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Sep 3, 2015

A Quick Look at a Susan Portra Guide

Linda at Split the Needles is working Shelly Tribbey's Gingerbread Manor using a Susan Portra stitch guide.  I thought you'd like to see how Susan lays out the 98 separate areas in her guide so that it's easy to see where you need to work next on this very complicated piece.
http://splittheneedles.blogspot.com/2015/08/coloring-candy-house.html

I don't know where Linda got her stitch guide and canvas but Enriched Stitch probably can help you out if this canvas starts whispering "buy me" to you.
http://astheneedleturns.com/susan-portra-is-coming/

Needlenook of La Jolla has Susan's guide in stock.
https://www.facebook.com/148322051879196/photos/a.874331942611533.1073741836.148322051879196/1042777862433606/?type=1&theater

You may also may be able to get the guide from Susan herself.  Check out the Featured Canvas section of her website to see more about how she approaches a complex canvas.
http://www.susanportra.com/page/page/8750914.htm

Sep 1, 2015

Summer Songbird (Melissa Shirley and Laura Taylor)

Aristeia proudly posted a photograph of Melissa Shirley's A Summer Songbird on Facebook.  This was stitched by a customer using Laura Taylor's stitch guide.  Contact the shop or Laura herself to pick up a copy for yourself.

Aug 30, 2015

Amy and The Witch Ethelfrith

Jeanne just posted a wonderful photograph on Facebook of one of Melissa Shirley's Fairytale Witches.  This is Ethelfrith, stitched using an Amy Bunger stitch guide.  You can pick up the guide from Amy's shop in Memphis, Amy's Golden Strand.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10207814429702627&set=gm.913537568723402&type=1&theater

Here are all the Fairytale witches.
http://melissashirleydesigns.com/galsearch/index.cgi?index=1304957776_12466&col=

Aug 28, 2015

Enriched Stitch Turns Red, White and Blue

Enriched Stitch has two more wonderful patriotic-themed canvases ready to sell as kits complete with stitch guides.  "Welcome" is the red, white and blue flip flops stitched by Aggie Aspinwall and The Shaker Basket (Ewe and Eye?) was stitched beautifully by Becki Gebhart.

If you need something to stitch for next July 4th or just to celebrate the upcoming elections, give The Enriched Stitch a call.

Aug 27, 2015

Citrons (Melissa Shirley and Patricia Sone) UPDATED

Patricia Sone is busy stitching Melissa Shirley's "Citrons" for a class at Chandail this October.
http://www.chandailneedlework.com/2015-workshops.htm

She's posted a progress report on Facebook and folks are raving about how it is developing.  Check with the shop if you want to take the class as a ghost (you won't be present but will have the canvas, threads and guide mailed to you once class is over).
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1836769076548779&set=gm.868255923251567&type=1&theater

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1868208390071514&set=a.1374738779418480.1073741827.100006471121232&type=1&theater

Patricia will have the guide available once class is over, too.  You probably will be able to pick it up via Melissa Shirley Designs, too.

UPDATE:  Melissa Shirley Designs just posted a photograph of Beverly Churchfield's version of Citrons on Facebook with the information that the thread kit and stitch guide may be purchased through Aristeia Needlepoint in Santa Monica, California.
https://www.facebook.com/370199729251/photos/a.10150103192084252.304722.370199729251/10153600790814252/?type=1&theater

http://www.aristeianeedlepoint.com