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Harbor Haven 2018 Stitch_A-Long

Welcome To By The Bay Needleart!! The above photo is "Harbor Haven" which is our 2018 Stitch-A-Long. Click The Image to find more Information on This Exciting Project...Truly an Heirloom !! Hope You Join Us..It's not to late ..we will be working on Scene #10 this month. Thank you for Stitching My Designs, Love all of You , HUGS Donna

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Day #9 Autumn Designs

another pattern with 12 more small cross stitch designs. 
again if you stitch over (1) on 28ct linen they will make
 a cute one inch ornament 
or if stitched over (2) on linen or 14ct Aida cloth 
they will make a nice 2 inch size 

Happy stitching and more tomorrow :)
hugs
donna 

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Day #8 Autumn Days



There are 9 Small designs you can make into one inch orni's 
by stitching them over (1) on 28ct linen or
 if stitched over (2) on 28ct linen or 14ct Aida 
they will make a nice 2 inch decoration

I have so many "Stitch An Inch" designs available...
Here is a link to a blog post I made with many of them...
Have a great Wednesday and keep stitching :)

Tuesday, September 04, 2018

Day #7 Autumn Designs

I love pumpkins and made this one because 
I felt like doing different stitch patterns
...like the wall paper in the back ground and
 the different patterns in the pumpkins.
Have a good night 
donna 

Monday, September 03, 2018

Day #6 Autumn Designs

I made these 2 trees a bit more sparse and added 
some beads for the leaves...
just a bit of sparkle. 
That good old pumpkin is sitting on top of that
 beautiful hill and with just the right breeze it might come tumbling down
...But I secured it with a fence...
Happy FALL to you all
hugs 
donna 

A Needlesmith Share :)


Happy Hot Monday !!
I was delighted to see Barbara sent me a picture of the freebie
 that I gave the other day!, She stitched it on a dyed fabric
...it is wonderful
If you are looking for the free pattern you can 
Hope you are having a safe and wonderful Labor Day
hugs
donna

Sunday, September 02, 2018

Day #5 Autumn Designs


This is "Fall Leaf"....how simple does this look!
Stitch Count 50 X 50 Model is approx. 4 X 4
Model stitched on : 25ct “Black Linen, over 2 linen threads

I LOVE the simplicity of it !!

Floss Listing For Fall Leaf
DMC  Color Variations #4130 and 680

I used a DMC Variation thread and you could substitute any 
over-dyed thread of your choice...be creative and change it around
Until tomorrow...
hugs
donna 

Saturday, September 01, 2018

Day #4 Autumn Designs


Day #4 here..... This is "Halloween Cove" another of the "Cove" series.
I have added  everything I could think of to this one. Check it out.....I spy!!!!
to much ...HAHA

Friday, August 31, 2018

Day #3 Autumn Designs

This is Autumn Cove, I designed this in 2008, along with the other seasons
 including Halloween and Christmas. 
I kept the same scene but changed the elements to reflect
 the time of year or season. 
I LOVE trees and thought this very large one would make
 a wonderful focal point for the wonderful seasons
 we have been blessed with.
And of course we cant forget the relaxing cool water
 and the gentle breeze moving the sailboat along,
 Plus the colonial style homes sitting on-top of those hills...
What a view they must have :)
Until tomorrow 
hugs
donna 

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Day #2 Autumn Designs

This is my second share for the Autumn season!!
Autumn Hill designed in 2005, still one of my favorite's
I would love to live there, open my windows in the morning 
and see those huge trees with my sheep grazing in the front yard. 
I think I could even roll down that hill like I was a kid again :)
...and I would surely "Be Thankful"


Wednesday, August 29, 2018

13 Days of Autumn.....

Ok so technically Autumn starts in 3 days on September 1st
......but I cant wait..
So for the next 13 days I will share one of my designs
that is available in the Etsy shop for Autumn...
And hopefully by the end of these 13 days I will have my new one 
finished and ready to go ...It is a "Stitch An inch" for Fall...Little ornies
...these can be made into 1 inch designs if stitched 
on 28ct over (1) thread or if stitched on 14ct Aida or 28ct linen over two
 they would make 2 inch designs...
These can be made into ornaments, scissor fobs, 
bowl fillers, pin cushions or fit into a one inch Pendant
...etc...the ideas are endless...and quick to stitch..
The First Share starts today and it is 



Thank you for reading my blog 
and check back tomorrow for another Autumn Design
hugs
donna 

Wednesday, August 08, 2018

Free Chart :)

Happy Day, It has been so hot here...
and the weather across the country has been crazy...
So I hope that this Free chart will help you think ahead to the 
cool days of Autumn on the way :)
I did give this design away long ago and 
I thought it is time to make a come back. 
So cool thoughts and Pumpkin treats
Have a relaxing time stitching
hugs
donna 
Click on these words to go to the PDF :)

Friday, July 20, 2018

Having a Special in the Etsy shop :) Giveaway!!

Happy Friday to ALL!!!

I have a "Special" in the Etsy shop while supplies last! 
With your shipped purchase I will send along a
FREE "Outline Christmas Pack #1"
...I know it is Christmas in July and I just came across these charts in my room
...kinda spring cleaning in summer haha!! If you LOVE pomegranates 
and a bit colonial this would make a nice quick stitch for gifts
...a small stocking with personalization and also a small hanging pocket
 for Holiday greens.
 I designed these so that you can outline the motif's in a color 
and then just fill them in at your desire
...so no counting after the outlining...just stitch away :)

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Hope you have a Great Weekend
Blessings
donna  💖

Wednesday, July 04, 2018

Sharing a Floss-Tube from Jan........

Happy 4th of July to everyone!!
I have a Floss-tube to share with you...it is from Jan Hicks
The beginning of her video is all about lighthouses.....my favorite
..so grab a cool drink!  it sure is HOT here and relax with Jan
...she also has started a Christmas in July special with giveaways
.....Be safe this weekend and enjoy your summer stitching
hugs
donna

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Summer Breeze


I just added a picture of my "Lighthouse Sampler" to Instagram and I thought of the song 
"Summer Breeze" so I just needed to share this video :)
LOVE IT!!

 HAVE A Beautiful day
DONNA 

Sunday, June 24, 2018

Mermaid.....seen swimming By The Bay


YES....she's been seen swimming By The Bay...I am so funny !!
She will be ready soon...she's making a trip to the printer's and then she'll be back home
The design will be ready hopefully by Wednesday!
Hope you are all having a Great Start To The Summer
hugs
donna 

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Hi everyone, my name is Donna. I just love stitching of all sorts, I also love antique, and book stores. I am married and I have 2 children, and 2 grandchildren :). My Christian faith is the foundation of my life, and has sustained me through the ups and downs of this journey. Keep spreading kindness so you can change the world. So glad you stopped by, leave me a message and I will stop by and visit you.