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!