Dec 30, 2019

Tall Grass Prairie (Charley Harper and Tony Minieri)

Diversions Needlepoint shows off a great Charley Harper meadow piece, stitched by one of their customers using a Tony Minieri stitch guide.  Use the side arrows for a closeup.

Dec 28, 2019

Autumn Blues (Melissa Prince and Tony Minieri) UPDATED

The Needle Bug shows off Melissa Prince's "Autumn Blues" pumpkin, beautifully stitched using a Tony Minieri stitch guide.  Use the side arrow to see all the photographs of the lovely stitching and finishing.

UPDATE:  The companion piece to the blue pumpkin is this lantern.  The stitch guide is by Michele Herron.

Dec 25, 2019

Holly St. Nicholas (Fiori, Joan Eidman and Dreamhouse Ventures)

Lynette has finished her Holly St. Nicholas from Joan Eidman of Fiori.

The canvas and guide are both available from Dreamhouse Ventures who distribute Joan's designs and guides.  There are also two other spectacular St. Nicholas designs available and I think all three have guides by the designer.

Dec 22, 2019

Why Stitch Guides Take So Much Time

Ruth Schmuff's lovely essay explains why stitch guides take so long.  She's pretty organized, too.  Mine take about 40 hours each, spread over 2-4 weeks since I can't work on them except in my free time.  That's why I no longer do custom guides!

Dec 20, 2019

Texas Santa (And More with Julia Snyder)

Needlework Retailer magazine shows off And More's "Texas Santa," stitched by Mickey Snyder using a stitch guide from his wife Julia Snyder.  The canvas and guide can be ordered by your favorite shop from And More.

Dec 18, 2019

Guides for A Stitch in Time Canvases

A Stitch in Time has started distributing their own designs—and I just discovered many have stitch guides available!  Some designs have the guides included; some cost extra.  Have fun browsing their lovely florals and fun animal pieces, not to mention the many Christmas items available.  I assume the guides are written by Alison herself and her amazing staff.

Dec 16, 2019

Desert Garden (Purple Palm and Fireside Stitchery)

Carol's "Desert Garden" is beautiful. This canvas is from Purple Palm and was stitched using a stitch guide created by Fireside Stitchery.

Contact the shop for their guide.  If you don't already have a favorite shop, Fireside can order the canvas for you as well.

Dec 14, 2019

Peacock Feather Mask Lady (Lee's Needle Arts and Susan Portra)

Carmen's lady wearing a peacock feather mask was stitched using Susan Portra's stitch guide.  The canvas is from Lee, so your favorite shop can order it from Colonial Needle for you.

Dec 12, 2019

Big Halloween Tree (Melissa Shirley and Terry Christopher Castillo)

Terry Christopher Castillo just taught this charming "Big Halloween Tree" to her students.  The guide, canvas and/or thread kit are available from her.  The canvas comes from Melissa Shirley Designs.

Dec 10, 2019

Dec 8, 2019

Three Kings (Love You More and Susan Newman)

Heidi's "Three Kings" are finished.

The canvas is from Love You More.  Heidi used a stitch guide from Susan Newman at Twisted Stitches in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  Contact the shop for Susan's guide.  They can order the canvas for you as well if you don't have a favorite shop to handle this for you.

Dec 6, 2019

Stitch Guides from The Needle Works

The Needle Works in Austin has a new website now.  The shop has a dedicated section for all the available stitch guides!  Note that some guides come with the canvas included and some don't.

Have fun browsing.

Dec 4, 2019

Frida Peep (Vicki Sawyer and Cynthia Thomas)

Melissa Shirley Needlepoint is showing off her newly framed Frida on Facebook.  This canvas is from Vicki Sawyer and stitched by Cynthia Thomas who has a guide available for it.  Your favorite shop can order the canvas and guide from Melissa.

Dec 2, 2019

Snowflake Fairy (Raymond Crawford and Diana Bosworth)

The Snowflake Fairy canvas on eBay was beautifully stitched using Diana Bosworth's guide.

Your favorite shop can order the canvas from Raymond for you.  Contact Diana at the French Knot to pick up the guide.

Nov 29, 2019

Turkey Blessings (Tapestry Fair and Julie Elder)

Tapestry Fair shows off this wonderful Thanksgiving turkey design from Debbie Taylor-Kerman of Tapestry Fair.  The stitch guide was written by Julie Elder of Family Arts.

Note that Tapestry Fair thinks there is a Robin King stitch guide for this although it's not listed on Robin's blog yet.  If you are a fan of Robin's style, ask her about it.

Nov 28, 2019

Stitch Guides (and Website) from Margaret Bendig

Margaret Bendig is better known for her teaching pieces and charts than her stitch guides, but her new website shows off all the facets of her teaching skills.  The stitch guide section is blank right now but this is a new website and it will take time to fully populate it.

Witch with Polka Dot Hat (Shelly Tribbey and Margaret Bendig)

Laurie's witch in the polka dot hat is back from the finisher. The canvas is a Shelly Tribbey design, and the stitch guide is by Margaret Bendig.

Nov 26, 2019

Elephants and Tree SC-X041 (Scott Church and Pat Miller)

Pat's finished her Elephants with Christmas Tree from Scott Church/CBK.

You can get the guide from Pat herself and your favorite shop can order the canvas from CBK.

