Dec 30, 2018

Sea Turtle (Tony Minieri)

Donna just finished this magnificent sea turtle using a guide by Tony Minieri.  The designer is unknown and this canvas may not be available but in case you have it tucked away, I'm posting it here.

Dec 24, 2018

Christmas Glow (Sandra Gilmore and Tony Minieri)

Stitch by Stitch Larchmont just posted a photograph and video of a customer's finished "Christmas Glow."  It's magnificent.  The canvas is by Sandra Gilmore of Blue Moon and can be ordered from Fleur de Paris.  Tony Minieri did the stitch guide which can be ordered from his website.  Stitch by Stitch's customer Tina added the perfect technique here.

It all added up to a perfect Christmas piece!

Dec 20, 2018

Three Snowmen (Meredith Collection)

Jo Ann has finished her three snowmen from the Meredith Collection, using the stitch guide that came with the canvas.  Use the right side arrow to see another view.

Dec 19, 2018

Santa's Books (Melissa Shirley Designs and Ruth Schmuff)

The Thanksgiving weekend saw Ruth Schmuff doing her traditional embellishment class, using Melissa Shirley's "Santa's Books" for the class subject matter.  The end result is spectacular!

Here is how Ruth made the bow.

Follow the links in the article to buy the canvas, the kit or just the stitch guide from Bedecked and Beadazzled.

Dec 17, 2018

Ho Ho Ho (Melissa Shirley and Carolyn Hedge Baird)

The cheerful Ho Ho Ho Christmas snowman is a Melissa Shirley design, stitched using Carolyn Hedge Baird's stitch guide.  There are several variations of this classic design, but Carolyn's guide can be used to stitch all of them, even those with a red background.

Dec 15, 2018

Kelly Clark Nativity Set

Pamela shows off her completed Nativity set from Kelly Clark on Facebook. Use the right side arrow for closeups.  Talk to Chaparral about getting their guide.

Amy Bunger did a Home Study for the set a few years back but her version can still be ordered.

Dec 10, 2018

Christmas Fun from Barbara's Needlepoint

Barbara's Needlepoint has showed photos on Facebook of two of their canvases that come with stitch guides.  This is Cindy's "Got Candy"...

…and this is their "What Fun" canvas.

Contact Barbara's via phone or their Facebook page.  They don't have a website.

Dec 8, 2018

Elfaba (Sandra Gilmore and Terry Christopher Castillo)

This fabulous flying witch canvas is from Sandra Gilmore, and it was beautifully stitched using Terry Christopher Castillo's stitch guide.  Your favorite shop can order the canvas from Fleur de Paris and you can contact Terry directly to pick up the guide.

Dec 6, 2018

Dec 2, 2018

Stitch Guides Available at has collected all their canvases that come with stitch guides included on three pages on their website.  If you want to stitch with guidance, check out the variety available.

Most guides appear to be from A Collection of Designs (now Burnett and Bradley) or Kirk and Hamilton (now Kirk and Bradley) but there are CBK and Kathy Schenkel pieces listed, too.  I also spotted a Artists Collection piece and something from Charley Harper.

Dec 1, 2018

The Needleart Nut on Facebook

Pat Miller has set up a Facebook page with all her available guides listed.  You can see a photo of the finished model if there is one, otherwise you can see the unstitched painted canvas.  I think you can get hard copy guides but they cost more than a PDF file sent as an email attachment due to shipping costs, paper and ink, etc.  Here's the link--

This makes it easy for those with a Facebook account to see the models for all the guides she's written.  Have fun exploring!

Nov 28, 2018

Once Upon a Pond (Charley Harper and Laura Taylor)

Charley Harper's "Once Upon a Pond" was nicely stitched by Carol using Laura Taylor's stitch guide.

Your favorite shop can pick up the canvas from The Meredith Collection.  They distribute Charley's designs.

Nov 26, 2018

Snowman (Raymond Crawford and Tony Minieri)

This charming snowman is from Raymond Crawford, stitched by Pamela using a stitch guide from Tony Minieri.   Park Avenue Needlepoint arranged the finishing.

Nov 24, 2018

Nov 22, 2018

Pilgrim Couple (Sandra Gilmore and Terry Christopher Castillo)

Bonnie's Pilgrim couple are wonderful!  The canvases are from Sandra Gilmore (order from Fleur de Paris) and the stitch guide is by Terry Christopher Castillo).

Happy Thanksgiving, all!

Nov 14, 2018

Nativity Set (Labors of Love, Sharon Quick and Tony Minieri)

Judith has finished the limited edition Nativity set from Labors of Love.  I think this is sold out but if you have the set or part of it, Tony Minieri did guides for the Wise Men and Sharon Quick did the guides for the Holy Family.

By the way, Sharon says she has a guide for all the figures in the set.

Nov 10, 2018

Woodstock (Purple Palm and Ridgewood Needlepoint)

Stephanie has finished her large Woodstock canvas from Purple Palm Designs.  Her guide is available from Ridgewood Needlepoint.

Contact the shop for the guide.  Your favorite store can order the canvas from Purple Palm.

Nov 8, 2018

Santa Beach Stocking (Tapestry Tent and Pocket Full of Stitches)

Pocket Full of Stitches did a stitch guide for Winslow's Santa at the Beach stocking from Liz/Tapestry Tent.

