Jul 22, 2014

Americana Sampler (Whimsy and Grace) Guide Available

Following their Americana Sampler class, The Forest Needle in Lake Forest, Illinois has released the stitch guide for this charming patriotic patchwork piece from Whimsy and Grace.  I believe the stitch guide is by Candice Engelhard.  A kit is available if you want to do a little one-stop shopping.


The shop doesn't have a website but you can contact them via their Facebook page.  Many thanks to Debra P. for bringing this to my attention.

Jul 21, 2014

Stitch Guides for Renaissance Designs' Woodland Christmas

I just happened to notice that the cute Woodland Christmas Collection of small animal pieces that just came out this spring from Renaissance Designs all come with stitch guides.  (Sorry, I don't know who the stitch guide author is.)  There is the moose...

... the owl...

... the raccoon...

... my favorite, the fox...

... Santa...

... and his sleigh overseen by blue birds.

For those who don't know, Renaissance has a special stitch guide page on their website.  They offer guides from SHEAR Creations, Gail Martin, SuZy Murphy, Carolyn Hedge Baird, Julie Elder, Cathi Rosengren, Tony Minieri, Lynne Segill, Gina Marie, Cynthia Thomas Needlenook of La Jolla, Leann Bemis, Vicki Fish and their own creations.

Jul 20, 2014

The California Basket Bouquet (Melissa Shirley) Has a Guide

Tbis lovely piece was created by Melissa Shirley for a retreat at Needlenook of La Jolla last spring.  Now that the canvas is widely available, Needlenook has released their David McCaskill stitch guide for purchase with the canvas.  Note that you can get several types of threads kits as well if you wish.

Jul 19, 2014

Companion to Harlequin Rabbit Guide

The Harlequin Rabbit from yesterday has a companion piece, a fancy dandy rabbit with his pet cardinal.  The incredible Sandy Arthur has stitched him, too, and there is a stitch guide to bring him to life as well.  The canvases are from FabFunky and can be purchased through Bedecked and Beadazzled (second link).  Sandy's guide is included for free.


Jul 18, 2014

Harlequin Rabbit Guide (Sandy Arthur)

Ruth Schmuff is raving over what Sandy Arthur did with the FabFunky Designs' "Rabbit in Dress."  This is a bunny like you've never seen a bunny before!  Sandy added a stitch here, then a stitch there, and POW!  She has come to life.

You can buy the canvas complete with stitch guide from Ruth's shop.