Nov 22, 2019

New Guides (and one's free!) from Amy Bunger UPDATED

The latest shop e-newsletter is available from Amy Bunger.  Inside you'll find all sorts of fun things, including a free stitch guide for the Vallerie Needlepoint Gallery "Don't Drink and Prime" ornament; as well as new guides from Amy or Lori Carter for the Shelly Tribbey Peace Nativity set, Raymond Crawford's Missouri travel star, Melissa Shirley's individual Christmas Row Houses, the Snow Parade from Susan Roberts, and Zecca's Long Gator.

Have fun exploring Amy's world!

UPDATE:  The November-December 2019 newsletter is out, with more guides by Amy.  Check her website to see the latest available.  The one for Alice Peterson's "Santa in Plaid Suit" ornament is free, spelled out with stitch diagrams right there in the newsletter.  Amy has guides for four of these Alice Peterson Santa-themed ornaments.  You can buy the others from the stitch guide section of her website.

Nov 20, 2019

Pink Bouquet (A Poore Girl Paints and Patti Filshie Hoffman)

Bobbie shows off her "Pink Bouquet."  The canvas can be ordered by your favorite shop from A Poore Girl Paints and you can get the stitch guide from Patti Hoffman who will order the canvas through her shop if you don't have a favorite shop to help with ordering.

Nov 18, 2019

Nov 16, 2019

Bouquet by the Bay (Love You More and Ruth Schmuff)

Ruth Schmuff of Bedecked and Beadazzled shows off her latest stitch guide for "Bouquet by the Bay." The canvas is from Love You More.  You can pick it up and the guide (and threads if you like) at Ruth's shop.

Nov 14, 2019

Limp on a Limb (Charley Harper and Leona Cole)

Leona has just finished her model of Charley Harper's "Limp on a Limb."  The design can be ordered by your favorite shop from the Meredith Collection.  The guide is available from Leona directly.

Nov 12, 2019

New Designs with Guides by Alice Peterson

Cathy is posting closeups of new designs that come with stitch guides on Facebook.  Your favorite shop can order the canvas and guide from Alice Peterson for you.  Here's "Did I Just Roll My Eyes Out Loud?" with stitching by Elaine Aidonidis.

Here is "Boys Books."  Stitch guide writer Cindy Salzman from Cindy's Needle Art.

Nov 8, 2019

New Guides from Cynthia Thomas

Cynthia Thomas has two new guides available.  "Hot Wheels Bunny" is a Tapestry Fair canvas.  The guide for it is available from Cynthia.  "Cats with Glasses" is a Shelly Tribbey design.  The guide is available from Shelly when your favorite shop orders the canvas from her.

Nov 4, 2019

Autumn Time (Rebecca Wood and Sherry Bray)

Rebecca Wood shows off her "Autumn Time," beautifully stitched by Sherry Bray.

Your favorite shop can order the canvas from Rebecca Wood while you can get Sherry's guide from her.

Nov 2, 2019

Tribal Mask Giraffe (Timothy Chapman and Ruth Schmuff) UPDATED

Ruth Schmuff proudly shows off the finished "Tribal Mask Giraffe" done in a class in Ruth's shop, Bedecked and Beadazzled.

Your favorite shop can order the canvas from Tapestry Fair and you can get the guide from Ruth's shop.  Just follow the links in the article.

UPDATE:  Tony Minieri has done a stitch guide for this design, too.

Tis the Season (Sandra Gilmore and Tony Minieri)

Ginger's "Tis the Season" interior is a Sandra Gilmore canvas from Fleur de Paris.  She used Tony Minieri's stitch guide.

Oct 31, 2019

Witch on Purple (Shelly Tribbey and Meredith Willett)

Michelle's witch is lovely!  The canvas is by Shelly Tribbey and Michelle used a stitch guide written by Meredith Willett.  If you don't have a favorite shop to order the canvas for you, you can ask Meredith's shop (M's Canvashouse) to order for you when you ask about getting the stitch guide.

Oct 30, 2019

Shop Til You Drop, Dead (Rebecca Wood and Sherry Bray)

Rebecca Wood shows off the Sherry Bray version of Rebecca's "Shop Til You Drop, Dead."

Your favorite shop can order the canvas from Rebecca Wood while you can get Sherry's guide from her.

Oct 29, 2019

Poison Bottles (Kirk and Bradley with Lea A. Peacock)

Lea A. Peacock shows off her finished Rats Tails poison bottle (one of a series from Kirk and Bradley).  She wrote the guide for it and has guides for several other in the series.

Contact Lea via her Facebook page to ask about getting one of her guides.

Oct 28, 2019

Hearts (JP Needlepoint and Needleworks)

Juli Poitras shows off one of her Hearts canvases, beautifully stitched by Needleworks in Birmingham, Michigan.

Contact the shop for their stitch guide.

Oct 27, 2019

Pumpkin Trio with Spider (Meredith Collection and Laura Taylor)

Laura Taylor has just announced her latest stitch guide—for the fun "Pumpkin Trio with Spider." The canvas is from The Meredith Collection. Contact Laura to find out where to get her guide.

Oct 26, 2019

Librarian Owl (Zecca and Robin King)

Zecca's "Librarian Owl" is all finished!  Jan stitched it using Robin King's stitch guide.  The books were customized slightly by Jan.