The canvas is available from Susan Roberts.  You can contact the shop for their guide via their website.

Nov 6, 2018

Modern Bathroom (Lani and Tony Minieri)

Holly has finished her "Modern Bathroom," a canvas by Lani stitched using a stitch guide from Tony Minieri. The light play is supposed to be fabulous on this in person.

Nov 5, 2018

Stitch Guides for Christmas

AlexParas NeedleArts has stitch guides for Christmas—literally! For the month of November 2018, all their Christmas-themed canvases that have stitch guides included are in one place on their website.  If you buy one of these (and don't tarry because there are probably only one of each) you may get 20% off or you can get 10% off and the other 10% will go to their charity of the month, which happens to be the Puppy Up Foundation.

There's a huge range of designers so if you want to stitch something Christmas and would like a guide, check these out.  Puppy Up will thank you!

Nov 4, 2018

Hippo (Patience Brewster and Lee McWherter)

Lee's hippo in a sweater is really darling!  This is a Patience Brewster canvas and I think these are being discontinued, so if you are interested, contact Flying Needles for the canvas and guide, written by Lee McWherter.

By the way, Kate Dickerson distributes the Patience Brewster canvases and is discontinuing them, so get this soon if you are interested.

Nov 2, 2018

Hippie Girl (Mary Engelbreit and Patrica Sone)

This morning's video is the cute hippie girl from Mary Engelbreit, stitch guide by Patricia Sone.  There is a close up and a full figure version, both with guides.

Your favorite shop can order the canvas and guide from Painted Pony.

Nov 1, 2018

Oktoberfest! (Leigh Designs)

For the Beer Enthusiast!
The November Surprise series from Leigh Designs is out—and it's all about the beer.

There are eight brews, all with guides from Leona Cole, Pat Miller or Carolyn Taggart.  Click on the photo of any of the photos of the unstitched canvases in the link above to take a master class in stitching glass on needlepoint canvas.

Or you can read what Pat says about hers, or check out what Colleen says about them here and here—

Oct 22, 2018

Maui (Sandra Gilmore and Amy Bunger)

Ginger just finished the amazing "Maui" by Sandra Gilmore using Amy Bunger's stitch guide.

You can order the canvas and guide (or guide and thread kit if you have the canvas already) from Amy Bunger's shop.

Oct 20, 2018

Oct 18, 2018

New Stitch Guides from Suzie Vallerie

Enriched Stitch's October 2018 newsletter lists the newest guides for Vallerie Needlepoint Gallery (VNG) canvases by Aggie Aspinwall and Suzie Vallerie.  There is a rabbit canvas and a ton of bird designs.  The canvases and guides are all available from the shop (second link below) although they may not all be on the website yet as they are brand new.

Oct 14, 2018

Cupcake Nutcracker (Mary Lake-Thompson and Chris Tirey)

This cooking nutcracker from Mary Lake-Thompson was stitched by Sarah, using Chris Tirey's guide.  The canvas can be ordered by your favorite shop from Melissa Shirley Designs.

Oct 12, 2018

Vintage Polar Bear (Tapestry Fair and Julie Elder)

This darling Tapestry Fair polar bear canvas was stitched using Julie Elder's stitch guide.  The canvas and guide are available from Family Arts (second link below).

Oct 10, 2018

Trio of Birds (Julie Mar and Friends with Patricia Sone)

The whimsical three birds on a limb by Julie Mar has a stitch guide by Patricia Sone.  I am not sure if this costs extra but the shop can tell you.

You might be able to buy it directly from Patricia if you have the canvas already.  Contact her via her new website.

Oct 8, 2018

Daisy Lady (Penny MacLeod and Mary Legallet)

"Daisy Lady" has just been finished by Carol using Mary Legallet's stitch guide.

Your favorite shop can order the canvas from Penny MacLeod at The Collection Designs and you can ask Mary for the guide.

Oct 6, 2018

Introduction to Decorative Stitches Class

If you would like to take an embellishment class, one that helps you figure out what stitch to use on a canvas, you might want to consider Jinny Barney's upcoming cyber class at which  is videos that you can watch over and over.

Class details here.  This is brand new so if you have trouble signing up, check with the shop.

Oct 2, 2018

Christmas Cheer Individual Pieces (Sew Much Fun)

Sew Much Fun's "Christmas Cheer" piece has been so popular that the company now has individual glasses available.  Both the big and the individual versions come with a stitch guide.

Sep 30, 2018

Halloween Scene (Mary Lake-Thompson and Cynthia Thomas)

Melissa Shirley has posted the finished "Halloween Scene" by Mary Lake-Thompson on Facebook. This was stitched using a guide by Cynthia Thomas.  Your favorite shop can order the canvas and guide from Melissa Shirley Designs.

Sep 26, 2018

Ruth Schmuff New Guides

The newest shop newsletter for Bedecked and Beadazzled lists Ruth Schmuff's latest canvases from Penny MacLeod, Ellen Giggenbach, Alice Peterson, Este MacLeod, and Melissa Shirley.

