Friday, February 20, 2015

Progress Reports (with Birds a'Plenty) UPDATED

The cold and snowy winter weather seems to bring out the whimsy in shop owners and managers who are stitching away on some colorful and fun projects.  Ruth Schmuff has posted the first class photos of her latest mystery class which is called "Twirl."  The canvas is by Amy Bruecken and distributed by Ruth.  The next--and last!--lesson is in three weeks. Wonder what Ruth will do next?!

Virginia of Enriched Stitch is also stitching birds--Vicki Sawyer's "Party in the Coop."  Melissa Shirley adapted Vicki's artwork to needlepoint canvas.  Virginia will eventually make a stitch guide available so you can have your own hen party.

UPDATE:  Virginia has finished her Party in the Coop.  Contact her at Enriched Stitch, through her blog or email her directly at Your shop can also pick up Virginia's guide from Melissa Shirley when they order you the canvas.

Stay tuned for more feathered fun with needles.

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  1. Hi Jane!! Thank you for sharing my Party in the Coop! I just wanted to let you know that the guide is done and available by emailing me at !! Happy stitching!!

    1. You are welcome. I'd better update this and put you on my stitch guide writers contact list, too! Thanks for the heads up.