Jul 30, 2017

Eleven New Guides from Ruth Schmuff

Ruth Schmuff has done another of her famous embellishment weekends.  There were eleven new canvases this time, which means eleven new guides.  There won't be full photos of any of these until the eleven stitchers finish them, but you can get a glimpse of Ruth's plans here.  It's fun to browse with the bonus that you may fall in love with one of the designs.  Have fun!


Jul 28, 2017

The Pink Chaise Lounge (Shelly Tribbey)

Garden Gate Needlepoint just posted photographs on Facebook of a charming pink chaise lounge chair from Shelly Tribbey.  The stitch guide is by Shelly as well. I don't know if it comes with the canvas but Garden Gate can tell you.

Jul 26, 2017

Autumn Silhouette (MAP Designs and Sharon Quick)

Sharon Quick has just finished the stitch guide for "Autumn Silhouette."  Her guide is available from her directly and your favorite shop can order the lovely fall tree straight from MAP Designs.

Jul 23, 2017

Heart Mermaid (Mary Engelbreit and Mary Ann Davis)

Mary Ann Davis of Past Times Needlepoint posted progress photos on her "Heart Mermaid," a Mary Engelbreit design.  

Mary Ann is writing a stitch guide for this.  Contact her at the shop to pick up a copy.  If you don't have a favorite shop, Mary Ann can also get the canvas for you from Painted Pony Designs, Mary Engelbreit's distributor.

Jul 22, 2017

Challah Cover (Sew Much Fun)

Norma's lovely challah cover is a design by Sew Much Fun, with Cindy Saltzman's (co-owner of Sew Much Fun) stitch guide.

Contact Sew Much Fun for the canvas and guide.

Jul 21, 2017

Jul 20, 2017

Susan Roberts' Nutcracker (Pat Dettman)

Pat Dettman's stitch guide was used to stitch this awesome thirty inch tall Santa nutcracker from Susan Roberts.  Thanks for posting your photo, Bettie.

Jul 19, 2017

Angelika (Otto Agular and Pat Miller) UPDATED

Pat Miller's stitch guide for the Otto Agular portrait of "Angelika" is ready!  Look at those feathers!

You can contact Pat to get her guide and your favorite shop can order the canvas for you from Purple Palm, which distributes Otto's artwork on needlepoint canvases.

UPDATE:  Angelika is back from the framer's.  She's gorgeous.

Jul 18, 2017

New Colonial Needle Rounds and Mary Engelbreit Flower (Summer 2017)

Cynthia Thomas has posted photographs of five new rounds from SOS/Colonial Needle meant for the Lee round leather items and a new whimsical flower design from Mary Engelbreit/Painted Pony Designs.

The canvases and guides are available from Colonial and Painted Pony.  Use the right side arrow in the photo to see them all.

Jul 16, 2017

Hagatha (Melissa Shirley and Amy Bunger)

Jeanne posted a photo of the front of her Hagatha witch on Facebook, stitched using a guide from Amy Bunger.  

This is a double-sided Halloween design from Melissa Shirley.  Your favorite shop can order the canvas from Melissa.  If you want Amy's guide, you will have to buy the canvas and/or the thread kit from her before she will sell you the guide.

Jul 15, 2017

The Orchid Fancier (Leigh Designs and Tony Minieri) UPDATED

Tony Minieri just posted two orchid pillows on Facebook, stitched using his stitch guides to two of Leigh Designs' Ming Orchid series.  Use the side arrow to see the second pillow.  They are beautiful.

UPDATE:  Here is another orchid stitched using a Tony Minieri guide.

Five Lotus Flowers (Zecca and Past Times Needlepoint) UPDATED

Past Times Needlepoint has a stitch guide and/or thread kit for Zecca's Five Lotus Flowers.  The guide is by Mary Ann Davis.  Contact the shop for details.


UPDATE:  Cindy Howland also has a stitch guide for this piece, available through Chandail Needlework in Houston.

Jul 14, 2017

Cowgirl Princess (J. Joyner and Robin King)

Nicolle showed off her finished "Cowgirl Princess" sign on Facebook.

The design is by J. Joyner and the stitch guide was written by Robin King.

Jul 13, 2017

FIsh Your (Thread) Stash (Finger Step Designs)

Finger Step Designs has a lovely ocean canvas with colorful fish that comes with a stitch guide, written to let you practice fancy stitches using threads from your stash.  It's a great introduction to thread substitutions.

Jul 12, 2017

Fishful Thinking (Charley Harper's Wife and Leona Cole)

Dee shows off her "Fishful Thinking" piece on Facebook, stitched using Leona Cole's guide.

This design was created by Charley Harper's wife, Edie Harper, and the canvas is distributed by The Meredith Collection. The bubbles on the left were painted out and pearls and Swarovski crystals substituted.  Contact Leona to pick up a copy of her guide.

Jul 10, 2017

Sky Spirits (Laurel Burch and Laura Taylor)

Nancy just finished her gorgeous "Sky Spirits," featuring a canvas from Laurel Burch and stitched beautifully following Laura Taylor's stitch guide.

The canvas is available from Danji, who distribute Laurel Burch's artwork on needlepoint canvas. Contact Laura Taylor to pick up the guide.

Jul 8, 2017

Hippity Hop (Sandra Gilmore and Laura Perin)

Bunny canvas collectors rejoice!  Laura Perin is starting to stitch Sandra Gilmore's "Hippity Hop." A stitch guide will be available through Sandra Gilmore's distributor, Fleur de Paris, or you can order the guide from Laura if you have the canvas already.

Jul 5, 2017

Good Harbor Needlepoint Has Stitch Guides in Stock

The shop has posted photos of the stitch guides they have in stock on their Facebook page.

Guides are for Raymond Crawford's "Wicked" (Anne Thornton), Needle Deeva's "Fall Basket" (Suzie Vallerie at Enriched Stitch), Needle Deeva's "Holiday House" (Owl Stitchery),  Sandra Gilmore's "Bun Bun" (Patricia Sone), Mary Engelbreit's "Flower Pot" (also from Patricia Sone), Leigh Designs' "Champagne Glass" (Sharon Quick), and Melissa Shirley's "Saguaro Table" (Laura Taylor).

Jul 4, 2017

Jul 3, 2017

Decisions, Decisions (Sandra Gilmore and Joan at PFOS) UPDATED

Joan at Pocket Full of Stitches (fondly known as PFOS here in Chilly Hollow) has written a stitch guide for Sandra Gilmore's fun "Decisions, Decisions."

Joan is now stitching this new Halloween piece so the shop blog showed off some progress photos.  If you want to join in the fun, contact Pocket Full of Stitches.

UPDATE:  Marina Perna also has a stitch guide for this fun Halloween piece.  Contact Stitch by Stitch in Larchmont, NY to get Marina's guide.

Jul 2, 2017

Lagoon with Mermaid (Labors of Love and Robin King)

Adrienne just posted a photo of her finished lagoon and mermaid from Labors of Love on Facebook.  She stitched this using a Robin King stitch guide.