Oct 22, 2019

Butt It's Halloween (Patti Mann and Nashville Needleworks)

The newest stitch guide from Nashville Needlepoints is this funny Patti Mann Halloween piece.

Contact the shop for the guide.  They can get the canvas for you, too, if you don't have a favorite shop to help.

Oct 21, 2019

Enriched Stitch Guides on Sale Through October 26

Enriched Stitch is putting their stitch guides on sale during October.  These are download files only, shipped to you as an email attachment.  More about the sale here.  I think you only have two days to download the link you are sent before it expires.

This is the link to their available stitch guides.

The sale ends October 26.

Oct 20, 2019

New Guides from Whimsical Stitch

Mary Legallet has updated her Whimsical Stitch website with new guides and "concepts."

Guides are for pieces Mary's actually stitched so there are photos of the stitched areas.  Concepts are for pieces she hasn't stitched but she has come up with a fun plan for you regardless.  Both guides and concepts have stitch diagrams to help you work through Mary's ideas.

Oct 18, 2019

Butterfly Santa (KS Designs and Danji Designs)

Here's the lovely Butterfly Santa from Katie of KS Designs. 

Dandi has the stitch guide available plus they distribute KS Designs, so have your favorite shop talk to them about ordering the canvas and guide for you.

Oct 16, 2019

Winter Sleep (Brenda Stofft and Ruth Schmuff)

Bedecked and Beadazzled just had Brenda Stofft in to teach her amazing dimensional fox piece, so Ruth Schmuff, the shop's owner, came up with an amazing stitch guide to go with the matching backdrop canvas.  It's called "Winter Sleep."  You can pick up the canvas, guide and kit from Bedecked and Beadazzled by following the links.

Oct 14, 2019

Under the Rainbow Thanksgiving Family (Barbara's Needlepoint)

Barbara's Needlepoint just showed off their Under the Rainbow Thanksgiving Family.  The shop has a stitch guide for the set, too.  Email the shop ( to order.

Oct 12, 2019

Nativity Set (Rebecca Wood and Diana Bosworth)

This lovely Bethlehem canvas with Nativity set ornaments was created by Rebecca Wood and stitched by Pat using Diana Bosworth's stitch guide.

You can pick up Diana's guide and the canvases if you don't have them already from The French Knot in Forth Worth.  Note that the shop website says the guides were by Paula Fehleisen.  I'm not sure which information is correct.

Oct 11, 2019

Designer Shopping Bags (Alice Peterson)

Gone Stitching just published their take on the Alice Peterson designer shopping bags canvas.

I am told Barbara's Needlepoint also has a guide for this design although I haven't seen the finished model.  Nice to have choices.

Oct 10, 2019

Oct 8, 2019

Oct 6, 2019

A Free Guide for the Reindeer (Amanda Lawford and Enriched Stitch)

The Enriched Stitch is doing a stitch-along for September using a reindeer ornament which should be available as a kit by the time this publishes.  It's really very clever, the stitches they chose!

Oct 5, 2019

New Guides Coming from Little Bird Designs

Little Bird Designs has some wonderful small designs, and Michelle has been busy created stitch guides for a few of them.  Here's what to expect—

If you aren't familiar with her work or you want to browse, here's the Little Bird website.

Sep 29, 2019

Sep 27, 2019

Hydrangea Girl (Love You More and Amy Bunger)

Love You More just announced that their "Hydrangea Girl" has a new stitch guide from Amy Bunger.

I'm not clear if you have to get the guide from Love Your More or from Amy's shop, Amy's Golden Strand.  Your favorite shop can find out for you when they order the canvas from Love You More.

Sep 25, 2019

Spell Casters—The Happiest Hour (Sharese and Ginny Stapleton)

Lynn's witch Happy Hour canvas is darling!  It is a canvas from Sharese stitched using Ginny Stapleton's stitch guide.  Use the right side arrow for more views of the finished canvas.

Sep 23, 2019

A Free Stitch Guide for Shark Week from Amy Bunger

The August/September 2019 e-newsletter from Amy Bunger's shop has a free stitch guide for Shark Week and Rogue Needlepoint's new pink and white Baby Shark design.  It is surprisingly detailed and the stitches interesting, especially the stitch Amy uses for the water background.

The newsletter also lists new guides available from Amy herself and from Lori Carter, plus classes and clubs that the shop is doing currently.  Fun read!

Sep 21, 2019

Weiner Stack (Terry Runyon, Maggie and Robin King)

Wendy's Weiner Stack is done.  It's cuter than cuter, too!

The canvas is by Terry Runyon. Your favorite shop can order the canvas from Maggie who is Terry's distributor.  The stitch guide is from Robin King and you can order her guide from her directly.

Sep 15, 2019

Screech Owl (Zecca and Patti Filshie Hoffman)

The colorful bird from Zecca is done!  The stitching and guide are from Patti Filshie Hoffman.  Your favorite shop can order the canvas (it's called "Screech Owl") from Zecca and you can contact Patti at her shop, Stitch-Stash, for the guide.

Sep 13, 2019

Orchard Landscape (Love You More and

The lovely Orchard Landscape from Love You More was stitched by Karen at What's the Point Needlepoint.  Contact the shop for Karen's guide.

