Aug 31, 2016

Texas Postcard (Denise DeRusha and John Waddell)

Emily just posted a photo of her finished "Texas Postcard"--a wonderful travel design from Denise DeRusha, stitched using an equally wonderful stitch guide from John Waddell.

I suspect that Chaparral can get the guide and canvas for you.  Give them a call.

Aug 29, 2016

Ruth Does Embellishment

Ruth Schmuff is getting ready for a new embellishment class at her shop, Bedecked and Beaddazzled, and all the canvases are having their threads pulled.  Here is the display of goodies--

Ruth posted progress photos from the class so you can get some idea of the finished designs.

Most of the canvases are those that Ruth distributes, but regardless, if you want to stitch one of these charmers, talk to Ruth about picking up the stitch guide, the thread kit, and/or the canvas.

Aug 28, 2016

One Stop Stitch Guide Shopping (The Needleart Nut) UPDATED

Pat Miller (whom you know from her Needleart Nut blog) has had a busy summer writing stitch guides.  The following four were custom guides, written by Pat who kindly kitted out the designs for her customers.  Now they are available to the general public.  Contact Pat to pick up the guides only, or to ask her to assemble a thread kit for you, too.  The first guide is for Denise's "Be Mine" heart.  Pat changed the colors pre her customer's request to make this a red hot Valentine project.

Do you love Easter? Then Brenda Stofft's "Floral Egg" is a must have for you.  I love the sheep!

Maybe you are a Christmas person?  Then Raymond Crawford's elegant "Holly with Berries" is to your taste.

Of course if you don't decorate for the holidays, how about Debbie Mumm's gorgeous "Flower Cart"?  This canvas is from Melissa Shirley, who distributes Debbie's great artwork on needlepoint canvas.

UPDATE:  It is fabulous stitched!

Because these are customs, Pat hasn't stitch them.  Therefore there isn't a model, but trust me--Pat's special talent is coming up with easy stitches in lovely threads that look fabulous when stitched.

Aug 27, 2016

Holiday Doors Series (Elizabeth Turner Collection and Stitch By Stitch Larchmont)

Stitch by Stitch in Larchmont just announced a new stitch guide for "Holiday Doors" from the Elizabeth Turner Collection (now named the Meredith Collection).

They also have guides for the other four canvases in this series.  Just contact the shop for details.

Aug 25, 2016

HO 3 (Pepperberry Designs and Virginia Barney)

Jinny at Stitch Style just finished stitching Pepperberry's HO 3 Christmas ornament.  She lists all the stitches and threads she used at her blog for your stitching enjoyment.

If you want to use the stitch guide, you can order the canvas and threads from which is where Jinny teaches.  Have fun!

Aug 24, 2016

Cindy Does Stitch Guides, Too (Sew Much Fun)

Want a stitch guide that everyone else doesn't have?  Then all you need to do is check out the stitched models on display at Cindy's Needle Art which Sheena profiled when she visited the shop on vacation.

Here's a lovely chandelier canvas from Sew Much Fun that comes with one of Cindy's guides.

The shop is the brain-child of Cindy and her sister Randi.  Randi designs (under the Sew Much Fun name) and Cindy stitches.  Cindy also offers stitch guides and classes for all sorts of canvases.  Check out the great owls from Melissa Shirley and that stunning perfume bottle canvas!  If you fall for something, just give the shop a call and they'll fix you right up with the guide of your dreams.

UPDATE:  By the way, usually the stitch guides cost extra.  The canvases don't automatically come with a free guide.

Aug 23, 2016

Flowers Galore (Melissa Prince and Suzie Vallerie)

Suzie shows off Melissa Prince's Flowers Galore sign.  Suzie will be doing a stitch guide for this and perhaps a class, too.  Contact her via the shop (second link below) if you are interested.

UPDATE:  Here is the piece back from the framer!

Aug 22, 2016

Santa's Workshop (Sue Ella at Chaparral)

Chaparral just posted photos from the Santa's Workshop series Sue Ella wrote stitch guides for.  They are considering making this a series but whether they do or not, you can pick up the guides and canvases by calling the shop.  Use the right side arrow to see all eight pieces.

Aug 21, 2016

The Blue Rhino (Diane Dirks and Tony Minieri)

Joey just finished Diane Dirks' "Blue Rhino" using Tony Minieri's stitch guide. Lovely!

I'm not sure the canvas is still available but Bedecked and Beaddazzled has one and you can pick up the guide from Tony himself.

Aug 20, 2016

The Cardinal (Raymond Crawford and Alison Hodgkiss)

Jamie just posted a photo of her finished Raymond Crawford cardinal on Facebook.  She stitched it using a guide from Alison Hodgkiss of A Stitch in Time.

Contact Alison to pick up the canvas and her guide from the shop.

