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

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.

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 ema@gmail.com 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

Mystery of the Missing Migrant (Charley Harper and David McCaskill)

David McCaskill shows off Carol's finished "Mystery of the Missing Migrant."  Design by Charley Harper, distributed by Meredith Collection.  David did the stitch guide.

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.

Jan 2, 2019

Acorn Wreath (Melissa Shirley and Tony Minieri)

Stitch by Stitch in Larchmont just posted a video of Melissa Shirley's "Acorn Wreath" to Facebook.  Tony Minieri did the stitch guide.