Sep 24, 2018

Vallerie Needlepoint Gallery's New Guides

The Enriched Stitch blog shows off the new models for Vallerie Needlepoint Gallery and Amanda Lawford canvases they distribute.  Guides are or will be available for these designs.  Contact the shop for the latest news on them.  (And hopefully the peacock photo will be fixed shortly.)

Sep 22, 2018

Eight Love Letters to Sally London at Rainbow Gallery

Cosmopolitan Sally, Stitched by Me

The newest series from Leigh Designs is called "Sassy Sallys" and it is a love letter to Sally London, the general manager of Rainbow Gallery.  Each of the eight Sallys are stitched entirely with Rainbow Gallery threads and each has a stitch guide.

You can check out Pat's Sallys on her blog.  She did the Ugly Christmas Sweater and the Car Hop Sallys.  Of course if you want to stitch yourself a blonde Sassy or you want a redhead, it's easy to change the hair color.

These are for you, Sally!  Thanks for everything….

Sep 20, 2018

Halloween Books (Alice Peterson and Pat Miller)

Pat has finished stitching the model for Alice Peterson's "Halloween Books."  Isn't it fun?!

You can pick up the guide from Pat directly or you can get it from Come to the Point Needlepoint.

Sep 16, 2018

Dachshund Mistletoe Company (Tango and Chocolate with Chris Tirey)

Jan shows off her finished and framed Dachshund canvas from Tango and Chocolate. stitched using Chris Tirey's guide.  Your favorite shop can order the canvas for you or Nimble Fingers can get it when you contact them for Chris' guide.

Sep 10, 2018

New Guides from Cynthia Thomas at Destination Dallas 2018

Cynthia Thomas has posted photographs of some of the models she has stitched for Destination Dallas on Facebook.  Designers are JP Needlepoint, Robbyn's Nest, and Shelly Tribbey.  More to come when Cynthia gets better photos.  Use the right side arrow to scroll through the photographs.

Sep 6, 2018

Fantasy I (Terry Enfield for Juell Designs with Brenda Hart)

I stumbled across this abstract pattern from Terry Enfield on eBay.  The stitch guide is from Brenda Hart.   The canvas is still available from The Red Thread and of course Brenda probably has the guide available as well.

Sep 2, 2018

New Guides from Mary Legallet

Are you a fan of Mary Legallet's stitch guides?  Then you will be thrilled to hear she has added newly available guides to her website.

Have fun exploring the newest.  If you fall in love, your favorite needlepoint shop can order one of Mary's "stitch concepts" for you.

Sep 1, 2018

Day of the Dead Cover for Needlepoint Now (Love You More and Sherry Bray)

The next issue of Needlepoint Now magazine will be mailed later this week. It will have this cute Day of the Dead couple and their chicken on the cover.  The canvas is from Love You More and the issue will have the stitch guide from Sherry Bray to recreate this look inside.

Aug 30, 2018

Girly Girl Bags (Machelle Somerville and Pat Miller)

Machelle Somerville and Pat Miller teamed up to stitch Machelle's new Girly Girl bags.  The finishing is by West Coast Finishing and the canvases (with guide if you wish) can be ordered from Fleur de Paris.  You can also order just the guide from Pat if you wish.

Aug 28, 2018

Let's Fall in Love (Annie O'Brien Gonzales and Tony Minieri)

Judy has finished stitching Annie O'Brien Gonzales' "Let's Fall in Love" using Tony Minieri's stitch guide.  Your favorite shop can order the canvas from Melissa Shirley Designs and of course you can get Tony's guide from his website.

Aug 26, 2018

The Bee (Earth Art International, Danji, and Jill Rigoli)

Jill has finished her Earth Art International bee and had it framed.

It looks fabulous!  Jill's guide and the canvas itself will be available to order from Danji at Destination Dallas.

Aug 24, 2018

More Guides from Ruth Schmuff

The latest shop newsletter from Bedecked and Beadazzled lists the brand new guides Ruth Schmuff has done.  It is a stitcher's dream with canvases from Charley Harper, Penny MacLeod, Kelly Rae Roberts, and Manual Salas.  To see the particulars, here is the newsletter.

Aug 22, 2018

A Momentary Distraction (David Galchutt and Ruth Schmuff)

Carol calls her Zelda, but this canvas is actually called "A Momentary Distraction."  The design is by David Galchutt and the stitch guide is by Ruth Schmuff.

You can order the canvas and guide which is included by contacted Ruth's shop, Bedecked and Beadazzled.

Aug 20, 2018

Beach House (Melissa Shirley and Lynn Elbert)

Lynn Elbert has just finished her model of Melissa Shirley's "Beach House."  By the time this posts, Lynn will have her stitch guide finished.  Contact her for the guide and ask your favorite shop to order Melissa's design for you.

Aug 18, 2018

Aug 16, 2018

Sedona Sara (Leigh Designs and Terri Dudley)

Terri Dudley just finished Sedona Sara from Leigh Designs' "Cowgirls" series.  If you need a Southwestern gal to saunter into your stash, contact Terri for her guide.

Aug 14, 2018

Wish Upon a Star Santa (Michele Noiset, CBK and Carolyn Taggart)

Carolyn Taggart has posted a photograph of her finished "Wish Upon a Star Santa" on Facebook.  Carolyn is selling the stitch guide for this lovely design. Contact her for details.  The canvas is by Michele Noiset, and is distributed by CBK.  Your favorite shop can order the canvas for you.