Aug 19, 2016

Santa in the Round (Mark Young of Labors of Love)

Park Avenue Needlepoint shows off the stitch guide and canvas for Labors of Love's "Santa in the Round."  The stitch guide is by Mark Young of Labors of Love.  Use the left side arrow to all four sides of the unstitched canvas that Kathleen stitched (second link below).

Aug 17, 2016

Rustic Santa (Melissa Shirley and Mary Legallet)

Mary at Whimsical Stitch just posted the finished Rustic Santa on Facebook.  (It was stitched by Polly, by the way.)

The guide and canvas can be ordered by your favorite shop from Melissa Shirley Designs.

Aug 16, 2016

Single Feather (Machelle Sommerville and Pat Miller)

The Single Feather stitch guide is ready!  This canvas is by Machelle Sommerville and the guide is by Pat Miller.

You can see the finished piece on Pat's blog.  The canvas and guide can be ordered from Machelle's distributor--Fleur de Paris--or you can get just the guide rom Pat herself.

Aug 15, 2016

The John Johanssen Nativity Set (Melissa Shirley and Carolyn Hedge Baird)

Lisa just posted one of the Wise Men from her John Johanssen Nativity set on Facebook.

Here is Lisa's second Wise Man.

The set is available from Melissa Shirley Designs, which is Mr. Johanssen's distributor of needlepoint designs.  The stitch guides are from Carolyn Hedge Baird.


Aug 13, 2016

I'm Late! (Sandra Gilmore and Frances Jue)

Nancy just posted three photographs of her finished "I'm Late" rabbit from Sandra Gilmore of Once in a Blue Moon on Facebook.  Use the side arrows to see all three photographs and to read where Nancy found the various items for the basket.

The stitch guide is by Frances Jue. You can contact her via her Facebook page and your favorite shop can order any Sandra Gilmore design from Fleur de Paris, her distributor.

Aug 9, 2016

New Travel Rounds--with Guides! (Kirk and Bradley plus Virginia Barney) UPDATED

Jinny Bradley shows off the newest travel rounds from Kirk and Bradley:  Charleston, Washington, D.C., Ireland and Las Vegas.  All these new rounds come with a free stitch guide from Jinny herself.  You can see the finished models here for all except Las Vegas.

UPDATE:  More travel rounds (each canvas includes a guide) have been added to the K&B collection.  That means you can pick up Hawaii, Kentucky, Charleston, London and New York City as well.

UPDATE #2:  There are more and more travel rounds available with guides. The list currently includes:  Augusta, St. Andrews, Barcelona, Boston, Canada, Charleston, Chicago, Hawaii, Ireland, Kentucky, Las Vegas, London, Miami, New Orleans, Paris, Raleigh, Rome, Royal Ascot, San Francisco, Scotland, Spain, Texas, Venice, Wales, Washington D.C., and Wimbleton.

Aug 8, 2016

Corina Luyken Stitch Guides UPDATED

The artwork from Corina Luyken is put on canvas and currently distributed by Maggie but the license will expire in 2016 and not be renewed.   However, Ruth Schmuff is placing a final order for many of Corina's piece and has stitch guides available for them.  Contact Ruth at Bedecked and Beadazzled to take home one of these beauties before it is too late.

UPDATE:  These canvases don't have stitch guides but if you need to shop wisely, then check out Needlepoint For Fun's sale on Corina canvases.  Get a canvas and then one of Ruth's guides and make two online shops happy!

Aug 7, 2016

Fancy Pumpkin with Ghosts (A. Bradley)

If you want  to stitch a perfect fancy pumpkin for your fall decorating, A. Bradley Needle Arts has a very cute one, complete with stitch guide.

Aug 5, 2016

Easter Rabbit with Morning Glories (Brenda Stofft and Sandy Arthur)

Sandy Arthur has updated her website with the stitch guide for Brenda Stofft's magnificent "Easter Rabbit with Morning Glories."  Sandy just finished a cyber class on this piece.  If you were unable to take the class, you can pick up the guide for this beauty here.

If a PDF file instant download doesn't work for you, contact Sandy.  I'm sure she'll come up with an alternative for you.

Aug 3, 2016

Embracing Horses (Laurel Burch and Brenda Hart)

Brenda Hart and Ruth Schmuff have collaborated on a stitch guide for Laurel Burch's "Embracing Horses."

The guide (and the canvas) are available from Ruth's shop.

Ruth also has a guide and the canvas for Laurel Burch's "Wild Horses" in case your mental image of your herd is more colorful.

Aug 1, 2016

New Bird (Ellen Giggenbach, Ruth Schmuff and Laura Taylor)

Ruth Schmuff shows off a student's stitch of the new Ellen Giggenbach folk art bird, stitched using a Laura Taylor stitch guide.

You can buy the canvas from Ruth Schmuff's online shop.  The stitch guide is included but Ruth will pull threads for you for an additional charge.