|Otto Agular's "3 Ladies with Wildflowers"|
Above is a new Otto Agular from Purple Palm Designs. This is called "Three Ladies with Wildflowers." I think it is a lovely mix of colors and shapes. Easy to stitch? Probably not but I adore the facial expressions. You can make up endless stories about what these three are thinking and feeling.
|Barbar Tourtilloutte/HSN Designs|
Hingham Square Needlepoint is developing a line of canvases under the HSN Designs name. My favorite so far is this adaptation of Barbara Tourtilloutte's artwork. I call him Moose-y Christmas in my own mind. The framework of the beech trees and the top and bottom borders are wonderful as is the sweet subject matter.
|dede's Celestial Wizard|
Fleur de Paris posted the front and back of dede Odgen's "Celestial Wizard" on Facebook. Definitely my favorite double-sided canvas! Ok, so it's the only double-sided canvas I noticed that's new but I do like the wizard and his companion owl a lot.
|Colors of Praise|
Another favorite is this new Colors of Praise canvas of a sunbather and a turtle. How wonderful is that?! I love stitching people and love the tropical feel of this encounter of two sunbathers.
|Sascalia's "Snowy Foxes"|
I also adore this "Snowy Foxes" canvas from Sascalia which has a light feel, much different than the usual snowy scenes. The pastel colors and the fresh greens and golds make this a late spring snowstorm kind of piece, which is very unusual. I like unusual! The artwork is distributed by Golden Needlepoint.
|Mary Lake-Thompson's Nutcracker Ornament|
I don't usually like nutcracker pieces as I find those teeth creepy, but I really like Mary Lake-Thompson's new nutcracker ornament. I like the rounded shapes and the expression on his little face. This is part of a series of small ornaments that would make a spectacular display.
|Cleo'a Mummy is 31 inches tall!|
I'm always a sucker for canvases with themes taken from Ancient Egypt. This tall beauty is from Labors of Love and would be great fun to stitch. I'd buy a ornament of just her head, not having a place for such a large piece here. (hint hint)
|Squid and Whale (Charley Harper)|
I am not really a fan of Charley Harper designs, although they are extremely well done and often quite funny, but this fight between a squid and a whale caught my eye, probably because I am a big fan of squid, octopi and cuttlefish.
And there you have it--the new canvases I would buy if I had endless funds and endless time to stitch them. Which one do you think I actually bought?
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