Sunday, March 10, 2013

Ruth Starts Another Mystery UPDATED

Ruth Schmuff is starting a new mystery class based on the Egyptian cat goddess Bastet design from Tapestry Fair.  This mystery class is described here.  The class will run from mid-February through April.
http://www.bedeckedandbeadazzled.com/needlepoint/--a-24.asp

Wait'll you see the backgrounds Ruth came up with!
http://www.notyourgrandmothersneedlepoint.com/2013/03/hieroglyphics.html

http://www.notyourgrandmothersneedlepoint.com/2013/04/beaded-messages.html

But that's not enough for Ruth, who obviously wants to stitch night and day on mystery pieces.  She is also starting a second class on a brand new canvas from Melissa Shirley--Christmas Village.  This piece will be done over a much longer time frame starting next May with Ruth mailing lessons to the class participants at irregular intervals.
http://www.notyourgrandmothersneedlepoint.com/2013/02/its-christmas-mystery-with-twist.html

You can always sign up for Ruth's previous mystery classes.  The only difference is that you know how it all turned out.  Ruth posts photos of her finished models once the finishers get them made up on her blog.
http://www.notyourgrandmothersneedlepoint.com/p/bedecked-and-beadazzled-mysteries.html

UPDATE:  I write these articles weeks ahead of time.  By the time this one published, Ruth had announced the canvas that will be the center of her summer mystery class.  It's a mermaid with fabulous green eyes, a tiny seahorse companion, and dark flowing locks from a new designer, Sandra Vargas.
http://www.notyourgrandmothersneedlepoint.com/2013/03/aquamarine.html

UPDATE #2:  Ruth has two framed Bastets for us to admire.  I love the petal frame!
http://www.notyourgrandmothersneedlepoint.com/2013/07/the-goddess-returns.html

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
Blogging at http://chillyhollownp.blogspot.com
and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
@ Copyright 2013 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

Mysteries and Old Friends

Laura Perin has started another mystery piece, free to all her fans.   It is called February Valentine.  Here's part one.  I'll update this article as she releases each new section each Monday.
http://two-handedstitcher.blogspot.com/2013/02/mini-mystery-monday-february-valentine.html

http://two-handedstitcher.blogspot.com/2013/02/mini-mystery-monday-february-pt-2.html

She has also been busy re-releasing older designs.  Here are two quilt-inspired pieces.  Your shop can order these for you or you can buy directly from Laura's website.
http://two-handedstitcher.blogspot.com/2013/01/an-old-favorite-shines-again.html

http://two-handedstitcher.blogspot.com/2013/02/a-delectable-update.html

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
Blogging at http://chillyhollownp.blogspot.com
and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
@ Copyright 2013 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.