Aug 25, 2017

4th of July Patchwork Star (Fancy Carole and Gina Luizzi)

Just learned there is a Gina Luizzi stitch guide for Fancy Carole's "Fourth of July Patchwork Star."

You can get the guide from Gina herself by using her Facebook page or by contacting A stitch in Time Needlework in California.

Aug 23, 2017

Imagine (Laurel Burch, Danji and Tony Minieri)

Tony Minieri Designs just posted a finished "Imagine" from the creative mind of Laurel Burch on Facebook.  This was stitched by Sarah using Tony's guide.

Your favorite shop can order this canvas from Danji and you can pick up the guide from Tony himself.

Aug 21, 2017

Chaise Lounge and Chandelier (Shelly Tribbey)

Garden Gate Needlepoint shows off Shelly Tribbey's canvas of a chaise lounge and chandelier.  This was stitched using Shelly's stitch guide.  Your favorite shop can order the canvas and guide straight from Shelly herself.  Use the right arrow to see five more closeups of this beauty.

Aug 19, 2017

Squid and Whale (Charley Harper and Laura Taylor) UPDATED

Laura Taylor's stitch guide for Charley Harper's "Squid and Whale" is now available for both the 13 count and 18 count version of this classic design.

Your local shop can order the canvas and guide for you (The Meredith Collection has the rights to distribute Charley Harper designs) or you can email Laura at if you have the canvas tucked away at the bottom of your sea of stash already.

UPDATE:  I'm told Sherry Bray also has done a stitch guide for this design but I am unable to find a photograph of it.

Aug 18, 2017

Barbara's Bunnies (Barbara's Needlepoint and Angie)

Barbara's Needlepoint has some lovely custom rabbit designs, and many of these come with Angie's stitch guides.   Call the shop or contact them via their Facebook page for more details.

Aug 16, 2017

Yellow Pumpkin Barn (Mary E. Charles, Painted Pony and Lynn Elbert plus Sharon Quick)

Lynn has just finished stitching the model for Mary Charles' "Yellow Pumpkin Barn."  Her stitch guide is now available.

Contact Lynn via her Facebook page.  Sharon Quick also has a guide for this piece which you can get by contacting her.  Here is her model.

The design can be ordered by your favorite shop from Painted Pony Designs.

Aug 15, 2017

Mr. and Mrs. Claus (Labors of Love and Nilguin Gencsoy)

Carol just posted photographs of her Mr. and Mrs. Claus (designs by Labors of Love) on Facebook.  She used a stitch guide by Nilguin Gencsoy of Always Stitching in Fort Lauderdale.

I'm sorry I don't have contact information for either Nilguin Gencsoy or Always Stitching, which doesn't appear to have a website.

Aug 12, 2017

Robin King Patriotic Update

Robin King has updated her blog with a series of newly available guides, all with a patriotic theme.  There is a class listed as well.  Robin teaches a lot and usually after the class the guide is available.

This isn't the complete list, of course.  Check the tab labeled "Stitch Guides by Robin King" just under the header on her blog to see what treats Robin has tucked away for your stitching pleasure.

Aug 10, 2017

Pumpkins (Mary Lake-Thompson and Patricia Sone)

Susanne just finished her "Pumpkins" using a guide by Patricia Sone.

This is a Mary Lake-Thompson design, available from Melissa Shirley.  You may be able to get the guide from Melissa as well.  Just ask Patricia Sone where the best place to pick it up is.

Aug 8, 2017

The Girls from Oz (Sandra Vargas and Ruth Schmuff)

Sandra Vargas has redone her Girls from Oz into six little portraits, each with their own Ruth Schmuff stitch guide.

These are available from Ruth's shop. Just follow the links to have your own Wizard of Oz set.

Aug 7, 2017

The Black Swan (Ellen Giggenbach and Eleanor Marquis)

The latest stitch guide from Bedecked and Beaddazzled is for Ellen Giggenbach's "The Black Swan."

This canvas is distributed by Ruth's shop and Eleanor Marquis' stitch guide comes with the canvas.  Of course the shop will kit it out for you if your stash isn't the size of Texas.    Contact Bedecked and Beaddazzled for more information.

Aug 6, 2017

Santa and his Sleigh (Liz, Tapestry Tent and Diane Bosworth)

Margie has just finished her Liz stocking showing Santa in his sleigh.  This was done using a stitch guide by Diana Bosworth.

You can pick up the guide from The French Knot in Texas and the canvas is available for order by your favorite shop from Susan Roberts.

Aug 4, 2017

Boo (Melissa Shirley and Cynthia Stroud Pigg)

The Melissa Shirley "Boo" sign has a stitch guide by Cynthia Pigg of Fancy Stitches in Texas.  Here is Kathy's version, all made up at Marlene's.

Contact the shop to pick up the guide and the canvas if you don't have it already.

Aug 2, 2017

Cat with Yarn Ball Flowers (April Murphy, Maggie and Cynthia Thomas) UPDATED

April Murphy's "Intoxicating Bouquet"  has been beautifully stitched by Cynthia Thomas.  The guide will be available shortly.  Your favorite shop can order from Maggie, who distributes April's artwork on needlepoint canvas.

UPDATE:  Here it is framed with a Deux Bijoux Bijoux custom frame.