Aug 10, 2018

Pick Your Poison: A Pippin Halloween Video with Kreinik

The Kreinik blog has a video about a fun Pippin Halloween canvas called "Pick Your Poison."  The video shows threads that might look fabulous with this in an informal stitch guide.  Stitches are not chosen but all the threads mentioned I think will look fabulous.

Aug 8, 2018

All About Guides from Louise's Needlework

The August 2018 newsletter from Louise's Needlepoint goes into detail about their stitch guides and what you get with them.

Great information!

Aug 4, 2018

The Holiday Collection (Leigh Designs and Carolyn Taggart)

Leigh Designs has just announced that their Holiday Collection of ornaments (stitch guides by Carolyn Taggart) is now available to the public.  This was a series for Nashville Needleworks.  You can see the models by clicking on any photo.

Your favorite shop can order the canvas and/or the guide for you from Leigh Designs.

Aug 3, 2018

Beijing Traffic Dash (Sharon Hendy-Moman and Ruth Schmuff) UPDATED

Ruth Schmuff shows off Carol's version of "Beijing Traffic Dash" from Sharon Hendy-Moman's artistic hand.

The happy, busy and embellished canvas with guide included is available from Ruth's shop. Bet Ruth will kit is all out for you, too. Just ask nicely.

UPDATE:  You can see the finished design here.

Aug 2, 2018

Past Times Needlepoint Guides

Past Times Needlepoint has a section on their website of stitch guides available from their own Mary Ann Davis.  A variety of designs are available.  Click on each photo to see the stitched model better.  Most have finished versions to see.

Jul 30, 2018

Santa Baby (Raymond Crawford and Terri Dudley)

Terri has just finished her model of Raymond Crawford's "Santa Baby."  Contact Terri to pick up a copy of her stitch guide.

Don't know how to reach Terri?  Check the "Stitch Guide Writer Contact Information" tab above.

Jul 26, 2018

Jul 18, 2018

Cows and Cowboys (Meredith Collection and Alison Hodgkiss)

Alison just posted a photograph of the cowboys and their herd canvas that was done at a retreat for A Stitch In Time, which is Alison's shop.

You can pick up the guide for this cutie from Alison at the shop.

Jul 16, 2018

What Exactly Is A Stitch Guide Like?

Lots of folks are curious about stitch guides.  What are they exactly?  What do they cost?  Where do you find one for that canvas you want to stitch?  The answer to the last question is easy--you browse here!

But the first two questions don't have easy answers because guides vary widely in costs (from free to hundreds of dollars for a custom piece) and layout. To help answer this question, I have collected guides for you to look at or read about in the links below.  First up, a review of Amy Bunger's stitch guides and a brief explanation on why you can't buy them without buying the canvas and/or thread kit with the guide.

Here is a review I did of one of Beverly Churchfield's stitch guides.

Here is a review I did of one of Robin King's stitch guides. also did a review of some of Robin's guides.

Associated Talents offers free stitch guides on their website for many of their smaller ornaments.  The guides aren't very long or detailed but the end result is fabulous!

CBK also has some free stitch guides on their website for some of their many canvases.  These vary in style and layout because they are from a lot of different stitch guide writers.

Palma Seljan has also created quite a few free stitch guides.  Some have been posted here and some are available at Needlepoint Nation group on Facebook in the Files section.

Bedtime Story (Rebecca Wood and Julia Snyder)

Deby has finished her Rebecca Wood stocking, using a stitch guide from Julia Snyder.  The stocking is called "Bedtime Story" if you want your favorite shop to order for you.

Jul 14, 2018

Cracked Plate Bouquet (John Johanssen, Melissa Shirley and Tony Minieri)

The "Cracked Plate Bouquet" is finished!  Meredith used a Tony Minieri guide (with a few changes) to complete this lovely framed piece.  Your favorite shop can order the John Johanssen canvas from Melissa Shirley designs and of course you can download the guide in PDF form from Tony's website.

Jul 12, 2018

Kindness Buddha (Sandra Gilmore, Robin King and Vicky De Angelis)

The Kindness Buddha canvas created by Sandra Gilmore for Once in a Blue Moon always gets a lot of comments from folks new to Needlepoint Nation where part of it is the header photo.  There are two stitch guides I know of for this beauty.  Here is Robin King's version, stitched by Nancy and made into a pillow.

And here is Vicky De Angelis's version, stitching using her own guide, and beautifully framed by New Creations.

The canvas is available from Fleur de Paris along with a companion piece called "Happiness."  Contact Robin for her guide.  Vicky's guide was published in the March/April 2017 issue of Needlepoint Now.

Back issues of the magazine are still available right now.

Jul 10, 2018

Herminia Witch (Melissa Shirley and Paula Schmidt)

Michelle just got her dimensional witch ("Herminia" from Melissa Shirley Designs) back from the finisher and it's a stunner.  Stitch guide from Paula Schmidt with input from Lisa Kessler at BeStitched.  Use the side arrows to view all four photographs.