Sep 11, 2019

Summer (Rebecca Wood and Ruth Schmuff)

If you are a beach lover, you'll want to check out Rebecca Wood's "Summer," beautifully stitched using a Ruth Schmuff guide.

If you want the canvas, guide or thread kit, just follow the links to Ruth's shop, Bedecked and Beadazzled.

Sep 9, 2019

Jingle Bells Album (Painted Pony and Lori Seibert with Kelly Vosberg)

Lori Seibert's "Jingle Bells Album" has a stitch guide, written by the very talented Kelly Vosberg.

The canvas and guide will be available shortly from Painted Pony Designs, which distributes the artwork and now the matching stitch guide.

Sep 5, 2019

New Guides from Whimsical Stitch

Mary Legellet of Whimslcal Stitch has updated her website the her newest stitch guides and stitch concepts.  Designs include Melissa Shirley, Tapestry Fair, Zecca, Strictly Christmas, Maggie, Penny MacLeod, Ruth Schmuff and Plum Stitchery.

Sep 3, 2019

New Stitch Guides Available at Bedecked and Beadazzled

Birds are popular right now at Ruth Schmuff's shop!  She just had an embellishment class starring Mary Legallet of Whimsical Stitch with quite a few bird canvases.

Designs are from David Galchutt, Timothy Chapman and Kelly Rae Roberts of Tapestry Fair, Penny MacLeod, Este MacLeod, Maggie, Brooke Connor, Strictly Christmas, and Zecca.  Naturally the geisha is my personal favorite!

Sep 1, 2019

Vintage Snowman and Vintage Snowman (Tapestry Fair and Julie Elder)

Julie Elder at Family Arts did the stitch guides for these two darling Christmas pillows.  Both are Tapestry Fair designs.  Use the right side arrow to see the second.

Aug 31, 2019

Twelve Days of Christmas Pears (Kate Dickerson)

Kate Dickerson has finished the stitch guide book for her Twelve Days of Christmas Pears set.

Your favorite shop can order the guide and canvases from Kate Dickerson for you.

Aug 29, 2019

Aug 27, 2019

Enough (Terry Runyon, Maggie and Cynthia Thomas)

Maggie shows off "Enough," a hilarious cat and yarn canvas from Terry Runyon.  The stitch guide is from Cynthia Thomas.  Your favorite shop can order the canvas from Maggie Co. and the guide from Cindy herself.

Aug 25, 2019

Gossip Girls (Strictly Christmas and Sally Baer)

Joyce shows off her from Strictly Christmas canvas of five "Gossip Girls."  Sally Baer of BB Designs is finalizing the stitch guide which should be available through Strictly Christmas soon.

Aug 19, 2019

Graphic Elephant (DJ Designs and Susan Portra)

Mel's striking elephant is a design from DJ Designs, one of a series of animals.  Mel used Susan Portra's stitch guide to work this into an amazing piece of art.

You can see the free guide for the giraffe in this series in Needlepoint Now magazine in this online article.

Other animals in the series are for sale by

Aug 17, 2019

Cat and Cocktails (Dominic Bourbeau)

Are you a fan of Mad Men on tv?  Is Mid Century Modern furniture a favorite?  Then you need this new canvas (by Dominic Bourbeau) and its stitch guide (by Ruth Schmuff)!

Perfect for the bar that thought it had everything—until now!

By the way, Amy Bunger has done a guide for the Cat and Cocktails, too.

Aug 15, 2019

Three New Christmas Canvas Guides from Pat Miller

Just in time for those who want to stitch Christmas during the holiday season, Pat Miller has announced three new stitch guides are available.  Two are Christmas-y projects from Sandra Gilmore of Once in a Blue Moon and the third is from Kate Dickerson.

Your favorite shop can order the Sandra Gilmore canvases from Fleur de Paris and the Kate Dickerson one from Kate herself for you.

Aug 13, 2019

Nutcracker Santa (Amanda Lawford and The French Knot)

Sherry's Nutcracker Santa from Amanda Lawford was just finished and it is magnificent.  Stitch guide by The French Knot in Fort Worth, Texas.  If you don't have a favorite shop they can order the canvas from Vallerie Needlepoint Gallery, which is the Amanda Lawford distributor now.

Aug 11, 2019

House By the Lake (Steven Klein, Julie Mar and Needlepoint for Fun)

Needlepoint for Fun's latest adventure is a comparison of four new wool threads on the market.    You'll learn about Vineyards Merino, Essentials, Glisten and Planet Earth Wool, especially their characteristics and what canvas count (13 or 18) and type of stitch they work well for.

A stitch guide is being written for the Steven Klein canvas used as a demonstration project.  Your favorite shop can order the canvas from Julie Mar and Friends, or you can ask Needlepoint for Fun for the canvas when you get their guide.

Aug 9, 2019

Aug 7, 2019

Tribal Mask Giraffe ( Tapestry Fair and Sherry Bray)

Sharon's finished her beautiful Tapestry Fair giraffe, using Sherry Bray's stitch guide.

I understand Tony Minieri's done a guide for this as well but I don't have a link.  Mary Legallet also just did a guide for this piece.

The canvas is from T. Chapman's tribal mask African animal series, available from Tapestry Fair.

Aug 5, 2019

Baby Sea Turtle (Labors of Love and Mark Young)

Mark Young just showed off his Baby Sea Turtle canvas he taught at the Labors of Love shop.

