Dec 31, 2017

Sweet Summer (Este MacLeod, Melissa Shirley and Gail Ettinger)

Gail Ettinger has finished stitching the model of the Este MacLeod design called "Sweet Summer."

Your favorite shop can order the canvas from Melissa Shirley Designs as they are the distributors for Este MacLeod art canvases.  Contact Gail directly to find out how to get her stitch guide.

Dec 29, 2017

Dec 26, 2017

Twelve Days of Christmas Ornament Set (Julie Mar and Sandy Slunecka) UPDATED

Sandy Slunecka just announced on Facebook that she has finished the guides for the first, second and third Days of Christmas and is nearly done with days four, five and six.

The set is from Julie Mar and the guides are available exclusively from Barbara's Needlepoint.

Dec 25, 2017

Woodsy Santa (Mary Lake-Thompson and Patricia Sone

Melissa Shirley Designs shows off "Woodsy Santa," one of Mary Lake-Thompson's artworks, beautifully stitched by Patricia Sone.

Your favorite shop can order this beauty and Patricia's guide for you.

Dec 24, 2017

Barbara's Limited Edition 2016 Santa (Barbara's Needlepoint and Carolyn Hedge Baird)

Barbara's Needlepoint shows off their 2016 Limited Edition Santa (available only from the shop) stitched by Carolyn Hedge Baird.

You can still order the the stitch guide from the shop although apparently the Santa is sold out.  They do not have a website but you can reach them via their Facebook page.

If you don't have a Facebook account, you can call them in Souix Falls, South Dakota at 650/367-9050.

Dec 23, 2017

The Elizabeth Turner Nativity Stockings Set

Fredna has finished all four of the Nativity stockings from The Elizabeth Turner Collection.  She used stitch guides from Julia Snyder.

Your favorite shop can order the canvases from The Meredith Collection (the new name for Elizabeth Turner) and ask Julia Snyder for the guides.

Dec 22, 2017

The Way (Zecca and Ruth Schmuff) UPDATED

Ruth Schmuff has a new stitch guide available for Zecca's "The Way."  If you find this enchanting, follow the link to Ruth's online shop to make this your own.

UPDATE:  Here is Monica's version stitched but not framed yet.

Dec 21, 2017

Needlepoint Too Stitch Guides

Susan of Needlepoint Too has posted photos of a dozen Christmas canvases on Facebook that have free guides if you buy the designs from the shop.  The canvases are from Raymond Crawford, Danji and Funda Scully.

Dec 20, 2017

Poppies (Sandra Gilmore and Stitch by Stitch Larchmont)

Stitch by Stitch in Larchmont, NY posted this nearly finished "Poppies" from Sandra Gilmore on their Facebook page.

Your favorite shop can order the canvas from Fleur de Paris, which is Sandra's distributor, while you can pick up the guide at Stitch By Stitch.

Dec 18, 2017

Dec 16, 2017

Stitch Guides from Needlepoint Studio of Sarasota

Just in time for Christmas I've discovered that Needlepoint Studio of Sarasota has a page of their stitch guides, all written by the shop owner, Vickie Yohe.  You can have fun exploring here.

Dec 15, 2017

Angie Angel (Kimberly Design)

Kimberly is going to write stitch guides for all her canvases that don't have them already.  This is great news if you love trying all sorts of unusual things as Kimberly is very inventive in her stitching.  The first of the new guides is for her "Angie Angel."

Follow the link to Bedecked and Beadazzled, Kimberly's distributor, to pick up the canvas and guide. The shop will even kit it out for you if you ask!

Dec 14, 2017

Dec 12, 2017

Long Santa (DC Designs and Suzie Vallerie)

Suzie Vallerie just posted a new stitch guide for DC Designs' "Long Santa."  Use the right side arrow to see the model.  Merry Christmas, everyone!

Contact Suzie via her shop, the Enriched Stitch, to pick up a copy of the guide.

Dec 10, 2017

Sugar Skull (Earth Art International, Danji and Jill Rigoli)

Jill has just finished stitching this Earth Art International design for Danji and the stitch guide is now ready as well.

Your favorite shop can order the canvas and guide for you by contacting Danji.

Dec 8, 2017

Mr. & Mrs. Bell (Raymond Crawford and Virginia Barney)

Look what Jinny stitched!  The Mr. and Mrs. Bell from Raymond Crawford!

The canvas and her stitch guide are available from but I do not know if it is included with the canvas or costs extra.  The shop will be able to tell you.

Dec 6, 2017

Fruit and Flowers Bowl (Diane Ulmer Pederson and Amy Bunger)

Jan has finished her Diane Ulmer Pederson still life —it is titled "Fruit and Flower Bowl" — and posted a lovely photograph of the framed piece on Facebook.

Your favorite shop can order the canvas for you from Painted Pony Designs or you can get the canvas and/or threads when you order the stitch guide from Amy Bunger.

Dec 1, 2017

North Pole Express (Burnett and Bradley)

If you love trains, you'll want to check out Burnett and Bradley's "North Pole Express" ornament, beautifully stitched by the team.  Click on the link to go to the store to pick this up. The stitch guide comes with the canvas and you can order the threads used in the guide as well.