Jul 6, 2018

Summer from Classic American Porch Series (Kate Dickerson and Elaine Aidonidis)

Kate Dickerson's "Summer Front Porch" has a guide from Elaine Aidonidis of EMA Needlepoint.

Contact Elaine via her Facebook page to get the guide.  Your favorite shop can order the canvas from Kate Dickerson.

Jul 4, 2018

Parisian Purse (Mindy and Marina Perna)

Stitch by Stitch in Larchmont, NY has a stitch guide for this wonderful Parisian Purse.  Canvas by Mindy.  Contact the shop (second link below) to get the guide and the canvas if you don't have it already.!

Jul 2, 2018

Breaking News: Stitch Guide Sale

Enriched Stitch is having a sale on their instant download stitch guides through July 4, 2018.  All of these type of guides are on sale at 20% off.

All the guides on sale this week are listed on the shop's website.  Use the code listed on Facebook to get the discount.

Santa and Sleigh (Artists Collection and Janeann Sleeman)

This lovely Santa and his sleigh is a design from the Artists Collection, stitched using a guide by Janeann Sleeman. The finishing is by Marlene's.

Jun 30, 2018

Frank is a Fox (Sharon Hendy-Moman and Ruth Schmuff)

Love foxes?  This charmer from Sharon Hendy-Moman has a stitch guide from Ruth Schmuff that is included with the price of the canvas.  If you want Bedecked and Beadazzled to include the threads in the guide, just let them know.

Mele Kalikimlaka (Raymond Crawford and Gussie Schubert)

David's just finished stitching Raymond Crawford's "Mele Kalikimaka" using a stitch guide by Gussie Schubert.

You can ask Gussie for her copy of the guide at her shop, Needlepoint Etc.  If you wish, she can order the canvas for you as well.

Jun 26, 2018

The Bee (Earth Art International and Jill Rigoli)

Jill just finished stitching the bee from Earth Art International.  The stitch guide will be available for your favorite shop to order from Danji in mid-July when they order the canvas for you.

Jun 24, 2018

Jun 22, 2018

Painted Pony Plans Free Downloadable Stitch Guides

Debbie Woodard of Painted Pony says that when the new website is ready, there will be a section of free downloadable stitch guides by Susan Burris for customers to help themselves to.

Hurrah!  Meanwhile, we can browse the old Painted Pony website and dream about what we'll buy so we can use one of Susan's guides….

Jun 20, 2018

Ladies Under the Umbrella (BB Needlepoint Designs and Mary Legallet)

Deborah just finished her lovely "Ladies Under the Umbrella" by BB Needlepoint Designs, using Mary Legallet's stitch guide.

Your favorite shop can order the canvas from you and you can pick up the stitch concepts guide from Mary.

Jun 16, 2018

Night Watch (Birds of a Feather and Robin King)

I just stumbled across this stitch guide by Robin King for the lovely owl piece from Birds of a Feather called Night Watch.  It's on sale, too!

The shop also has the canvas on sale.  I bet if you ask nicely they'll kit up the threads for you as well.

Jun 14, 2018

O'jishi (Leigh Designs, Tony Minieri and Jane Wood)

Diversions Needlepoint just posted a customer's version of the O'jishi mask from Leigh Designs' Now Theatre series.  This was stitched using Tony Minieri's stitch guide.

I have stitched this piece also and my guide is available for it. Here's my version.  Have fun trying to figure out which one you like best!

Jun 12, 2018

June 2018 New Guides from Amy Bunger and Lori Carter

The latest e-newsletter from Amy's Golden Strand in Memphis has a list of all the new guides from Amy and Lori Carter, plus it lists the guides Amy's working on.  The canvases are from Lee, Rogue Needlepoint, Sandra Gilmore/Once in a Blue Moon, Maggie, Kelly Clark, Diane Ulmer Pederson and Painted Pony, Rittenhouse Needlepoint, Melissa Shirley, Needle Deeva, Patti Mann, Alice Peterson, Zecca, and Peter Ashe.  Have fun exploring!

Jun 10, 2018

Petunia Takes A Break (Mile High Princess and Janeann Sleeman)

This brand new design by Mile High Princess is available with a stitch guide from Janeann Sleeman.   Your favorite shop can order the canvas and/or guide for you from Artists Collection, which distributes Mile High Princess.

Jun 8, 2018

Lily of the Valley By the Sea (Emma Thompson, Melissa Shirley and Tony Mineri)

Ginger's beautiful "Lily of the Valley By the Sea" was worked using a stitch guide from Tony Mineri.

The canvas itself is by Emma Thompson.  Your favorite shop can order it for you from Melissa Shirley Designs and you can get the guide from Tony's website.

Jun 6, 2018

Limited Edition Morgana (Labors of Love and Tony Minieri)

Linda just finished Morgana, one of Labor of Love's limited edition canvases that come with porcelain heads and hands.  She used Tony Minieri's stitch guide.  It is amazing!

Jun 4, 2018

Rachel Donley Does Guides

The Rachel Donley website has a nice selection of stitch guides that are available for her work.    Stitch painted AND with a guide?  What are you waiting for?!

Erin Clark and Laurie Walden are the current stitch guide writers for this artist.