The design is by Labors of Love and the guide is available only through Mark's shop.

Aug 3, 2019

Aug 1, 2019

Texas Stocking (Alexa and Chris Tirey)

Jan's Texas stocking is amazing!  The design is by Alexa and Jan used Chris Tirey's stitch guide to create this stunning Christmas piece.

Jul 31, 2019

Beach Party Palooza (Annie Lane and Wellesley Needlepoint)

A few close ups of the model for Annie Lane's "Beach Party Palooza" are posted on Facebook now.  Use the right side arrow to see all three photos.

The guide is by Wellesley Needlepoint.   You can see the entire design on their website (unstitched).

Jul 29, 2019

Lady with Mandala (Brenda Stofft and Ruth Schmuff)

This beaded extravaganza is "Lady with Mandala" by Brenda Stofft.  Ruth Schmuff did the stitch guide in a class at her shop.  It's now available from Bedecked and Beadazzled.  Follow the link for details.

Jul 27, 2019

Santa (Needle Bug and Janeann Sleeman)

This Santa is a shop exclusive to the Needle Bug in Montgomery, Alabama.  Stitch guide by Janeann Sleeman.  Contact the shop to pick up the canvas and guide.

Jul 25, 2019

Melissa Mocking (Vicki Sawyer and Rhea McCutchen Irish)

This gorgeous version of Vicki Sawyer's "Melissa Mocking" was stitched by Rhea McCuthen Irish.  The canvas is available from Melissa Shirley and the stitch guide from Rhea.

Jul 19, 2019

Seasons (Jeanette Kuvin Orin and Leslie Thornton DeCoux)

Leslie has finished her model for the Seasons set of canvases, art work by Jeanette Kuvin Orin, canvases from Art Needlepoint.  You can get the canvas from Art Needlepoint and the guide from Leslie.

Jul 17, 2019

Heart and Graphics (SharonG and Pat Dettmann)

Mary Lou just finished the graphic heart SharonG designed, using a stitch guide from Pat Dettmann.

The canvas is available from Fleur de Paris, which is SharonG's distributor.  Contact Pat for a copy of the guide.

Jul 13, 2019

Jul 11, 2019

Jul 10, 2019

Free Guides from Enriched Stitch UPDATED

Enriched Stitch is offering a different kit in the shop each month, and starting in July 2019, a part of the stitch guide for the design will be offered at no charge on the shop's blog and their Facebook page.  You can see the July and August 2019 designs on their blog.  Follow the links to order.

UPDATE:  Here is the free guide for the beach heart.

UPDATE:  Here is the free guide for the seahorse.

Jul 9, 2019

Enough (Terry Runyon and Cynthia Thomas)

Maggie Thompson showed off Cynthia Thomas' model for the Terry Runyon design called "Enough" on Facebook.  Your favorite shop can order the canvas from Maggie and the guide from Cynthia.

Jul 7, 2019

Jul 4, 2019

Uncle Sam and Lady Liberty (Mile High Princess and Carolyn Hedge Baird)

Carolyn Hedge Baird showed off her three Uncle Sam and three Lady Liberty standup from Mile High Princess on Facebook.

Your favorite shop can order any of these from Mile High Princess and the guides are available from Carolyn.

Jun 29, 2019

The Entourage (Tapestry Tent and Pam Lemire)

Kathryn's "The Entourage" stocking from Liz was stitched using a guide by Pam Lemire.

The stocking can be ordered by your favorite shop from Susan Roberts who distributes Tapestry Tent designs.  You can get the guide from Pam at her shop, the Needle House in Houston.

Jun 27, 2019

Santa on Panda (Brenda Stofft and Needle Works)

Eleanor at the Needle Works in Austin did the stitch guide for this lovely Santa riding a panda.

The design is from Brenda Stofft.  Contact The Needle Works for Eleanor's guide.

Jun 23, 2019

Seaside Cottages (June McKnight)

Alice's "Seaside Cottages" is done.  Alice used June McKnight's stitch guide.

There may also be a Laura Taylor guide for this.

Jun 17, 2019

At the Beach (Alice Peterson and Patti Hoffmann)

Patti Hoffmann's model for "At the Beach" is finished and featured on her shop home page.

The design is from Alice Peterson.  You can pick up the guide from Patti by contacting her shop (link above).  She can also get you the canvas if you don't have it already.

Jun 15, 2019

Knitting Girl (Mattye Hamilton and Ruth Schmuff)

If you get Needlepoint Now, you've seen the Knitting Girl on the cover of the May/June 2019 issue.  Ellen Lerner did the guide.  You can pick up the canvas and the full guide from Bedecked and Beadazzled using the second link below.  If you don't knit but like the style, Mattye Hamilton has quite a few other ladies available from the shop.

Jun 11, 2019

Cosmo Girl (Viola and Needlepoint for Fun)

Cosmo Girl is one of Viola's fun designs.  Click on the thumbnail photos to see the stitched model.  Needlepoint For Fun has written a stitch guide that comes with the design if you purchase it from their shop.  You can also get the thread kit if you wish.

Jun 9, 2019

Winter Sheep (Diane Ulmer Pederson and Robin King)

Sheryl has her framed "Winter Sheep" framed now.  The design is from Diane Ulmer Pederson, stitched using a guide by Robin King.

