Oasis has a wonderful canvas of the Grand Canyon, in shades of pink, coral, and orange with a cool aqua river running through. New from Gayla Elliot are canvases for Alice in Wonderland and Dorothy of Oz with portraits and box tops. A new canvas has been added to Gayla’s stitching girl series – this one a cat lady. You can also find her happily stitching while doing more everyday activities on other canvases.
New from Alice Peterson are baseball ornaments with team logos. You’ll also find simple ornaments with a red gingham background and words like merry, peace, or joy on red ribbons cross them. Two great canvases from the company have houses made from cups of hot cocoa or Mason jars. Finally, the company has several patterned Christmas tree canvases in a group or as single trees.
You can put this year in the rearview mirror with Pointe2Pointe’s new round ornament. OG Needlepoint has ornaments of Coke bottles and Coors Light cans as well as tote bag ornaments in several colors. OG also has a 2020 ornament. Patty Paints has fun new red-white-and-blue flags available singly or as a group. Patty also has a great fireworks round as well as several pumpkins in different geometric and floral patterns. My favorite of these is the Candy Corn Pumpkin with polka dots.
Valerie Needlepoint Gallery never fails to come out with great canvases. A really inventive one is their Home canvas — each month you can replace the on home with a new design just for the month. The monthly designs are so cute, I’d stitch the whole piece just to have them. The company has come out with lovely self-finishing boxes in six colors. There are many different canvases in all styles to go in them. New from Amanda Lawford are four canvases that depict shelves with retro items on them. Pick from kitchen, toys, bar, or attic. She also has a lovely nativity.
There are new coasters from VNG with punnny drinks sayings in bright modern colors. Suzie Vallerie has a new farmhouse Santa as well as eight great LL Bean-style mini totes that would be fantastic ornaments or enclosures for gift cards. There are also new hearts and ornaments, as well as a mask-wearing gingerbread couple.
Plum Stitchery has brought out a series of six lovely Christmas stamps. These previously had been an exclusive. KCN has a canvas of five buoys available either as pastels on white or bright colors on sky blue. Pinks Petals has some great canvases, including a heart full of squares in the preppy color combination of pink and lime. Another great Pink Petals canvas has the letters in Christmas against different simple frames in the appropriate colors of red, green, and white.
There is a new four-piece Christmas train from Janet Casey that includes a stitch guide. Brenda Stofft has several lovely new flowers in vases, all in similar colors. The flowering cherry bonsai in this series is great. Kimberly Ann has a new traffic sign – Cupid Crossing. New canvases from Penny MacLeod include one that has four ladybugs on leaves. The cool thing here is that the bugs have colorful dots.
My very favorite canvas of the Fall is from Prairie Designs. It’s in the shape of a German feather tree, but the pole branches feature ornaments in a wealth of patterns and shapes. But the creativity does not end there. The base is wrapped Christmas presents, the trunk is stacked round ornaments, each a different color, and the star is densely patterned. I want this!
Hedgehog has released more airport tags, some of them for fairly small airports, such as Palm Beach or Westchester. Although the tags take much of the form of regular airport tags, including the colors, they often have little images on the typical of the area. For example, Sydney has a kangaroo and Philadelphia the Liberty Bell. I am told that each tag is also a puzzle with the secret codes on the bottom tie to the area. New from Kristine Kingston are single menorah candles and Jewish hashtags. Associated Talents has added Shalom to their collection of words with stripes underneath.
Raymond Crawford has four blue-and-white rounds, adding to the growing number of canvases in this popular color scheme. He also has an I Love Needlepoint square in pink and green that takes its cue from the I Love Lucy logo. It is available as a square or a round. He also has a lovely Sacred Heart ornament. Eye Candy has new pumpkins and candy corns in chic black-and-white patterns. Copper Oaks has a delightful cow jumping over the moon canvas in a vintage children’s book style.
Melissa Shirley, as always, has great new canvases. In their line of botanical canvases, there are three stunning orchids, as well as a lovely oval floral wreath. New tablescape canvases include a blue-and-white bowl with red pears in it, a bowl of white peaches, and some new ones by licensed artists. There is a new basket with kissing doves and eight new patterned hearts and four new charming floral hearts, and three new rose hearts that are sweet and delicate for St. Valentine’s Day. New banners and squares for spring have been added. Bunnies are a big theme in this collection, with everything from simple pairs of dressed rabbits to pictures with groups of bunnies frolicking.
There are many new licensed designs from Mary Lake Thompson, including a flower-laden donkey, a charming bee skep, and a succulent-laden cacti group. As always, there are new Vicki Sawyer canvases. Among my favorites are a necklace-wearing toucan, a lamb wearing a choker of cotton bolls, and a dear hummingbird peeking out of his cactus nest. There are also new groups of birds and animals.
Tomorrow look for a post with a linked list of all the new product posts this month. Plus, a summary of the current trends in needlepoint.