Thursday, April 24, 2014

14 new stitch guides by Robin King

Hi Everybody... Robin here...

I am getting ready to teach another round of Canvas Enhancement classes this weekend at The Nimble Needle-Atlanta.

Here are the canvases which have been submitted for stitch guides. This has been a fun group including popular designers: Maggie Co, Melissa Shirley Designs, Shelly Tribbey, Treglown Designs (Charley Harper), Sandra Gilmore, and dede Ogden.

I am adding them to the long list of stitch guides I've written. You can see those on the Stitch Guide tab on the blog. Here's the link: Stitch Guides by Robin King

As If I Care! 2 • Maggie Co (M-1471)
Stitch Guide by Robin King

Wild Rose Pillow • Melissa Shirley Designs (MSD 943-2)
Stitch Guide by Robin King

Baroque Roses • Shelly Tribbey (FL23)
Stitch Guide by Robin King

Halloween House Large 3D • Melissa Shirley Designs (MSD 1086-A)
Stitch Guide by Robin King

Head Games • Sandra Gilmore (SG-13-032)
Stitch Guide by Robin King

LOVE • Melissa Shirley Designs (MSD 1433)
Stitch Guide by Robin King

Morning Glory • Melissa Shirley Designs (MSD 1520)
Stitch Guide by Robin King

Reading • Maggie Co (M-1204)
Stitch Guide by Robin King

Potluck • Treglown Designs, artist Charley Harper (HC-P102)
Stitch Guide by Robin King

Frog eat Frog • Treglown Designs, artist Charley Harper (HC-F140)
Stitch Guide by Robin King

Brown Pelican • Treglown Designs, artist Charley Harper (CH-B092)
Stitch Guide by Robin King

Small Rainbow Trout with Pebbles • dede Ogden (ED-1283A)
Stitch Guide by Robin King

Sock • Maggie Co (M-1483)
Stitch Guide by Robin King

The New Hobby • Maggie Co (M-1046)
Stitch Guide by Robin King

Now you can see why I've been away from blogging. No excuses. Just the facts. LOL.

As a peace offering, I will share with you a fun stitch I've recently designed.

I call it Triple Alternating Nobuko with Mosaic and Beads. Can't wait to see it stitched.

OK... that's all for now. I'll be back with you after my Atlanta trip. You can follow The Nimble Needle-Atlanta on Facebook for more daily postings of my visit.

Here's their link:

Until then...  Hugs, Robin

Monday, April 21, 2014

Man! oh Man! oh Manatee!

Hi Everybody... Robin here...

It's amazing how this blog can reach so many readers. I am very thankful.

In February 2014,  I wrote a stitch guide for the Charley Harper canvas, "Manatee in a Mangrove" (Treglown Designs • CH-M062).

another great Charley Harper design

Last month I received an email from the director of the Sun Region, EGA in Florida. Their region is holding their retreat May 4 & 5, 2014 at Crystal River; the wintering location for manatees.

Crystal ... such a sweet manatee

Jan C. wrote... "Our theme is Crystal River Stitching, and Crystal, the manatee, is our mascot. We will be holding a fund raising activity and would love to include the Charley Harper manatee canvas and your stitch guide. The canvas is perfect for our event. Thanks so much for posting it on your blog."

The canvas & threads were gathered and sent from The Nimble Needle-Atlanta. My stitch guide was sent, too.

Manatee in a Mangrove
Charley Harper • CH-M062 • Treglown Designs
Stitch Guide by Robin King

What a brilliant pairing.

The Sun Region, EGA has a Facebook presence: Sun & Sea Embroiderers.
Here's the link:

You can read more about them on their website:

Here are the details for the Crystal River Stitching Retreat

Thanks to Jan C. and all at the Sun Region, EGA (The Embroiderers Guild of America in Florida & Bermuda). And, thanks to Miss Crystal, too. She's a wonderful hostess.

Until the next time... Hugs, Robin

Sunday, April 20, 2014

"Slippers" by Gail - Colors of Praise (MC-226)

Hi Everybody... Robin here...

Last October 2013,  I did a Canvas Enhancement class at The Nimble Needle-Atlanta. Gail A. selected a canvas called "Slippers" by Colors of Praise (MC-226) for some stitch suggestions.

She casually mentioned she did like to do beadwork. Boy, oh boy, did she ever! Gail finished the "Slippers" and here's some photos for you to enjoy.

I am very pleased how the entire piece turned out. Gail and The Nimble Needle-Atlanta did a brilliant job interpreting my vision and making a gorgeous masterpiece.

Here's the stitch for the Border. I call it "Slanted Gobelin over Laid Fill." You get a fun visual effect when stitching with light coverage. We used Elegance (fine twisted Silk Pearl #8) for the Laid Foundation and 2 strands Splendor Silk Floss for the Slanted Gobelin units.

If you are interested in this stitch guide just let me know.
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Hope everyone had a nice Easter. I'm getting ready to go back to The Nimble Needle-Atlanta at the end of the week for more Canvas Enhancement classes. I will be sharing details in the next blog.

Until then...           HUGS, Robin

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