Your favorite shop can get the canvas from Painted Pony and you can ask Robin for the guide directly.

Jun 7, 2019

More Stitch Guides from Ruth Schmuff

Bedecked and Beadazzled just had another embellishment class in the shop, and you know what that means—more stitch guides from Ruth Schmuff are available.  Here's the link so you can check out all the goodies.  Canvases are by Eleanor Grosch, Purple Palm, Maggie, Zecca, Melissa Shirley, Pat Scheurich of Tapestry Fair, Rebecca Wood, Brenda Stoft, and Penny MacLeod of The Collection Designs.

Jun 5, 2019

The Great Pumpkin (Sandra Gilmore)

Nancy shows off her "Great Pumpkin" which is a Sandra Gilmore design, stitched using a guide by Knit One Needlepoint Too.

Your favorite shop can order the canvas from Fleur de Paris but you'll need to contact Knit One Needlepoint Too for the guide.

Jun 3, 2019

Botanical Blocks (Diane Ulmer Pederson and Lori Carter)

Lori just finished the model and stitch guide for Diane Ulmer Pederson's sampler of leaf shapes.

Your favorite shop can order the design from Painted Pony.  Lori's guide is available from Amy's Golden Strand.

Jun 1, 2019

Three Quail (Quail Run and Rosanne Fleming)

Deborah is justly proud of her quail design from Quail Run Needlework.  It was stitched using a Rosanne Fleming guide.

Talk to Quail Run Needlework about picking up the canvas and guide.

May 31, 2019

Christmas Cat (Ruth Schmuff and Terry Christopher Castillo)

Denise just finished her charming "Christmas Cat" by Ruth Schmuff.  Isn't that fuzzy paw reading for the snowflake just fab?!  The stitch guide is from Terry Christopher Castillo.

May 29, 2019

Southwestern Pots (Alice Peterson and Sharon Quick)

Sharon Quick just announced that her stitch guide for the Alice Peterson "Southwestern Pots" canvas is ready!

Your favorite shop can order the canvas for you while you contact Sharon to get the guide.

May 27, 2019

Big Cats (Eleanor Grosch and Ruth Schmuff)

Are you a fan of the big cats?  Then you'll love what Sue did with the tiger canvas and the cheetah canvas from Eleanor Grosch.  Ruth at Bedecked and Beadazzled did the stitch guides.  Follow the links to take one or both of these home.  The stitch guides are included with the canvas.

May 25, 2019

Fourth of July, 1776 (Melissa Shirley and Patricia Sone)

Melissa Shirley just announced that Patricia Sone's guide for "Fourth of July, 1776" is now available.  Your favorite shop can order the canvas and guide directly from Melissa Shirley Designs.

May 21, 2019

Noah's Art Set (Melissa Shirley Designs and June McKnight)

Old World Designs shows off part of the Melissa Shirley Noah's Ark standup set that June McKnight has done stitch guides for.  Contact the shop for help getting the canvases and guides.

May 15, 2019

Carnavale Masks (Leigh Designs and Susan Portra) UPDATED

Susan Portra has done stitch guides for at least two of the lovely Carnavale Masks from Leigh Designs.

Your favorite shop can order the canvases from Leigh Designs but the guides are available from Susan directly.

UPDATE:  Tony Minieri has also done guides for some of the large masks from the series.

May 13, 2019

Appetizers (Raymond Crawford and 3 Kittens)

Just looking at Raymond Crawford's "Appetizers" tray makes me hungry!

Your favorite shop can order the canvas from Raymond and you can get the stitch guide from 3 Kittens Needle Arts.  They can also order the acrylic tray for you.

May 9, 2019

Light Candles (Machelle Sommerville and Pat Miller)

If you are a fan of Machelle Sommerville's gorgeous "Light Candles" like I am, you'll be excited to see that Pat Miller has stitched a model of this.  The stitch guide is available from Pat.

Here's a good closeup to get a sense of the beaded lettering and the sequins in the background.

May 5, 2019

Easter Egg with Mail Rabbit (Kelly Clark and Chris Tirey)

Casey has finished the male Easter Bunny egg from Kelly Clark Needlepoint using Chris Tirey's stitch guide.

Your favorite shop can get the canvas from Colonial Needle and you can get the guide from Chris at Nimble Fingers in Texas through their Facebook page.

May 1, 2019

Lamb Basket (Melissa Shirley and Patricia Sone)

Melissa Shirley shows off her charming "Lamb Basket," beautifully stitched by Patricia Sone.

Patricia's stitch guide and Melissa's canvas can both be ordered from Melissa Shirley Designs by your favorite shop.

Lady on Chandelier (Labors of Love and Robin King)

Shelly's "Lady on Chandelier" (from Labors of Love) is back from the framer.  Robin King did the stitch guide for Shelly.

Apr 27, 2019

Foxy (John Johanssen and Carolyn Hedge Baird)

A stitch guide for "Foxy" from John Johanssen is now available from Carolyn Hedge Baird.  Your favorite shop can order the guide and canvas for you from Melissa Shirley Designs.

Apr 21, 2019

Billy Goat (Claire and James Design and Laura Taylor)

"Billy Goat" was beautifully stitched by Bridget using a guide from Laura Taylor.

The canvas is by Claire and James Design, distributed by The Artists Collection.  Your favorite shop can order it for you.