Jun 2, 2018

Jun 1, 2018

Ice Cream Socials (Leigh Designs) UPDATED

Leigh Designs' latest series is out today and it is making me hungry!  To see why, click on each picture to see the stitched model.  I can't decide which is my favorite, but I can see a visit to the local Sonic drive through in my near future!

The Ice Cream Socials all have stitch guides you can order if you wish.  The guides are available from Leigh Designs as an optional addition to the canvas order your favorite shop can place for you.  Guides are by the incomparable Leigh Designs team of Sandy Arthur, Leona Cole, Pat Miller, Sharon Quick and Carolyn Taggart.

UPDATE:  The Needlepointer did a video of their Melissa Shirley trunk show and at the end, they show off the models of the ice cream socials. I'm getting hungry al over again!

May 30, 2018

Petei Thanksgiving Set (Chris Tirey)

Sarah just posted a photograph of her Petei Thanksgiving set, stitched using Chris Tirey's guide.

Contact Chris via Nimble Fingers in Houston to get your copy of the guide and order the canvases if your favorite shop doesn't have them.

May 28, 2018

I'm Just Here for the Boos (Raymond Crawford and Pat Miller)

Pat Miller has just posted a photograph of her finished "I'm Just Here for the Boos" by Raymond Crawford.  Aren't those bubbles in the drink amazing?!

Here's a closer look.  Contact Pat to pick up a copy of her guide.

May 24, 2018

Scary Books (Melissa Shirley Designs)

I understand that Terry Christopher Castillo is writing a guide for Melissa Shirley's new "Scary Books" canvas.    It's not done yet.  Contact Terry for details.

Other folks are also writing guides for this canvas.  Amy Burger is doing a guide for it.

Alison Hodgkiss of A Stitch in Time Needlework has just finished a guide for this (July 2018).

May 20, 2018

Wild Women: Lilioukalani (Melissa Shirley and David McCaskill)

Carol shows off her pillow ("Lilioukalani" from Melissa Shirley's Wild Women series), stitched using a stitch guide by David McCaskill.

There is also a stitch guide for this written by the late Wendy Harwood.

May 18, 2018

May 14, 2018

Whoo'ten Pumpkin (Leigh Designs and Pat Miller) UPDATED

Pat Miller has finished her "Whoo-ten" Halloween pumpkin and her stitch guide is ready for purchase.  The canvas is one of Leigh Designs' Punkins series of unusual Halloween squashes.

UPDATE:  Here is how this looks as a standup.  Finishing by Sue Parsons at West Coast Finishing.

May 12, 2018

Birds in Paradise (Zecca and Ruth Schmuff)

Ruth Schmuff shows off two of the three coordinating Birds of Paradise canvases that were done in an embellishment class at her shop.

These are Zecca canvases.  Here is the third in the series.

Contact Ruth at Bedecked and Beadazzled to order guides.

May 10, 2018

New from Amy Bunger and Lori Carter

The April-May 2018 newsletter from Amy Bunger's shop shows off new guides from Amy herself and from Lori Carter.  Lori's doing small ornaments that coordinate with Kelly Clark's Zero Degrees North set of canvases and finishing up Raymond Crawford's Twelve Stars of Christmas series.  Amy's doing a set of Christmas trees from Maggie, a perfume bottle from Labors of Love and one of Lani's interiors.  As always, it is a fun read even if you aren't in a market for a stitch guide.

May 8, 2018

A Dozen More Guides from Robin King

Robin has updated her blog with a dozen new stitch guides.  Gosh, she is one busy lady!

There are guides for canvases from Charley Harper, Susan Roberts/Liz Tapestry Tent, Labors of Love, Melissa Shirley Designs, Devon Nicholson Designs, The Collection Designs, Maggie Co, Ewe and Eye and Friends, Sandra Gilmore, Lani Needlepoint Designs, and Janis Mattox/CBK Collections.  Something for everyone, in other words.  But not to worry, Robin handles them all with skillful and fun ideas.

May 7, 2018

Tiny Town (Este MacLeod and Beverly Churchfield)

Este MacLeod's "Tiny Town" has been beautifully stitched by Judy using Beverly Churchfield's guide.  The canvas is available from Melissa Shirley Designs.

Here it is framed.

Ten New Stitch Guides from Ruth Schmuff of Bedecked and Beadazzled

Ruth had an embellishment class last weekend, so there are ten new guides available from her shop!  The canvases are from all sorts of designers, so there is sure to be something that will catch your eye.

May 2, 2018

Fashion Books (Alice Peterson and Pat Miller) UPDATED

Pat Miller has done a stitch guide for Come 2 the Point for Alice Peterson's new "Fashion Books" canvas.  You can get the guide from the shop (second link below) and if you don't have the canvas already, they can arrange that, too.

UPDATE:  Stephanie at Ridgewood Needlepoint is finished with the Fashion Books canvas, too.

Contact Ridgewood to pick up a copy of Stephanie's guide.

Apr 28, 2018

Things That Go Bump in the Night (Amanda Lawford)

Amanda Lawford's "Things That Go Bump in the Night" has stitch guides available from two folks—Melissa Dru MacLeod is doing one for a shop class at The Wool and The Floss (you'll have to get the canvas and/or threads with the guide),  and Tony Minieri has also done a guide.  You can see Tony's version on the finishing page for Park Avenue Needlepoint.

