Two designers of hand-painted canvas needlepoint have pages up with their newest designs.
I’m particularly delighted with the new Melissa Shirley designs because the have such an integrated (and lovely fall palette. There is a series of Christmas crackers in gold and white that I wouldn’t just get out for Christmas, along with another series of Halloween crackers. For Debbie Mumm lovers, there is a trick or treat series from her in several sizes that includes a fantastic Halloween house.
In the style of her many Victorian and Edwardian figures, there is a Series of Fairy Tale Witches. And adding to her whimsical flowers there are some canvases in great Halloween colors.
She has also added many canvases to her Seaside series, including three new starfish. But what I like best in this series is the fish. The colors are just what you would find in old color plates in books. There are some shells in this color palette as well.
From Jelly Bean Stock there is an eclectic mix, arranged by month of release. There are several different tallit bags in different colors, all with a lovely restrained classes style. They also have several dog canvases, often with witty sayings or poses. I’m also very fond of the two baskets of pansies canvases, each in different colors (but I love pansies).
There is also plenty for the Halloween lover from trick or treat canvases, to a couple with a Bela Lugosi-style vampire.
Whatever your taste, you are sure to find something fun here.