Sep 28, 2017

Little Mermaid (Mary Engelbreit and Mary Ann Davis)

Past Times Needlepoint has announced that the stitch guide for Mary Engelbreit's "Little Mermaid" is for sale at the shop.

The guide is from Mary Ann Davis, who owns the shop.  They can sell you the canvas or your favorite shop can order it from Painted Pony Designs which distributes Mary Engelbreit artwork on needlepoint canvas.

Danji's Holly Leaves

There are photos of some of Danji's new Holly Leaf holiday ornaments on Facebook.  These all come with free stitch guides, probably from Jill Rigoli.

Sep 26, 2017

The Grizzly (Earth Art International and Jill Rigoli)

By the time you read this Jill Rigoli of Danji should have finished writing up her stitch guide for Earth Art International's "The Grizzly."

Your favorite shop can order the canvas and guide from Danji, which distributes Earth Art International's work.

Sep 24, 2017

The Princess and the Pea (Tony Minieri)

This long Princess and the Pea canvas was stitched using Tony Minieri's stitch guide.

This was worked during classes with Tony at Edwardian Needle.  Check with the shop for the canvas and stitch guide.

Sep 23, 2017

Touching Earth (L. Carter Holman and Patricia Sone) UPDATED

Patricia Sone has posted a photograph of her beautiful "Touching Earth," from L. Carter Homan's artwork, distributed by Melissa Shirley Designs.  It is my favorite Linda Carter Holman piece and Patricia handled it magnificently.  Her stitch guide is available if you have this ready to go.

I understand Sherry Bray has done a stitch guide for this piece as well.  Contact either lady to pick up her guide.

UPDATE:  Now Rhea McCutchen Irish is preparing a stitch guide for this beauty.

Sep 20, 2017

Janice Holden Stitch Guides

Janice Holden Designs is a one-woman creative needle art operation.  Janice designs all sorts of things, from painted canvases to custom quilts to painted accent tables.  You can browse her creative pieces at her Etsy shop, Coastal Cottage Studio.  And there are stitch guides by Janice for some of her needlepoint canvases.  Have fun checking her out, particularly if you want something different from what you see in the homes of all your stitching friends.

Sep 18, 2017

Melissa Prince Guides from The Enriched Stitch

The Enriched Stitch loves Melissa Prince designs and have done stitch guides and kits for many of them.  Suzie has listed all the Melissa Prince models they have stitched which have guides available here on the shop blog.

Contact Enriched Stitch to pick up the guide and kit.

Dancing with the Stars - Tango (Julie Mar and Sharon Quick)

This lovely Julie Mar and Friends design has been beautifully stitched by Sharon Quick.  Contact Sharon via her Facebook page to get your own copy of her stitch guide.

Sep 17, 2017

Hanging Birds (Zecca) UPDATED AGAIN

Ruth Schmuff is turning Zecca's new Hanging Birds into kits with stitch guides using the stitches Karen Hennessy used as she stitched these beauties.  Karen owns Zecca so you know you are seeing the artist's vision for the threads and stitches.

You can order the first pair on the Bedecked and Beaddazzled website. There are six birds but they come two to a canvas.  Ruth will sell the canvas, guide and/or thread kit, too.  The other two sets will be available from Ruth soon.

UPDATE:  Pair number two!

UPDATE #2:  The last pair!  These make quite a statement when they are finished together.

Sep 16, 2017

City of Lights and London Rooftops (Abigail Cecile and Becki Gebhart) UPDATED

Enriched Stitch just posted a group of photos of the Parisian landscape by Abigail Cecile that is called "City of Lights."  The canvas is available from the shop or your favorite store can order from Fleur de Paris who is Abigail's distributor.

It appears to be an amazing piece of stitching.  The stitch guide is available at the shop and the companion piece, "London," will be available as a guide shortly.

UPDATE: Becki has finished the Rooftops of London.

UPDATE #2:  Stitch by Stitch in Larchmont has a stitch guide for the Rooftops of Manhattan, written by Mary Ellen Winnicki.

Sep 15, 2017

Sun and Moon Phases (Brenda Kooler, CBK Needlepoint and Robin King)

Robin King proudly shows off a student's rendition of Brenda Kooler/CBK's "Sun and Moon Phases," stitched using Robin's guide.  Contact her to get a copy.

Sep 14, 2017

Witchy Women UPDATED

The latest series from Leigh Designs, just released at Destination Dallas 2017, is "Witchy Women."  As Leigh herself puts it, "Elegantly mysterious, the sorceress practices her black magic, or white, as suits her mood. She's a Witchy Woman, altering anything in her path with a snap of her fingers!"

As always with Leigh, there are eight designs in the series, and five have stitch guides already.  You can see the models by clicking on the photo of any witch with "stitch guide" under her picture.  Don't miss Circe's stunning silver jewelry and beaded cape (Pat Miller), Nyla's amazing blackwork skirt and shredded sleeves (Sharon Quick), Belladonna's astounding feathered headdress and beaded belt (Jane Wood*), Serafina's puffed sleeve jacket and amazing veiled hat (Suzie Vallerie), or Drusilla's amazing robe with beaded trim.  Each is gorgeous!

Your favorite shop can order these from Leigh Designs and get the stitch guide there as well, assuming that there is one for your favorite Witchy.

*Note that Belladonna is my stitching,  Just FYI.  We do full disclosure here!

UPDATE:  Here's a better look at Circe' who has the lovely purple gown.

UPDATE #2:  Here's a better look at Serafina, particularly her detailed beading.

Sep 11, 2017

Skunk with Amaryllis (Scott Church Creative and Julia Snyder)

Gloria has posted a photograph of her finished "Skunk with Amaryllis" by Scott Church, distributed by CBK.  This cutie was stitched using a Julia Snyder stitch guide.

Gloria says that Needle Orts in Alamonte Springs, Florida has the guide available.

Sep 10, 2017

Woodland Fox (Jennifer Brinley, Maggie and Gina Liuzzi)

The lovely fox wearing a red scarf from Jennifer Brinley at Maggie has been stitched using Gina Liuzzi's stitch guide and a photo posted on Facebook by Charlene.  Nice job!

Contact Gina about the guide and/or canvas at A Stitch In Time Needlework.

Sep 8, 2017

Sep 3, 2017

Ginger (Rachel Donley and Erin Clark)

Erin has just finished up Rachel Donley's "Ginger" and she is fabulous!

Erin Clark's stitch guide is available.  Contact her via her Facebook page or contact Rachel Donley Designs for the guide.  Erin is starting to work on the boy version of this canvas and there will be a guide available for that, too.