I'll add a link to Melissa's version once she posts it.  By the way, Vallerie Needlepoint Gallery distributes Amanda Lawford's designs now.

Petunia Pansy (Mile High Princess and Janeann Sleeman)

Mile High Princess (distributed by Artists Collection), showed off "Petunia Pansy" on Facebook, stitched using Janeann Sleeman's guide.

It is likely the guide is free with the canvas but your favorite shop will have to ask when they order the canvas for you.

Apr 26, 2018

New Zecca Ornaments, Guides Included (Zecca and Karen Hennessy)

Zecca has five new colorful ornaments that Karen Hennessy herself has been stitching.  The models are now done so Karen's starting to write up the guides. I think the guides will come with these canvases but have your local shop check with Zecca to be certain.

Apr 24, 2018

Danji and Janet Collaborate

Looks like Danji Designs is starting to make Janet Zigler Casey's famous Santa heads available as painted canvases with Janet's stitch guide!

Here are the available designs.

Want to see how they look stitched?  Here is Janet's website.  Hopefully more of Janet's work will be available as painted designs with guides shortly.

Apr 21, 2018

Dry Run (Pat Scheurich and Sharon Quick)

Sharon Quick just finished the model and stitch guide for Pat Scheurich's "Dry Run."

Your favorite shop can order this from Tapestry Fair (they license Pat's art) and you can contact Sharon for the guide.

Apr 17, 2018

A Texas Boot (Melissa Shirley Designs and Diana Bosworth)

Janice is showing off her finished Texas boot by Melissa Shirley Designs.

She used Diana Bosworth's stitch guide for this series.  Your favorite shop can order the canvas or any others in the series from Melissa Shirley.  Diana's guide is available from The French Knot in —where else?!— Texas.

Apr 13, 2018

Paris (Sandra Gilmore and Ruth Schmuff)

Ruth Schmuff shows off a student's "Paris" canvas from Sandra Gilmore/Fleur de Paris.

This was stitched in one of Ruth's embellishment classes at Bedecked and Beadazzled.  You can get the stitch guide and canvas (and threads, too) from the shop.  Just follow the links.

Apr 11, 2018

Wedding Cake (Amanda Lawford and Aggie Aspinwall)

Aggie Aspenwall has been busy creating stitch guides for Enriched Stitch, which owns the Amanda Lawford line of canvases under their Vallerie Needlepoint Gallery name.  Check out the Wedding Cake and HP Designs' smaller version of Tibetan Prince.

There is a Tony Minieri stitch guide for the larger version of Tibetan Boy.

Apr 9, 2018

Fall Trailer (Alice Peterson and Sherry Bray)

Kimberly showed off her Fall Trailer from Alice Peterson on Facebook.  Love those leaves!  This was stitched using a stitch guide from Sherry Bray.

Apr 7, 2018

Dog Party ( Brenda Stofft and Laurie Walden)

Laurie Walden of StitchLaw shows off her "Dog Party" on Facebook and it is definitely party time!  Canvas from Brenda Stofft, if you want your favorite shop to order for you.

Apr 6, 2018

Animal Portraits (Meredith Collection and Patti Filshie Hoffman)

Patti Filshie Hoffman has finished her beautiful model and stitch guide for The Meredith Collection's Floppy Ear Bunny on Pink.  Contact Patti for the guide and ask your favorite shop to order the canvas from Meredith Collection for you.

Patti also has a guide for the companion piece "Fox" which is equally lovely.

Apr 5, 2018

Free Stitch Guides from Gone Stitching

Gone Stitching in New Jersey has started writing free stitch guides for their own line of Judaic canvases and for the Rishfield canvases they sell.

The shop also gives stitches each day to customers for their canvases.  They hand out printout sheets with the stitches diagrammed in color.  Some customer collect these in a notebook for use later.  You can see the finished models by clicking on the photos of the canvases that come with free stitch guides on their website.

If you live in the Bergenfield area of New Jersey, stop by for help with your canvases.  If not, have fun browsing.

Apr 3, 2018

Needlepoint Too's Stitch Guides

Needlepoint Too (formerly known as Knit 1, Needlepoint 2) has pages of available stitch guides on their shop website.  The shop will also create a custom guide for you for $25 if you buy the recommended threads from them.  Buy the canvas and threads, and the guide is free.

Apr 1, 2018

Mar 31, 2018

Easter Tree Skirt (Pepperberry and Julia Snyder)

Caroline just got her Easter tree skirt back from the finishers.  She used Julia Snyder's stitch guide to work this beauty.

By the way, I've just seen a small tree skirt made up into a round pillow.  Just in case you want pillows….

Mar 27, 2018

Christmas Glow (Sandra Gilmore and Laura Taylor) UPDATED

Laura Taylor is working on a stitch guide for the new "Christmas Glow" from Sandra Gilmore of Once in a Blue Moon.  I'll update this note once it is ready.

Sandra Gilmore's canvases are distributed by Fleur de Paris if you want your favorite shop to order this for you while you wait for Laura's guide.