Apr 19, 2019

Flamingo (Lulu My Pink Turtle and Ruth Schmuff)

Ruth Schmuff is doing an embellishment class on Lulu My Pink Turtle's "Flamingo."  You know what that means—a guide will be ready shortly.

The canvas comes with the guide and you can get Bedecked and Beadazzled to sent the thread and other supplies kit as well.

Apr 17, 2019

Christmas Row Houses (Melissa Shirley and Amy Bunger)

Amy Bunger plans to stitch guide this new Melissa Shirley design that isn't even out yet.

Amy's guide for "Christmas Row Houses" should be available in late spring.

Apr 15, 2019

Company of Angels (Patricia Sone)

Patricia Sone is introducing a set of six angels at the NTA show in Orlando in late March.  All six come with Patricia's stitch guide.  Here is the Angel with Star.

Here are all the angels.

Apr 13, 2019

Undersea (dede Odgen and Dianne Colitz)

Dianne Colitz did the stitch guide for this lovely undersea life fish by dede.  Your favorite shop can order the canvas from Fleur de Paris but the guide should be ordered through The Flying Needles.

Apr 11, 2019

Take Me Out to the Ball Game (Ewe and Eye and Terry Christopher Castllo)

This fabulous baseball pillow is designed by Little House and the stitch guide is by Terry Christopher Castillo.

Your favorite shop can order the canvas from Ewe and Eye and you can ask Terry for her guide.

Apr 9, 2019

The Stitcher (Gayla Elliott and Elaine Aidonidis)

Elaine Aidonidis stitched this lovely Gayla Elliott portrait of a stitcher.  The guide will be available from Elaine shortly.  Email her at to order.

Apr 7, 2019

Yellow Bird House (Melissa Shirley and Patricia Sone)

Patrica Sone has just finished stitching the model for Yellow Bird House from Melissa Shirley Designs.

Your favorite shop can order this canvas and guide from Melissa Shirley Designs.  It comes in blue, too.

Apr 5, 2019

Life's a Beach (Sew Much Fun)

This new "Life's a Beach" canvas from Sew Much Fun has a guide available.

I believe the guide is by Sew Much Fun and comes with the canvas but your favorite shop can tell you for certain.

Apr 3, 2019

Apr 2, 2019

Fascinations (Leigh Designs)

Do you love elaborate hats?  Are you a music fan?  Do you like stitching people?  Leigh Designs just introduced a series of eight canvases perfect for you. They are called "Fascinations," and five of the eight have stitch guides available from Leigh Designs.  Each lady has a fabulous hat inspired by a song.

Guides are by Becki Gebhart, Sharon Quick, Carolyn Taggart, Pat Miller and Leona Cole.  Click on the photo of any canvas that has a guide available to see the model.

Apr 1, 2019

Family Circle (Charley Harper and Robin King)

Robin King did the guide for Debbie's version of the Charley Harper "Family Circle."

The canvas is available from Meredith Collection and the guide is available from Robin herself.

Mar 28, 2019

Our Hometown (Annie Lane and Wellesley Needlepoint) UPDATED

Cindy of Wellesley Needlepoint is finalizing the stitch guide for this charming Annie Lane Fourth of July design.

Contact the shop to purchase the guide.  They can get you the canvas as well if you don't have a favorite shop already.

UPDATE:  Sharon Quick has also done a guide for this.  Contact her for more information.

Mar 26, 2019

Mar 24, 2019

The Bishop (Barbara's Needlepoint)

Barbara's Needlepoint will have a stitch guide by Sandy available for their very popular Bishop Santa.

Contact the shop via phone or through their Facebook page.  They don't have a website.

Mar 22, 2019

Little Panda (Animal Fayre and Needlepoint for Fun)

Needlepoint for Fun has posted a simple free stitch guide for the "Little Panda" design created by Animal Fayre.

They even have a tutorial for finishing this yourself.

The website is the distributor for this British company in the United States.  There are a series of Little Animal kits from Animal Fayre, and the guide can be used for them as well.  It's a good demonstration that embellished canvases don't have to have a ton of fancy stitches or be light coverage, or be very hard, either!

Mar 20, 2019

Mar 16, 2019

Woodland Christmas Animals Series (Renaissance Designs)

Are you a fan of the charming animals from the Renaissance Designs "A Woodland Christmas" series?  I am!  So I was pleased to see that there are stitch guides (and kits) available for all the portraits and rounds from this series.

There is no guide for the stockings or larger designs from the series, but Renaissance Designs is adding to the smaller set so I hope that a guide will be available for things like the brand new sleeping fox.

Mar 14, 2019

Wonderland Heart (Amanda Lawford and Suzie Vallerie)

Staci's finished her "Wonderland Heart" from Amanda Lawford.  The stitch guide was done by Suzie Vallerie.  The canvas and guide are available from Vallerie Needlepoint Gallery.

Mar 12, 2019

Beach Bird Houses (Melissa Shirley and Tony Minieri)

Debbie's "Beach Bird Houses" is back from the framer.  This great piece is from Melissa Shirley Designs, and was stitched using Tony Minieri's stitch guide.

Mar 10, 2019

Bubbles (Labors of Love and Needle Works)

Bubbles from Labors of Love has a stitch guide available from Needle Works in Austin.  Get it before the shop closes in mid-March 2019.  Leona Cole may also have a guide for this cutie.

