Mar 6, 2015

Mr. and Mrs. Patchwork Santa (Julia's Needleworks)

My Patchwork Santa, Gift from a Friend

Stephanie showcased her Patchwork Santa on her blog this morning.  Since I think the Carole Lake stitch guide for both him and for Mrs. Patchwork Santa is still available, I thought I'd add the link here.

These two Christmas icons have been so popular that Julia's Needleworks also has a Mrs. Patchwork version without the apron.

Bristly Thistle stocks these designs in case you don't have a local shop to order them and the guide.

Merry Patchwork Christmas!

Mar 5, 2015

You Look MAHVALOUS, Darling! (Colors of Praise)

This charming lady with a fabulous hat, sunglasses and a cuff bracelet is by Colors of Praise, stitch guide by Linda Corirossi.  The guide is full of fabulous tips, such as mixing Burmilana and Wisper in a balloon stitch for the hat, then brushing the end result.  You can contact Linda via her Facebook page to get the guide.

Mar 3, 2015

Virginia's Stitch Along Sundays (Scott Church)

Virginia Barney of Enriched Stitch is going to do a Sunday stitch along, using Scott Church's "Zebra Dressed for Winter" piece.  This is a fairly large piece (9 x12 inches) but it is on 13 count so it should go fairly quickly.

Scott's work is distributed by CBK and you can probably get Enriched Stitch to get you the canvas and kit it out with Virginia's threads if you contact the shop, assuming you don't have a shop of your own nearby to help you out.

The first lesson is about adding large snowflake patterns to the background.  You'll find a list of threads and the various snowflake patterns diagrammed here.  Stay tuned for additional updates next Sunday as Virginia blog-stitches her way through this cute project.

Mar 2, 2015

Latest Stitch Guide News from TNNA Winter 2015

Since it is two months now since the January 2015 show, I've moved all the news items from the tab about the show to a regular article.  Latest on top!

Mary Waldsmith at Owl Stitchery has added two pages of models for which she's done guides to her site.  Have fun exploring "Owls" and "Stitched Canvases."

Laura Perin is working on a stitch guide for Sandra Gilmore's "The Sentinel."  She's added a beautiful border to this wolf portrait and started on the birch bark.  It's going to be lovely!

Terry Christopher Castillo has a fabulous guide for Tapestry Tent's rabbit portrait.  Talk to Terry or Susan Roberts (the Tapestry Tent distributor) to get the canvas and guide.

Melissa Prince has a new series called "Homes of America" featuring classic houses across the USA. Patricia Sone will be doing the guides for these.

New Creations Picture Framing has posted multiple photos of Sherry Bray's model of Rebecca Wood's Easter scene.  The photos highlight their work but you can get an idea of what a fabulous job Sherry did with this canvas from them. The guide is available from her.

I'll be stitching "Sultry Outback" from Leigh Designs' Jungle Heat series.  The stitch guide will be  available from either me or Leigh Designs when I finish work.

Pat Miller of the Needleart Nut blog will be stitching "Fiery Brazil" from Leigh Designs' Jungle Heat series.  The stitch guide will be a available from Pat or Leigh Designs when she finishes.

Jessie Broussard has done a guide for this fabulous red and gold Alice Peterson pears pillow called "Red Pears."

Colleen of The Needle Works is going to create a stitch guide for one of the new Debbie Mumm/Melissa Shirley owl canvases.

Boy, am I SLOW!!  I just realized Patricia Sone posts photographs of her stitch guide models on her Facebook page.  This is her photo album.   The top photo on the left is the latest and shows her at TNNA's Teacher Showcase.  Some things are teaching pieces only, I think, but message Patricia using Facebook to find out for sure if you fall in love.

Cynthia Thomas has done a guide for Shelley Tribbey's newest Halloween people piece, here mad into a fabulous pillow.
Laura Taylor's latest guide is for this Sundance flowers along a fence line piece. She's teaching it at Market and the canvas with guide will be available after the trade show.

Laura Taylor is also teaching a Needle Deeva turkey piece and a Southwestern still life (unknown designer) at Market.

Carolyn Hedge Baird is doing to do a stitch guide for Melissa Shirley's Winter White Basket. Yeah!

This cute Needle Deeva Holiday House is brand new and will have a wonderful Mary Waldsmith stitch guide available at the TNNA show.  Here is the finished piece.

Sandy Arthur of Duo Designs has updated her website with more stitch guides for sale.  Even if you aren't in the market for one of these guides, the great photos of Sandy's finished pieces are worth a good look!

Melissa Shirley just announced three new guides on Facebook (and posted one older stitch guide) from Mary Legallet--The Red Cottage, Perfect Pink Santa, Rustic Santa and the Snowmen Pillow (which is underway but not quite ready yet).  The Snowmen pillow is from Mary Lake-Thompson while the other three are Melissa's own designs.

Peggi at Tapestry Fair is working up a stitch guide for this great new canvas officially called "The Hen" from Peggy O'Leary.  (I think of it as the Little Red Hen with Attitude--LOL.)  You can read about her guide and see the canvas here.  Clicking on the photo will enable you to see better what Peggi has done with it.

Feb 28, 2015

The Cool Carnivore (Charley Harper)

The Enriched Stitch has finished stitching Charley Harper's Cool Carnivore, a portrait of a tiger at a jungle watering hole.  The four-way Bargello background is lovely and the use of Water N Ice for the whiskers is inspired.

If you need this guide you can pick it up through the Enriched Stitch's online shop.

Fusion Beads carries 339 colors, shapes, and sizes of the Swarovski crystal pendant if you want to pick one up for your tiger's watering hole.  I can highly recommend this online bead source.!Swarovski-Teardrop-Pendants