lani's ball gown and coordinating evening bag canvases that came out this year.  The guides are by Lani herself.  https://www.facebook.com/358534837577981/photos/a.467651833332947.1073741825.358534837577981/815331101898350/?type=3&theater

Oct 1, 2015

The Fall Squashes (Melissa Shirley and Karen of Lousie's Needlepoint) UPDATED

Karen Chrissinger at Lousie's Needlepoint is finalized a stitch guide for this lovely still life of squashes or gourds by Melissa Shirley.

Contact the shop to find out when Karen's guide will be ready.

UPDATE:  Carolyn Hedge Baird has also done a stitch guide for this beauty.  (Blogger won't let me make this link live.  Please copy/paste it in a new window.)

To pick up Carolyn's guide, see the Contact tab for her information.