Mar 4, 2019

Sandy Arthur Goes Digital

Sandy Arthur has started an Etsy page.  You can get copies of her books, pick up a leftover kit from one of her classes (if there are any),  purchase a needle felting kit or roving,  browse accessories, and buy her stitch guides as digital downloads of PDF files!  Hurrah!  Here's the link for browsing.

Mar 2, 2019

Noah's Ark Stocking (Liz and Robin King)

The Noah's Ark stocking is done!  It was stitched using Robin King's stitch guide.  The canvas is from Liz at Tapestry Tent so your favorite shop can order it from Susan Roberts.

Feb 26, 2019

Guides from Stitch-Stash

Patti Filshie Hoffman's shop, Stitch-Stash, now has a page of guides that are available.

There are no photos of the finished model and no information as to who wrote the guides, but I'm betting many of them are from Patti herself.  Contact the shop for more information.

Feb 24, 2019

Colorful Cat (Gail Yount and Sandy Arthur)

This fabulous cat is from Gail Yount at Love You More.  It was beautifully stitched by Carolyn using Sandy Arthur's stitch guide.

Your favorite shop can order the canvas from Love You More and you can get the guide from Sandy.

Feb 22, 2019

Momentary Distraction (David Galchutt and Ruth Schmuff)

Ruth shows off a student's version of "Momentary Distraction" by David Galchutt.  Ruth did the stitch guide and her shop sells the canvas.  Just follow the links.

Feb 18, 2019

Cowboy Boots (Fiori and Terri Dudley)

Terri just got her framed cowboy boots back and they look fabulous!

Terri did her own stitch guide.  You can get it by calling her at Tinsmith.  The canvas itself is by Fiori, distributed by Dreamhouse Ventures.

Feb 16, 2019

The White Heron (Charley Harper and Enriched Stitch)

The Enriched Stitch just finished stitching Charley Harper's "White Heron."  The guide will be available from the shop shortly.  Your favorite shop can order the canvas from The Meredith Collection for you, or if you don't have a shop, Enriched Stitch will take care of that as well.

Feb 10, 2019

Birds of Blue (Vicki Sawyer and Carolyn Hedge Baird)

Carolyn Hedge Baird has just finished Vicki Sawyer's "Birds of Blue."  Her stitch guide is available now.  Call Chaparral to pick up a copy, message Carolyn via her Facebook Page (Needlepointing in Your Nest), and have your favorite shop order the canvas from Melissa Shirley Designs.

Feb 8, 2019

New Guides from Kelly Clark

Kelly Clark not only designs needlepoint canvases, she stitches them and sells the guides!   I just noticed four new guides now available from Colonial Needle.  Your favorite shop can order them when they order the canvas for you.  The new guides are for her Germany Cornflower,

England Tudor Rose

Norway Purple Heather

Belgium Poppy and

Coastal Wreath.

Feb 2, 2019

Jeweled Evening Bag (Lani)

Nancy's beautiful purse is a Lani design, stitched using Lani's stitch guide.  The pearls and earring clasp are heirloom jewelry from Nancy's mother.

Jan 30, 2019

Texas Lone Star Santa (Danji and Pocket Full of Stitches)

Joan shows off her Texas Lone Star Santa from Katie's Needlepoint/Danji, stitched using a guide from Pocket Full of Stitches. The canvas and guide are exclusives from the shop.

Jan 26, 2019

Laurel Burch Flower (Jill Rigoli)

Vikki's Laurel Burch flower design is finished, stitched using Jill Rigoli's guide.  Apparently there are three similar designs, each with guides by Jill.

Jan 24, 2019

Cosmo Girl (Viola and Needlepoint for Fun)

Needlepoint for Fun has a free and fun stitch guide on their website for Viola's "Cosmo Girl."

The shop sells the canvas, of course, but the ideas are free and would work well on other canvases.

Jan 22, 2019

Southwestern Woman (Sundance and Park Avenue Needlepoint)

Park Avenue Needlepoint shows off a customer's Southwestern woman from Sundance, stitched using a guide from the shop.

To get a copy of the guide yourself, contact Park Avenue Needlepoint.

Jan 18, 2019

Spring Bird (Melissa Prince and Carolyn Hedge Baird)

Mize's "Spring Bird" from Melissa Prince Designs was stitched using a Carolyn Hedge Baird guide.

Christmas Blocks (Diane Dirks and Mary Legallet)

Ruth Schmuff just announced that Mary Legallet has done a stitch guide for the Diane Dirks "Christmas Blocks" design that Ruth distributes.

Contact Bedecked and Beadazzled to pick up the canvas and/or guide. Ruth will even pull the thread kit for you….

Jan 12, 2019

Lambie Pie (Vicki Sawyer and Tony Minieri)

Tony Minieri did the stitch guide for Trudy's version of the Vicki Sawyer canvas called "Lambie Pie."

Your favorite shop can order the canvas from Melissa Shirley Designs while you can get the guide from Tony's website.

Jan 6, 2019

Zebra in Wonderland (FabFunky and Vallerie Needlepoint Gallery)

Zebra in Wonderland (a design from FabFunky) has a stitch guide from Enriched Stitch now.

Contact the shop to pick up the guide and canvas or have your favorite shop order from Vallerie Needlepoint Gallery.