UPDATE:  Terri stitched this using a guide from The Tinsmith's Wife which tells you which lights to order from Amazon to put on the back side.  Contact the shop via their website (second link below) or their Facebook page.

UPDATE #2:  Tony Minieri has done a guide for this canvas.  You can see a photo and video on the Stitch By Stitch Larchmont newsletter.

Mar 25, 2018

North Haven Houses (Maggie and Linda Corirossi)

Linda Corirossi just announced that her stitch guide for Maggie's "North Haven Houses" is ready for purchase through Family Arts.

Your favorite shop can order the canvas for you or Family Arts can get it if you don't have a shop you favor with your business.

Mar 21, 2018

August Moon (Brenda Stofft and Ruth Schmuff)

Ruth Schmuff shows off "August Moon" from Brenda Stofft.  Ruth's done a stitch guide and although there is no stitched model to see, you can drool over all the threads and beads she has chosen to stitch this.

Contact Ruth's shop, Bedecked and Beadazzled, to get the canvas and guide.  She'll even do a supplies kit for you if you want one.

Mar 19, 2018

New Stitch Guides Available from Enriched Stitch

Enriched Stitch's March 2018 newsletter lists the new stitch guides available from the shop at the bottom of the page.    Most of the guides are for the Vallerie Needlepoint Gallery painted canvases (VNG) but there are a few others.

These are shop exclusives so contact the store to pick up the canvas and guide.

Mar 17, 2018

The Old Crow (Melissa Prince and Janeann Sleeman) UPDATED

Melissa Prince showed off her wonderful "The Old Crow" on Facebook. The model was stitched by Janeann Sleeman who has created a stitch guide.

Your favorite shop can order the canvas from Melissa for you and you can contact Janeann Sleeman about the guide.

UPDATE:  Suzie Vallerie at Enriched Stitch is finalizing a stitch guide for this piece as well.

Mar 16, 2018

Japan Travel Coaster (Melissa Prince Designs and Jane M. Wood)

"Japan Travel Coaster" from Melissa Prince Designs

I have finished stitching Melissa Prince's Japan Travel Coaster and the stitch guide for my version of this lovely small design is available for purchase.   The guide is 9 pages long plus a cover page, list of materials needed to replicate what I did exactly, and a full color photo of the finished design.  Contact me for details.

Your favorite shop can order the canvas TR111 directly from Melissa Prince Designs if they don't happen to have it in stock.

Mar 15, 2018

Inspired by Fawkes (Little Bird Designs and Robin King)

Rosanne of Little Bird Designs has stitched a red, orange and yellow phoenix canvas using Robin King's stitch guide.  It's fabulous!  This is one of a series of these fantasy birds Little Bird Designs has created.

The canvas is available for order by your favorite shop and the guide is available through Robin.

Mar 13, 2018

Pagoda Bird House (Melissa Prince and Robin King)

Luanne got her framed version of Melissa Prince's Pagoda Birdhouse back from the framer.  It's lovely!  Your favorite shop can order the canvas from Melissa Prince Designs and you can get the stitch guide Luanne used from Robin King.

Mar 11, 2018

Street Signs (Kimberly Ann Needlepoint)

This fun Halloween sign from Kimberly Ann Needlepoint's street sign series will have a free stitch guide available in March 2018.

Keep an eye on the Kimberly Ann website for more information on the free guides.

Mar 9, 2018

Pelican Pantry (Charley Harper and Robin King)

Debbie's funny "Pelican Pantry" was stitched using Robin King's stitch guide.

Charley Harper canvases are distributed by the Meredith Collection.  Contact Robin's blog for information about buying her guide.

Mar 7, 2018

Nativity II Stocking (Tapestry Tent and Amy Bunger)

Kathy's magnificent version of the Tapestry Tent Nativity II stocking* was stitched using Amy Bunger's stitch guide.

You can pick up Amy's guide on her website if you buy either the canvas or the thread kit with the guide.  It's a package deal.

*Nativity I Stocking is a blue and white version of this design.  If your favorite shop orders for you, make sure they order the proper stocking.

Mar 5, 2018

Just a Stitch

David McCaskill has a new service for those who need Just a Stitch.  It's a great idea for someone who has a problem area on their canvas and no one to ask for help.

You can order a stitch via his website.

Mar 3, 2018

Garden Angel (Lulu My Pink Turtle and Ruth Schmuff)

Ruth Schmuff has five new designs from Lulu My Pink Turtle.  The first one has a stitch guide, too!  There are photos of the Garden Angel underway in one of Ruth's classes.  Contact her shop, Bedecked and Beadazzled, to pick up the canvas and guide, or even the supplies kit if you wish.

Feb 28, 2018

Blue and White Table Bouquet (Melissa Shirley and Beverly Churchfield)

Mika just finished this gorgeous version of Melissa Shirley's "Blue and White Table Bouquet."  She used Beverly Churchfield's stitch guide.

The guide (and of course the canvas) is available through Aristeia.

Feb 26, 2018

Mikayla (Laurel Birds, Danji and Jill Rigoli)

Monica got snowed in so she spent her down time wisely by finishing Laurel Birch's "Mikayla."

Stitch guide by Jill Rigoli. I think the canvas comes with the guide.  Your favorite shop can confirm that for you, though.