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!