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.

Feb 24, 2018

Feb 22, 2018

The Queen of Hearts (Melissa Prince, Cynthia Thomas and Deux Bijoux Bijoux)

Melissa Prince shows off her new Queen of Hearts design, beautifully stitched by Cynthia Thomas—and yes, Cynthia has a guide—and displayed in a custom box from Deux Bijoux Bijoux.

Use the side arrows to see all the photographs of this beauty!

Feb 20, 2018

Moon Gazer (Amanda Clark, Brenda Stofft and Amy Bunger) UPDATED

Jan has just finished stitching this lovely "Moon Gazer" rabbit, which is an Amanda Clark design adapted to needlepoint canvas by Brenda Stofft.    Amy Bunger wrote the stitch guide Jan worked from.

UPDATE:  Here's another photo of Jan's piece framed.

UPDATE #2:   Sandy Arthur has also written a guide for this.  Order via her Etsy shop.

Feb 16, 2018

A Day at the Beach (Patti Mann and Connie Glenn Camp)

This charming canvas of a little girl and her dog sitting on the sand at the beach has a wonderful stitch guide written by Connie Glenn Camp.  Your favorite shop can pick up the canvas for you from Patti Mann and  you can contact Connie's shop, Nashville Needleworks, for the guide.


Feb 14, 2018

Julie Mar and Sandy Arthur

Sandy Arthur has teamed up with Julie Mar to create stitch guides for two of Julie's canvases—"Ladies in Wait #1" and "Goldfish:  Day Dreaming."  Your favorite shop can order the canvases and guides from Julie Mar for you.

Feb 12, 2018

Thanksgiving (Rebecca Wood and Sherry Bray)

Rebecca Wood proudly shows off Sherry Bray's rendition of Rebecca's first Thanksgiving piece.

By the way, Rebecca's website has a listing for available stitch guides. Your favorite shop can ask if these are available when they order the canvas or if you have to talk to the stitch guide writer.

Feb 10, 2018

One Place to Find VNG Stitch Guides

The Vallerie Needlepoint Gallery (VNG) website has been updated with new items, including a new Stitch Guide section.  There you will find guides for Amanda Lawford and VNG canvases.  The guides are written by Suzie Vallerie, Aggie Aspinwall, Kimberly Orton, and Mary Susan Muirhead.

Your favorite shop can of course order canvases and guides for you, but if you don't have one, contact Enriched Stitch, which Suzie Vallerie also runs.

Feb 6, 2018

Something Wicked This Way Comes (Melissa Shirley and Amy Bunger)

New from Melissa Shirley—"Something Wicked This Way Comes."  Amy Bunger is doing a guide!

Contact Amy at Amy's Golden Strand if you want to sign up for the canvas and guide (and/or threads).

Feb 4, 2018

David McCaskill Stitch Guides Available

The needlepoint designer and teacher David McCaskill has a new website, and one of the sections lists his available stitch guides!  Have fun exploring the guides David's done for designers and individual stitchers.

Feb 2, 2018

Stitch Guides Exclusive to Needle Orts

Needle Orts has a page listing all the stitch guides available exclusively from the shop.  Right now they have Raymond Crawford's Sir Thomas Turkey plus Rhett and Scarlett O'Hare from Needle Deeva.  These are probably written by Debbie Bowers, although I am not certain.